20 January 2009

Telaga Air Homestay. Matang

The investigator


Homestay programme is not an ordinary vacation plan as it involves tourist to experience "kampung" life. There's not so much of sight seeing but rather to experience the local culture food and traditions. Telaga Air was a popular homestay destination especially when our ex-prime minister, Tun Dr Mahathir went there to officiate the new airport building plan in Matang. We did an investigation of whether the homestay there is still in business or had close down.

The Fish Market

The waterfront

The famous Telaga Air

Fishermen boats

The verdict is..... the homestay there is not active anymore. They need to be revived. I guess it is because not many tourists choose to take up our homestay programme. Many of them prefer sight seeing.

17 Reptozian Messages:

khairul onggon said...

Wow Willie... thnks 4 d info.. Reya ku dah dtg sia, x perasaan ku ada homestay sia... Kelak mok dtg sia.. Looks beautiful lam gambar2 ya..

Hamidah Mohamad said...

Since this place is no longer active in business, maybe they should now start promoting this homestay programme further.Seems to be a good cultural experience for our foreign guests provided all the comforts of basic amenities are made available.

One Other ... said...

Kak Midah, mari kita bukak bisnes homestay there. You be the major sponsor, I'll be the MD, Willie jd tukang repairman...

Willie said...

KHairul > No problem dude.

Hamidah > They should because the ministry of tourism always provide fund to those who are interested in homestay.

One Other > kecik jugak jawatan aku?

One Other ... said...

No lah, ur the multi-talented repairman bah, plus photographer, plus landscaping, plus all the other oddjobs. Haha

Willie said...

Alahai dah buat the oddjobs pulak dah aku? Hahaha...repair jamban, repair mesin jahit ... kui kui kui

Kadus_Mama said...

Wow!! Nice shots you have there..

Mysterious Witch said...

owh owh.. The last pics breaks my heart. T____T

Remind me of me as a scoutgirl when i was 17.

There where we had a perahu panjang and rafting activity. It was BIMP EAGA Jamboree year 2000.

Ethel said...

Oh, forgive me, but where is this? Is this in Sarawak?

*blush*

Kay Leaf said...

You always pandai take photos nice nice one hor?

Ajar a bit?

Hamidah Mohamad said...

Hahaha...As pointed out by One Other,it seems that I need to garner huge capital and conduct major research and consultation on the monetary and long-term viability of this business.Worth considering though...on the condition that Willie sits on the board of directors too hahaha...

Audio said...

Tedah...tang terbiar jak rupa tempat ya. Once penah jadi tempat homestay for tourist. I think the most important thing is government should do something la to promote this homestay programme kedak dolok. Jangankan tourist, even locals pun banyak siktauk tempat or kampong ney yang ada molah program homestay tok. Anyway, thanx for the info!

Willie said...

kadusmama > thanks

mysterious witch> memorable huh?

Ethel> yes. in sarawak

kayleaf > gotta learn

hamidah> i want...

audio> agreed

Kris and Nadia said...

Yay... very nice.. guess u have ur beautiful vacation lately... :)

Samantha said...

willie! running around discovering new things everyday as usual :) i think the people who are truly interested in culture and food would be the locals tracing back their roots somehow.

erolnukman said...

wah...
slalu travel juak u tok bro..
mst best!!

Willie said...

Kris and Nadia > It wasn't really a vacation. I was on duty.

Samantha > hahahah...yup u r right.

erolnukman > Sik juak la selalu. Ikut season pok. Hehehe