BRINCHANG: The Jungle Inn in Kampung Menson near Bertam Valley in the Cameron Highlands has been rated as exceptional by significant online travel booking platforms such as Agoda and Booking.com.Run by a 42-year-old Orang Asli called John Bah Tuin, the inn provides simple, no-frills lodging in lush and lovely natural surroundings.The inn is styled after standard Orang Asli homes. The spaces are built of wood, bamboo and mengkuang, and food is prepared with bamboo and firewood.John, a previous soldier, said his people were quickly contented with a simple
life and had little interest in entrepreneurship. The Rain forest Inn in Kampung Menson near Bertam Valley in the Cameron Highlands has been rated as exceptional by major online travel booking platforms such as Agoda and Booking.com. Photo by NSTP/ FERNANDO FONG “Entrepreneurship is very important in altering the way we live and work, to do something important in life, “he told the New Straits Times.
“The inn offers job chances to the Orang Asli community.”He stated he had actually acquired company experience through running a corner store in his village.John stated it was necessary to be modest and accept recommendations from others.He said the idea of building an inn by the crystal clear river next to the forest was given
to him by his friend, Ong Gee Tatt. “Ong had an eye for opportunity.
As we talked about the concept, we realised that the inn would stand out offered its secluded place. The inn is styled after traditional Orang Asli houses.
The rooms are constructed of wood, bamboo and mengkuang, and food is cooked with bamboo and fire wood. Photo by NSTP/ FERNANDO FONG ” What we needed was the right service, design, soul, design and centers
,”he said.It was not all smooth cruising though. John stated he was cheated by unethical
travel representatives who did not pay him for utilizing the inn and its facilities.He stated he hoped that his entrepreneurial success would motivate his people to vacate their comfort zone.
“We must not depend upon other individuals to be accountable for us,”he stated.