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JOHOR - SOUTHERN REGION OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA

AGRO TOURISM & HOMESTAYS

 
 

AGRO TOURISM

 

City dwellers should visit farms or plantations and witness firsthand how rubber tapping is done. Agro-tourism is very popular with city dwellers. Plantations, farms, husbandries, herb and spice, paddy fields, harvesting, oil palm and rubber processing, aquaculture and apiary have been successfully packaged as tourist attractions. It is a shame not to share the state?s many agricultural wonders. Johor has the world?s largest arowana farm, the second largest orchid farm and a rare species of a mixed breed of wild ox and domesticated cow known as selembu. The state is proud to have produced a hybrid pineapple known as Josephine. There are herb and spice farms, a lowland tea plantation, apiaries, ostrich farms, tropical orchards, dairy farms, ?kelong? aquaculture, arapaima fish centre and even a veterinary museum, not to mention numerous small-scale agricultural industries are well worth a visit.

 

 

Other agro-tourism highlights are lowland tea plantation, bee apiary, herbs and spices farm and of course, tropical fruit orchards. Sampling of local fruits, such as the durians dubbed the ?King of fruits? and pineapples and honey are not to be missed. Our village-based agro-tourism programme involves visiting a village that exposes you to the intriguing rural lifestyles. Do not just visit the farms or plantations: acquire some skills in harvesting, rubber tapping and fruits picking. Do not just buy handicrafts and souvenirs: learn how they are made. Do not just visit villages : talk with the kampung folks, have coffee or meal with them, play their games or indulge in their pastimes. Above all, you should stay with them under our unique homestay programme.

 
 

HOMESTAY

 

The Homestay programme is a unique package offering not only accommodation and meals. Guests are sometimes divided into groups and each group is assigned to a village family. This is a great way to interact with locals to understand their culture and customs. This programme allows you to stay with the family of participating villagers of designated kampungs (or villages). Participants have to meet certain requirements before the Ministry of Culture, Arts and Tourism certify them as homestay operators.

 

The programme is community-based with the village headman, area officers of the agriculture department and rural folks join hands to develop and promote it. The local police is also involved. You are treated as guests to the family and are asked to join the villagers in special ceremonies or happenings in the village. Cultural performances like Zapin, Ghazal, Kuda Kepang, silat and others are also arranged. You eat local food, learn local customs and traditions, don local dresses, play local music and sing local songs. Each guest will be presented with a gift from the host family.

 

A tour of the village houses and farms surrounding the areas will allow the guests to see the kind of cash crops, numerous herbs and agricultural food grown by the farmers. In the evening guests will be entertained by local cultural troupes (prior arrangement has to be made with the headman of the village). For those who love fishing, this can be arranged with the local fishermen who know where to get the best catch. Homestay programmed is best suited for groups. It is offered as a package with village-based agro-tourism programmed. Its educational value makes it a very popular programmed for all levels of students both local and foreign.

 
 
 
AGRO TOURISM & HOMESTAYS
JOHOR - SOUTHERN REGION OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA