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HOMESTAY PROGRAM

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MALAYSIA HOMESTAY PROGRAM

A refreshing drink is not the only welcome you get upon your arrival.  A "Penghulu" (village headman) will greet you in his warm and customary style before introducing you to your foster family.

 

 

Elders are usually introduced first, followed by other family members. While enjoying your drink, the head of the household will inquire into your needs, and at the same time brief you on what you an expect and the various activities that have been lined up for your stay in his kampung. After being shown to your room, you will be taken on a short tour of the house.Despite a modern lifestyle, rural traditions and etiquette remain preserved. You will be pleasantly surprised by the hospitality and politeness of the kampung folk, and their respect for their elders.

 

As the day comes to an end, you can look forward to a peaceful night's sleep, in anticipation of the exciting activities that await you the next day. The type of house that you will live in during your Homestay is most likely the traditional Malay house., which is made of timber and raised on stilts. It is basically a post and lintel structure with wooden or bamboo walls and a thatched roof. Many windows line the walls and provide good ventilation.

 

A true experience of Malaysian culture is incomplete without

a taste of traditional cuisine.

 

Malaysian cuisine is influenced by variety of ethnic groups, mainly Malay, Chinese and Indian. Each has a wide variety of gastronomic delights. When it comes to Malay cuisine, there are different specialties from each state. For example, the STATS bordering Thailand share common affinity for spicy food.

 

Two famous breakfast specials that you will enjoy during your Homestay are roti canai and nasi lemak. Roti canai is a round, flat bread made from wheat flour and is cooked on a hot plate. It is usually eaten with lentil or meat curry. Nasi lemak is rice cooked in coconut milk. It is served with ikan bilis (anchovies), sambal (chili paste), boiled egg, fried peanuts and slices of cucumber. Popular Malaysian lunch and dinner dishes include nasi kandar and mee goreng. The former is famous in Penang, but can be found nationwide. It is fragrant rice, served with fish or meat curry and a variety of gravy. The latter is a popular noodle dish that is usually served with meat and vegetables.Nasi dagang, which is common in Terengganu, consists of glutinous rice cooked in coconut milk.

 

It is usually served with fish curry, sambal and cucumber pickle.   Nasi goreng, which is Malay-style fried rice, is a wholesome dish that includes diced meat, vegetables and a fried egg. For variety, try nasi campur, which literally mean 'mixed rice'. You will be served with a plate of white rice and a selection of dishes laid out buffet-style which includes meat, seafood and vegetables.  The ever popular stay consist of succulent chunks of chicken, mutton, or beef, which are marinated in a variety of spices. The meat is then skewered on thin sticks, barbecued over charcoal fire and served together with a sweet and spicy peanut sauce. Served as accompaniment are portions of ketupat (rice cakes), cucumber cubes and slice onions. During tea time, you will be treated to delicious local desserts and cakes.

 
 

In the Malaysian Homestay programmed, you will get to experience life in a kampung, or traditional village.  With an open mind, you will expose to a fascinating culture rarely glimpsed in urban neighbourhoods.  You will established a bond with your friendly foster family and get acquainted with the village elders.

 

Friendly children and accommodating neighbours will also help show you the rural ways of life. And throughout your stay, they will get to know you and your culture too. When you return home, you will bring back a memorable cultural experience and the though that you will always have a family to welcome you whenever you return to Malaysia. The kampungs involved in the Homestay programmed are committed to ensure that visitors experience village-style living first-hand. All kampungs taking part in the Homestay programmed are carefully selected and comply with strict guidelines from the Ministry of Tourism in order to bring out the best of Malaysia.

 

There are approximately 1,200 families participating in the Homestay programme involving 25 kampungs all around Malaysia. The food you eat and the activities you engage in are all authentically Malay. Daily activities that take place at these kampungs include preparing food using traditional methods, going to the orchard to harvest fruits or feeding livestock in the farm. Spend time with the children after they return from school and indulge in games that are still popular in kampungs, like kite flying, top spinning and congkak.

 

Alternatively, you can explore the natural surroundings. In the evening, you will witness cultural dances, musical performances or even a mock wedding. all of which you will be encouraged to participate in.

 

Here, you will experience traditional Malay charm that has been preserved throughout the ages and is still very much alive. Live with them. Eat with them. Be part of their family. Homestay in Malaysia - a memorable experience of traditional hospitality.

 
 
 

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HOMESTAY PROGRAM