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Rumah Kebun: There's A Hidden Nature Retreat In Selangor With A Beautiful Blue Pool

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Cheng Sim  •  Jul 07, 2020

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Planning a nature retreat in Kuala Lumpur is the best way to escape from the city's hustle and bustle. Surrounded by the sights and sounds of nature, it'll be a refreshing trip where you can relax and take a moment for yourself. If you're living in KL, there's a hidden nature retreat in Selangor that's worth visiting with your family and friends. Just a 45-minute drive from KL, time to plan your stay at Rumah Kebun, an ideal nature getaway situated in Hulu Langat, Selangor. This private homestay has been rounds on social media, thanks to this Instagram-worthy shot of its beautiful blue pool that's fed by natural spring water! Starting at RM1,500 per night, this hidden homestay can accommodate up to 16 people, which is great if you're planning a big family trip or weekend gathering with your friends. It won't hurt your wallet if you split the cost on your group trip. Circled by tall leafy trees, it'll definitely make a comfortable respite from the afternoon heat. Overlooking a pretty pond, there's also a private verandah complete with sofas for your group to relax with a cup of coffee or tea.
Credit: Rumah Kebun on Facebook Thanks to the spaciousness of this private homestay, the four-bedroom villa has 11 beds (most of them are bunk beds and sofa beds for convenience) and 4 bathrooms. It also has enough parking space to fit 10 cars if your group will be arriving separately! 
Credit: Rumah Kebun on Facebook If you prefer to bring yourself closer to nature, Rumah Kebun Camping Ground would also make a great spot to set up your tents. During the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) in Malaysia, they've reduced the capacity to 8 guests per camping site and recommend bringing your own tents (but they also provide tent rentals if you don't have any).
Credit: Rumah Kebun on Facebook Make the most of your trip by spending time at the nearby Semungkis river! Remember to bring extra swimwear or clothes for the kids because they're likely to spend most of the time swimming in the river, which is a rare and fun experience for those growing up in the city. If you're planning a nature getaway in Kuala Lumpur, look no further than Rumah Kebun! It'll definitely be a wonderful retreat for your family and friends. Rate: Starts at RM1,500 per night on  Airbnb  (up to 16 guests) Address: Kampung Sungai Semungkis, 43100 Hulu Langat, Selangor Facebook | Instagram Besides Rumah Kebun, there are many other nature retreats and glamping spots you can visit. To get inspired, check out the recommended reads below and start planning!