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The Beauty of Kampung Aceh Yan

“Balik Kampung” is something that I look forward to every couple of months. After weeks of daily routine of traffic jam, corporate wars, hectic life, it is always good to be able to take a break and go for a ‘balik kampong’ trip. In my case, kampung is always Batu Pahat and Alor Star where my parents originate from.

Last week I had the chance to travel back to Alor Star with Jiji, my mum, my sister and my nephew for a wedding. Unlike our usual trip to my grandparent’s place in Alor Star, this time we spent 2 days 1 night in Kampung Aceh, a small village in Yan where most of my extended relatives stay.

Enjoy some of the photos of the trip to Kampung Aceh Yan~!

As always, we flew on my favourite airline, Firefly. A full review of the flights will be available later this week.

We landed in Alor Star in the evening and were greeted by rain. As a matter of fact it was raining cats and dogs throughout our 24 hours in Kedah.

My GrandParents house in Yan. Small but comfortable. No air-con needed as the fresh air is so good and the location at the base of Gunung Jerai make it so calm and relaxing.

The morning of the wedding day, I went out for a walk with my wife. Some shots around Kampung Aceh

Name of roads in Aceh language

The place where I use to have lots of fun when I was a little boy. Still clean and very much tempting.

If you want to enjoy this beautiful nature, consider staying in KAMC Homestay. A great homestay accommodation with affordable charges.

A gazebo with an Aceh name.

That morning, I also ventured outside Kampung Aceh to discover Pantai Murni, another popular spot in Yan.

Some of the shops in Pekan Yan

The main mosque.

A well that provides access to groundwater for non-potable usage.

Nasi Lemak RM0.50 / 50 cents. Something that you can’t find in KL.

Not only it is cheap, it tastes so good! That’s what I call best value for money!

Preparations for the wedding ceremony. Tents being set up.

Inside the house, the ladies preparing for the wedding. It’s nice to see the concept of Gotong-Royong is very much alive.

My best experience throughout the trip is to witness the togetherness of the villagers in preparing the signature dish for the wedding feast, a special dish passed through generations and originates from Acheh.

The dish was prepared in the village’s surau just next to the creek.

The men ready for action.

Knifes being sharpened.

Jackfruit, the signature ingredient for this particular dish.

Chop chop

Ready for some cooking action

Old-fashioned for the best taste!

A couple of hours later – ready to be served!

The main dish. Delicious. I had few rounds of this before leaving Kampung Aceh that day.

The bride and groom. Congrats!

It was a short but exciting trip to Yan, Kedah. Nothing can beat a good time spent with loved ones in a nice natural ambience.

It was really thought provoking to witness the spirit of togetherness that was passed through many generations and I wonder as more people venture out of the village to find a job in the city, will this spirit still be there for many generations to come? I really hope it will.

29 Comments

  1. clive November 25, 2009 at 2:10 am

    alalalalala…tomel…bersihla kampong tu…lawa!

  2. clive November 25, 2009 at 2:10 am

    tomel comel budak tu bro!hahaha
    ur model untuk firefly!lol

  3. faida November 25, 2009 at 9:45 am

    i have always loved balik kampung trip too. it’s always mesmerizing and is always something i look forward to. the fresh air, the atmosphere, best gila. and i see that your kampung looks nice and serene too. wedding kat kampung pun best, kan?

    nice entry by the way.

  4. essays topics November 27, 2009 at 3:14 am

    I have always liking this area and your post and photos made me more confident in my point of view!!

  5. saifulhamdy December 1, 2009 at 9:52 am

    hai ron..peuhaba? lon cuco kepada allahyarham hasbollah aneuk kepada Hilmy (rumah di depan signboard “Tengku Di Balee”)..nice post dude.. tapi xdpt balik beraya sbb pulang ke kampung isteri di Kuala Kelawang..

  6. Nazri bin Mohd. Najib December 6, 2009 at 1:23 am

    Apa nama dish tu? Gulai nangka?

  7. KAMC, Kpg Acheh, Yan December 15, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    Dear Azuan,
    AJK KAMC would like to thank you for promoting KAMC. Well written with lots of pictures.A request is forwarded here for you to do the same for “Narit Geutanyo”, a newsletter for Achehnese comunity. Thank you. Salam.

  8. cut farhah January 10, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    Kampung Acheh indah lagoina..wo u gampong sabe beh..insyaAllah

  9. abdul rahman March 10, 2010 at 11:35 am

    Lepah that serunoh bak wate ta kalon gamba-gamba nyan. Sang-sang uroe nyoe cit ta woe u gampong.Ulon tuan ucapkan tahniah .
    Menyoe jeut beu na sabei berita-berita lagee nyoe .Tq.

  10. Fadli Idris October 8, 2010 at 5:43 am

    Wo…. saya tidak tahu kalau ada Kampung Aceh di Alor Star. Alor Star di Keudah kah?

  11. research paper topics March 20, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    Nice family,Nice wedding,Nice life, you force me to think about my life and family.

  12. basirrazak May 3, 2012 at 12:04 am

    Saya dalam proses membuat kajian landskap budaya di Kampung Acheh bagi mengembalikan karakter kampung ini yang asalnya dibuka oleh ulama dari Acheh.Kampung ini mempunyai ciri-ciri unik untuk diketengahkan meliputi aspek sejarah,sosio-budaya,persekitaran,senibina dan banyak lagi.Bagi yang mengetahui serba sedikit mengenai Kampung Acheh,boleh la berkongsi dengan saya.

  13. amnah October 31, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    nak contact num homestay asap… please email me at amnahanwar@yahoo.com
    thank you so much

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  15. izham December 29, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    owhhh thanx.. sudah 7 taun tak jejakan kaki ke kampang sendiri.. gmabar2 nie pengubat rindu dihati sya.. yg kawin tue saudar sndri sbnarnya.. orang2 didalm gambar saya masih lagi kenal ;)) thanx

  16. Nasha February 1, 2015 at 6:29 pm

    Salam,

    Tuan,

    Mohon izin tuan untuk saya mengambil beberapa gambar dan maklumat dari sini sebagai bahan untuk presentation saya di Aceh nanti. Saya akan mewakili sekolah saya untuk lawatan penandaarasan PSS di Aceh pada bulan 3 nanti, insyaAllah.

    Segala kerjasama dan keizinan tuan saya dahului dengan ucapan terima kasih.

  17. Nabil Berri June 2, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    Assalamu’alaikum. Rupari mantöng na gampông Acèh di Malaya. Saleuëm nibak kamoë di Banda Acèh.

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