It was pretty much a last minute media trip, but who is complaining? I’m extremely happy that there is another short but memorable getaway for me and my loved ones this school holiday. 😀
After attending the press conference in Avani Sepang Goldcoast Resort, us media were brought to Banghuris Homestay, Sepang. We were welcomed by a bunch of kompang players who played the traditional welcoming music with the kompangs.
There’s kenduri (Malay word for traditional feast)-like atmosphere
Fresh coconut juice beckons us.
The young coconuts were very refreshing. I took 4 of these to keep the heat at bay 🙂
Upon arrival, our host insist that we get sonething to eat first. Mee soup was served for late lunch/ tea. It was really yummy and not having eaten much earlier in Avani, I took two helpings of these, and so did my husband and son.
Fried Tempe; soya bean paste coated in light flour batter and deep deep fried. Good on it’s own or taken as a condiment with the mee soup. My boy loves this on it’s owb and dipped it with chillisauce as he enjoyed it.
A huge surprise to durian lovers. 🙂 Our host made sure that we enjoy our kampung visit to the fullest by throwing us a durian feast.
Will you just take a look at thar? Fat, creamy durian kampung for us to enjoy. My husband is a huge fan of durian. Please don’t ask how many durians he has taken though. 😛 It’s not going to look very good in his diet record and the docs are probably winching at his calory intake. Yes. The durians are VERY GOOD!
Our blogger friend Emily posing with a piece durian before gobbling it up. Like my husband, she too helped herself to loads of durians. 🙂
My blogger friend and BFF Wendy with her durian
Sipping coconut juice is a must when you are eating durians. Wendy kept drinking em up, just like me.
After satisfying ourselves with the durians and awesome food that our generous host has prepares for us, we went and checked out the fishing pond. Yes. Fishing is part of the activities provided by the Banghuris Homestay.
Our media friend showing us how to fish like a pro by just using bamboo fishing rod.
The fishes that we got. Not bad huh?
After fishing for a lil bit, we walked around the homestay and spotted lime trees. Here’s my boy checking out the fruits.
The trees was abundant with fruits. We plucked some and popped em into our mouth…but it was so sour. Definitely tastes better as a localized lemonade/ iced lemon tea.
Walked further and ended up in a bamboo forrest. It is so beautiful. The place makes a fabulous photography and shooting spot.
Kiddo examining the bamboo trees and look for bamboo shoots so that we can pluck it and cook masak lemak cili api with it. 🙂
Finally managed to get some honeyed bamboo shoots. Kiddo was so happy to see this.
Took this pic as a memory
Group photo at the bamboo forrest
Next stop is the mock rubber plantation for the rubber tapping activities. Yup. Rubber tapping is another activity provided by Banghuris Homestay. A must try for you city folks. Coming here reminds me of my childhood days where I followed my maternal grandmother to her rubber plantation. Ah! Those were the good old days where fun means fooling around out in nature’s embrace. Kids these days are missing alot, I must say.
My boy was truly excited and fascinated with nature, and I can’t be more grateful for that. Not all children are comfortable with activities like this. I know some would wail and whine to death. So glad my boy doesn’t behave like a spoiled brat.
Here’s hubby and kiddo, hunting for rubber seeds to bring home as souvenirs.
The rubber tree
Us media get to try to do some rubber tapping. Here’s hubby doing some rubber tapping while kiddo continued hunting for rubber seeds in the background
Not too shabby. He managed to make the tree bleed.
Next stop is the rubber processing station
That’s kiddo, trying to process the rubber by using the machine.
Flattened rubber by kiddo.
All things rubbers, still raw and not fully processed.
I regret to report that the day ended too soon and it is time to go back home.
One for the album 🙂 Because time limitation during this trip, we only managed to try a fraction of activities in Banghuris Homestay. If you feel that going rubber tapping and fishing is not your cuppa tea, there is plenty more activities in Banghuris Homestay that you can try. There’s batik painting, traditional games, communal cooking, learn to dance traditional dance, small industry factory visits and many more.
Right now Banghuris Homestay is offering RM250 for a 3days 2 night package that is inclusive of meals and planned activities. Great for kids during school holidays and for those who wants to experience a kampung life. I highly recommend a stay here. Expensive holidays can’t even compare to what my family and I experienced here in Banghuris Homestay. The experience is priceless.
Info on Banghuris Home stay, should you interested in staying there:
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