Tanjong Jara Resort

The design of a resort that was to be unmistakably Malay, a sanctuary of traditional luxury and elegance


Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia


76 ac; 100 cottage rooms


Type / Status

Beach + Tropical, Legacy

New Build / Built

Local materials of timber and bamboo and stone are used in traditional architectural forms and harmonious proportions, while incorporating contemporary design principles.

Malay Palaces of the 17th century provided inspiration for the design of buildings including the pitched roofs, decorative elements, verandahs and high ceilings for ventilation.

The Palace theme is brought to life in water features with giant urns and lighting that hug walkways. Guest journeys covered for the rain and heat of the tropics yet open to the elements.