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Miso Walai Village Homestay Kinabatangan, Sabah, Malaysian Borneo Based from the KOPEL Office at Mengaris Village, the Miso Walai  Homestay program has been operating since the year 2000 and offers  an award winning and organised community-based cultural tourism  experience in the Lower Kinabatangan, Sabah.   With more than 3 language groups and over 20 dialects the local  indigenous “Orang Sungai” have a unique and diverse story to tell of  their past and changing future alongside the Kinabatangan River.   There are more than 35 family households participating in the Miso Walai  Homestay. Each village home is  unique. Some homes are large and  modern by rural village standards,  other homes are rustic and traditional. All  homes today have internal bathrooms and separate rooms for guests.  Traditional local food is provided, household activities such as  learning to cook, village sports and farm activities are part of the  experience, as are wildlife encounters in the surrounding forests. We specialise in cultural programs for students, families, groups, and  volunteers. We ask visitors to respect our code of cultural conduct to  help us preserve our culture and continue to offer authentic insight  into our way of life into the future (see responsible tourism link below).   * For more information or to arrange a stay contact KOPEL Office  * For information regarding rates and charges click here
Definition: \noun\ˈhōm-ˌstā\ “a Homestay is a place where travellers can stay and live with a local host family in their family home” Homestays in Sabah provide a unique opportunity to experience the way of life of local people of an area along with indigenous and traditional cultures. Homestays also provide an opportunity for visitors to experience a place in an authentic, comfortable and homely setting. Homestays are not merely a place of accommodation for travellers such as a hotel, and should not be confused with "Bed n Breakfast", "Inns" or "Lodging Houses". source: Sabah Homestay Association
Big or small each homestay has a warm close family feeling and is great for families with children travelling in Borneo Jumali's Family one of 36 participating families host visitors in their home for a friendly and amazing cultural experience Activities Images Rates
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