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    Clove Hall

    Along a quiet residential street at the edge of George Town, a grand home holds court. Clove Hall, with a name that conjures images of a regal abode, is an Anglo-Malay bungalow built on what was once a clove and coconut plantation.

    Words: Chitra Santhinathan

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    Lone Pine Hotel

    Surprised. That was how I felt as I entered the reception area, where an all-white interior and hanging plants created a world far removed from the busy traffic, just a few metres away.

    Words: Ari Fajar

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    East Indies Mansion

    I wasn’t quite sure what to expect of the East Indies Mansion, a seven-room boutique hotel with a name that conjured images of a vast colonial empire stretching from the British East Indies eastwards to the Dutch and Spanish East Indies, encompassing what is now Malaysia, Indonesia and Philippines.

    Words: Beverly Rodrigues

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    AYANA Resort and Spa Bali

    There’s something about island getaways that appeals to the romantic in me. The promise of swaying palms, sugar-white sand that crackles beneath my feet in the midday sun and lazy evenings spent sipping sundowners while watching the sun melt into the ocean proves an irresistible temptation.

    Words: Chitra Santhinathan

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    RIMBA Jimbaran Bali by AYANA

    Contemporary and hip, this recently-opened hotel, set amidst a lush forest, is probably the island’s coolest new hideaway for romancing couples. Part of an integrated resort with AYANA Resort and Spa Bali, RIMBA by AYANA offers a fresh take on Balinese hospitality.

    Words: Chitra Santhinathan

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    Four Seasons Resort Langkawi, Malaysia

    The allure of Four Seasons Resort Langkawi begins with its location. Situated on an island coloured by legends, this 91-room property spread across 48 hectares of lush tropical gar-dens and fronting the Andaman Sea on Langkawi’s northern shore certainly inspires romance. Five-metre high red laterite walls at the resort’s entrance make guests feel as if they’re entering a private world. The property itself is divided into two zones: north for families and south for honeymooning couples or guests seeking quiet.

    Words By: Chitra Santhinathan

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    Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa

    If you are looking for a romantic getaway on the idyllic island of Langkawi, Malaysia, then Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa has a room for you. Just 10 minutes from Langkawi International Airport, this luxurious five-star resort along the popular belt of Cenang Beach – the island’s main vein – has been around for more than two decades, making it one of the first resorts in Langkawi.

    Words: Adli Syahril

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