Can you believe that Airbnb is already 10? Since its inception in 2008, the home vacation rental platform has changed the hospitality landscape of Malaysia.
In a recent statement, Airbnb said the company has helped Malaysia welcome over 26,700 guests from all over the world. It added that over 800 seniors (aged 60 and older) in the country, have earned some additional income by becoming hosts on the platform.
Airbnb regional director (Asia Pacific) Siew Kum Hong said Airbnb continues to provide authentic, sustainable and diverse options for travellers.
“We are especially pleased to see dynamic travel trends for both senior hosts and guests in Asia Pacific, and look forward to continuing to embrace this vibrant and much-loved community,” he said.
In celebration of the company’s 10th anniversary, Airbnb has unveiled five unique local Airbnb home listings in Malaysia. These venues have been “wish listed” by many travellers.
Mendung Escape Private Room (Bau, Sarawak)
Couples looking for some “alone time” can consider checking into this secluded venue. There’s a catch, though. You’ll have to hike up about 700m to earn your perfect escape, so you might not want to bring a huge bag along with you.
This beautiful listing in Sarawak is perfect for those seeking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. You will be close to nature, with plenty of hiking opportunities to discover the surrounding flora and fauna.
Unique Tent Stay (Alor Setar, Kedah)
This listing is actually at an old shophouse located at Pekan Melayu in Alor Setar. The lot was once a glorious goldsmith shop back in the 1920s.
Today, this large shophouse in the heart of the city’s heritage district has been transformed into a cosy base to host solo travellers or a group of visitors from around the world.
The floor arrangement includes nine spacious air-conditioned private rooms in tent-style setting, a living hall, dining hall, garden, workspace, shared kitchenette, shared bathrooms and toilets with full amenities.
#CaravanBah (Kota Kinabalu, Sabah)
If your idea of a holiday in KK is to spend it outdoors, then this listing is suitable for you. The owner claims that the caravan is the first one in Sabah and can accommodate up to four adult guests.
For those looking for a two-for-one deal, this caravan comes with a 4WD vehicle. In other words, you will be free to roam around the capital of Sabah with your mobile accommodation.
Perhentian Jungle Safari Tent 1 (Terengganu)
Looking for somewhere private and secluded in Pulau Perhentian? Then look no further than this respite.
This romantic jungle safari tent set in nature overlooking the sea will give you a unique glamping experience. Guests who stayed here sing praises of its all-round great views.
The tent has its own indoor toilet and washbasin with separate shared shower area.
Nami By The Sea (Kuala Dungun, Terengganu)
This listing is a great place to relax and unwind. Nami By The Sea is a cosy place that is located facing the South China Sea.
The Airbnb host has creatively converted two shipping containers to create this unique space.
Enjoy nearly half an acre of outdoor space, ample space to play beach volleyball, make your own barbecue, or just hang out with family and friends.