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Kampung-style retreat at Sungai Besar

Early August this year, we decided to travel to Sungai Besar for a farewell visit to our sister-in-law who’s migrating to Australia.  At the same time, we took the opportunity to rent a homestay in the middle of the paddy field to experience the serene and idyllic experience of kampung lifestyle. As it was a last minute decision, most of the homestays nearby Sungai Besar were fully booked! At last, we managed to book one known as Villa Gemilang Homestay situated at Parit 6½.  For a two-room homestays, it was quite affordable as the rate was only RM160 per night. To get to Sungai Besar, we tried to avoid the Jalan Kuala Selangor route as the few times when we used this route, we were frustrated by the condition of the road and the traffic jam there.  Thus, we tried new route via Bukit Tagar which crisscrossed forested areas and two FELDA settlements. Along the route, we managed to make few pitstops in order to look for “pucuk midin,” a rare species of consumable fern. Upon arri