- Sponsored by
- Tourism Malaysia
- Designed by
- David Cubero & James Wong (Amphibian Designs)
- Built by
- The Outdoor Room
This design is inspired by the winding jungle streams and rich traditional architecture of the Malaysian archipelago. The layout captures the sinuous movement of a brown limestone riverbed, carved out by a slowly moving stream, leaving pebbled deposits along the naturally planted terraces.
The garden is accessed through a series of floating entrance frames that lead from a stilted villa to a sunken seating pavilion, surrounded by a pool studded with drifts of fragrant tropical water lilies. Wrapping around the whole scheme, a recessed brown limestone wall densely planted with curtains of trailing jungle vines provides a dramatic foil to the foreground of floating terraces of tropical plants, punctuated in places by streams of falling water.