Uncivic Minded Homestay Guests Owner’s Nightmare

Uncivic Minded Homestay Guests Owner's Nightmare

Uncivic Minded Homestay Guests Owner’s Nightmare

Malaysian Home stay

Malaysian homestay industry has taken leap and bound since the inception during the 1989 era. City, small town and even village you bound to stumble across many home stay poster binding along the strategy road. You could hardly miss such gay color billboard with contact number and extraordinary logo and slogan. Moreover, everybody jumped into the bandwagon trying to make a quick fortune. Consequently, most of them winded up with in a couple of years with many lame ridiculous reasons which are beyond imagery. Nevertheless, people come and go is a normal phenomenon in any industry so likewise for home stay too.

Sluggish Homestay era

Notwithstanding, the up and down of the homestay programmers, I too are no exception. Having said this, I experienced during a sluggish period of extensive 6 months on the stretch without any check in. A day lapsed as if pouring money into the drain, it ached my heart, pondering what was the next best alternative exist. Persistently, I dare not to fail knowing Rome was not build in a day.

On Home stay route

Disgusting Home stay Guest

6 years passed on route to 7, now, my nightmare to begin, not due to slumming period of the year. Here goes my tearful journey.

Uncivic Minded Homestay Guests Owner’s Nightmare

A group of 9 teenagers check in for a month, working as sales promoter at the shopping mall. Comprising 3 girls and the rest were young man. They commenced their routine working hours at late afternoon with all garden lumps switch on 24 hours, returned in the wee hours of the night.

Occasionally, I went to orchard to get some fresh seedless lemons, noticed they were soundly slumber like baby with some snoring loudly penetrated the wall. Luckily, they caused no disturbance to anybody as it is a semidetached corner lot single floor. Rubbish scattered at the front patio for days. Cigarettes butt just discarded out from the window panel. On one fine day, I noticed they dismantled a door pad lock dumping at the black rubbish bin just outside the side entrance of the house. A scene of Mumbai Biggest Slum area had shifted to Malaysian soil.

Distress Call

At 1230 hours, I received a call from one the guest.

“Boss, Can you come back immediately to open my room day”

“Why” I politely asked him.

“I locked the room door, my car key inside the room I need to rush to Johor Baru for a sales promotion at 1500 hours”

“I can’t as I am outstation working, will only be back by 1500 hours the latest.”

“Please call this number for the lock smith for help as he is near the vicinity.”

Homestay Owner’s Nightmare

Upon checking out with four hours extension of no charge, I inspected the house with their leader. To my horror and dismay,

“Why this door has no lock at all, remain an empty hole.”

“I relocated the lock to my room’’

“Then why there is wooden damaged hole beneath the lock?

“The wood was extremely fragile and soft, I punched it with my bare hand.”

The customer is always right as I worked as a night auditor before in a three star rate hotel.

I believed he either punched the door with a mighty force or hammer with it a blunt object. Thus, the appearance of the hollow wooden panel resulted.

He complained even further stating that the kitchen bathroom door knob could not open. Was it due to wear and tear?

Upset Gruesome Scene

I discovered the worst horrified scene at the home stay as if tropical cyclone swept in happyjamin.com homestay. The aftermath seeming would throw out one last night meal. Littered all over the house, with bottle, bags and bags untied garbage, empty plastic bottle and some unfinished canned drink. Unwrapped canny paper with human hair lying motionlessly at some corner under the bed I noticed. Dumbfound indeed.

Stained black floor in the wall, bedroom and kitchen with tiny maggot inch for junk food droplet stumbled across. Moreover, dumped the wiring casting for the wash machine on the floor, was the casting an eyesore to them? Conversely, even dismantled the shower dispenser and dumped it on bathroom. Prized open the Air conditioned wiring at one of the room. Enough said, not only, they dismantled a 3 feet x 1 foot mirror mounted on the room wall, uprooted it and relocated on the top of a ward robe. What a barbarian act worse than those wild mischievous moneys invaded the fruit tree!

“Civic Mindedness Home stay Guest?”

What a LOST Y generation of Malaysian? Civic minded or econ friendly awareness advocated had long ignored and follow into dead ear. Shall we blame their parent failed to up bring to mound their character or our Malaysian education system? Asked the Education Minister Mr. Mazlee Malik or their parent for a diagnostics solution. Are we in the developed nation with third world mentality? 

