This Langkawi resort is definitely a product of the imagination of its architect.
It's impossible not to be entranced by this wild jungle island, home to orangutans and the smallest bears, rhinos and elephants.
The Datai resort set in the coastal jungle of Malaysia is one of south-east Asia's classiest.
The seats seem very snug and there isn't a lot of room for my long legs.
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Malaysia's Lankawi offers a playground for adults and children alike.
Absorbing Chinese, Malay and Indian cultures, Malaysia is an assault on senses. Adventurous types hop across to Borneo to experience their dense forests filled with orangutans, remote tribes, or climb Mount Kinabalu. No trip is complete without consuming a bowl of thick, curry-flavoured coconut laksa; sample some of its best in foodie capital Penang, shop 'til you drop in KL, or simply laze on an island beach.