Are you a fan of simple, clean and modern home designs? If you are, then we think you’re going to love Jiran58 Guesthouse Airbnb Taiping.
When you visit Jiran58 Guesthouse Airbnb Taiping, some of the first things that you’ll notice include the seamless mix between traditional and modern home elements.
You’ll first notice some traditional details in the home exterior, matched with a modern look for the overall building.
As for what awaits inside, let’s just say that it’s going to be very cozy and comfortable. You’ll have to read the full interview piece below to find out more about this cozy hideout in Taiping, Perak!
Do note that our host Derrick Chua spared no details in his journey from choosing the establishment, renovating the place and the wonderful guests that he had the honor to serve, so you’re getting the full scoop for everything that you need to know and more for Jiran58 Guesthouse Airbnb Taiping!
1) Please introduce yourself and the story of how you came to be an Airbnb host.
Hi, I’m Derrick Chua. I’m a graphic designer and I’ve been doing digital marketing for the hospitality and tourism industry in the past years. It may sound odd, but I became an Airbnb host purely by chance.
2) Could you introduce your co-host Mandy and Siew Ling as well? What are their roles and responsibilities at Jiran58 Guesthouse Airbnb Taiping?
Mandy and Siew Ling are both my sisters. They mainly deal with Jiran 58 Guesthouse’s daily work routines, including replying to customers’ inquiries. My mother and sister also heavily contributes to our homestay establishment. Jiran 58 definitely relies on our family members for a smooth management and operation.
3) Please tell us the concept behind the name of “Jiran 58” Guesthouse Airbnb Taiping.
‘Jiran’ means neighbours in Malay. In small towns, neighbours are all friendly and kind. Our terrace house just so happened to have 58 as our house number. The rest is probably self-explanatory.
Original condition before taking over