As Malaysia Day is right around the corner, there’s no better time to celebrate our nation’s uniquely multicultural heritage! Thanks to eight Malaysian hosts, locals and tourists alike will be able to embrace the best of Malaysian culture and history through a series of truly unique Experiences for only RM1, taking place on selected dates between 16 to 29 September.
From learning to play the sape, learning how to sew batik blouses, these Experiences will allow you to discover Malaysia in a truly local and authentic way. Whether in Kuala Lumpur, Melaka or Penang, these journeys into the Malaysian way of life promise to be memorable, educational and fun.
If you have no plans yet for September, take a look at what Airbnb has to offer.
Check out these RM1 Airbnb Experiences in conjunction with Malaysia Day
Penang All-In-One Heritage Bike Tour, Penang
RM1 per pax, 10 pax only, available 16 September
Ken and his friends will bring you around Georgetown on a heritage bike tour to discover the best of Penang’s hawker food, street art and historical sites. For those who can’t bike, Ken also offers the option of experiencing this on a trishaw!
Magical Kampung Baru, Kuala Lumpur
RM1 per pax, 6 pax only, available 17 September
Discover hidden secrets and stories of Malay families living in Kampung Baru as Fuad takes you on a journey around the Malay enclave where he grew up in. You will also get to visit places that locals usually frequent and experience the authentic Kampung Baru way of life.
Melaka Nyonya Kuih Cooking Class, Melaka
RM1 per pax, 8 pax only, available 19 September
Learn how to make Nyonya kuihs – a traditional Peranakan snack with Li Ting and her mum in the comfort of their 2-storey bungalow as they share their family’s secret recipes. You will get to bring these sweet treats home as well!
Sew a Batik Blouse, Kuala Lumpur
RM1 per pax, 6 pax only, available 19 September
Co-owner of Maker’s Habitat, Ching, has been sewing clothes and bags for the past 20 years. Discover the joy of sewing through this workshop, and take home your very own Malaysian batik blouse.
Temuan Village Trail with Native Guides, Petaling Jaya
RM1 per pax, 10 pax only, available 22 September
This Social Impact Experience is a joint initiative between Native, a travel-based social enterprise and Epic Collective, an ecosystem of companies and platforms aiming to create volunteering opportunities for those who want to contribute back to society. Join Daniel and his team as they hike through the protected forests of the Orang Asli Temuan community and learn more about the locals and their environment.
3-in-1 Mosques + Batu Cave + Hill Temple, Kuala Lumpur
RM1 per pax, 12 pax only, available 23 September
Keen to learn more about the Muslim community in Malaysia? Join Ahmad on his culture walk Experience, and appreciate the architecture and history of different mosques around Kuala Lumpur.
Learn to play the Sape with a Champion, Kuala Lumpur
RM1 per pax, 10 pax only, available 28 September
Learn how to play the Sape, a traditional instrument from Sarawak from world champion instrumentalist, Saufi Aiman. By the end of the session, you will be able to read basic musical notes and play a few Sape tunes together with the entire group!
Experience life in a Malaysian village, Kuala Lumpur
RM1 per pax, 6 pax only, available 28 to 29 September
Discover the traditions and culture of the Semai tribespeople on this two-day Adventure as host Adi takes you to experience life in a traditional village. You’ll hike to see the world’s largest flower, have a splash in Damak Waterfall and even learn to weave, fish and hunt!