Monday, December 04, 2006

Homestay Programme

Like to know how the typical folks in the kampongs (villages) live? Join in Malaysia's Homestay Program. There are Homestay Programme in every states in Malaysia. Get to know the family you stay with, experience dining with local dishes. Experience Malaysian's well known hospitality and culture. Live as the local do, like wearing a sarong and play unique Malaysian kites with kids in the scenic paddy fields. Watch a local cultural dance or participate in silat, the local form of martial arts. Host families usually gets between RM60 (USD17.11) to RM120 (USD34.21) per day per head.

There are homestay programme near to Kuala Lumpur, Selangor and Negeri Sembilan. In Selangor and Negeri Sembilan there are homestay programmes in Kuala Langat, Banghuris, Air Manis, Sungai Tengi and Sungai Haji Dorani and Pelegong.

You'll have the axperience to taste the authenticity of "kampung life" where you will be staying with your host family and be part of the household by joining them in their daily activities. You might even get a chance to tap a rubber tree, learning to identify local herbs, hands on the local handicraft and making delicous malay cakes - lemang and dodol.

Apart from paddy and mango farming, the villagers are greatly involved in the cottage industry, producing local delicacies such kerepek pisang (banana chips) and baulu (local spongecakes). At Dorani Homestay you not only get to taste these local delicacies but get to try their hand at making them. Visitors also get to learn how batik is made and they also get the chance to create their own batik momento to bring back home. Further more information you may contact:

Dorani Homestay
Kampung Sungai Haji Dorani
Sungai Besar, Selangor
Tel: 603-3241 0846 / 013-607 7025
Dorani Homestay

Pelegong Homestay
Kampung Pelegong
71900 Labu
Seremban Negeri Sembilan
Tel: 606-791 1044
H/P: 012-607 7941
Fax: 606-791 1044

Kampung Lonek Homestay Programme
Kampung Lonek,Jempol, Negeri Sembilan
Tuan Haji Mohamed Ayob Yasin
Tel: 609-4983708
Mobile: 6019-3418190

Kampung Seri Tanjung
En Mohd Yusoff Salleh, (Pengurus)
Seri Tanjung Tours & Homestay Sdn Bhd
AG 4926 Tingkat 1,
Bangunan MARA Masjid Tanah
78300 Masjid Tanah, Melaka
Tel : 06-384 5853 (R) 06-385 2330 (P)
Fax : 06-385 2330
E-mail :
Website : Malacca Homestay

For a full directory of all homestay programs in various states, refer to Malaysia Homestay Directory (click "BACK" button to return to this page).

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