By Airbnb on June 20, 2018
Kuala Lumpur, 07 June 2018 – Hari Raya Aidilfitri is one of the biggest religious festival in Malaysia celebrated by Muslims. It is often marked by the balik kampung exodus where families would return to their respective hometowns to celebrate the beginning of the Syawal festive month with their loved ones.
While some folks consider Klang Valley as their hometown, there are others who choose to remain in the city instead. For the first time, Airbnb Experiences allow this community to immerse in their own unique kampung experience here in the Klang Valley.
Launched in Kuala Lumpur, Airbnb Experiences are magical, handcrafted activities powered by local people. With a rise in passion travel, these Experiences are popular amongst many who wants to go beyond the typical tours or classes by showcasing the various Airbnb local hosts’ unique hobbies and expertise.
This Hari Raya, families can now gather in intimate groups and soak up the holiday cheer through a unique lens led by local experienced hosts; Some examples include local food tasting or trying their hand at art such as batik painting. From cultural walks to hiking alongside secret waterfalls, families can also stay active by exploring Klang Valley.
If you’re looking for an Airbnb Experience with your loved ones this festive season, look no further – Airbnb has compiled this list of spectacular local activities around Malaysia.
Outdoor and Nature Activities
Get a hands-on experience with Khairul by learning to tap a rubber tree. For lunch, delightful organic vegetables will be served with other local dishes in tiffin lunch boxes from local restaurants around the ar
Get off-the-grid and trek with Thomas along a mixed terrain to get to the summit and find yourself in the midst of three beautiful waterfalls. Enjoy the tranquility while you are served with a specially curated menu from selected, local restaurants
Discover a hidden fisherman island with Chun Ynh as he guides you around the little island and the livelihood of the locals who live there. Participate in crabbing, visit a local seafood store and finally, a freshly cooked seafood lunch to round off the afternoon.
Elena is an avid hiker and cyclist who will take you through the hidden alleyways of Kuala Lumpur where you will be surrounded by the sights and sounds of the labyrinth that connects the new and old parts of the city.
With more than 15 years of experience in batik-making, Colin and his team will introduce the history of batik and how to make it. Then you will get your hands dirty and create your own batik masterpiece.
The last Malay enclave in Kuala Lumpur can be found in Kampung Baru, where Fuad would be bringing you on a journey to discover the local culture, food and architecture, with the Twin Towers serving as a backdrop.