Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Welcome to the Tambun Farmstay Program


MilkingPomeloHave you ever wondered what life on a farm is like? Would you like to know how pomelos are grown or how cows are milked? Or what the medicinal properties of local herbs are? Through the Tambun Farmstay Program you will discover how local fruits and milk are produced, while enjoying Tambun's natural beauty. This new initiative offers you a unique opportunity to experience the farm life of Malaysia!
We offer a variety of farmstays and packages to match different tastes, ranging from a single day time visit to longer stays for those who want to experience the rich culture and natural beauty Tambun has to offer.For the more adventurous minded, we offer an active package that lets you experience the surroundings in a more physical way.


Environment


Farm Clean-up Project

Invitation To Corporates/Schools To Do Farm Clean-up 
The proposed 3D2N programme is a project of eHomemakers to involve urban schools to carry out hands on community project with a group of farmers or farm operators who are stakeholders of Tambun Farmstay Project in Tambun, Perak. The Tambun Farmstay Project is another of eHomemakers pro-active community initiative.

The farmers or farmstay stakeholders are:

  1. Mr. Chin Too Kam and Madam Lin Swee Kwee – pomelo farmers
  2. Mr. and  Mrs. Sarjeet – dairy farmers
  3. Mr. K. Devi and Madam Hiew Geik Choo – herb garden owner
  4. Mr. and Mrs. Ah Meng – Fruit and vegetables farmers
  5. Mr. Henry Chang and Mr. Farm Chee Keong – representative from the Tibetan Temple
  6. Mr. Michael Yih – orchid farm owner

The farmstay stakeholders will host the students for food and accommodation in exchange of the free services render by the students. 

The proposed project will be coordinated by one of eHomemakers staff, Wong Peck Lin, who has started working with the farmers from the beginning of 2008 and currently stationed in Tambun.

Objectives

  • To gain an understanding of the waste disposal problem encountered by farming community
  • To apply knowledge of environment protection and conservation in practical term.
  • Promotion of team work through community involvement
  • To learn about project assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation


Agenda / Itinerary

Day 1 - Friday

09:00    KL to Ipoh
11:30    Arrival in Medan Gopeng Bus Station, pick up by Tambun farmstay stakeholders
11:50    Refreshment
12:10    Introduction of each farmstay stakeholders, briefing of project objectives and operations, clarification from students (Q and A) and grouping
12:30    Groupings proceed to individual farm
12:40    Allocation of rooms and explanation of house rules by host family
13:00    Lunch & rest
14:00    Briefing by farmer on tasks involved and division of farm cleaning tasks
14:15    Farm cleaning – Part I
15:30    Afternoon tea break
16:00    Farm cleaning – Part I resumes
17:30    Rest and shower
19:00    Dinner with host family
20:00    Interaction with farmer and family members, gather of information on site assessment 
21:00    Free time

Day 2 - Saturday


08:00    Breakfast
09:00    Farm cleaning – Part II
11:00    Morning tea break
11:30    Farm cleaning – Part II resumes
13:00    Lunch and rest
14:30    Group work

(Brainstorm and discussion can be done in the farm house as it is quiet there. Later proceed to internet café to finish up the paper work and carry out internet search on resource list)
  • Prepare a mini proposal to the State or local city council to improve waste disposal service to the farming community
  • Prepare work plan, schedule and check list for each farm operator to maintain their farm cleanliness and hygiene standard
  • Research on resource list for recycling centers, relevant authorities and government departments on environment protection and conservation
17:30    Rest and shower
18:30    BBQ dinner
20:00    Night walk
21:00    Return to individual host family.  Own activities

Day 3 – Sunday    

08:00    Breakfast
09:00    Assemble at Tibetan Temple
09:15    Presentation of group work

