KAMPUNG HOMESTAYS IN MALAYSIA
Malacca Homestay Parit Penghulu KM 32, Jalan Parit Penghulu, Sungai Rambai (+6019 644 2380). Approximately 15 minutes’ drive away Muar (Johor), this homestay focuses on agricultural tourism where guests will experience rubber tapping, eel catching, learning how to make salted eggs (a great Malaysian delicacy), watching how the monkeys harvest coconuts, and doing some traditional weaving and batik painting.
Negeri Sembilan Homestay Pachitan 2006, Kampung Sawah, Chuah, Port Dickson (+6019 385 8837/fb.com/ PachitanMalaysia). Famous for their honey production, this homestay in Kampung Pachitan is spread over a few villages and highlights educational activities like learning how to play traditional games and cultural shows.
Penang Homestay Jalan Bharu Kampung Jalan Bahru, Balik Pulau (+6012 484 7470/ fb.com/jalanbharuhomestay). Located in Balik Pulau in the south-west part of Penang, this kampung is located near the beach among durian and nutmeg plantations. A secluded corner of a bustling island, this homestay offers the opportunity to fish, visit a local goat farm, or just do nothing and watch the brilliant sunsets.
Sabah Homestay Miso Walai Batu Puteh Kinabatangan, PPM 538 Elopura, Sandakan (+608 955 1070/www. misowalaihomestay.com). Cultural tourism is a growing trend in East Malaysia and this village near the Kinabatangan River offers a unique insight into how the indigenous tribes live. Tours to the ancient burial caves, jungle trekking and visiting wildlife centres can be arranged.