Worrying about the perfect place to stay in Sepang?
Do not worry, I already have a solution for you. Homestay Banghuris would definitely be the top in the list.
To start off, Homestay Banghuris would prepare a host family to assist you during your stay there. It was much of a help that I ever expected. The host family that I received was friendly and caring that they also took care of my welfare. They would make you feel like you are at home and I bet no feeling could ever beat that one.
For many reasons, Homestay Banghuris is a recommended accommodation that you should really set your feet in. One of the reasons is the homestay is really comfortable and they offer you more than what you need in terms of pillows, blankets and so on.
There are many packages offered by Banghuris Homestay, however the 2 days and 1-night package is the most recommended. From only RM160/pax with various activities provided.
- Batik painting
- Cottage Industries visit
- Traditional Crackers processing factory
- Frozen food processing factory
- Mee, Tauhu and Tempe factory
- Visiting a coffee plantation
- Palm oil plantation tour
- Rubber tapping
- Special Lunch (Nasi Ambeng)
Another point worth to mention is, they also taught me some traditional knowledge such as ‘mencanting batik’. Youngsters nowadays tend to only wear batik but do not know how the batik is made.
Batik is a process of using melted wax as a resist on fabric. The wax may be painted on a white or coloured fabric using a canting or brush or it may be stamped onto the fabric using a copper stamp dipped in melted wax. The fabric is then dyed, and the areas that have been waxed will not be penetrable by the dye.
The activity is a technique that you should really be a pro one to get a good result but as for a novice like me, I thought the technique could be sharpen if we often practice it.
What is more important, they also brought me to visit the industrial area around the village. Most of the villagers there do their own business for living.
Traditional Cracker Factory
One of the businesses was kerepek ubi. Kerepek ubi is also known as tapioca chips where they deep fry the tapioca until they become crispy, then seasoning ingredients like salt and spices will be added to chips so it become tastier and can be eaten as snacks.
Various types and flavour of chips are produced in this factory, making the factory as one of the biggest chips’ supplier in Peninsular Malaysia.
Tempe and Tauhu factory
We also got the chance to see the process of making tempe and tauhu. Tempe is a traditional soy product, that is made from fermented soybeans. It is made by a natural culturing and controlled fermentation process that binds soybeans into a cake form.
While for tauhu or tofu, it is a food made of condensed soy milk that is pressed into solid white blocks in a process quite like to cheesemaking. It originated in China.
They said that this kind of business really satisfy them because they were passionate about them and they could also earn money for living at the same time. The visit really opened my eye that there are so many ways to get earning as long as we have the will to do it.
Other than that, I also got the chance to visit the farm and the agro plantation areas where I got to actually experience, learn and see with my own eyes how they process the product before sending it to the market.
The experience I had at that time was unique and indescribable. I was enchanted by the awe-inspiring view of the scenery there.
I also got some time to chill around while visiting the coffee plantation. It was kind of rare to visit such place as not many of us could actually get the chance to visit coffee plantation.
At the coffee plantation, we got to see how coffee powder is traditionally made! The coffee beans are obtained from coffee fruits or more precisely, they are called coffee cherries. The beans are then pounded until it become powder. Then, the coffee powder will be sifted to make sure all the beans has become powdered coffee.
The agro plantation visit will never be complete without rubber tapping demonstrations! To the one does not have any idea of rubber tapping, rubber tapping is the process by which latex is collected from a rubber tree.
The latex is harvested by slicing a groove into the bark of the tree at a depth of a quarter inch with a hooked knife and peeling back the bark. Trees must be approximately six years old and six inches in diameter to be tapped for latex.
Lastly, before going back, we were served with a special lunch, Nasi Ambeng. Nasi Ambeng is absolutely Banghuris Homestay's speciality.
Nasi ambeng is a famous Javanese fragrant rice dish that consists of - but not limited to- steamed white rice, chicken curry or chicken stewed in soy sauce, beef or chicken rendang, sambal goreng (lit. fried sambal; a mildly spicy stir-fried stew commonly made with firm tofu, tempeh, and long beans) urap, bergedel and serunding.
Fried noodles were also added as additional condiments. It was good! You must try it yourself in this homestay because honestly, I am not a fan of nasi ambeng but Banghuris Homestay's nasi ambeng the one and only delicious nasi ambeng I've ever tried.
All things considered, staying at this homestay seems to be the most convincing for me. As the saying goes, if you never try, you will never know.
To people out there, take this chance because you never know how absolutely astounding your trip could turn out to be.
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To help illustrate our experiences during the visit, you may also visit http://youtu.be/2G_ta8SMDws