The Homestay Programme was first launched in Malaysia by the Federal Ministry of Tourism in 1995 and is being coordinated and established under the Sabah Ministry of Tourism, Environment, Science and Technology since year 2000.

Sabah is home to more that 33 ethnic groups living in different parts of Sabah. Each district will be offering their own unique culture, beliefs and way of life. Hence visitors would be experiencing a different lifestyle in each of the Homestays that they stay. For example in the Long Pasia Homestay, the ethnic group there are the Lundayehs.

Long Pasia has a homestay programme and the locals will bid you welcome into their home. They will serve you refreshments and traditional meals. By staying with your host family, you will not only get a “home-away-from-home” feeling, but will also have an opportunity to participate in a unique inter-cultural experience that you just can’t get from staying in hotels or dorms. The Lundayeh are a Christian community. They have their own traditional costumes and head dress.


8 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Netali Pedersen Amdneh on August 31, 2008 at 6:34 pm

    To Long Pasia Homestay
    We are two girls from Denmark who have planned to visit Borneo in November 2008.
    we will be finishing a diving course (near Semporna) on the 14th of November, and would subsequently like to experience your homestay programme from the 14th (approximately midday) to the 16th in the afternoon.
    Is this possible? (we will be travelling to Uncle Tan’s Wildlife Adventure near the Sepilok Orang-Utan REhabilitation Center near Sandakan).
    I’m not quite sure which of the programme is the easiest one for us to join, or if it is possible to join the programme for such a short time.
    We hope to be hearing from you soon, and we are looking forward to our visit in Borneo; It could be particulary speciel if we had the oppurtunity to experience, and learn to know, the local people up close.
    Yours sincerily
    Netali Pedersen Amdneh
    Norgesvej 81
    8370 Hadsten – Denmark


  2. Posted by charles pengiran on September 21, 2008 at 12:29 pm

    Dear Netali.
    Glad to hear that your are going to experience our homestay programe. As mention,i am charles from Long Pasia too but now i am doing a business at Kuching Sarawak at this moment.
    Wish you enjoy your trips to our lovely village and experience our Lundayeh culture. I may entroduse you to my Family house too! As mention above,my Father homestay is ‘Pengiran Homestay’. I believe both of you will know more,learn more and enjoy the programe.
    Tell me your exprience when your are home since i’ll be back to Long Pasia in this coming Christmas. Wish you best experience at Long Pasia and Borneo as well.

    Thank You!

    Kuching Sarawak


  3. Posted by Lee TH on March 20, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    Dear Sir/Madam

    I am from Kuala Lumpur and will make a trip to kota kinabalu. Can you please provide me some information of homestay. I will stay for about a month, thus please let me know the price. rent a transport.


  4. Posted by Garry Anderson on December 14, 2010 at 11:14 am

    Hi Homestay,

    I am riding with a group of 4-5 bikers and wish to stay one night at your lodging on Sunday 19th December 2010.

    Anyway, I would like to know if you have space for us and what accommodation you can offer.


  5. hi charles .. ada no contact home stay pangiran??

    ruly from tawau sabah
    0146588833 wassap.


  6. hi Ruly,

    Saya tidak ada contact number Encik Pangiran. Anda boleh hubungi Encik Sigar baru ~ Homestay Coordinator Long Pasia di talian 0148617881

    Sekian harap maklum dan terima kasih.


  7. Posted by william on August 9, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    Someone from long Pasia reply me for a home stay. TQ


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