About the Homestay
We are a family providing unique hospitality combining homestay and home cooking programs and we welcome solo travelers, couples, families and groups from any where in the world to come to us, stay with us and dine with us. With full time, we are offering authentic cultural immersion through homestay and home cooking. Our cooking is based on two great cuisines: Taste of Middle East, and Malaysian Home Culinary Adventure hosted by my wife Nah from our home kitchen. She is great cook with over 34 years culinary experience in both Arab and Malaysian food.
Nah is a native Malay from Kelantan, a renowned food paradise region in Malay heartland, where she inherited and mastered Malaysian traditional cooking. She was also well exposed to Arab food cooking when we together lived 7 years in Saudi Arabia, where she learned many exciting dishes.
To experience our good food, the warm hospitality from our home, meeting the locals, and Malaysian way of life and the culture, potential guests are advised to stay with us at least more than three nights.
Hosting and homestay programs and services that we provide are:
Cozy and clean rooms
Breakfast or brunch
Home dining with the best home cooked meals
Home Cooking Workshop and cooking classes
Attending Malay traditional wedding ceremony
Meeting the locals in their homes
Malay Village tours to see Malay traditional timber homes
Evening excursion trip to natural hot spring
One day excursion Tripe to Mystic Island known as Pulau Besar
Tripe to Tropical Fruit Farm
Tour to Botanical garden in tropical rain forest
Honey bee farm and tasting 10 kinds of fresh honey
One full day excursion trip to Aborigine village (Kampong Orang Asli)
Tour to Melaka Historic city
Bikes for touring
We offer five wonderful home cooking experiences, and we let our guests choose the menus they like from the list of our recipes:
1) Home Dining, we like to invite guests to share a meal with us, it can be a simple or substantial 3-5 course meal for minimum one guest or up to 8 people.
2) Private Home Cooking Class, we offer a regular and vegetarian classes for 1-4 guests per session (from three to seven-dish program) from Malay Traditional food and Malaysian popular dishes. We have also class in fusion as we combine some exciting dishes from Arab food.
3) Guest Cooking Workshop, Guests who had attended our cooking class programs can use our kitchen to practice cooking the food they learned from us, so they can master with confidence their new skills of cooking. Our Cook will supervise and assist them.
4) Special Semolina Cake Party, we offer guests who may like to celebrate birth anniversary, or a special occasion with or without food.
5) Healthy Eating Plan for long term stayers, we design a suitable diet plan for any guest who needs to reduce weight, or for anyone who may like to eat/learn special diet that is good for health to control blood sugar and to reduce high blood pressure and etc. This program's recipes are based on fresh green vegetables, cooking in less or no oil, legumes such as beans, lentils, peas, whole meal bread (preferably home made), fish and some chicken meat. Fruits and some fruit based desserts.
- Bikes for use
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
- Non Smoking
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our Homestay is in quiet at Taman Bunga Raya behind MMU University in Bukit Beruang area in Melaka city.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Amusement Park
- Bus Stop
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
Available on request at an extra cost
- Full Breakfast
- Half Board
- Full Board
Diet Type available on request
- Lactose Intolerant
- Nut Allergies
Smoking is not allowed.
We went to Vietnam in January 2018 and experienced Family Homestays in Mekong and Sapa. After absolutely enjoying that experience, we wanted to experience a genuine Malaysian family and food experience through a family stay. It took along time to find this jewel in Melaka.
From the first contact, Os was friendly and professional. His suggestions were helpful and saved us alot of time.
We were met at the busport by Os and his son Ahmad who drove us to the accommodation where his wife Hawa had cooked us an amazing Malay/Arabic lunch.
Between Hawa's cooking, Ahmad's tours and commentary of the local attractions (the mosque, the Sultan's Palace, St Pauls Church on the hill to name a few) and Os showing us traditional houses, the botanical gardens and a honey farm, we were very spoilt and welcomed into an amazing experience.
Thankyou Os, Hawa and Ahmad. We felt so welcome and you exceeded our expectations.
Ottimi pranzi cucinati dalla moglie di Os abbinata alla sua disponibilità.
They are kind and friendly, always take care of guest.
My husband, my little daughter and I stayed 3 nights at Os. We chose to stay at his house because we wanted to meet a Malaysian family and have the opportunity to taste Malaysian " homemade food". We had a great experience with his family and him: we ate his wife's food which was delicious, had nice conversations with him and the rest of his family. His daughters were very kind with our child. Most of all, Os was helpful and available very time we needed. He gave us a lift to town many times. Os is really welcoming and likes talking and sharing with people from different countries. He helped us on our trip to Tioman (thanks again Os for all your help! ) The house where we were was comfortable: we stayed in one big room but could use the lounge and the kitchen; we were the only guests. The condo is at about 5 to 10 minutes drive from the city centre but it is quiet. We recommend anybody who wants to visit Malacca to go and stay at Os condo.
Alles bestens, sehr freundlich un bemüht
We were 3 girls who stayed with Os family for a couple of days. We had a brilliant experience with them. Such a lovely and warm-hearted family. They did everything and more to make us feel comfortable. The cooking class was fantastic and the food delicious. They even helped us to find a car to rent for few days which was almost impossible ad we wanted to leave the car in a different city. If you are looking for a relax l
I enjoyed 4 nights in Mallaca with this host. He and his wife are very friendly and I enjoyed a lot of discussion. I also had my breakfast and evening meal in this home and she is an excellent cook especially as I am vegetarian. I also availed myself of the son driving me to where I needed to go and his knowldge of the area. This host is excellent value and really cares about giving good service. I shall stay again if I visit Mallaca. The host is happy to give an extra price for meals and car service but this is not expensive and well worth while.
My 3-day stay in Melaka with Os and his family was a wonderful cultural experience. The room is clean, nice, comfortable with ensuite bathroom and air conditioning, the perfect combination for comfortable nights on holiday.
Os and Hassa (his wife) are very accommodating, providing you with the information you need. They are very knowledgeable about their culture and others, it was a real pleasure to share family breakfasts and dinners with them. Hassa's cooking lessons are a MUST otherwise we miss out on a beautiful cultural exchange in Malaysia. The Arabian food is a delice! :) Ahmed, their son was my driver and he is a good, welcoming and a safe driver who is always happy to take you around and chat with you about Malaysia and Melaka. I had the opportunity to meet their beautiful daughters who are very curious about other cultures and we shared interesting conversations. I will do my best to go back to Melaka and spend more time with Os and his family.
We stayed 3 days with os and his familly and it was just wonderful days !! Everythings was perfect thanks you for your hospitality for sharing with us your Life your culture thanks you to your wife Who is amazing chief!!!! Amazing food !!! Thanks you for your perfect organisation we find Time to visit all the beautiful place we must see in melacca ! We learn so much with you and all the familly!!!
We Côme back two Times in one month in os house because we miss them sooo much haha!!! It was just wonderful expérience and meet !
We Will miss you and we Will defenetly Côme back to see u in sha Allah!
We had a wonderful stay at this family. They were very friendly and warm and helped us where posible. We feeled like home. The food was excellent!
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When do I pay?
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