Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Fun Experience @ Homestay Maju Manik, Teluk Intan, Perak

I was quite busy lately and hardly found any spare time to write. Nevertheless, I'm still passionate with blogging ^^  Again this time I will share my travel experience in Perak a few months back. Yeah I'm quite slow in updating it but hopefully you all enjoy what I shared.

Homestay Maju Manik
Frankly I never know that Perak is so much interesting than what I thought. There are plenty of places worth visiting for example The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat that I mentioned previously.


Homestay Maju Manik
 Well, this time I will share about a homestay in Perak, namely Homestay Maju Manik. As usual, we were welcomed with a group of live band consisted of the villagers playing kompang when we came down from the bus.

Homestay Maju Manik

Homestay Maju Manik
 Upon arrival, we were served with pumpkin puding and mashed tapioca dipped with sambal. Oh I can tell you that the taste is wonderful! This was my first time knowing and having such Malay snack/dessert.

Homestay Maju Manik

Homestay Maju Manik
 After that, we were ushered to a house which binds with homestay program to pay a visit. I must say it just make me jealous because it is so spacious compared with the place I stay. Overall, it is clean and tidy.



Homestay Maju Manik

Our lunch :)

Homestay Maju Manik

Homestay Maju Manik

Homestay Maju Manik

Homestay Maju Manik

Homestay Maju Manik

Homestay Maju Manik
 Next, we board on the bus to another place. About 15 minutes, we arrived at quail farm. Anyone never see and touch quail before? I guess this was my first time seeing real quails? Ahh I can't remember :S I guess most of the urban folks never see it especially those born after 1990.

Homestay Maju Manik
Then we paid a visit to a Bahulu cake factory which is also within walking distance. 

Homestay Maju Manik

Homestay Maju Manik
Besides bahulu we have kek kemboja (Kemboja cake). I never know its name until need to mention it here...hahaha...(thanks to my Malay friend). For your information, it's not commonly sold at the roadside stall.

Homestay Maju Manik

Homestay Maju Manik

What is fun here is that we can sampling bahulu and cekodok which is sizzling hot but fresh out from oven.

Homestay Maju Manik
The villagers are mostly farmers. Therefore one can see extensive paddy field over here plus stork if you are lucky. I found this awesome plant when I was there. It's called bunga petai from petai tree. Doesn't it look like a mic? Hahaha
 
Homestay Maju Manik
   I'm Emily, broadcast journalist from ABC channel xoxo

Back to the topic, there are 20 houses participating for homestay program under cooperative. Standard menu provided is perkasam fish and tapioca which all the dishes represent their identity. However, the menu can be customized according to everyone's need.

Standard package:
RM60/pax (adult)
RM35/pax (primary school kids)
1 Day package without overnight
-Arrival & Welcoming
- Bunga Manggar & Sireh Junjung
- Kopi Rindu drink
- Briefing from coordinator and VCD presentation
- Visit to paddy field/ fruit farm
- Lunch "Nasi Lambak Tradisi"
- Visit to cottage industry
- Souvenir giveaway
- Tea time
- End

2 Day 1 Night
From RM150++
Day 1
- Arrival & Welcoming with Rebana Perak
- Bunga Manggar & Sireh Junjung
- Kopi Rindu drink
- Briefing from coordinator and VCD presentation
- Introduction to adopted family
- Cultural Night: 1. Pukung performance
                            2. Nasyid/ Marhaban
                            3. Children dance
                            4. Ghazal party
Day 2
- Breakfast with adopted family
- Visit to time tunnel - development of paddy crop
 1. visit to dam
 2. demo at paddy field & gagau ikan
- Lunch & rest
- Visit to cottage industry
1. Kerisek workshop
2. Coffee factory
3. Bahulu workshop
- Tea time
- Souvenir giveaway
- Visit to Leaning Tower Teluk Intan
- End

For those who interested, please contact:
koperasimajumanik@yahoo.com.my
Ahmad Ismail: 012-5917771
Intan: 017-5372205

p/s: special thanks for sahabat media/ Santai Travel Magazine for the invitation    

44 comments:

  1. wow really experience their way of life ya!

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  2. What a lovely place to visit, Emily! I would love to try making this pumpkin pudding one day. It looks nice. The petai flower is beautiful - I've never seen it before.

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    1. hehehe then remember invite me to taste it aft u make it

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  3. I love the workshop, can we visit without joining the packages mentioned?

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    1. ehhh for the kuih kemboja at the shoplot
      of course u can just go to pay a visit
      haha

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  4. I call this an amazing adventure with new things to do great job on the pictures.

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  5. Alamak! You make me miss all the kuih-muih and food that we had in Perak!

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    1. hehehe
      dah lama tak jumpa u lah
      tot u dah hilangkan diri haha
      welcome to my blog

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    2. Memang menghilangkan diri pun. Akan muncul semula Januari nanti, haha! ;)

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  6. great place :) love all the pictures :) Love this post..Keep In touch dear..
    rampdiary / My art Blog / Beauty and fashion Blog

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  7. The food look amazing. I hope you can find so you time

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  8. Hello from Spain: Fabulous photos. Keep in touch

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  9. What a wonderful trip that was! Hope I can taste Malay foods one day:)

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  10. I've only experienced farm stay once & that was in NZ. It was an awesome experience cause it was autumn with nice weather.

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  11. Amazing experience, we love the plates!
    Un abbraccio
    Eva e Valentina the anarCHIC

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  12. The food looks amazing. You are making me hungry.

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  13. nice photos and the food look so tasty!!
    Have a great week end

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  14. looks like so much fun !
    CHANEL TAKES SALZBURG over at www.lovefromsimmie.com
    k i s s e s. xxxx

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  15. I have never been to Perak. Nice sharing.

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  16. your post are always so nice dear
    kss
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  17. Great photos.=) Not always you have the time for blogging.

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