Andong Tijah has emerged as a new attraction of Labu Kubong Homestay in Lubuk Merbau, Kuala Kangsar. The homestay is in a kampong district which is said to possess natural beauty like the Kundasang Homestay in Sabah.
Andong Tijah is an old kampong house moved by villagers in 2018 to be upgraded into a homestay besides the paddy fields of Labu Kubong.
Its founder, 62-year-old Meor Samsudin Meor Abu Hassan, said that upgrading works of the house is in the final phase and will be operating fully in the nearest time frame.
“The house was renovated whilst retaining original design concepts based on traditional Malay heritage,” he stated. “Thus, future visitors can experience the real culture of the Malay community.
“Also, the house is perpetuated in the name of my ancestor, Andong Tijah,” Meor Samsudin noted. “In Minang language, ‘andong’ refers to one’s grandmother.
“We would like tourists to return home with pleasant experiences during their stay here,” he remarked. “Besides accommodation, we’ve also prepared family activities with villagers here.”
Labu Kubong Homestay started operations in 2015. Since then, thousands of local and international tourists have visited the kampong.
Once in Labu Kubong, remember to bring their renowned products home, like Mak Andak Timah fried banana crisps, split gill mushrooms, traditional cooling powders, spicy sweet potato crisps and dodol, all traditionally made by locals there.
For more information, visit their official website here or contact Ms Alin at 013 629 8534.