PETALING JAYA: Holidaymakers need not go far if they want to chase rainbows because one can be found nearby in Kuala Selangor.
Inspired by the “rainbow villages” found in Indonesia, South Korea and Taiwan, Kampung Pelangi Kuala Selangor (KPKS) located in Jeram is the place to bring a dash of colour to anyone’s gloomy day.
Religious teacher and author Kamil Sidek said KPKS, which has been around since 2015, started out as a campsite and a venue for leadership and motivation camps as well as Family Days.
However, the movement control order gave Kamil, who owns the place, time to give KPKS a makeover and paint the structures in every shade of the rainbow.
“We also have a mini zoo with deer, horses, ostriches, iguanas, goats, birds and many others, ” he said.
Kamil said he was very fortunate to get the help and support of Kuala Selangor MP Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad who provided funds to purchase paint for the chalets, walkways and other structures in the compound.
Visitors can spend their nights in cabins with different themes, such as Homestay, Busstay, Cabinstay, Tubestay, Villastay, Arabianstay and Hobbitstay.
The campsite also offers other amenities and activities such as archery, ATV rides, fishing, a football pitch, barbecue pits and many more.
Kamil said his vision was for KPKS to be a choice destination for family activities.
“It is not only a family holiday destination but also a source of income for many of the staff here who are from the local community, ” he said.
As KPKS resumes operations under conditional MCO, proceeds from ticket sales and chalet rentals will go towards funding the Pondok Balai Ilmu, which provides free religious classes to the local community.