Tucked away beneath the Lambir
Hills, just along the coast from Miri, Sarawak, is TreeTops Lodge; situated on the
outskirts of the village named Siwa Jaya, which has about 20 houses in it.
Originally a small weekend retreat (built in just 7 days!), the house has been totally
re-built over the last 2 years and now comprises guest rooms downstairs with modern
shower and toilet facilities, plus a large outside sitting and eating area/patio on the
Above there is a 12 foot
verandah, bar and kitchens, main lounge plus owners accommodation. The verandah is a cool,
breezy place high up at tree-top level; an ideal spot to take breakfast in the mornings or
for a few drinks in the evening as the sun sets on the far side.
||A 15 foot pool, recently tiled and
refurbished, is built into the lower terrace - very convenient for a cool dip day or
Around and below the house are 2 acres
of carefully tended fruit trees - orange, lemon, rambutaan, mango plus pineapples and
vegetables, and right at the bottom is a small dam with fish (Tilapia) for breeding (and
eating!). In the centre of the dam is a small traditional hut for the use of fishermen
(and other dreamers!). Beyond the immediate garden are six acres of farming land, planted
with rice (padi fields) or maize of various kinds and these lead down to the river; still
further takes you into the Lambir Forest Reserve.
Being a little way
out of town (about 20 minutes), there are few facilities nearby: a couple of village shops
and the odd private food stall. Breakfast and other meals can be had to a set menu by
prior arrangement. As people are out and about exploring the local areas, it is at
times more convenient to eat out or on the way to somewhere.
The beach is just
a few minutes away and there is also a half an acre area down by the beach with a little
hut for washing and changing and where a boat is kept.
Life at the Lodge
in Siwa village is slightly primitive, but totally peaceful !! Experience the ages
old traditional lifestyle of a longhouse (all our staff are Iban, Kelabit or Kayan, -
except your English host of course), but with a few amenities included; we also visit the
local Iban longhouses nearby so you can experience the real thing!
Relax like you've
never done before...... Longhouse style, but with comfort!
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