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  • 474 References 353 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Malay
  • 63, Female
  • Member since 2007
  • Retired civil servant
  • School of life/experience
  • From Malaysia
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION: Travel as much as you can while you have the energy!


If you are tired of travelling and need a good rest come over and you are sure to have it.
I only host 3 - 4 days a month, so if you happen to come on the days I am hosting you're most welcome. By the way my house is not a hotel or restaurant. Bring your own food because the house is far from shops. Tell me you will cook a meal and I'll cook a meal for you in return.
I live in BANDAR TASIK PUTERI, RAWANG about 50 km to the North of Kuala Lumpur city - public transport will take 2 - 3 hours.
There's direct bus from KL (next to Central Market) to Bandar Tasik Puteri or by Commuter (KTM train) from KL Central to Rawang and later by bus to Bandar Tasik Puteri,

Grandma of 6 (3 girls and 3 boys).
Mother of 7 grown up children - 3 of them married.
Mother-in-law to 3 lovely ladies.
I am usually alone when I host - My children/grandchildren are not staying in the same house (where I host)

I talk a lot but I can be quiet too
I am always happy but there are times I feel down
I can be funny but doesn't mean I'm a clown
I always forgive but don't take me for granted
I laugh a lot but doesn't mean I don't cry

Traveling is my passion (that"s why I'm here).
Everybody is my friend (doesn't matter what age).
If you know how to respect the elderly I'll respect you more.


Live life without regrets......

"Do what makes you happy
Be with who makes you smile
Laugh as mush as you breathe
Love as long as you live"

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


My son couchsurfed in Europe with his wife and daughter and when they returned and told me about it (CS) I didn't join straight away, but after meeting their guests I realised its time I should be part of the hospitable community.

Hosting and getting to know the CS is wonderful and the thought of being hosted only add to the excitement. I never regretted joining CS as I've gained more knowledge here rather than from textbooks!

I host more than I surf
So far I have hosted 679 persons from the countries below - I'm glad to have friends all over the world :)

64 from Germany
57 from USA/Hawaii
56 from Indonesia
38 from England
37 from France/Reunion/Mayotte
34 from Poland
27 from Australia
26 from China/HK
21 from Canada
21 from Russia
18 from Czech Republic
16 from Netherlands
15 from Austria
15 from Vietnam
12 from Hungary
11 from Spain
9 from Argentina
9 from Belgium
9 from Mexico
7 from Denmark
7 from Italy
7 from New Zealand
7 from Philippines
7 from Taiwan
6 from Iran
5 from Egypt
5 from Japan
5 from Lithuania
5 from South Korea
5 from Switzerland
4 from Brazil
4 from Finland
4 from India
4 from Latvia
4 from Pakistan
4 from Portugal
4 from Singapore
4 from Slovenia
4 from SriLanka
4 from Sweden
4 from Thailand
3 from Estonia
3 from Peru
2 from Algeria
2 from Chile
2 from Colombia
2 from Kazakhstan
2 from Slovakia
2 from South Africa
2 from Ukraine
2 from Wales
1 from Bolivia
1 from Bulgaria
1 from Colombia
1 from Croatia
1 from Libya
1 from Madagascar
1 from Mauritius
1 from Mongolia
1 from New Caledonia
1 from Norway
1 from Scotland
1 from Senegal
1 from Taiwan
1 from Turkey
1 from Uruguay
1 from Uzbekistan
1 from Venezuela


Museums (I can be in there for hours),
Read (any material - no pornography),
Meet and get to know the people all over the world,

Collect/exchange postcards
Collect fridge magnets

  • culture
  • cooking
  • traveling
  • law

Music, Movies, and Books

I love sentimental music.
Danielle Steel is my favoutite author
Movies: Old and new

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Visited the Great Wall, Pyramids, Angkor Wat, Taj Mahal, Petra, Dead Sea - they were awesome experience which made me wonder how our forefathers lived their lives.

Scenic flight to Mount Everest was breathtaking, just cannot be described in words.

Crossing the busiest street in the world (Shibuya, Japan)

Teach, Learn, Share

Respect everyone especially your guests/hosts. Follow the house rules and never ever offend the guests/hosts.
Having hosted all kinds of people from various parts of the world I've come to realize we are all equal apart from the colour, custom, culture, food, language.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I can share with guests:

1) Interesting CS stories/experience.
2) Local food - I can cook (We can go to market and share to buy the ingredients)
3) Pay my gas/petrol and lunch and I will show you around Kuala Lumpur city - I have hosted many and cant afford to spend a lot on guests anymore.

Countries I’ve Visited

Bahrain, Cambodia, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Japan, Jordan, Nepal, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In


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