Firstly at Captain's Longhouse (picture nicked from www.TripAdvisor.ie)
Then at Awi's Yellowhouse (well, have not stayed there yet but we had checked it out and paid a courtesy call on THE Awi... a chiseled 58 year-old Ganuman with a pony-tail, and we had also bantered with the housekeeper - an ageing eccentric Englishman named Tony who had offered to make us a cuppa, as is quite typical).
And recently at the Avillion in Port Dickson. I'm not sure how it's pronounced so let me just call it Avi.
All three are close to or even on huge bodies of water, hence the need to be raised on stilts, above levels at high-tide or during the monsoon.
Both Avi and Awi's have the same design concept - that of a traditional fishing village with dwellings above water.
Awi's is rustic, back-to-basics, no frills accomodation, with old-fashioned roofless bathrooms.
Avi's chalets are luxuriously furnished - ours had a romantic feel with a king-sized poster-bed draped in nettings - and a queen-sized day bed by the french windows overlooking the sea.
What's similar to Awi's is the open-air bathroom but in tasteful finishing and the ubiquitous white fluffy towels and...... a private flush loo
As with the other places, we were there for only one night but we thoroughly enjoyed the ambience. There's a pet farm where you can pet and feed the animals.
|Pathway to the conference block|
|Adult Swimming Pool|
|The "luxurious" spa is across from us - a few hundred RM a go|
|Overlooking The Straits of Malacca|
|Exploring... in the rain|
|Walkway (trying out a ghostly effect...)|
|Which is which - lidah jin or jarum tujuh?|
That's all, folks!
To all Muslims, may all your good efforts this Ramadan be blessed by the Almighty.