If you happen to be in Negeri Sembilan, for kenduri or just visiting, you can try Tok Sari Homestay located in Kampung Renggoh (in between Tampin and Kuala Pilah). If you’re coming from North South Highway towards Johor, take the Simpang Ampat exit towards to Tampin (this is the easiest way).
The traditional was house owned by my husband’s late grandfather, is now turned into a traditional homestay, complete with modern facilities. While preserving the heritage and built of the house, the current owners (my husband’s aunty) welcome anyone who wants to relax, families who are attending wedding in nearby kampung or tired drivers who need 40 winks on a bed, before continuing their journey to south or up north (if you’re coming from south).Here’s some of the pictures taken from Tok Sari Homestay:
Tok Sari Homestay – front
The house is gated with greenery surroundings
Small road leading to owner’s house
The area is surrounded by trees, including local fruit trees. During the fruit season, guests can have a taste of local fruits such as durian, mangosteen, ciku, rambutan, kundang or rambai (depending on the availability). However, different rates will apply (higher than the normal rate) if the guests request to have them. The fruits can only be eaten while in the homestay and not bring back.
Living room (TV area)
The living room is equipped with old style sofas and a television complete with Astro NJoy so guests can watch decent Astro shows during their stay there.
Hall that connects the living room (TV area) to the kitchen
Love the ol’ skool detailing!
As you walk down the hall, you will pass a drying area, first bedroom and second bedroom before you reach the kitchen.
There are no air-conditioning in the house, as the trees within the vicinity act as natural coolant and at the same time preserving the traditional ‘kampung’ feel.
The yellow door opens to the drying area
The kitchen is an extended area, complete with dining table, gas and cooker, refrigerator, plates and cutleries, electric kettle, microwave, toaster, iron and its ironing board. I couldn’t imagine if there’s no fridge, cooker and iron. I think these are the essentials when staying in a homestay. If you have a baby travelling together, you can use the gas cooker to cook baby food (I have stayed in a homestay in Kota Bharu with no gas cooker, terseksa ok). Anyway, I bet you will be satisfied with the appliances, they are all in working condition.
There’s an extra bed as well, next to the kitchen area
A clean fridge
Gobok antique – clean, used to store plates, bowls and cutleries
Adjacent to the kitchen is the toilet and washing area. There are 2 toilets and a sink. The owners are planning to put a washing machine in future, to enable guests to wash their dirty laundry for free when residing there.
Toilet and wet area
If you are interested to stay for a night or just have a rest during the day, contact +606-4367302, +60173952503 (Haji Anuwar), +60122922640 (Salmi) or +60132099677 (Norazamah) to know the rates. Leave a comment here for feedback. TQ!