I was never given an opportunity to stay in longhouse before and it is my pleasure to stay in Awana Genting Highlands Longhouse during the My Selangor Story 2011 trip. I had already expected that we will be staying in Golden Palm Tree Resort and Spa during the trip.
Basically, longhouse is common in Sabah and Sarawak especially in the Southeast Asian island of Borneo. It is a traditional building that is also known as “Rumah panjang” in Malay. We are so lucky because we had a modern longhouse. The differences between the modern and traditional can be distinguished by the material they used to build but they still have similar designs.
For those of you who love to surf the net 24/7 won’t be able to do so while you’re there, they do not provide internet connection. Not only that, electric socket is limited so please bring extension cord for a power plug on your own.
The rental for the campsite-longhouse is RM1400 per night for 40 people and below and RM35 per person for 41 people and above. It is a suitable venue to host group activities or high school trips.
*Tips: For those who need to use internet connection, please bring your smartphone. You can use WiFi – Hotspot features in your phone and make it as WiFi. Please make sure you have a data plan.
During the tour, I use The Cube as my internet connection. Will explain futher in another separate post.
In Awana Genting Highlands Longhouse, they have 4 rooms in total. Each room can fit up to 10 people. It comes with very basic amenities but it is comfortable. Each of us are given 1 pillow, 1 mattress, 1 blanket, 1 towel and 1 big table to be shared. Since the it is located in Awana Genting Highlands, they provide us thick blankets and most importantly, amenities that were provided was clean. Please take note that they do not have any electric socket in the room.
Looking at this room condition, it reminded me of my favourite novel titled, “Children of the Longhouse” (Puffin Novel). Here’s how the story goes, kids are divided into separate rooms where they need to share with other kids once they have reached the age of 12.
If you have a nature call, this is the place where you should head to. Located nearby the longhouse (500m), there’s a complete toilet and shower room. Do not worry if you need to go toilet in the middle of night because there will be a spotlight to light up your way. I woke up at 3 in the morning to go to the toilet and I thought it was 6am since it was kinda bright.
If you see the red color cloth it is a female toilet. The toilet is really basic and clean. Same as “kampung” toilet but it is quite modern where they have a flush. It is a seated toilet and there is 4 toilets in total.
This is the shower room. Consist 4 small shower room and it is a basic shower room. They have a water heater and shower of course. The water heater will take some time to heat up the water. Please make sure you bring you own toilet amenities such as soap and toothpaste.
The weather is perfect during afternoon and evening. The temperature is varies around 14-20 degree celcius. It is not too cold and not too hot. For your information, please bring along a blanket or at least sweater during night and early morning because the temperature can easily go as low as 10 degree celcius.
In conclusion, for those who are interested to organize team building activities especially for a school or cooperate event, Awana Genting Highlands would be a perfect place.
During our visit, there are a bunch of medical NGO who camped around Awana Genting Highlands Longhouse. Medical NGO from different states took part in the event.
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Awana Genting Highlands Golf and Country Resort
KM13, Genting Highlands
69000 Pahang Darul Makmur, Malaysia.
(603) 6436 9000
(603) 6101 3535
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Organizer: Horizon Communications
Official Tourism Board: Tourism Selangor
Official Airline: Firefly
Official Hotel: Holiday Inn Kuala Lumpur Glenmarie
Official Resort & Spa: Golden Palm Tree Iconic Resort and Spa
Official Resort: Resort World Genting
Official Internet: The Cube
Official Restaurant: The Mix
Official Camera: Pentax
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