Temple Tree, the new villa resort developed by Sydney native Narelle Mc Murtrie of Bon Ton Resort Langkawi recently won the coveted PATA Gold Award in September 2009 for Heritage and Culture.
This unique heritage resort located in Langkawi’s Pantai Cenang is a concept hotel and features antique buildings of Chinese, Malay, Indian, Eurasian & Arab origin making up this 14 suite hotel. These predominantly timber villas range from 70 – 110 years old and were sourced from all over the Malaysian peninsular and are now used as a hotel to promote a truly Malaysian holiday experience.
The houses were first dismantled and then re-erected piece by piece on site in Langkawi. Many were derelict when found, but have now been lovingly restored and furnished with period pieces, modern furnishings and bright tones adding a touch of luxury.
The resort offers truly serene surroundings with manicured lawns, palm trees and vistas of the nearby paddy fields and features a restaurant, library and 2 pools.
Profits from the resort help to fund LASSie (Langkawi Animal Shelter and Sanctuary Foundation).Temple Tree conserves heritage whilst assisting the foundation to carry out its ideals of receiving, rehabilitating and caring for neglected and abused animals.
Source = Tourism Malaysia