  • 10 minutes x 6 groups
10:15    Morning tea
10:30    Jungle trekking
12:00    River bath
13:00    Lunch   
14:00    Assemble at caving site
14:30    Caving
16:00    Shower and freshen up
17:00    Evaluation and light tea
18:00    Proceed to Medan Gopeng bus station
19:00    Ipoh to KL
21:30    Estimated time of arrival in KL
   

Items to bring
  • Walking shoes
  • Insect repellent
  • Sun screen and sun hat
  • Long sleeves shirt
  • Torch lights

Tambun and Ipoh

1) Keeping the Hills Alive

Loving the Slow and Good Life


Source: StartMetro, 31st August 2012
By: Ivan Loh 

VOCALIST Estee Pook never gets tired of the “slow” life in Ipoh, her beloved hometown.
It is the peacefulness and quietness of this city that Pook really loves and she would not swap it for anywhere else.
“The lifestyle here is less stressful compared to the metropolitan living in Kuala Lumpur,” she told StarMetro.
“In Kuala Lumpur, everyone seems to be rushing here and there and the traffic jam is so scary!” she said, half in jest.
“In contrast, Ipoh is surrounded by majestic limestone hills and is full of green lungs,” she added.
Pook, who currently lives in Pengkalan, said among her favourite places to hang out at were parks, surrounded by trees.
“My favourite place to relax is at D.R. Seenivasagam Park.
“It is such a beautiful place. I remember my parents bringing me and my siblings there for walks, and generally a good workout, when we were young,” she said.
“I still go there regularly with my friends for evening walks and just to relax,” she added.
Pook said the park used to host a lot of activities such as bicycle and children rides.
“However, over the last decade or so, the place has gotten less lively as all the activities are not available anymore.
“Parents also rarely bring their children there anymore,” she lamented.
Pook is a multilingual singer who started singing professionally after finishing secondary school.
She performs with a wide variety of ensembles, from grand concerts and symphony orchestras to bands and charity fundraising events.
She has sung in the Unforgettable: Royal Charity Concert held at the Plenary Hallof Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre with Malaysian actor and singer Sean Ghazi, accompanied by the 66-piece Kuala Lumpur International Festival Orchestra.
The two-night concert was in aid of the Alzheimer Disease Foundation Malaysia and to commemorate the Sultan of Selangor’s birthday in 2009.
She recently returned from Taiwan where she sang in two charity concerts to raise money for aboriginal children there.
In her younger days, she used to hang out at the FMS Bar and Restaurant, opposite the Ipoh Padang.
”It has been closed down for a while now. It used to be one of the most happening places to go for a drink, and the food was tasty,” she said.
According to the Ipoh City Council (MBI) website, the word ‘Ipoh’ is believed to originate from the word ‘Upas’. The British called it ‘Epu’ while the Chinese pronounced it as ‘Ipoh’ or ‘Paluh’.
Up until the 1880s, Kinta River was the main transportation link between Ipoh and other areas, both in and outside of Perak. In 1884, roads were built to connect Gopeng village and the port in Kota Baru and connecting the mining area in Papan and Batu Gajah.
In 1893, more than half of the thatch-roofed houses were pulled down and replaced by brick buildings, and drainage systems were improved.
Roads were reorganised and trees were planted. In the same year, the Ipoh Sanitary Board was set up and tasked with keeping Ipoh clean.
In 1895, the first English lower secondary school was established, known as Anglo Chinese Boys School.
Almost as old is the Ipoh Field (Padang Ipoh) — it turns 115 next year.
The council’s website further said Ipoh became the largest town in Perak and the second largest in the Federated Malay States in 1895.
At the same time, the road linking Ipoh and other places in the Kinta Valley were improved.
Between 1905 and 1914, the Ipoh town administrative area expanded across the Kinta River, reaching Andersen Road.
Thus a new town grew, called Ipoh New Town, naturally. A train station, hotel, town hall, post office and a cinema were built. Motorised vehicles were also introduced in Ipoh at this time.
On 27 May, 1988, Ipoh was declared a city. Ipoh Municipal Council is now known as Ipoh City Council and its chief executive is called mayor. Datuk Roshidi Hashim is the eighth mayor.
Based on 2009 figures, the state capital has more than 700,000 residents.
Among its famous sons and daughters are Datuk Lat, Datuk Michelle Yeoh and Cheah Soon Kit.
Branded as the “Limestone Wonder” by Perak Tourism, Ipoh is surrounded by tourist spots including the many cave temples such as Sam Poh Tong, Kek Lok Tong and Perak Tong aside from the numerous caves for adventurers to explore — Puncak, Tambun and the most famous, Tempurung.
Its historical and scenic charms have landed it in numerous films, notably Sepet and Gubra.
However, in retrospect, Pook said Ipoh had become less “happening” now compared to years past.
“I remember a time when there used to be a lot of stalls by the roadside selling foodstuff.
“There are still such stalls around but many of them do not give me the same ‘feeling’ as before when droves of people hung out near the stalls, eating, chatting and just be with good company,” she said.
”All these activities are sorely missed, and their absence makes Ipoh feel less vibrant in a way,” she said.
On a brighter note, Pook said Ipoh had developed vastly.
”There are more high-rise buildings now. Ipoh is coming up really fast. The land value is also getting higher by the day,” she quipped.

