Miso Walai Village Homestay
Kinabatangan, Sabah, Malaysian Borneo
Miso Walai Homestay offers a unique opportunity to experience the way of
life of the local “Orang Sungai” people. There are numerous cultural
experiences to be had in simple day-to-day tasks such as eating communally
on traditional home-made mats, bathing from a tub, or washing by the river...
Often what makes staying in a local village homestay so special is the village
life and the strong sense of community. There are many communal activities
carried out on a daily basis such as village sports played in the late afternoon
- these have become popular activities with visitors too.
Along-side this there are numerous local economic activities such as farming
“oil palm” or “fish and prawn trapping on the river” which makes an
interesting backdrop to family life, and plenty of amazing tools, stories and
things to learn about.
The most popular activities at the village homestays are:
Wildlife Observation River Cruises
Watching or learning about traditional music and dance
Cooking, or “leaning to cook” traditional local foods.
Interpretive walks through local farms and orchards
Eating tropical fruits - especially during fruiting season
Students and volunteers also often get involved in community projects and
English Language tuition at the homestays or at the local village school.
For more information
contact Miso Walai Homestay at KOPEL
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