Sekeping Serendah

Last 2 weekends just before Ramadhan, we had a sort-of-a retreat, my colleagues, and my family. Everybody have been busy with work, and I have just got my project off for a submission, so we were all roaring to escape and be away for a bit.

The place is called Sekeping Serendah, designed by Seksan (Landscape Architect), and located roughly 15 minutes away from Rawang town. It is a piece of land remotely located and originally designed as their weekend retreat, but it has garnered special requests that they developed the land further to accommodate friends and the likes. 

Sekeping Serendah is home to 4 homes - 2 Glass Sheds, a Mud Shed and a Timber Shed. All are designed close to their hearts, and true to their passion, and surprisingly cheap too. The materials are all basics and design fundamentals are well, fundamental. No plush carpets here, neither warm water, thick duvet etc.
When we arrived, we all cheered to the 'no reception' message on our mobiles (just a short walk outside main gate for all calls etc).

We booked 2 Glass Sheds for all of us. I did not get to stay the night though as we need to get back for Iris's last swimming class before the Ramadhan, but check out the pics! Oh so gorgeous!
 The whole Glass Shed. Made of steel frame and glass all over.
The simple kitchen. I love the sink outside the kitchen - no mess
 The toilet and shower is completely open to the sky. Female colleagues (and male) complained of fear to get down at night (heheh!). Totally sensuous too... part of the toilets/shower is totally visually accessible from within the house
you pervert, you!
 The Living Hall, with the wiremesh seats (not that comfy, really)
 seting up for a night-long Pictionary
 Getting ready for 'main lambung duit syiling' (or to some - getting ready to 'main gesel-gesel')
 Hearty dinner BBQ within the woods
 Nope - no bubur lambuk here...
 The pool is oh-so-cool and cold! No pool tiles, just bare concrete finish that we all had minor cuts from haggling 20sen coins from the base. The colour of the forest gives the green hue to the water

 The Bedroom upstairs for 6. Simple beds and blankets on mesh, with mosquito nets (sleep with open windows)

Aiden gets her first taste outdoors on her hammock ride

I used to stay in my grand's house with no walls and timber plank floors, gasoline lights etc... when we weaved our dreams with the sound of the goats, mustered chickens on the rambutan trees etc. But Sekeping Serendah is the luxurious versions of that.

Waking up to the sights of towering trees? Now that's my idea of retreat!

Wished I have a house like that, though.

Comments

KOOKY KASH said…
gorgeous! I knew about this place last year but have forgotten about it, after calling them it was fully booked for the weekend we wanted to go. Thanks for the reminder.
Anonymous said…
Nice post and nice photos. What a great retreat! Please have a good week ahead.
amsyah said…
Kash - it's hot and a long queue ahead. complete stress reliever for me. hope you'll get a Shed :)

Wayne - if you are ever on this side of the globe, we'll haul you in there plus some trail runs as well :D
Anonymous said…
你的部落內容真棒,一定要持續下去! .................................[/url]...............
amsyah said…
偉冠儒冠儒倫 - ye ke? oh thanks for sharing. tapi takde pun kat URL tuh
IJAM said…
ha, syah, baru best banyak gambar, tp gambar paling best kau dgn baby kat hammock tu...
lagi satu, banyak2 gambar ni, aku rasa better u change your blur picture 20 tahun tak terlambat tu...
tsar said…
awesome pics and post, Syah. thank you.
btw, you're like a giant in the hammock. :D
Yimster said…
Nice, at one with nature again. Brilliant
Che said…
best. jom kita outing reramai? :P plan a run then stay up a night there..
..::EnAikAY::.. said…
Syah,
I'm sure u salivated more when looking at the pool then at the bbq, right?
Tempat tu mmg 內容真棒要持續的部落 betul lah...

P/s: Bukanke ada akta yg mengatakan sesungguhnya menjadi satu kesalahan meletak gambar makanan yg mengiurkan kat blog pada bulan Ramadhan? :)
June Malik said…
lovely place and nice pics and yeah agree wih ijam, ur pic with the baby on the hammock, the other side of you :) niceeee
IJAM said…
eh, ni apahal pulak nik boleh comment taip perkataan cina pulak ni...kau main mahjong ke kat PC?
Diket said…
Hahaha. I didn't expect the wire mesh are seats. Mula-mula ingatkan cages untuk tangkap wildlife for dinner :D
amsyah said…
Ijam - kekadang buleh le, aku ni malas nak bawak kemra. Gambar blur tak mo tukar aaa... best apa blur...
Nik tu dia member ngan visitor aku tu, kitorang main pakau online :D

Tsar - tu ah, hammock dah melendut sampai ke bawah... nampak sangat out of scale hehehe

Yim - wish I could be with nature with you guys last wiken :P

che - bagus tu... bila nak pegi?

Nik - ya betulllllll, wa memang teruja tengok pool tu.
eh, yang mana menggiurkan bai? ikan telapia ke, sosej ayamas tuh?

June - which other side of me do you see while running? heheheh

Diket - buleh jugak, malam2 buat jerat ayam utan, yang lain tak muat aaa
June Malik said…
syah, the quiet and serious type hehee ... while we all kecoh buat bising you are content to just smile and watch and yet there is a softer you !
Julin Julai said…
wah I thought these kind of houses kat true and amazing homes discovery je..very pretty, tapi kalo dok sorang2 malam2 takut aa..
amsyah said…
June - saya pemalu hahhaha

JJ - takut ooo... nampak semua kat hutan :) nak gi toilet pukul 8 malam pun segan hahahha
Anonymous said…
Wow! Picturesque!
Zaki said…
Errk! Susah woo mau gi toilet! :P
Bet you like your grand's house more kan...
Fong said…
nice concept.. =) cool.. nak buat gitu to my house lar.. eheh..
Anonymous said…
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