By Rosli Mansor

A homely retreat like no other, Labu Kubong Homestay, located at Lubuk Merbau, Kuala Kangsar, promises a unique and memorable experience.

The beauty of its natural greenery has been acknowledged by many to be similar to the famous Kundasang Homestay in Sabah.

The lush paddy fields held against the backdrop of undulating hills of the nearby Bintang Range will make any harried city dweller forget their worries – for a while at least.

Located about 40km north of Ipoh and 5km from the Royal Town of Kuala Kangsar, Labu Kubong Homestay has the honour of being adjudged the best homestay in Perak and Malaysia in 2017.

Running on the theme “Jom Balik Kampung” (Let’s Return to Village), guests get to experience, firsthand, a typical Malay village lifestyle filled with traditional Malay culture and traditions.

A total of 20 homestays and four kampung stays are available for hire. They come complete with foster families with their smiles to welcome all and sundry.

A variety of activities are available for the discerning. They include traditional games, crafts, silat (martial art), making of bedak sejuk (rice face powder), kuih-muih (titbits) and kelulut (stingless bees) honey and others.

Visitors get a ride on a motorised trolley which can take 10 people for a brief tour of the village. You will be able to see the village activities up close and take Instagram-worthy shots at every stop.

Another highlight not to be missed is lunch at the crystal-clear Chempias River. You get to dine on tables and chairs placed in the shallow flowing waters.

You are in for a treat if you drop by during fruit season. Local fruits like durian, mangosteen and rambutan are for the taking.

This is the gateway to paradise that you long for.

To find out more on the packages, call Miss Alin at +60 13 629 8534 or check out the following social media handles:

Website: www.labukubong.com
Email: homestaylabukubong@gmail.com
Instagram: Homestay Labu Kubong Official
Facebook Page: Homestay Labu Kubong
Facebook: Homestaylabukubong Kuala Kangsar
Tel : 013 6298 534 - Alin
GPS Coordinate: 4.81807, 100.88498