Tambun: Land of Pomeloes


It is no sweat for this 63-year-old farmer as she has been receiving local and foreign tourists since 10 years ago.
The visitors, from SMK Taman Melati, Setapak, were attentive and appreciative of her efforts.
 Located along Tambun Road, about 6km from Ipoh city, the orchard — Tambun Chin — is run by Lin, her 66-year-old husband Chin Too Kam and four workers.
The first stop in the orchard for tourists is under a 30-year-old pomelo tree where the introduction of the fruits takes place.
Lin explained that there were two types of pomeloes — the cream colour flesh with a sweet taste and pinkish colour flesh with a sweet sour taste.
“Some 90% of pomeloes are of the sweet type. The sweet sour type is rare, more expensive, but it is getting more popular,” she said.
As to why Tambun is famous for producing big, juicy and sweet pomeloes, Chin said this had a lot to do with the limestone hills surrounding the area.
“The air is cool and the soil has the right composition of minerals which are conducive for pomelo farming,” he added.
 Chin certainly knows the difference as he had grown pomeloes in Bercham before moving to Tambun about 20 years ago.
Tracing the history of pomeloes in the country, Chin said the story was that the citrus fruit which had its origins from Bali, was brought to then Malaya by a Chinese trader by the surname of Loh more than a century ago.
“That is why pomeloes are called limau bali. It was only 20 years ago that our state government decided to rename the fruit to limau tambun,” Chin noted with pride, adding that the story on the origin of pomeloes was passed down from at least three generations.
 According to him, a 30-year-old tree can produce about 300 pomeloes a year, and trees as old as 60 years can still bear fruits if they are healthy.
He said there were some 4,000ha of pomelo orchards in Perak in the 1960s but the number had dwindled over time, adding that there were only about 1,400ha currently.
However, pomelo farming in Tambun, in particular, is set to make a big comeback soon.
 The Perak Government has recently approved land titles involving 44.5ha for about 70 farmers in Tambun who had toiled on the land for many decades.
Perak executive councillor Datuk Dr Mah Hang Soon, who had commended the farmers for their hard work and ingenuity in pomelo farming, said the farms had a huge potential to become an agro-tourism hot spot in the state.
He had brought an expert in promotion and branding from Taiwan, Professor Lee Hsin Moh to Tambun last year to see how to promote the pomeloes and farms in a big way.
 “After getting their land titles, the farmers should feel more confident to invest more in their farms from now on,” Dr Mah said.
He noted that the farmers, like Chin and Lin, were also visionary in that they were promoting their produce using environmental friendly farming methods.
 Besides using solar powered lights and homemade enzymes as insecticides, the couple are also using scented containers from Taiwan to trap the insects.
The Tambun Chin Orchard is, in-deed, a model farm in many ways

