After attending the press conference in Avani Sepang Goldcoast Resort,Team E.T.A were brought to Banghuris Homestay, Sepang.
We were welcomed by a bunch of kompang players who played the traditional welcoming music with the kompangs. For those who are not familiar with this term, it is a Malay tambourine that is used in Islamic devotional music in Southeast Asia, particularly in Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, and Singapore. The sound of kompang often accompany Islamic ritual such as the zikir. It is is widely use by Malay people when celebrating the bride and groom in a wedding ceremony
Almost like a kenduri
Upon arrival, we were served some mee soup. 😀
And fried Tempe; soya bean paste coated in light flour batter anddeep fried. Good on itâ€™s own or taken as a condiment with the mee soup. Best taken with chilli sauce, I must say.
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.
After satisfying ourselves with the durians and fabulous food that our generous host has prepares for us,Â Team E.T.A went and checked out the fishing pond. Fishing is part of the activities provided by the Banghuris Homestay that you shouldn’t miss.
Our media friend showing us how to fish like a pro by just using bamboo fishing rod. It can be rather tricky. We didn’t get any fish. 🙁 Better luck next time.
Getting rather frustrated that we did not get any fishes, we took a walk and spotted loads of trees and plants. One of it is the lime tree. The trees was abundant with fruits. We plucked some and popped em into our mouthâ€¦but it was so sour.
Walked further and ended up in a bamboo forest.
Finally managed to get some honeyed bamboo shoots.
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. A word of caution. Please wear proper attire or you’ll be donating lotsa blood to the mozzies.
The rubber tree
Not too shabby for TEAM E.T.A. Mr. T managed to make the tree bleed on his first attempt.
Next stop is the rubber processing station
Trying to process the rubber by using the machine.
Flattened rubber by Mr. A
All things rubbers, still raw and not fully processed.
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 traditional games, communal cooking, learn to dance traditional dance, small industry factory visits and many more.
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. Info on Banghuris Home stay, should you interested in staying there:
Kg. Hulu Chuchoh
Email: [email protected]
Written by Ms. E a.k.a Cleffairy. Originally published in Cleffairy.com