Visiting Rumah Tiang 16
The Difference you Make
Rumah Tiang 16 is more than a charming homestay with exciting excursions to the best of small town Lenggong - take your pick from relaxing at the charming homestay, to enjoying a forest-to-fork lunch in an orchard, to exploring the wondrous caves and other archaeological sites that won the small town a UNESCO inscription.
By booking a stay, you are supporting a platform that promotes the preservation of centuries-old cultural values and traditions, as well as providing sustainable incomes for the local community.
To stay true to Rumah Tiang 16’s original architecture, some unique features have been deliberately retained. The accommodation spaces for guests are only accessible by a high sloping staircase, so Rumah Tiang 16 is not wheelchair-friendly. Floorboards and stairs creak when you step on them.
Lenggong is a small town in the Malaysian state of Perak situated in the Lenggong Valley, Malaysia’s 4th UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located about one hour’s drive from the nearest city, Ipoh, Lenggong is accessible by car. From the North-South Expressway, take Exit No.143 at Kuala Kangsar, then take Route 76 to Lenggong. Your host, Nash Jalaluddin, who operates Rumah Tiang 16 - Lenggong’s first boutique homestay - will meet you here.
There are two guest rooms with queen-sized beds but you can also sleep on the floor in the third guest room that doubles as Nash’s study - just ask your friendly host to bring out the traditional kapok mattresses. A mosquito net is provided in the main guest rooms, but do bring your preferred insect repellent. Guests share a common toilet, typical of kampung homes. For the comfort of his guests/In the interest of his guests’ privacy, Rumah Tiang 16 will accommodate only one party at a time, meaning there will be no mixing of staying guests from different groups.
For an immersive experience, we recommend a minimum 3D 2N stay at Rumah Tiang 16, inclusive of specially curated excursions of Lenggong’s highlights. If you don’t have time for an overnight stay, Nash can also help organise day tours.
To access some of the archaeologically significant sites, visitors need to write to the National Heritage Department to gain access. As a registered operator, Nash can make these arrangements, so you don’t have to worry about red tape.
The Perak Man, South-East Asia’s oldest and most complete human skeleton, is housed at the Lenggong Archaeological Museum. At time of writing, the museum is closed for upgrading works until further notice.