Twinkle Villa: Stay In This Janda Baik Homestay That's An Award-Winning Architectural Gem


Atiqah Mokhtar •  Jul 27, 2020

Janda Baik has become popular for being a great spot to have that quick nature escape. Home to many villas and homestays tucked in the forests, you'll be surrounded by lush greenery, fresh air, and a cool environment. For your next trip to Janda Baik, why not stay in an architectural gem that's spacious and beautiful? We're talking about Cengal House at Twinkle Villa! This villa situated in the gated and guarded community of Tanarimba within Janda Baik is bound to blow you away.

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Twinkle Villa is actually a compound made up of 4 houses - Cengal House, Gaharu House, Resak House and Meranti House. All the houses provide a wonderful stay within Janda Baik's beautiful nature, but the standout gem has to be Cengal House.

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Winner of the Malaysian Institute of Architect's Gold Award for Building Of The Year in 2017, it's a beautifully constructed house that'll catch your eye immediately. Cengal House has 4 rooms that can accommodate 12 people in total. If the house looks large, that's because it is! It also houses a gallery, a rooftop garden and a large entryway.

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If the interesting exterior of the house doesn't charm you, the interior sure will. With brick walls, warm lighting, open-plan areas and tasteful furnishings, you'll be snapping pictures of your stay for sure!

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Besides having a fully-equipped kitchen where you can prepare meals, basic amenities like towels and toiletries are provided, and an outdoor area where you can barbecue. Guests are also welcome to roam around the beautiful compound of Twinkle Villa, which is shared with the other 3 houses. Don't forget to have a chat with the friendly owner caretaker for Twinkle Villa, Mr. Teng, to learn more about the house and the surrounding area!

Do note that the caretaker (who helps look after the entire Twinkle Villa) may stay onsite in Cengal House (in a separate room located on the ground floor) to provide assistance to guests if needed. Do check with Twinkle Villa directly if you need to clarify on whether he'll be present during your stay.

Rate: From RM1,800 on Airbnb for Cengal House. For other houses at Twinkle Villa, you can refer to their website

Address: Lot 350, Lorong Sum Sum Dua, Tanarimba, Janda Baik, Bukit Tinggi, 28750 Bentong, Pahang, Malaysia

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