Homestay Kampung Peruas – Part 2

On our second day there, we woke up to the sounds of the rushing water of the river. We then headed to our initial plan by the organiser which is the ‘Rafflesia Walk View’. Again, we jumped into a back portion of a pick up truck.  As mentioned, the discovery of the Rafflesia flower (which is the biggest flower in the world) have made Kampung Peruas famous of activities related to the research and recreational. There are two species which are ‘Rafflesia Centleyii’ and ‘Rafflesia Azlanii’.

With the famous doodler, AzreenChan (Miss Insectopedia). Ain’t she sweet and cute DSCN9247-2

Let’s the journey begin!

The overall view.

A short jungle trekking are required to get to the place. So, do wear proper shoes and comfortable clothes!

Finally, things that we’re waiting for!

Unfortunately, it’s just not our luck this time around. We didn’t have the chance to see the blooming Rafflesia. InsyaAllah, perhaps next time! Not much regret since this is definitely our first time to see the real Rafflesia. Seeing the ‘Baby Rafflesia’ was an amazing opportunities not to be missed.

Rafflesia is a genus of parasitic flowering plants. It contains approximately 28 species (including four incompletely characterized species as recognized by Willem Meijer in 1997), all found in southeastern Asia, on the Malay PeninsulaBorneoSumatraThailand and the Philippines.

Source: Wikipedia


Some wild mushrooms in the jungle.



Next was the ‘Bunga Kantan’ or the Torch Ginger orchard. For real, that was our first time and we bet to the rest of the teams as well! ‘Bunga Kantan’ is in the ginger family and has a very aromatic smell. It is usually used in Assam Laksa, Kerabu and other type of cooking. It can grow several meter in height.





In overall, this is one kind of place that you could spend with your family and even friends. But, the only negative things about this place is that there’s no 3G connection and WiFi. We tried hard checking out the connection and end up looking like a ‘3G Connection Freak’. Hope it will improved in the future.

For more info on Homestay in Kampung Peruas, Ulu Dong, Raub

Homestay Coordinator :
En. Amran bin Hj. Husin
Tel: 011-11024660
Website: Homestay Kampung Peruas,  Kompac Chekas,


Simply us,
Zara AB & FF
The Province of Chroma

Homestay Kampung Peruas – Part 1

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.DSCN9143-2



Check out the room!


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’.

The Chalet.

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!



Ohh, 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
Tel: 011-11024660
Website: Homestay Kampung Peruas,  Kompac Chekas,

We will continue our journey on Homestay Kampung Peruas – Part 2.


Simply us,
Zara AB & FF
The Province of Chroma