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"The Jana", The Nostalgic Kampung House
 Aviation : Special Interest

By Nurul Halawati Azhari

TAIPING (Bernama) -- A wooden traditional house complete with a verandah located right at the foothill of Bukit Jana, serves as an iconic attraction for the town of Kamunting in Taiping.

Each morning, the house gets enveloped by the cool mist, creating a wonderful panorama. There is also a shed close by specially erected for visitors to enjoy the view of the greeneries and the tranquility.

And there is a stream that flows down from the hill that visitors could see from the shed sitting on the bench made from bamboos. The sight of the fishes swimming among the rocks and the soothing sound of the flowing water further enriches the placid ambience.

The hill, the river and the kampung house known as "The Jana" all reflect humankind's strong connection with nature and provide a much sought after respite from the hustle and bustle associated with city life.

A STUPENDOUS HOUSE

The Jana is the latest attraction that belongs to MK Land Holdings Bhd (MK Land) and is located within the Taiping Golf Resort. This kampung house concept was the brainchild of the group's chairman, Tan Sri Mustapha Kamal Abu Bakar.

The first phase of the The Jana consists of five kampung houses, all located within the golf resort. Three of the houses have two bedrooms and two bathrooms each while the remaining two have one bedroom and one bathroom.

Another five units will be added in 2015 to enable visitors enjoy and put up with nature. The resort also offers five village accommodation packages that include BBQ Package, Wedding Package, Fruit Trail Package and Team Building Package.

 

According to the senior general manager of MK Land Group, Kamarulzaman Abu Bakar the whole idea of setting up the kampung houses is to reflect on the life that was during the days of our ancestors.

"The houses with the floors raised from the ground, the windows for ventilation, the verandah and intricate carvings on the pillars are very much part of the kampung house", he said.

Apart from the unique architecture, the surrounding areas are planted with herbs and fruit trees that highlight the tradition of the Malays then who loved to plant trees around their homes.

PRIVATE PUBLIC UNDERTAKING

The Taiping Municipal Council President Datuk Abd Rahim Md Ariff praised MK Land's latest efforts that in fact also helped to promote the state of Perak.

The Jana adds to the attractions to lure visitors from the outside to Taiping. If previously they came there to play at the 18 hole golf course, now they could enjoy a traditional living experience at the resort.

Abd Rahim also hoped that there would be more attractions in the future to lure visitors to the heritage town.

Taiping that boasts for its historical legacy is among the oldest towns in the country. The town has the famous zoo, the Taiping Zoo, place to see the fireflies in Kuala Sepetang and the Bukit Larut hill station.

He also hoped that the various stakeholders in recreational and tourism related activities would establish strategic cooperation.

"This is necessary in drawing up comprehensive tourism packages to fulfill the market demands", he said.

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