A shocking truth unveiled to any of the Malaysian homestay owner for next episode, any constructive suggestion I sincerely welcomed.

Prefer Homestay Over Hotel in Malaysia

Prefer Homestay Over Hotel in Malaysia

Prefer Homestay Over Hotel in Malaysia

Previously, the majority of the tourists travel to Malaysia and stay in hotels never get to experience true Malaysian hospitality. Thus, it is changing as a result of the growing popularity of homestay in Malaysia. Briefly a homestay is similar in concept to that of a bed and breakfast, guests are either accommodated in the family home, or in separate quarters nearby. Moreover, most of them homestay provide their guests with just as much comfort as a well-furnished reputable hotel.

Prefer Homestay Over Hotel in Malaysia

Reasons To Choose Homestay   Over Hotel On Your Travel.

An informal space

In a nutshell, a homestay an extension of someone’s home or another building not far from the host’s home converted for travelers. Not only supplement the income of the owner. , but also, let the travelers experienced the way of daily life and culture of the host. Consequently, it benefits both parties. Feel the ambience of the homestay is less intimidating than a large impersonal hotel filled with other people and fixed rules. In addition to personalized service and friendliness staff entertains throughout the duration of stay. Let the guest bring back the sweet memory home. As they can afford to cater to the demands of their few guests, as opposed to a hotel that has to take care of hundreds of people.

No spike drink or food

Moreover, predator sexually assault or rape the weaker sex in the hotel due people from all walks of life moving around in the hotel premises. Not only hard to detect a rogue amongst the hotel guests, but also the table drink can be spiked or drug been adding to your food. Not likely in homestay venue, as you know your friends and family member well. Most homestay guest check in the homestay are either their buddy or relative or family members.

Excellent Place to visit

Local residents know their place up to their finger tip. Staying with someone local can access the best information on the place.  Lack of exact information in the travel guide booklets. Exploring the news online, with outdated and repetitive information, why not directly asked horse mouth. So trust your host to tell you where to go and what to do. Moreover, homestay owners make it their business to know more about the local area. So that they can point out shortcuts and scenic routes to their guests, making exploring all the more convenient.

The best local cuisine 

Famed for fine dining, Kluang is no short of visitor throng the food outlet. Especially during weekend and long holiday season, hardly any vacant seat find. Yet diner don’t mine to line up like a bee for the exotic and economical local cuisine. Received guest  from Canada, Australia, and Singapore check in my homestay to have an authentic taste of Hainan and Luwak coffee. A guest of mine from Kuala Lumpur would not mine to have a high tea. It costed him  a whopping RM 252.30 for a small cup of Luwak Coffee and a piece of cheesecake.

Not forgetting the Famed Kluang Botak Curry Mee and Desa halal mutton and chicken Braynani rice make the bat town shine like a diamond.

More peace and quiet

If you want to avoid the hustle and clutter of cities, this is a good choice. A small weekend retreat for gathering of 15 occupants at the homestay, means peace and silence harmony quality time spent, with family and friends. These properties also give you access to the more remote areas of the country. Whereby, the infrastructure or a lack of vision has come in the way of building hotels. The unfrequented, less populated spot offer retreat area to release yours working stressful lifestyle.

Responsible tourism

Occupying at a homestay, you are contributing to the livelihood of the local community. Not far away from my Kluang homestay is a town known as Air Hitam notable for clay pot and plastic handicraft flower. During the school holiday and weekend, there are rows of express bus parking at the congested roadside. Tourist having a good time in bargain on goods. It is a weekend phenomenon that causes massive traffic of 5 to 6 kilometers. It contributes economic significantly to the livelihood of the local residents.

Forming unlikely friendships

You never know whom you encounter on your travels, whose home you end up staying at. Homestay owners tend to be chatty folk. People who don’t like to meet other people are unlikely to open up their home to strangers.  The conversations are entertaining and enlightening, that might just form a new friendship for life.

Economical

Pragmatic reason prefers a homestay over hotel is, of course, that it’s cheaper. Often by half, and with no hidden costs. Hosts can lead you to cheaper eating options in the area, consequently, stretching your money goes for longer at a homestay. Affordably, you could have extra sightseeing excursion or trek.  You might not have done if you were spending more money on just accommodation. It costs an arm and leg to have your clothing been wash and iron in the hotel. But whereas homestay often furnished  with wash machine, giving the guest  a substantial saving.

These are the great reasons and deciding factors prefer Homestay  over Hotel in Malaysia.