Twelve good reasons to make this eco-resort your next weekend getaway when you need to reconnect with Mother Nature. According to owner Puan Sri Shariffa Sabrina Syed Akil, who is also the president of The Association for the Protection of the Natural Heritage of Malaysia (better known as PEKA), no trees were felled when she developed the resort as she believes development and nature can co-exist.

Tall trees, cascading sounds of waterfall and lush green forest as far as the eye can see. Nature in all its splendour welcomes you as you step into Tanah Aina Fahad.

Located next to the famous Lata Jarum Waterfall in Ulu Dong, the eco-resort is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered.

A mere two-hour drive from Kuala Lumpur, just show up and trust the friendly and helpful staff at the resort to make your stay a memorable one.

The glamping haven is not just for nature lovers but is also the perfect weekend getaway spot for city-dwellers.

Comfortable camps with electricity supply, king- and queen-size beds, wardrobes, modern bathrooms with rain showers (with generous supply of organic shampoo, conditioner and shower gel), sometimes camping can be this luxurious.

A two-day one-night stay at this beautiful resort comes complete with four meals – breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner. With a wide selection of mouth-watering local delicacies including a BBQ dinner, be prepared to feast!

After lunch, relax at the wooden deck, take a dip in the river or explore the rainforest with your guide.

If you are feeling a little competitive, check out the giant chess or snake and ladder boards or indulge in a game of table-tennis with your partner.

A decent collection of books and movies is also available at the lounge.

The resort offers plenty of nooks that make for Instagram-worthy moments. Phone reception is also decent.

Sipping on hot coffee at the open-air deck just next to a river, one can’t help but feel a sense of eternal peace. It’s no surprise as the resort was built to co-exist with nature. No trees were chopped nor were rocks in the river moved during the entire construction of the resort.

Owned by Puan Sri Shariffa Sabrina Syed Akil, the Tanah Aina group with a string of eco-resorts under its belt has earned international recognition for its conservation efforts. Recent accolades include the Peak of Success Inspirational Company 2017 award by The Bizz, World Confederation of Businesses, 2016 Best Enterprise in Eco-Tourism services in Malaysia by UK's The Socrates Committee and 2016 Green Era Award at The Green Economy Forum, Berlin. For more details, visit www.tanahaina.com

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