Get away from it all and return to the serenity of life in a traditional Malay village under the Pelegong Homestay programme in Negeri Sembilan. Here, you will be able to enjoy the warm hospitality of your host family and be a part of the household by joining them in their daily activities.
Wake up to the authenticity of ‘kampung’ life. Listen to the sounds of cockerels greeting a new day, breathe in the crisp fresh air and look forward to the simple pleasures of life — collect your own eggs from the coop, learn to tap a rubber tree, enjoy an icy cold dip in the nearby river before trying your hand at fishing or baking delicious Malay cakes.
The adventure in store also allows you to discover the origins of the village and the rich history it holds. Appreciate the many cottage industries and the fine products manufactured here. Marvel at the nimble fingers of Pak Adol the rattan weaver, and be awed by the creative men and women whose skilled hands make the finest handicrafts.
If you are the outdoor type, you’ll enjoy a good trek into the lush rainforest and discover cascading waterfalls and crystal clear streams. Then, come back to the gentle hands of a traditional masseur or masseuse to soothe all aches away.
The best way to get the most out of your homestay is to learn some basic Malay words. It’s the perfect way to bond with the villagers…
How to get there
Kampong Pelegong is connected by an excellent network of highways. Easily accessible, the village is located a mere 15km from Seremban, 30km from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport and 55km from Kuala Lumpur, the country’s capital city.
If you prefer an alternative travel mode, take the Komuter train which services the Kuala Lumpur-Seremban route and get off at Tiroi. Kampung Pelegong is located 2km from here. You can arrange for your hosts to pick you up from here.
In a homestay programme, you will be staying with a host family in a typical village, or kampung, house.