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THURSDAY QUICKIES: WEEKEND ESCAPE WITH MOTHER NATURE!

Feel like getting away from it all – even if it’s just for the weekend – and be one with nature? Oh we totally hear you! Check out ParGolf’s TOP 5 NATURE ESCAPES located within 2.5 hours of Kuala Lumpur city!

THE SHOREA ● Location: Seremban, Negeri Sembilan ●

©The Shorea

Designed as an architect’s family retreat, The Shorea is a boutique eco-resort set in the Berembun Forest Reserve. Its 2 wings, namely The Shorea Estate and The Shorea Resort, offer 8 villas with 15 rooms that accommodate up to 40 adults. Duplex Air-conditioned Villas with Individual Pools are located at the modern Shorea Estate, while naturally ventilated wooden Villas with open view towards the Forest are located at the rustic Shorea Resort. Two main infinity pools, both facing the lush rainforest, spread across the two wings. www.theshorea.com

AWAN MULAN ● Location: Kampung Jelebu, Negeri Sembilan ●

Located nearby a durian orchard above the hills of Kampung Jelebu in Negeri Sembilan is Awan Mulan, a collection of small homes a world away from the trappings of modern living. Awake each morning to the sweet chirping of birds and calming sound of rustling leaves and enjoy the nights under the stars as cikadas and crickets lull you to sleep. Fully equipped with all cooking equipment and dining utensils, Awan Mulan also has 2 salted swimming pools – one facing the forest and the other facing sunset. ● www.awanmulan.com ●

SEKEPING SERENDAH ● Location: Serendah, Selangor ● 

©Sekeping Serendah

Sekeping Serendah is a private retreat that embraces the ‘back-to-basics’ concept, set within 5 acres of tropical rainforest about an hour’s drive north of KL. Its 10 ‘sheds’, found on the forest floor beside a stream, are seen as ‘glorified tents’ that provide basic shelter for guests as they immerse themselves in the surrounding nature.  Nearby attractions/activities include waterfalls, Orang Asli villages, jungle treks and more. ● www.sekeping.com ●  

 

 

©Kuang Kampung Retreat

KUANG KAMPUNG RETREAT ● Location: Sg Buloh, Selangor ●

Located in Sg Buloh just over 26km from the KL city centre, Kuang Kampung Retreat is specifically-tailored for those craving for a uniquely enriching experience of a bygone era. A showcase of Malaysia’s architectural heritage, Villa Kuang is impressively built by a Kelantanese craftsman using natural kempas, balau timber and stone, salvaged from an old istana in Kuala Lipis, Pahang, and houses antique pieces. Along with all the modern amenities, there’s also a large, inviting pool to unwind in. ● avillionprivatecollection.com/resort-homes

THE DUSUN ● Location: Seremban, Negeri Sembilan ●

A 12-acre orchard resort located 1 hour and 15 minutes south of KL, The Dusun is ideal for those who enjoy fresh air, lush greenery, jungle views, quiet strolls and the therapeutic symphony of forest inhabitants such as birds, crickets and frogs. Each house here – ranging from Malay-style architecture to modern villas – is unique so guests can enjoy privacy and a sense of space. (Note: Certain houses are dog-friendly. Check the website to know more!) ● thedusun.com.my ●

©The Dusun

©The Dusun

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