Keeping the Hills Alive


By FOONG THIM LENG
Photos courtesy of CHEANG KUM SENG
Photographer Cheang Kum Seng’s love affair with the limestone hills of the Kinta Valley has yielded thousands of photos spanning two decades.
RENOWNED photographer Cheang Kum Seng hopes to instil awareness on the importance of conserving the hills of the Kinta Valley through the images he has captured in the past two decades.
His fascinating photographs of the valley’s hills, caves and landscape were published recently in a book called Limestone Hills & Caves of the Kinta Valley. The author of the book is Ipoh-born freelance writer S. L. Wong, who specialises in environmental and travel writing.

Pencil Rock in Tambun
Serene pursuit: Boating in the lake near Pencil Rock in Tambun.

Cheang, 65, is a retired bank employee who has found a second career as an industrial and commercial photographer. His images have appeared in numerous magazines, newspapers and books, and have been used regularly on the cover of the Malaysian Nature Society’s (MNS) Malaysian Naturalistbetween 1995 and 2000.
Cheang has snapped thousands of photographs of the hills in the Kinta Valley and some of his favourites are featured in the book. Many of the photographs were taken between 1990 and 1991 when he was commissioned as a photographer for the Kinta Valley Limestone Hill Survey Project by the MNS and as the photographer for the Gua Tempurung project by Heritage Acres Sdn Bhd.
“The photographs in the book depict not only existing hills and caves but also landscapes that no longer exist due to development and changes in the use of land. I hope the book will serve as an encouragement for all of us to stand up and protect Malaysia’s natural heritage,” Cheang said in an interview.
His photographs are a testament to his passion for nature and the patience needed to bring out the very best in his subjects. Most of Cheang’s photographs were taken before digital photography became popular. He used two 35mm and a 120mm camera for taking slides and negatives during his outings.
Cheang’s crew were usually made up of his three sons and MNS members who shared his interest in caving activities.

Perak Tong in Tasek
The second chamber in Perak Tong, a cave temple near Tasek.

“We would visit the hills in the morning to start exploring the caves to look for interesting sites with unique features. It was a time-consuming job as we were only using torches. You need lots of patience to be able to study the formations before you are able to capture the images.
“Once we had identified our target, we would set up the cameras and positioned the helpers to light up the cave using multiple flashes. At times, we had to wait for rays of sunlight to seep through the cave ceiling to impart a surreal impact on the photographs.
“We could only take about two shots in each outing and had to leave the cave in the evening,” he recalled.
Cheang, an associate of the Royal Photography Society of Great Britain, has been a member of the MNS since 1992 and a member of the Malaysian Karst Society since 2002.
MNS president Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Mohd Nor said in the book’s foreword that the Kinta Valley Hills have immeasurable conservation value and would be a perfect candidate for a World Heritage Site. It is significant in terms of its features and richness in biological diversity, but more significantly, it has a fascinating prehistoric past, he said.
Dr Salleh said that the Kinta Valley Hills, reputed to be between 240 and 570 million years old, are breathtaking limestone formations that have inspired many a traveller and researcher. With Limestone Hills & Caves of the Kinta Valley, the unique features of the limestone hills and caves can be recorded for posterity, for future generations to appreciate, he said.
Prof Dr Bernard Pierson, Shell Chair in Petroleum Geosciences, Universiti Teknologi Petronas, said the beautiful and long overdue book was a tribute to the geological treasures of the Kinta Valley.
Those interested in the book can contact the MNS at   (03) 2287 9422.

Source: The Star > Lifestyle > Travel & Adventure (Sep 26, 2009)

Natural Wonders The Gua Datok Cave In Tambun


The Gua Datok Cave in Tambun, Perak is filled with mystery and history

By REVATHI MURUGAPPAN

THE small town of Tambun, Perak, has gotten more exciting of late. Besides its famous biscuits and juicy pomelos, the town is now also known for the Lost World Valley, nestled within the Lost World of Tambun theme park.

