Luxurious talks to Tanjong Jara resort manager Eric Tea.
Luxurious: Mr. Tea, thank you for taking time out to answer some questions for Luxurious, if someone who had never been to Tanjong Jara Resort asked you describe it to them in a few sentences, what would you say?
Eric Tea: Tanjong Jara Resort occupies a 17-hectare of undulating semi rustic landscape facing the South China Sea. Your time spent with us will encompass peace and tranquillity in a natural environment whilst having the opportunity to experience in water related activities, eco adventures and the Spa Village unique restorative Malay spa treatments.
Luxurious: Tanjong Jara Resort has the Tagline – “Unmistakably Malay” What are some of the Malay experiences that guests will be able to sample?
Eric Tea: 1. Venture through Dungun’s local morning market, a fascinating maze with vast varieties of seafood, spices and fresh herbs indigenous to the East Coast of Malaysia. 2. Spa Village Tanjong Jara. 3. Traditional Handicraft tour. 4. Traditional Malay style cooking class, taught by a local culinary master.
Luxurious: What are some of the other things that will make a stay at Tanjong Jara Resort a memorable and unforgettable experience for your guests?
Eric Tea: At the Spa Village Tanjong Jara, our resident Malay healers provide special health and beautiful experiences. Explore the hidden depths around Tenggol Island, known for its rich marine life such as nudibranchs, black-tipped reef sharks, leather and hard corals in the clear blue waters.
Luxurious: Do you/Tanjong Jara Resort have a philosophy?
Eric Tea: Every breath is pure refreshment, a relaxation of the soul, a pure journey of revival. In Malay we call this SUCIMURNI. In Malaysia, it is Tanjong Jara.
Luxurious: What is the signature dish that you would recommend all guests try when dining at Tanjong Jara Resort?
Eric Tea: Our menu master recommends Butter Milk Prawn and Roselle Chicken are must-tries during your dining experience here.
Luxurious: How would you describe the atmosphere/ambiance within the resort?
Eric Tea: Fronted by an emerald sea glittering with diamonds of light, shaded by tall palms rustling in the breeze, attended to by a people steeped in traditions as timeless as the land. Designed to reflect the elegance and grandeur of 17th century Malay palaces, Tanjong Jara is a 99-room resort with an authentic taste of the region’s spirit and an enduring embodiment of the gentle Malay art of service and hospitality.
Luxurious: Aside from the facilities at Tanjong Jara Resort, what other local attractions would you recommend guests to visit?
Eric Tea: Embark on an exhilarating hike to the base of the magnificent 200-metre Chemerung Waterfall. This adventurous trail leads you through a lush jungle landscape before emerging a breath taking view.
Thank you for taking some time out to answer our questions, the full review of Tanjong Jara Resort can be read here