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ESPECIALLY for Malaysia Day, Airbnb unveils a diverse array of stunning homes that pay homage to Malaysia’s multicultural heritage and history, as well as a number of fun Experiences that celebrate our nation’s melting pot of cultures.

The Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) may have been extended until the end of the year, but there are still a wealth of destinations to explore and activities to enjoy across the country in the spirit of Cuti-Cuti Malaysia.

HOMES

1) Stylishly Refurbished Heritage House (Muda Blue), George Town, Penang

Steeped in history and adorned with modern skyscrapers, Penang is truly a cultural melting pot of tradition and modernity. Guests can stay in this refurbished heritage house that is protected by the UNESCO World Heritage Site and be mesmerized by its beauty and history.

2) 17BROGA – Long House, Semenyih, Selangor

Seeking a countryside getaway without wanting to travel too far away from the city? This house offers a glimpse into the traditional Chinese longhouses of old, considered a “rare” gem in Malaysia.

3) Niah Cave Longhouse, Niah, Sarawak

Blessed with surreal natural beauty, Sarawak is a true gem of a travel destination filled with many indigenous cultures and traditions. Make the most out of the stay in this authentic Iban longhouse and enjoy the traditional dance performance courtesy of the hosts if you get the chance!

4) Heritage Home, George Town, Penang

Keen to pamper yourself with a short getaway in Penang? Guests can stay in this beautifully renovated Penang shophouse, well-equipped with tastefully furnished with antiques and period furniture.

5) Classic Heritage Loft House in KL, Kuala Lumpur

A beautifully-appointed tribute to Malaysia’s old wooden homes, this Classic Heritage Loft House gives guests the chance to experience living in a traditional-style house right in the heart of Kuala Lumpur City Centre.

EXPERIENCES

1) Experience Life in a Native Village, Kuala Lumpur

Guided by local experts, guests will learn how to make hand-woven Semai’s accessories using the weaving technique, practice shooting using the traditional Semai hunting blowpipe, and swim in a nearby river, just like the locals do.

2) Experience Little India and Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur

Discover the city’s intoxicating history and vibrant modern cultures on this guided KL walking tour. Hop on a tour to Chinatown that is also known as a bargain hunter’s paradise and amble your way down to Little India to experience India’s traditional culture and food.

3) History Walk Around George Town, Penang

Experience Penang from a different perspective with a guided walking tour and explore the central historic area of George Town as well as marvel at colonial buildings that come with tons of historical events on Penang island!

4) Batu Caves, Little India & More, Kuala Lumpur

Take part in this cultural tour and dive into this captivating journey to learn more about Malaysia’s many cultures and food.

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