Since the RM60 million theme park opened in 2004, it has garnered numerous awards and has become a hot spot for tourists. The more adventurous also flock here, as they are drawn to the limestone hills and caves.

On this trip, we took the Gua Datok trail. The cave dates back 400 million years and is filled with mystery, magic and stories. Unlike some caves where you have to crawl through narrow passages or wade knee-deep in mud, Gua Datuk is huge and has three chambers.

"It's pretty easy to walk inside, and you will remain dry throughout," guide Parminder Singh a.k.a. Perry, 24 informed us.

He asked us to choose one of two routes to get to the cave. Climb the 630 steps up (taking around 15-20 minutes), or take the more challenging route of going on a "four by four" adventure (we'd have to use of both arms and legs, and ropes).

We chose to go up via the steps and hike down, to get a taste of both. We found the climb pretty mild, which impressed Perry.

"People have been praying in these caves for years, so some locals consider it sacred ground. Whatever you see inside, please don't touch it. Leave it be," Perry cautioned before we entered the first chamber called Picasso's Chamber.

Over many, many years, the lines on the granite wall at the entrance evolved, and now they look like the picture of a foetus in a woman's womb - in an abstract, Picasso kind of way.

After a quick prayer, we turned on our headlamps and went inside. The cave was huge, illuminated by natural lighting. Except for an occasional bat flying around, the place was quiet. One of the first things that came into view was a sieving basket and a wooden ladder left behind by miners believed to be from the Maidailing tribe from Java.

It is said that in 1910, a rich trader, Kulub Lembang (Tok Lembang) hired 50 Maidailings as labourers in Tambun. They worked in pomelo plantations and also collected guano and birds' nests from the top of the cave, which explains the ladder.

Perry pointed out other Picasso-like "artworks" on the walls, graffiti, stalactites and stalagmites. There were many amazing glow-in-the-dark spots, too. Certain places on the multi-level chambers emitted a neon-green glow. But if you shined your torch on the spot, the suface didn't look any different from the rest of the wall.

"Once a researcher tried to remove something, and a sound like loud gong went off. He couldn't trace where the sound came from but I'm sure he was scared out of his wits. I would have freaked out, too! He quickly put the thing back, and since then, we always tell guests not to touch anything they see," Perry related.

We walked further in, admiring the splendour of the cave when someone spotted a snake and gasped. The baby reptile was slithering its way into a crevice but when it sensed us, it stopped moving. Like the snake, we also froze. It didn't move at all. Had it died of a heart attack?

We had to go pass it to get to the next chamber, so we stepped cautiously over it, one by one, praying that it wouldn't strike. Thankfully, the little snake continued to play possum, but once the last person crossed over, it quickly disappeared. Relieved, we moved on to the last chamber and came across an old, dilapidated wooden chair.

No one dared to sit on it because it looked eerie and fragile.

Apparently, the chair was left there by Datuk Panglima Ngah Ghafar, the Lord of Kinta, circa the 1800s. Historians believe that Datuk Panglima used the chair when he came here to pray and meditate. Coincidentally, the chair faced kiblat, the direction Muslims face when praying.

Scattered around it were relics like earthern pots, a mat, a ladder, an axe, daggers and joss sticks, indicating that the Chinese too used this place to seek blessings. Another story says that the cave is conducive for both Malay and Chinese martial art devotees in search of strength and wisdom.

"The Tambun bomoh says we cannot disturb the original position of these things because there are spirits guarding them. He also believes there are two bodies in here somewhere but we haven't been able to find them," whispered our young guide.

One earthern pot was strategically positioned so that crystal-clear water flowed directly into it from the upper chamber of the cave.

"This water is considered holy and is used for drinking or washing one's face. Feel free to use it," Perry said.

Most of us did and found the water refreshing. An hour later, we were done exploring Gua Datok, and it was time to descend the steep  45° slope of the hill.

