Assalammualaikum and Hi there!
We finally reached Homestay Kg. Peruas after an hour journey from Kuala Medang, Kuala Lipis. Kampung Peruas is actually a traditional village situated in Sub-district of Ulu Dong, Raub, Pahang with a distance of approximately 36km from Bandar Raub and the nearest town is the town of Dong located 18km away. As for this programme, we are going to stay in Kompleks Pelancongan Homestay Pulau Chekas (KOMPAC) run by the JKKK.
We’ve mentioned in the earlier post that a homestay programme gives tourists the opportunity to stay with a chosen family, interact and experience the daily life of their homestay family and learn the culture and lifestyle of the rural community in Malaysia and it definitely cannot be classified as a lodging facility. So, you might wonder that what are we doing here in KOMPAC. As for information, the same coordinator / organization organized the homestay programme in Kampung Peruas and this chalet is a newly option that they offered to all visitors. You can even opt to stay with foster family as well. The choice is all yours!
Accommodation available at KOMPAC.
Tea time! We got a chance to try new local dishes. Oh my, we definitely missed the ‘Ubi Rebus with Gula Kabung’ and ‘Pisang Wap’ at this point of time. Amazing!
‘Ubi Rebus with Gula Kabung’
‘Pisang Wap’ made from pisang sematu. It’s not compulsary to use this type of banana, but as mentioned by local, it’s the best! They even demonstrated on how to cook this.
Room CHECK! Tea time CHECK! So, it’s time for Kampung Tour. First stop – we visited the biggest chalet in Kampung Peruas which is Chemerkau Chekas Chalet owned by Haji Mustapha. You can even organised family day, team building and etc since they provide basic facilities such as multipurpose hall, dining hall, surau, activities such as flying fox and others. Eventually, the owner was out-of-town and we couldn’t ride the ‘Joy Barell Train’ invented by him using an oil drums. 😦 . Next time, maybe.
The oil drums used as ‘Joy Barell Train’.
Check out the interior of VIP room.
We then drove all the way to Hutan Lipur Lata Jarum – the signature of the village! Cool and clear water it is! There is even a huge pool there and the water flow is quite impressive. From there, we walked down to Pulau Chekas Recreational Center.
We then had BBQ for dinner followed by local performances by the village kids. What a day!
WE had karaoke session that night too. Does anyone remember who sang this?
For more info on Homestay in Kampung Peruas, Ulu Dong, Raub
Homestay Coordinator :
En. Amran bin Hj. Husin
Website: Homestay Kampung Peruas, Kompac Chekas,
We will continue our journey on Homestay Kampung Peruas – Part 2.
Zara AB & FF
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