Temple Tree at Bon Ton, Pantai Cenang,
Langkawi, 07000, Malaysia.
Rating : Boutique Resort
Check-in time - 14:00pm
Check-out time - 12:00nn
buildings of Chinese, Malay, Indian and Eurasian origin, make up this 8
villa hotel. Under phase 1, 8 rooms & 6 suites are now open. For
Malaysia this is a new concept of hotel where the villas can be rented
as one, or as individual hotel rooms. Each building has, over its 70-110
yr old history, created its own heart and soul. Hopefully we have given
due respect to each of these family homes with the restoration process.
These houses are now the continuing story of people who live in them,
project was conceptualized by the owner to be able to extend her other
passion project, Langkawi Animal Shelter and Sanctuary Foundation (LASSie).
A percentage of all profits go direct to LASSie, for the foundation to
be able to continue its work on the island with stray animals.
Straits Club House
This house originally called “ Bahagia” was from York Road in Penang.
Built in 1920s by a Eurasian family, it was then sold to a Malay family
in the 1960s. It resembles an old colonial building with verandahs and
beautiful carvings on the high end of the walls to let the air flow
through. It now houses the resort reception, restaurant, bar, library
and pool table. The wide verandahs are perfect for reading a book or
having a late lunch. The servants quarters at the back have been
converted into the restaurant kitchen.
Black & White
This beautiful Malay House was built in
the ‘40s in Mantin in the state of Negri Sembilan, south of Kuala
Lumpur. It’s a complete house with a living / dining area, and a great
outdoor porch, perfect for writing that book. A huge bedroom with wooden
bathtub, separate bathroom and adjoining mini gym. The coloured glass
windows in the living room really make this house very special when
contrasted with its original black and white colour scheme.
This very large stately house came from Georgetown, Penang. Built by
Arabs in the ‘20s who were goldsmith traders. They would have been rich
and had a western style which shows with the architectural touches such
as the cornices, floor tiles and fish scale design canopy over the
porch. It is now the ultimate party house for five sets of friends or a
large family. A huge living space with bar, dining table for 10 and lots
of lounge spaces, combined with two bedrooms downstairs and three
upstairs, making it a perfect space for a private venue. The two
downstairs bedrooms both have separate entrances and outdoor private
gardens with wooden tubs and sun loungers. Upstairs Colonial 3 is a
large space with bedroom and living space as one and a separate bath
hall with two wooden baths. Colonial 4, also upstairs at the front, is
the showpiece of the villa, with separate living space, a family bath
hall and 2 separate bedrooms both with ensuites.
Originally situated 25 minutes from
Ipoh in Pasah Puteh, which would have placed it half way between
Kuala Lumpur and Penang. Built in 1940s this
building was a long house for Indian workers on a rubber estate. The
style is very typical of Estate workers housing throughout Malaysia. It
has converted superbly into 5 hotel rooms. All have terracotta-tiled
floors, bedroom/ living space and separate bathrooms, with a verandah at
the front. The all white painted interiors contrast with the thick
wooden beams of the roof. Each room is totally different in furniture,
antiques and decoration.
Viewed from the 110 ft pool, this house is magnificent. Built by a
Chinese family in Batu Pahat, Johor and located close to Singapore, this
house has been relocated from the furthest distance. This was originally
a farmhouse and built approximately 100 yrs ago. Some of the design is
thought to have Taiwanese influence. Upstairs is one suite and
downstairs is another. Both have large verandahs on 3 sides and
wonderful views of the mountains. The decoration of both is very opulent
and in Chinese colours of red and black which contrasts with the simple
wood walls. Chinese 1, downstairs, has its own bar room, plus movie
projection room. Chinese 2, upstairs, has a private Mahjong room and
Originally situated next to busy Gurney drive in Penang. This house was
built in the early 1930s by a Chinese contractor and was very typical of
its time. The original exterior colour has been kept as with the two
entrances. The front section is now one suite with one bedroom, living
room and separate TV room, bathroom and additional bath/ massage room.
The back suite has a living room, bedroom, separate dressing room and
bathroom. The interiors are painted white with turquoise shutters and
touches of raspberry & lime green. This house is perfect for a family,
as the 2 suites connect with double doors, yet both have separate
entrances & living spaces.