Using ropes and going down on all fours, we slowly trekked down the trail. The route was slippery and covered with leaves. At one point, I tripped on a hidden root. Perry yelled out as I went tumbling down, only to be caught by the branch of a small plant that went piercing into my palm. Ouch!

Ankle sprained, I hobbled downhill and, within 30 minutes, our group had arrived at the foot of the hill. I headed straight to the mineral hot springs to ease the swelling on my ankle.

It's always nice to go back and shower after exploring a cave, so that new hotel at the Lost World of Tambun Resort is just perfect for cave enthusiasts. The Lost World Hotel opened in April this year and is Perak's first no-frills, eco-friendly hotel with a no-smoking policy. With its 134 hotel rooms and 20 service apartments, it offers guests exotic, classical, deluxe and premier rooms.

Simple and fuss-free, the rooms offer all the basic amenities like complimentary Wi-Fi, kettle and three-in-one coffee and tea sachets. Room rates range from RM200 to RM600, inclusive of breakfast and complimentary tickets to LWT's Hot Springs & Spa by Night.


Source: The Star, 29 October 2011

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Achin & Akiew

Tambun Fruit Farmer
Contact
Address:
158258A, Jalan Ampang
Tambun
Ipoh
Perak
31400

Telephone:  +605-5497309

Information: Achin mobile: 016-5935912 Akiew mobile: 013-5016491

 

Holistic CareIridology


Address:
K Devi, Lot 67966, Tepi Sg Pinji,
Tambun
Ipoh, Perak
31400
Malaysia

Mr Ah Meng

Tambun Fruit Farmer / Jungle Trekking
Address:
Ulu Piah, Tambun

Telephone: 05-312 8378
Mobile Phone Number: 017-573 8378

Information: One orang asli chalet that can sleep around 5/6 people with sleeping bags, and another two rooms. Need some cleaning and painting for fuzzy tourists. Ah Meng is a good hiking tour guides for those who want to adventure to the cave behind his farm. Definitely a must try for advernturers. Will do BBQ with fish from the farm for tourists

 

Mr Fu Ah Kau

Tibetan Temple homestay committee
Address:
Persatuan Penganut Dewa Jingang Jing She,
Lot 46317B, Tambun Rata, Tambun,
Ipoh
Perak
31400
Malaysia

Mobile Phone Number: 012-503 1136

Information: Can sleep a big group if U ask Temple to clean it first before arrival. Bring torch light. Very interesting stay for adventurers, the sleeping quarters can be in the cave or out near the cave balcony as U go up. Bring own sleeping bags. Perfect place for a group which wants a BBQ and a nite singing with guitar under the Star or in the cave quarters.

Mr. & Mrs. Devi

Contact
Tambun Accupuncture Academy
Address:
Holistic Care Iridology Sdn. Bhd

Mobile Phone Number: 019 445 3752 / 016 498 6698

 

Mr Sarjeet Singh

Tambun Dairy Farmer
Contact
Address:
Dillon Dairy Farm
¾ Mile, Jalan Ampang, Tambun
Ipoh
Perak
31400
Malaysia

Telephone: 013-5050913

Information: One room with double bed, clean. Very hospitable

 

Mrs Chin

Pomelo Farmer

Address:
Gerai Limau Tambun Chin
158258A, Jalan Ampang, TambunIpohPerak31400Malaysia

Mobile Phone Number:  +6016-5935912

Information: 3 double bed rooms. Clean. Already entertain tour groups from Singapore to visit the farm and also try its fruits.

