A Day Tour to Sekeping Serendah
It was merely a round tour, for us to give a glimpse at Sekeping Serendah Retreat with green architecture that embraces nature as part of it.
Sekeping Serendah Retreat
16 October 2010
Located at Serendah vicinity, deep into the jungle, for about an hour from KL, there is lies a wonderful retreat far from city. The beauty concept of this architecture promoting a transparency to the nature with withholding a strong privacy desired.
You might have wondered how the concept works.
Indeed, it was concede as a private retreat with open sheds to beauty nature and concern surrounding. It’s actually bringing you closer to serenity of Mother Nature.
Our visit that day has opened our mind about open concept open shelter.
Welcoming entrance with limited car park … quiet and away from busy town
They have 5 sheds of accommodation, ranging from 2 glasses, 2 timbers and 2 muds. Visitors can opted for quiet environment in either one of this special shelter here. Each of them provides basic necessity under the roof while close to the nature.
Prices are in between RM300–600 (depending on weekday/weekend/public holiday surcharges) with chosen type of shade. FYI, glass is most expensive while mud is the cheapest.
The very first architecture that represent Sekeping Serendah when comes to advertising illustration is Glass Shed, a true innovative two-storey building that made completely of glass and galvanized iron with revolutionary disappearing walls. How amazing.
GPS devices with these coordinates*: N3.368050, E101.631150
It’s unbelievable that you’re able to hide behind here with exception a small conceal area under the open roof toilet/bathroom.
Tree shades … the tropical flavor in front of us
Connecting bridge … to the first Glass Shed retreat
Environmentally friendly concept … loves the green effort
No internal supporting wall … with foldable glass walls
Bath with natural light … in the dim jungle
Staircase to next level … higher ground of impenetrable equatorial forest
Jungle coolness sip in all the time … minimizing the need of air-conditioning
Kitchen at ground floor … blend nicely
Good ventilation … allows jungle breeze to flow in
Barbecue pit … outside on the iron deck
The subsequent popular shed is Timber Shed. The location from one to another is required few minutes’ walk. The appeal of this sheds lies in its wooden planks.
Stair up direction on stone landscaping … traditionally built shed
Spacious kitchen … more than enough to hold a gathering here
Clean and cooling … even in the under the hot afternoon weather
Outdoor shower … blended with green landscape
Outside view … no secret from here…lol
Another timber shed … near the main entrance
Timber shed living room … sofas for group to hang around
Recycled items … form a unique combination
Large and convenient room for4 pax … time honored with classic
Open concept bathroom for timber shed … are you open enough to use this?
Toilet flush … one inside, one outside, in two separated bathroom
Open shower … really admire this
Take a peek at your neighbor toilet … just to say Hi
In opposite with all above, mud sheds provides the least openness concept. Most part included bathroom are covered, but left a little bit of light to shine in. The appeal of this shed is interior house design.
The two sheds are constructed from mud with a little cement added in. With white walls that are uneven in texture thanks to the mud, they exude an almost surreal yet homely ambiance that reminds one of quaint little cottages in Europe.
Room 1 … with additional two beds on left side
Room 2 … just opposite the Room 1 connected with kitchen
Shower… better privacy of shower area
Toilet… complete with stone sink and flushing toilet
There are swimming pool shared by all sheds and the water source is from natural stream. No chlorine or any chemical used in the pool water, so you can stay fresh as nature as provided.
Dining area … enjoy a poolside barbecue at night
By choose to stay overnight here, you can experience a life without Internet, TV, radio or even phone signal. All you get are sound of gurgling water and frog barking. Well, as a human, you only need to eat, drink, laugh, talk and sleep only, in a peace of mind and surrounding.
Anyway, just come and treat yourselves a relaxing afternoons and evenings just lazing around, going on short jungle trekking excursions, or simply taking a refreshing dip in the pool. After all, you are here to unwind and refresh!