If you’re looking for an affordable, one-of-a-kind travel experience, look no further than Malaysia’s award-winning Homestay Program.
The winner of the prestigious World Tourism Organization’s 2012 Ulysses Award for Innovation in Public Policy and Governance, this unique program offers tourists a first-hand experience of life in a traditional village – known as a ‘kampung’ locally.
The program offers so much more than just a place to lay your head at the end of the day. It is an authentic Malaysian experience that encompasses traditional village life, culture, agriculture and cuisine.
Participants live with a local family in a village house and learn about their close-knit family relationships, enjoy some sumptuous home-cooked food, and discover the simple lifestyle in the Malaysia’s glorious countryside.
There are more than 3,000 homestay operators in some 159 villages across the country. The villages have been carefully selected and residents comply with the strict guidelines set by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia.
This program provides a fascinating and affordable accommodation option for families, students and corporate groups. The simplicity of the ‘kampung’ lifestyle, along with the engaging locals and beautiful landscape, create a vacation not to be forgotten.