In times when venturing outside is something we can only dream about, it is great though to read up about a homestay we can visit after the MCO. Have a look at this post from Tourism Selangor.
A homestay experience can be defined as living as guests with a local host in a village community for a few days. The host family will warmly welcome the visitors and arrange for exciting village activities. Using a homestay can be one of the best ways to understand the culture, arts and lifestyle of a specific community. The following are suggestions by Tourism Selangor for the 6 best homestays in Selangor.
1. Banghuris homestay, Sepang
Banghuris homestay is famous among visitors because of its beautiful scenery and the many, interesting activities provided. This homestay, which is located in Sepang district has around 80 guest houses and 100 guest rooms. Tourism Malaysia awarded the homestay as the ‘Best Homestay in Malaysia’ in 2004. There are many activities that tourists can enjoy here such as playing gasing, trying to use blow pipes, making and flying the traditional wau, cooking a special menu of rebung, visiting a traditional chips (cakar ayam) and snack factory, visiting dragon fruit and coffee farms and a palm oil plantation as well as watching a rubber tapping demonstration. The price depends on the selected package and ranges from RM70 to RM300 per person. More info? Have a look here at their Facebook page.
2) Sungai Haji Durani homestay, Sabak Bernam
Sungai Haji Durani homestay is a suitable place for a holiday with your family that combines the beauty of the village with beautiful paddy fields. There are many activities that visitors can enjoy here such as wallowing in the mud, batik colouring, scatter rice from its stalks, fish and catch fish with your bare hands, take a dip in the river, visit traditional cakes and nata de coco factories. You can also play traditional games like congkak and tarik upih pinang. Surrounded by the paddy fields, it is the best place to capture photographs with your loved ones. The price depends on the selected package and ranges from RM65 to RM300 per person. For more info, have a look at their website here.
3) Kampung Sungai Sireh homestay, Kuala Selangor
This homestay surrounded by a beautiful green jungle is the perfect place for visitors to relax and enjoy the view of paddy fields. The host and the local community will warmly welcome the visitors. Among the activities provided at this homestay are batik colouring, going around on a tractor, and also learn about herbal plants, traditional paddy planting and techniques for tree log cutting. There are also other activities such as catching catfish in the mud, kayaking, fishing at small rivers, canals and at sea and jungle trekking. The price depends on the selected package and ranges from RM60 – RM200 per person. For more info, have a look at their Facebook page here.
4) Papitusulem homestay, Sabak Bernam
Papitusulem homestay is located in Sekinchan. The scenery here is very beautiful, because of the green rice fields surrounding the village. Papitusulem homestay allows you to experience the village lifestyle by living with a local family. Visitors will be served with tasty traditional food dishes, as well as enjoying activities with the local community. Furthermore, you will be taken to rice paddy fields and vegetable gardens, and get to witness the process of coconut milk. You will also experience kompang, martial arts, kuda kepang and cempuling performances. There are also recreational activities such as kayaking, boat riding and fishing at sea. The price depends on the selected package and ranges from RM20 – RM120 per person. Have a look at their Facebook page here for more info.
5) Anjung Damai homestay, Kuala Langat
Located in Kuala Langat, Anjung Damai homestay is a great destination due to its cozy environment and exciting activities. The homestay is equipped with an air-conditioning system, a big parking area, beautiful modern bathrooms and the location is close to supermarkets and restaurants. Visitors can also enjoy riding ATVs, you can visit cows, goat and sheep farms and feed the animals and have walks through the mangrove forest. The price depends on the selected package and ranges from RM60 to RM250 per person. For more info, please view their Facebook page here.
6) Homestay Bougainvillea, Gombak
Bougainvillea homestay is located in Gombak where this place offers different atmosphere from the city life. Staying at this homestay is very interesting because there are many activities. Villagers of Sungai Kertas practice the gotong-royong activity with their local community to clean up the surroundings and also celebrate their traditional heritage. Other than that, there is also a Malay wedding package which includes cultural performances, admiring bridal chambers and wedding attires. Furthermore, visitors have the opportunity to learn to cook sambal tempe and also taste the traditional food of the Mandailing community, named Nasi Upa-Upa. The price depends on the selected package and ranges from RM98 to RM380 per person. For more info, have a look at their Facebook page here.
Have a look as well on the official website of Tourism Selangor about homestays in Selangor. If you’re looking for other activities to do in Selangor, have a look at another post here from Tourism Selangor.
Written by Mr. Muhammad Nabel Asyhar, Corporate Communications Department