Introduction to Padas Farmstay, Tenom
Kemabong is a district about 200km south of Kota Kinabalu. Paralleled by Crocker Range and Trusmadi Range, the Padas river runs through bringing sentiment from the riverbed, causing the fertility of the soil so much more suitable for agriculture. Filled with plantations, rich in fruit trees and coffee growing, Kemabong eventually becomes a destination of agro-tourism as well cultural-attracted destination.
Most of the population here are farmers and planters, the descendants of the Murut whose culture is one of the best in the nation. Few of the villages were recorded as rich in British North Borneo history. In the old day houses were built with bamboo and in modern days, concrete took over.
Since Kemabong is rich in agriculture, most people still work on farms and produce farm products, younger generation prefers to live in the city, therefore, farmers are mainly elderly people. However, in view of tourism promotion, young ages are now eventually coming back to their villages.