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Published on December 8, 2014

Malaysia's local communities live in harmony with nature and one another – and a homestay in their midst is the perfect opportunity to be part of their intertwined lives, if only for a while.


1.1. Homestay at Kampung Kuala Medang, Kuala Lipis, Pahang

From this traditional village in the hinterlands, travelers can easily reach rapids and virtually untouched jungle, aided by Kuala Medang's friendly locals. Homestay accommodations at Kuala Medang are cozy, cheap and comfortable, accompanied by attractive packages and itineraries covering activities like kayaking, water rafting, traditional handicraft making, and traditional wooden boat making, among others.


1.2. Homestay at Walai Tokou, Kundasang, Sabah

This mountainous district enjoys cool temperatures all year round. Located close to Kundasang Town, the Walai Tokou Homestay at Kampung Sinisian welcomes guests with traditional dances and a Paku Dita drink. Just 10 minutes away, visitors can enter Kinabalu Park to begin their climb up the majestic Mount Kinabalu. Other nearby points of interest include the Kundasang War Memorial and the Poring Hotsprings.


1.3. Homestay at Kampung Santubong, Kuching, Sarawak

Santubong Homestay is located within Kampung Santubong, a small fishing village about 42 km from Kuching City. From the homestay, guests can venture forth to explore Mount Santubong and the mysterious Sultan Tengah Tomb, or take part in local activities like dolphin cruises, beachside activities, and cooking demonstrations.