LOCATED about 15km away from Sekinchan in the northwest part of Selangor, Kampung Sungai Haji Dorani offers a unique getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city.
The traditional village, which was established in the early 1800s, not only boasts picturesque padi fields but also welcomes city folk and foreign tourists to experience the lifestyle and traditions of the local people under the Dorani Homestay programme.
Many villagers start off the day as farmers on their padi fields and attend to their vegetable farms and fruit orchards in the afternoon. At sunset, they go to the nearby mangroves to catch crabs and snails.
Under the homestay programme that is run by the villagers, visitors can have hands-on experience in everything related to padi, sleep and eat with their foster families and learn about the villagers' culture and tradition.
The programme promises a memorable experience as one communicates with the villagers, who are mostly of Javanese and Banjar descent and share the unique nasi embang in a huge tray.
Visitors would also be able to watch the traditional kuda kepang performance, zapin dance, Javanese wayang kulit and gamelan musical performance by the younger generation of the village.
Besides the homestay programme, the village is expected to attract more tourists once the first phase of the RM30mil marine park is completed at the end of the year.
The facilities include a 200m jetty for 114 small boats and five yachts, three rows of shophouses, floating seafood restaurants, a boat clubhouse, 13 chalets, a cultural square, an amphitheatre and a pedestrian bridge.
For more information, call Abdul Rahman at 013-607 7025 or +603-32410846
Kediaman Haji Ahmad Jamiran,
Kampung Parit 1,
Sungai Haji Dorani,
45300 Sungai Besar, Selangor.
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Posted by DIN GTF at 7:47 AM
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