So you are getting bored being cooped up at home with screaming kids and you are completely tapped out of activities to fill their time with. With the borders recently open, we would expect everyone travelling to other states but how about looking within Selangor.
Having a vacation with your family at homestays in Selangor is definitely an interesting option. A homestay experience can be defined as living as guests with a local host in a village community for certain days. The family host will warmly welcome the visitors and arrange for exciting village activities. The homestay experience is one of the best ways to understand the culture, arts and lifestyle of a specific community. The following are the suggestions by Tourism Selangor on the 6 best homestays in Selangor:
1) BANGHURIS HOMESTAY, SEPANG
Many did not know that Banghuris homestay is famous among foreign 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, and was recognized as the ‘Best Homestay in Malaysia’ by Tourism Malaysia at Malaysia Tourism Award in 2004. Furthermore, there are many activities that tourists can enjoy here such as playing gasing, trying usingblow pipes,making and flying the traditional wau, cooking special menu of rebung, visiting traditional chips (cakar ayam) and snack factory, visiting dragon fruit and coffee farms, and palm oil plantation as well as watching rubber tapping demonstration. The price depends on the selected package ranging from RM70 to RM300 per person.
For more info, log on to lcct.com.my or contact (+6019-3919547).
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 and beautiful paddy fields. There are many activities that visitors can enjoy here such as wallow in the mud, batik colouring, scatter rice from its stalks, fish and catch fish with bare hands, take a dip in the river, visit traditional cakes and nata de coco factories, play traditional games like congkak, tarik upih pinang and many more. Surrounded by the paddy fields, it is the best place to capture photographs with your loved ones. The price depends on the selected package ranging from RM65 to RM300 per person.
For more info, log on to doranihomestay.com or contact (+60136077025)
3) KAMPUNG SUNGAI SIREH HOMESTAY, KUALA SELANGOR
This homestay surrounded by beautiful green jungle is a perfect place for visitors to relax and enjoy the view of paddy fields. Visitors will be warmly welcomed by the host and the local community. Among the activities provided at this homestay are batik colouring, strolling around on a tractor, and also learn on herbal plants, traditional paddy planting and techniques for tree log cutting. Not only that, there are also other activities such as catching catfish with bare hands in the mud, kayaking, fishing at small rivers, canals and sea, jungle trekking and many more. The price depends on the selected package ranging from RM60-RM200 per person.
For more info, log on to agrotourismhomestaysgsireh.blogspot.com or contact (+6019-346 7372)
4) PAPITUSULEM HOMESTAY, SABAK BERNAM
Papitusulem homestay is located in Sekinchan where it offers a variety of exciting activities. The landscape of this village is very beautiful because it is surrounded by greenery rice fields. Papitusulem homestay allows you to experience the village lifestyle by living with the foster family. Visitors will be served with tasty traditional food dish, as well as get to enjoy 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 and many more. You will also be presented with kompang, martial arts, kuda kepang and cempuling performances. Not only that, there are also recreational activities such as kayaking, boat riding and fishing at the sea. The price depends on the selected package ranging from RM20-RM120 per person.
For more info, log on to papitusulemhomestay.yolasite.com or contact (+60172712260)
5) ANJUNG DAMAI KAMPUNG SUNGAI LANG TENGAH HOMESTAY, KUALA LANGAT
Located in Kuala Langat, Anjung Damai homestay is a focal destination for local and foreign visitors due to its cozy environment and exciting activities being offered. The homestay is equipped with facilities such as air-conditioning system, big parking area, beautiful modern bathrooms and the location is even close to supermarkets and restaurants. Visitors can also enjoy riding ATVs, visit cow, goat and sheep farms and feed the animals, walk through the mangrove forest and many more. The price depends on the selected package ranging from RM60 to RM250 per person.
For more info, log on to @anjungdamaihomestay/facebook or contact (+6013-233 3768)
6) HOMESTAY BOUGAINVILLEA KAMPUNG SUNGAI KERTAS, 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 offered to the visitors. Villagers of Sungai Kertas always practice the gotong-royong activity with their local community to clean up the surroundings and even celebrate their traditional heritage. Other than that, there is also a Malay wedding package which includes cultural performances, bridal chambers, wedding attires and many more. Furthermore, visitors have the opportunity to learn to cook sambal tempe and also traditional food of Mandailing community named Nasi Upa-Upa. The price depends on the selected package ranging from RM98 to RM380 per person.
For more info, log on to sungaikertas.blogspot.com or contact (+60163920439)
To be completely honest, I have lived in Selangor for close to 35 years and there are so many places I have yet to visit. I am sure that you have as well and if you have young children, going on these homestays are great to foster a sense of learning and relationships as well. So, if you have the chance, why not book a homestay at one of these locations and immerse yourself in our local culture.