Elevate your holiday experience with a true taste of Malaysia’s heritage brought to life in beautifully restored heritage houses
Langkawi, 19 September 2022 – Temple Tree Resort Langkawi has added another beautiful house to its collection. The Straits House, a 90-year-old Eurasian house originally from Penang, has been refurbished to include modern amenities so today’s traveller keen for unique experiences can revel in both old-world charm and present-day conveniences.
Nestled within a century-old rustic coconut tree plantation and enveloped by lush, leafy greenery, the resort boasts 21 rooms and suites, each one distinct in character, set within eight lovingly preserved Malaysian heritage houses, each between 80 to 100 years old.
Rest assured that while the structures of the buildings have been preserved, no compromise has been made in providing modern comforts for guests. Vacationers can luxuriate in rooms and suites with plush beddings, fully air-conditioned, beautifully furnished and include modern amenities such as Wi-Fi, digital entertainment and TV streaming services.
Straits House, the latest premium addition, has been refurbished to provide guests with an elevated heritage living experience in a modern setting.
Whilst its exterior has been retained to preserve the original charm, the interior of the house has a modern look with bright sunny yellow and vibrant sky-blue hues adorning the walls of its’ bedrooms. Rented as a whole unit, the Straits House features four bedrooms, each with an ensuite bathroom – making it ideal for families or groups of up to 8 persons. The house has a living room, spacious veranda with dining table, private pool and lush gardens, where outdoor dining is encouraged with an onsite chef. Straits House has retained its original wooden floors, which have been sanded down and stained, as well as the lattices on the ceiling. Four Oriental wardrobes were specially commissioned for each bedroom to reflect Peranakan culture and heritage. From the moment you step in, you’ll bask in its one-of-kind ambience.
In addition to Straits House, guests can also choose from:
Johor House: Originally a Chinese farmhouse, with Taiwanese influence in its design, this pretty pink house began its journey in Batu Pahat Johor.
Colonial House: Built by Arab goldsmiths in the 1920s, Colonial House is a grand home which once stood proud in George Town, Penang and boasts a rich mix of East and West with its Peranakan floor tiles and intricate European cornices.
Estate House: A long single-story building, this house is typical of plantation estate accommodations in the early and mid-20th century with terracotta floors, white walls, and thick wooden beams, and was originally from Ipoh, Perak.
Plantation House: Once a spacious wooden Malay artisan’s dwelling, this grand two-storey house is the quintessential bungalow with colonial-style window shutters, high ceilings and thick wooden support beams.
Penang House: With architecture that reflects the 131 years of British influence on Penang, Penang House features a unique brand of architecture that combines local, Chinese, Indian, Islamic elements.
Negri Sembilan House: Once a family home in Negri Sembilan, this raised single storey house is now a luxurious suite, with beautiful stained-glass windows and a spacious front veranda.
Ipoh House, which has been transformed into a retro chic restaurant bar and reception lounge, serves up a delicious mix of traditional Malaysian, international and fusion cuisines. Other amenities at the resort include a swimming pool set within the gardens, a 44ft catamaran which can accommodate up to twelve persons, and a 21ft motorboat at your disposal to explore the numerous little islands that dot the Langkawi Archipelago.
So, whether you’re seeking a spot of solitude to enjoy some yoga or reading while you enjoy the magnificent views of the surrounding countryside and mountains beyond, or experience an incredible sunset cruise, or simply bond with the local flora and fauna, Temple Tree Resort Langkawi has it all. Private dining experiences can also be arranged by the pool house, under the stars, or why not try a floating breakfast in the pool!
**Opening Offer! In conjunction with the debut of Straits House, special rates start from RM3,500 nett per night. From now until October 31, 2022, you can take advantage of this opening offer for a luxury night stay at the four-bedroom house for eight persons. Included are a complimentary fruit basket, bottle of prosecco or sparkling juice, stocked selected non-alcoholic minibar (upon arrival) and discounted boat charter packages on the Temple Tree “ALL IN” power catamaran: RM6,900 for 4 hours, RM11,900 for 8 hours (inclusive of a selection of beers, wines and snacks). You’ll also receive discount vouchers worth RM200 for Go Kart racing at the Morac Adventure Park (Langkawi).
What better time than now to acquaint yourself with the resort and its heritage houses?
Direct bookings can be made at www.templetree.com.my
For more information, call +6017 599 5935 or email: [email protected]