Tong Hua Tong Temple









Tambun Cave Temple
  Contact


Tambun Cave





Adventure Trip



Jungle WalkInformation


This package is intended for the more adventure-oriented tourist. After meeting your guide at a pomelo farm near Tambun, you get the chance to sample some local fruits. Then, you will be taken to visit the farms from the list below:



  • Tibetan Buddhist Temple - walk through the Temple and experience the calm and serenity it offers
  • Orchid Farm - take a look a how orchids are cultivated
  • Dairy Farm - visit a traditional dairy farm and try some fresh milk and yoghurt
  • Healing Farm - tour of herb farm and herb tea sampling
  • Tropical Fruit Farm - dragon fruits, durian (king of tropical fruits), fragrant vegetables used in Malay cuisine, wild ginger and much more! 
Next, you will be treated with a little caving experience, crawl through some amazing limestone caves and be fascinated by the gigantic stalactites and stalagmite.
 Cave
The caving should warm you up for a 1.5-hour bush walk. It brings you through a densely forested valley, exiting at the fruit and vegetables farm hidden between the limestone hills, where you will spend the night.  Here, you have the option of staying in a farm house, an orang Asli (the indigenous people of Malaysia) hut or camping tent. Wash down your sweat and dirt in a nearby river and get ready to enjoy a barbeque dinner prepared by your farmstay host.

After dinner, take a walk in the dark, heighten your senses, listen to the sounds of nature, watch flowers of dragon fruit plants that bloom only at night, get a glimpse of nocturnal insects bussing around the flowers and learn many things that only the darkness offers.

The following day a 2000-year old prehistoric Tambun cave paintings and the 100-year old Tung Wah Tung temple await you to explore the beauties and creations of the past.
Costs 
RM 180 (minimum 4 pax)
Duration
Day 1. 10:00 - 22:00 (One night stay)
Day 2. 09:00 - 11:30

One Night Farmstay



Information
The day starts with one of the pomelo farms Tambun is famous for, where you get a tour of the orchard and the opportunity to taste different home grown fruits. Next, you will be taken to visit the farms from the list below: 
  • Tibetan Buddhist Temple - walk through the Temple and experience the calm and serenity it offers
  • Orchid Farm - take a look a how orchids are cultivated
  • Dairy Farm - visit a traditional dairy farm and try some fresh milk and yoghurt
  • Healing Farm - tour of herb farm and herb tea sampling
  • Tropical Fruit Farm - dragon fruits, durian (king of tropical fruits), fragrant vegetables used in Malay cuisine, wild ginger and much more! 
Orchid Farm
Milking
You will be served local dishes for lunch, savor the famous traditional Ipoh white coffee and some mouth-watering snacks.
The following day you will be taken to a 2000-year old prehistoric Tambun cave paintings and the 100-year old Tung Wah Tung temple, here you can explore the beauties and creations of the past. 

This package includes an overnight stay at one of our farmstays in the Tambun area.  This is the perfect opportunity to meet the family, enjoy a traditional home-cooked dinner and spend the evening getting to know each other language, culture and customs.

Costs
RM 200 per pax
RM 190 per pax (for 2 pax)
RM 180 per pax ( for 3 pax)
RM 150 per pax (minimum 4 pax)
Duration
Day 1. 10:00 - 20:00 (One night stay)
Day 2. 09:00 - 11.30




Tambun Village Discovery



Information
The day starts at one of the pomelo farms Tambun is famous for, where you get a tour of the orchard and the opportunity to taste different homegrown fruits. Next, you will be taken to visit the farms from the list below: 
  • Tibetan Buddhist Temple - walk through the Temple and experience the calm and serenity it offers       
  • Orchid Farm - take a look at how orchids are cultivated
  • Dairy Farm - visit a traditional dairy farm and try some fresh milk and yoghurt
  • Healing Farm - tour of herb farm and herb tea sampling
  • Tropical Fruit Farm - dragon fruit, durian (king of tropical fruits), fragrant vegetables used in Malay cuisine, wild ginger and much more!
Jackfruit
You will be served local farm dishes for lunch and end your visit with the famous Ipoh white coffee and some mouth watering snacks.
Costs 
RM 100 per pax
RM 80 per pax (minimum 4 pax)
Duration
10:00 - 17:00