"Welcome To Jonkerdee" is one of the signs greeting you from inside the pristine corridors of Jonkerdee Hostel.
"Welcome To Malaysia" is another sign that also greets you.
What do you picture when you think of Malaysia?
If you have read the travel brochures, you will imagine a land of beaches and coconut palms, sands as fine as flour, lost idyllic islands, fabulous coral reefs, and lots more.
If,on the other hand, you pored over the pages of Somerset Maugham's short stories, you will imagine colonial bungalows set in the heart of a tea or rubber plantation, with tea served on the verandah by a young Malay boy, while the Indian 'punkah wallah' moves the fan into action to keep the 'orang putih' (white man) cool in the heat of the tropics,
Or if you have peeked between the covers of naturalist Alfred Russell Wallace's Malay Archipelago, you will see ancient jungles, screaming with monkeys,brimming with butterflies, and hiding legendary animals such as the famed most intelligent of primates ( next to man), the orang-utan. That's a brief insight into Malaysia!
What do you picture when you think of Jonkerdee?
If you had read the reviews, you will imagine a great and beautiful hostel, likened to a great and beautiful woman, cool and unruffled. accomplished in her own right with a strong presence yet quietly self assured and confident speaking volumes without saying a word. This chic, elegant and fascinating "accommodation provider" is the ultimate personal statement to a hostel for which originality and spirit is a way of life.
The reviews and pictures of Jonkerdee will add to your knowledge and enjoyment of this great hostel. Jonkerdee combines superb photography with entertaining insights and informative text written on palm leaves mats (mengkuang weaving), utilising the impressive talents and bestowed gifts of the expert who in this sense is the owner, Andre, himself.
Jonkerdee hostel will help make your stay ( as it did mine ) a memorable one. In Jonkerdee you will find yourself in many incongruously different scenarios. There's so much to fathom here with every room, nook and corner projecting something fascinating.
The accounts given by the many reviewers are not contradictory, indeed you will find aspects of all this visions of multi-cultural Malaysia in this great hostel.
But what you will find is also much much more. I did when I stayed here and enjoyed the best of hospitality in every way. Expect some surprises!
That was a brief insight into Jonkerdee!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A hostel with a whole lot of difference. A rare holiday/traveler's experience. A unique and exotic interior with a friendly, warm and comfortable atmosphere followed by a peaceful feeling of perception. Now offering travelers a "budget discount" on all rates or tariffs. Worth a try and less on your expenses!!! ... more less