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Between heaven & earth

by NIEL F. SCHUBERT on Oct 4, 2010 in Architecture , Interiors , Lifestyle
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Preaching a totally ‘green’, holistic ethos, the Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat in Ipoh also hides a secret cave of delights deep underground, under lock and key

Ipoh is normally considered a quiet town, with many people moving there to retire and escape the hectic lifestyle of Kuala Lumpur. The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat (BHR) now provides another reason to make the trip up north.

Part of the Sunway Group of companies, BHR was designed by group affiliate Sunway Design and built by SA Architects. The intrinsic idea applied was to create a resort that would allow man and nature to coexist within the same environment.

BHR is Malaysia’s first luxury wellness hot springs retreat, nestled in a lush 16-acre valley amid a verdant tropical jungle and surrounded on three sides by a cluster of magnificent limestone hills. A self-contained sanctuary of 25 luxury villas, BHR boasts a host of unique features including a thermal steam cave, a meditation cave, a crystal cave, hot spring dipping pools and ‘Dr Fish’ pond with 6,000 Turkish garra rufa fish.

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