Homestay Pulau Tuba
Location: Pulau Tuba
Pulau Tuba is one of the six homestay holiday destination promoted by the Fisheries Development Authority of Malaysia as an innovative tourism products. There are 30 houses registered under this program and all of the household head works as a fishermen.
Apart from fishing they do some farming, raring animals like chicken/cows/water buffalo/goats and mend their orchard. Occasionally the islanders goes to the jungle to collect forest product including herbs, medicinal roots, honey bees and wild fruits. The woman folks weave pandan mat and make other handicraft products to supplement their family income.
Malay is the main language but you no need to worry as at least one of the family members, understands some basic English. Most of them have previous experience in hosting foreign and local student.
Their houses are made of wood and have all the basic amenities such as electricity, water, phone lines, television and motor vehicles.
Pulau Tuba is one among the 3 islands in Langkawi that is inhibited by people. This island occupies an area of about 20 square kilometre and consist of 5 fishing villages. Pulau Tuba is also known as “Pulau Islam” as all of its 3000 people are Muslims.