Ohana means family, and family means nobody gets left behind - for many, that includes their pets.
If you're planning on going for a holiday in Malaysia anytime soon, you don't have to worry about finding a temporary family or a pet-hotel for your furry friends.
There are many accommodation providers in the country who understand that pets are as much family as a partner, children or siblings; and as such, allow you to bring them along on your holidays.
Here are some of the said accommodations located at popular local tourist destinations:
#1 Noordin Mews, Penang
Not only is the boutique hotel gorgeous with an old-time charm, it also welcomes your furry family members.
Book yourself a stay at a refurbished building from the early 1900s, which is located smack in the middle of the city where many of the attractions are.
Address: 53 Noordin Street
#2 The Dusun, Negeri Sembilan
If you want a tranquil break away from the hustle and bustle of the city, this is the perfect place for you.
The Dusun also allows pets, but for dogs, there are some basic guidelines you should follow to ensure that all guests are comfortable.
Not all types of accommodation can accommodate dogs, so do check before you book and of course, be a responsible and considerate pet owner lah.
Address: 3437, Jalan Mukim,
Kampung Baru Pantai,
#3 Sea Gypsy Village, Johor
A beach paradise located at the Sultan Iskandar Marine Park, Johor, this place is perfect for those who wish to be cut off from the constant demands of our increasingly demanding lives.
When you're at the Sea Gypsy Village, you won't get much of a connection to the outside world (which basically means there's no internet or phone connection). When you tell your boss you are out of coverage area when he/she tries to call you, you won't be lying!
Dogs are not allowed inside the chalets, but you can bring them along and keep them in the veranda area. Don't worry, they will still be protected from the elements and will be sleeping to the sounds of the ocean. Not a bad deal, eh?
Address: Lot 71, Pulau Sibu,
86800 Mersing, Johor
#4 Temple Tree, Langkawi
Just a few minutes drive from the Langkawi airport and you'll arrive at a paradise on earth known as the Temple Tree.
The resort is made up of refurbished old homes surrounded by greeneries, and it looks straight out of the history books.
It also welcomes your furry friends, and from what we've read, even functions as a sort of half way home for stray animals.
Whether you're someone who wants to bring your pet along for a holiday or you simply just love furry animals and love being around them - no matter who the owners are, you're in for a treat!
Address: Jalan Pantai Cenang
Lot 1047, Pantai Cenang,
07000 Langkawi, Kedah
#5 Zen House Urban Stay, Sabah
Feel at home at the Zen House Urban Stay in Kota Kinabalu.
It's a homestay located in a housing area, so you'll truly feel like you're home away from home.
Your pets will feel just as comfortable running around the house. The place is also quite close to the airport, so you won't have to rush when you're leaving the holiday home.
Address: 57, Lorong Zirafah,
Taman Luyang Phase 2,
88300 Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Pack your pets!
If you've been wanting to go on a holiday but worried about where to leave your pets, we hope this post helps!
Time to book that trip. Happy holidays.