Thursday, June 17, 2010

Enderong House: Retreat of Mind, Body & Soul.

I was in Enderong House in Tanarimba, Janda Baik in Pahang, recently . Nestled within the secluded sanctuary of Janda Baik, Pahang's rainforest hillslope, with an impressive built-up area spanning 9,273sq ft spread over an acre of land, makes an arresting statement in simplicity amidst lush greenery. This house did, after all, win a mention in the single residential buildings category at the PAM Awards 2004 organised by Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM) or the Malaysian Institute of Architects. It was built from scratch in 1995, with the access road leading to the house and the building platform having to be cleared beforehand. Choo Gim Wah of CWN Architects, who undertook the project, revealed that a pivotal consideration in designing the Enderong house was its harmonious blending with the terrace and surrounding natural rainforest to minimize the impact on the ground. Enderong House is a shining example of a sustainable development project. Sitting amidst lush forest, the eco- sensitive house is built from pine trees that had to be cut down for a road and rocks found in-situ. The challenge was to create a living environment and to enjoy the unique features of the site while preserving the natural ambience with as little disturbance to the existing forest, flora and fauna as possible.
I woke up early in the foggy morning and found myself in the middle of the rainforest, and thought I was in heaven. I looked out the window from my bed and saw tall, lush trees rising with the mountains in front of my eyes. The floor-to-ceiling glass windows framed with hard timber opened out to a wonderful view of pristine rainforest surroundings. A bird was chirping sweetly nearby and when I looked down I could see the contoured pool and lake fed by cold mountain streams. It was a retreat of mind, body and soul.


  1. woow...never been to tanarimba yet.. but after look at the lush greenery and all big canopy tree surrounding the house, i'm bet the ambiance will be same as in mesilau naturepark, kundasang sabah... is it a rentable house cyfu..?

  2. Yup ... you can stay there... 3 storey bungalow with 8 rooms for rm3500.00 per nite. Yup... i repeat three thousand five hundred per nite... huhuhu...

  3. wah..nice..
    hope can be there one day..

  4. Who and how can we contact the enderong house for more information?

  5. the lousiest place that i ever stay... price 4 star.. room 2 star and service 1 star.. you are obliged to comply all the house rules.. if you break anyone of it.. u will be forfeited the security deposit. Ridiculous experience ever... THINK TWICE before you decide to stay here.