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The other side of Malaysia

The other side of Malaysia

By Lloyd Green Like in any country, life away from the city is different. In rural Malaysia, village or kampung life is another beast. The Malays and Orang Asli here still practice their traditions, maintaining the old lifestyle of their people. It is completely different from the lifestyle in the city and you can see […]

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Exploring Rural Malaysia

Exploring Rural Malaysia

By on March 11, 2016 in Family, Homestay, Malaysia with No Comments

By Lloyd Green There’s so much one can see when exploring the maze of highways that connects rugged and rural Malaysia with the social and cultural hubs of Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Kuantan. I was fortunate enough to explore the regions of Kampar, Gua Musang and Raub in September and October last year, celebrating Hari […]

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The simple life

By on November 16, 2010 in Homestay with 6 Comments

I must admit it was quite a new experience for me, a city kid through and through, to be boarding a train heading to the rural areas in the northern state of Kelantan for my first homestay experience. As a young adult relishing the comforts of a modern world, I wondered how I’d fare in […]

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Life Lessons in Rural Malaysia

By on December 24, 2009 in Homestay with 8 Comments

As city dwellers, we are used to demanding for things to be done “yesterday.” We are so used to listening to the scripted customer service dialogue at fast-food counters that we’ve learned to tune it out. We are used to the mass-produced “nutrition” in polystyrene boxes. And no matter how much we “communicate” on our […]

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Pantai Suri Village ( Kampung Nelayan Suri)

By on November 5, 2009 in Homestay with 6 Comments

Greeted by a dozen ducks, quacking a cacophonic welcome, is a pleasant surprise as one sets foot on dry land at Pantai Suri Village. Goats and sheep wander aimlessly, chewing on small shrubs. Everything seems peaceful and very laidback.

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Homestay Seterpa

By on October 19, 2009 in Homestay with 10 Comments

The silent whisper of ripening paddy fields swaying gently in the wind greets visitors, as they step into Kampung Seterpa. Running barefoot, a small boy pushes his small tricycle across the beaten footpath at the edge of the paddy fields. A rooster crows loudly, breaking the deafening silence.

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