Mal­i­hom

Time Out Penang Visitors Guide - - Stay -

Seam­lessly blend­ing into its sur­rounds, Mal­i­hom stands as a fine ex­am­ple of non-in­tru­sive ar­chi­tec­ture amidst na­ture. Or­ganic ma­te­ri­als like sal­vaged wood make up the es­tate’s build­ing blocks while re­cy­cled ob­jects such as old rail­way tracks are used as sup­port­ing beams. Armed with am­ple ex­pe­ri­ence

in their re­spec­tive ca­reers as a con­trac­tor and an ar­chi­tect, the cou­ple who own Mal­i­hom spent seven long years build­ing the 40-acre es­tate for their many daugh­ters and grand­chil­dren. For­tu­nately for va­ca­tion­ers, this lit­tle piece of par­adise opened to the pub­lic in 2009.

Aptly named ‘house of fra­grant rice’ in Thai, Mal­i­hom pro­vides its guests with a truly unique ex­pe­ri­ence – how of­ten does one get to re­side in­side re­pur­posed rice barns? These unique guest chalets, each equipped with a pri­vate gar­den or deck, of­fer mil­lion-dol­lar views of Pe­nang Is­land and durian es­tates.

Jalan Ba­lik Pu­lau, Ba­lik Pu­lau (+6012 428 5191/+604 261 0190/www.mal­i­hom. com). From RM540 for bed and breakfast; top up for full lodg­ing and trans­fers to and from town.

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