Staycation In 100-Year-Old Kampung House Turned Vacation Villa

In the year of Covid-19, international travel may not be possible but we can surely find some interesting staycay destinations for you. Enter the century old traditional malay kampung, Rymba Retreat Gopeng.


Rymba Retreat Gopeng - Frontview


Located near Ipoh, Malaysia, the house was recently given an architectural facelift. Here’s why you might want to bookmark it.


It’s a tranquil retreat you’ve been needing from being cooped up during the Movement Control Order (MCO).

Rymba Retreat Gopeng - Greenery


Rymba Retreat Gopeng is nestled in the secluded lush greenery about 30km south of Ipoh.


Get the full kampung experience.

Rymba Retreat Gopeng - Outdoor Bathtub


Rejuvenate yourself with an outdoor bath under the open skies while being surrounded by natural flora. We hear that the outdoor bathtub gets fresh supply of water straight from the river. There are also outdoor shower-heads for cool showers in hot afternoons. We can’t imagine a more perfect time to decompress your mind. 


Have freshly picked durians from the orchard nearby as mid-day treats.


Rymba Retreat Gopeng - Durian at Mid-day

Not far off it’s premise, is a durian orchard where you can pick fresh durian and savour the King of Fruits in the decked out backyard. A sure hit with the durian lovers!


Take in the beautiful view 310 meters above sea level.

Rymba Retreat Gopeng - Hilltop View


A leisure trek up Bukit Batu Putih will give you the most rewarding view of the location. The sprawling valley and meandering Kampar River beneath your feet will make you feel like you’re on top of the world.


Get the adrenaline running.

Rymba Retreat Gopeng - Water Activities

Feeling adventurous? There are various activities for the adrenaline junkies still, including water rafting, waterfall abseiling and caving. 


End the night with a more romantic option.

Rymba Retreat Gopeng - Night View

If you’re imagining something more romantic, have a moonlit dinner when night descends by the quiet sanctuary. 


Time to dust off that weekend bag and get ready for a road-trip to Rymba Retreat Gopeng!


Cover Image Credit: Rymba Retreat Gopeng


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