Sekeping Serendah Retreat
Lorong Sekeping Serendah, Serendah (after Rawang) (012 324 6552/www.sekeping.com). If you’re in Selangor and have a free weekend, head to Sekeping Serendah Retreat located in one of those typical small Malaysian towns we tend to forget still exists. The Sekeping group are renowned for revamping heritage or ordinary-looking properties into prime examples of minimalist industrial chic. The Serendah property is the perfect rural getaway as it’s approximately an hour’s drive from KL, and even though it isn’t glamping in the truest sense of the word (no tents), it’s a back-to-basics retreat with an emphasis on communing with nature (no TV, no WiFi and limited phone coverage). Accommodation is spread over ten structures surrounded by tropical rainforest and the indoor/ outdoor concept is the crux of the design. You may be in a house and have four walls, but it feels like you’re camping due to the lush surrounds. Yet another getaway close to the city, and best to go with a couple of other families or a big group of friends.