ABOUT THE KEBUN
The Kebun was started as a plan for a retirement home in Sarawak, East Malaysia. Adrian’s Bungalow was put up after being disassembled from the movie set of The Sleeping Dictionery. Olivia’s was only put up only two years later when it was taken out of storage, also disassembled from the same movie set.
Sandwiched between the Kubah National Park and Sungai Rayu and very near to the Matang Wildlife Center, it is fully fenced in with running water and electricity both of which were installed only 4 years ago. Prior to that the farm depended on stored rain water and a generating set.
The first goat shack house was built after being advised discovering that the stupid and idiotic idea of using goats to keep the grass short ended up with them having a good feed wrecking havoc on all the ornamental plants and flowers. That was the start of the love affair with goats 8 years ago. Today there are 4 blocks and 3 paddocks divided and run a flock of assorted breeds.
Today the farm has started to help with foundation stock for fellow farmers and also help import breeding stock from Australia of which also include sheep. New farmers sometimes drop in to the farm for free advice and coffee help in general as our management experience is quite extensive although mostly learned through the painful way trial and error. Many of them have also secured their starter breeding stock mostly derived from our farm born kids.
We enjoy our Goats including the whole gang of Geese, Ducks, Chickens, Turkeys, Dogs, Cats and all. Holding a full time job 5 days a week and traveling extensively has not given us the time we want for the farm which is managed with the forced hard labour help of slaves live-in farmhands.
The Kebun is safe and quiet yet has all the modern amenities required for international traveler. We sit on 10 acres of mature fruit trees and looking forward to each fruit season is too a joy as with enjoying the wildlife that come visit day and night helping themself’s to share the fruit, which is also home to wild mouse deers, flying squirrels, and a marvelous variety of birds surrounded by secondary jungle and is a tranquil place to enjoy all the activities on offer or just relax by the fish ponds, stream or rivers and soak in the rural atmosphere.
We have 2 Bungalows with a planned Bunk House and coming Safari Tent accommodation, being simple dwellings for a real tropical adventure, a really unique place for the overseas traveler the authentic Sarawak working farm experience.
The Kebun is not just accommodation, it is an experience. If you would like to get back to the basics of life in a beautiful setting, which is fresh gardens of organic vegetables, picking your own tropical fruits, dining on fresh farm raised chickens, fishing for your own freshwater fish & simple accommodation, with little impact to the environment, and to help out with feeding all of the animals at the end of the day’s activities and again in the morning, then your are up for a unique adventure at The Kebun.
Expect a generous and genuine welcome from either one of the owners, Olivia & Adrian. As experienced world travelers we know what you want and our aim is to make sure your stay is memorable and fun! Your comfort is our concern and we will do our best to keep you happy.
We look forward to welcoming you to The Kebun!
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