Temuan is a tribe of Malaysia’s Orang Asli, or original people. There are two Temuan villages close to us. Most of our staff are from this community. The Orang Asli’s knowledge of the jungle is unparalleled. The rainforest was a source of food and medicine in this culture.


Many families still own small farms inside and by the jungle. But many also enjoy the stability of wages as Seremban, and its surroundings get busier. The Orang Asli would forage for medicinal eaves and roots to cure the ill. But aside from a minority, modern medicine is preferred amongst the youth for being more convenient.


The Temuan speak their own language and are traditionally animists. Their sacred graveyards are hidden deep in the rainforest. The Temuan treat the jungle with great respect; believing that each river, tree, shrub and rock has a guardian spirit. Much of Temuan life was guided by taboos, herbal remedies, rituals and a bit of magic. Although, these days, many Orang Asli have converted to Islam or other religions.

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Our first forays into the jungle were accompanied by Orang Asli (aborigines of Malaysia) who have pockets of fruit farms within the jungle. 

Jungle Trekking at The Dusun

The Orange Asli used to find every day medicine in the forest. Now many find it more practical to take modern medicine. 


Negeri Sembilan shares borders with Selangor, Pahang, Melaka and Johor. Affectionately known as Negeri or Nogori, it certainly is a unique state in Malaysia. Most of its original Malay population came from the Padang region of Sumatra in the 18th and 19th centuries and are known as Minangkabau or Minang people. It is a matrilineal culture known for exemplary hospitality and distinctive cuisine.


Also distinct is their dramatic yet practical roof architecture, which rises up at the corners, letting heat rise and leaving the house cool. You can view this roof in state buildings in Seremban and one magnificent centenary house in Pantai. It is on the right as you leave Pantai, heading towards Seremban.

Our Manager, Asmaq on her wedding day. The happy couple is in traditional Minangkabau dress. 

3437, Jalan Kampung Baharu Pantai,
71770 Seremban,

Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia.