Our friends Jaz & Raymond drove up from Singapore with their two lovely kids, Angel and baby Anju last weekend. Jaz is a true nature loving person and has a knack for discovering the best eco lodging in town. This time, with Yeo’s recommendation the family stayed at the little publicised city retreat designed by the exceptional local landscape architect, Seksan. Located in the older part of Bangsar, Pantai Hill tucked away in a quiet residential neighbourhood is Sekeping Tenggiri. The retreat is a corner double storey link house which is the refurbishment of 2 original linkhouse units and feature a “back to basic”concept. The walls are unrendered and the warm colours of the brick walls provide a cozy ambiance. The ceilings are bare concrete as with the pool in the central courtyard. The courtyard and building exterior is lush with cleverly structured landscape and green walls giving its residents or visitors the perception of being in an oasis. The interior is adorned with very interesting (almost excentric) pieces of local art. The fixures and fittings are salveaged materials or original “spare parts” from old malay kampong style houses. The novelty and raw feel of the design is as fresh as a young girl without the taint of makeup. We were informed by the caretaker that the place was completed very recently about 6 months back. See Seksan’s webpage on this project: http://www.seksan.com/tenggiri.html


Meet Pulau, having his evening meal. He’s a resident of house together with his girlfriend Ketam. From their names, you would already know that these two dogs are part of the rescued from the Pulau Ketam saga. We dont have info on how they come to lodge with the care taker on the upper floor. We know that they’re downright friendly and playfull though.



Mr. Caretaker and myself watching the dogs play. I’m sitting accross the courtyard facing the charming concrete pool. 


The best part of the place is the art gallery next to the residence featuring Seksan’s private collection of local arts. That’s Anju in the foreground.











Sunday, 22nd November 2009


My 'Compound'

Sekeping Tenggiri


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