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No matter how I try to adapt to homestays in a kampung environment, I just can't get used to it. What can I say? I am a city girl through and through! I don't mind visiting, though, to see how much the homestay business has improved over the years! Our visit to Kampung Endah in Banting ... continue reading »

Originally a district police station-cum-jailhouse (Rumah Pasung) on the ground floor and a courtroom on the upper floor, this building functioned as such until the state government administration centre relocated from Jugra to Klang in 1882. It remained as a jailhouse up to 1890 when the Pudu Prison was built. On an area measuring about 20,000 ... continue reading »

Also known as Istana Bandar (Town Palace) and Istana 44 Bilik (Palace with 44 rooms), Alaeddin Palace (Istana Alaeddin) was built in 1899 and completed in 1905 by Sultan Alaeddin Suleiman Syah Ibni Almarhum Raja Muda Musa, the fifth Sultan of Selangor. Sultan Alaeddin, who designed this palace himself, resided here for about 33 years until ... continue reading »

Growing up drinking BOH tea, my recent visit to BOH's lowland tea plantation in Bukit Cheeding, Selangor, was an eye-opener. The leading tea grower in Malaysia, BOH owns four tea plantations (or tea gardens) in the country. Besides Bukit Cheeding, the other three are Boh, Sungei Palas and Fairlie, all located in Cameron Highlands. BOH's most ... continue reading »

Sungai Lang Homestay

This Sungai Lang Homestay in Banting is not a homestay in the true sense of the word. As I understand it, the concept of homestay in a Malay village is to enjoy the hospitality of the host and to participate in the daily activities of the family. In the homestay context of Sungai Lang, guests are ... continue reading »

Bukit Jugra paragliding

Paragliding at Bukit Jugra was supposed to be the highlight of my recent Selangor trip. Unfortunately, after listening to Capt. Ikhwan Azilah's safety briefing, and tips on take-off and landing, and subsequently waited for an hour, the wind conditions were still unfavourable and we had to abandon our plan. The base of the Bukit Jugra lighthouse, ... continue reading »

Kampung Kundang pineapple plantation

Our visit to this pineapple plantation was an eye-opening experience. It never crossed my mind that planting pineapple can be a back-breaking task, as everything is done manually. The Kampung Kundang pineapple plantation in Batu Laut, Banting, Selangor is three hundred acres wide, and they are in the process of converting all the crops into a ... continue reading »

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