Thursday, December 25, 2008

Farming experience at Kuching homestay resort

Visitors can go fishing at the RB Homestay & Farms in Kuching. - MAGDALENE ROGERS

By Magdalene Rogers

KUCHING - It is the holiday season again and most holiday-makers would be thinking of a place to spend their leisure time with their loved ones.

The RB Homestay & Farms located at the serene Santubong area, some 35 kilometers from Kuching city is an ideal place for any weekend getaways.

This quaint resort has seven rooms including three chalets. According to its owner Roslan Bujang, the rates are affordable and this is in line with his aim of promoting it as a tourist attraction to both locals and foreign tourists.

"RB Homestay & Farms is for tourism. We want to give them (the tourists) a place with a cheaper accommodation and fully equipped with bathrooms, air-conditioned rooms, Astro and wi-fi services," Roslan said in an interview with the Bulletin here.

"The reason why I called it a Farm is because it is a place which comes with a farming experience. The homestay is located next to Santubong and the tourists can have a "kampung" experience as well. Among the facilities available at the farm are a fish pond, goat farm, a vegetable farm and a tiger prawns pond. Here, they can truly experience a farming lifestyle such as enjoying the daily routine of feeding the fish during their stay here," he added.

He said it is also ideal for family and company retreats and catering is provided for the clientele such as western and barbeque pits for them to have fun and interesting family or company gatherings.

"Apart from that, we also have cars and motorbikes for rental and we can arrange for airport transfers as well. Our tour packages include a visit to the famed Sarawak Cultural Village (SCV) and the surrounding village and beach areas. Their stay here will include a simple breakfast. For those on a budget, we also have campsites and this package is very interesting and unique as well," he said.

Courtesy of: Borneo Bulletin

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