Nestled in Kampung Serendah, there are many secrets to uncover and many tales to be heard. For there is more than meets the eye in the areas stewarded by this understated Temuan community. From the forests of the little known Bukit Beruang to the wonderful indigenous cuisine of its people, there is much to do. Explore the indigenous side of Serendah with its original people as your guide in ways that support their aspirations and feeds your sense of curiosity.
To start the day, our team of Native Hosts will take you on an adventure through the ancestral land of the community. A place hidden away from outsiders, hike through Bukit Beruang (Bear Hill) as you learn all about the history of the people of Kampung Serendah which dates back to the tin mining rush in Malaya and the arrival of the British in colonial times. Once done, be replenished by some of the best Temuan Cuisine meals cooked with finesse by our local chefs. From the infamous tempoyak sambal, to traditional vegetable dishes sourced from the jungle; the food of Kampung Serendah tells a story through time, back to their parents and those before them who pioneered these bites through time.
Your Native Hosts are an intergenerational group of cultural stewards. The eldest being Pak Elok, who has been tending to the land for decades, all the way to Anissa who is part of the now TikTok savvy generation, eager to share. Familiar with the land, they will teach the traditional ways of the Temuan community – all while sharing stories from growing up in the community. A majority Temuan population, they have been keeping the Indigenous culture alive in the pocket of urban sprawl emerging from nearby towns.
For those looking for something different, then Kampung Serendah is the place for you. This experience is designed to give you an in-depth understanding of the community through its food, nature, and people – perfect for the purposeful traveler and accessible from Kuala Lumpur City by 45-minutes drive.
Arrival at Kampung Serendah
Introduction to your Native Hosts
Begin Guided Hike through Bukit Beruang with your Native Guides
Return to village and freshen up by the riverside of Sungai Serendah
Begin lunch session with your Native Cooks
Casual conversation with the community
Final farewell and departure from Kampung Serendah
On your Native Journey, you will be provided access to our Indigenous Tribe Hosts. These hosts will take you through the journey and will be ever willing to help you if you require it. We also provide first-aid services during the experience.
Guests should bring an expectation to learn and have a great time. All other general list of items to bring is provided in our follow up email titled “Native Onboarding” that you will receive upon booking an experience.
No, once a tour or stay has been purchased, no refunds will be handed out. Do contact Native directly if you would like to make changes with bookings in-line with our Terms & Conditions.