Malihom–Arty Resort And Affluent Refuge


Over the last few years, a string of artists from all over the world have been fortunate enough to dwell for six-month periods at the eco-sanctuary of Malihom in Balik Pulau. All they had to do while there was enjoy the surroundings and do what they do best—create art. PEM visits the place to find out how some people can get so lucky.

COME JULY, the bountiful harvest of durians, mangosteens, rambutans and langsats is an epicurean delight for residents of the Malihom eco-resort sanctuary at the Bukit Penara foothills in Balik Pulau.

“The fruits are from the surrounding orchards of the owner (philanthropist Datuk Seri Stephen Yeap), and there’s no extra charge for the residents,” says Adrian Chan, who is the de-facto co-ordinator, along with Annette Peow, Stephen Yeap’s special assistant.

The place is managed by Stephanie, the boss’s daughter, and conceptualised and designed by Datin Seri Irene Yeap nee P’ng Gek Ling, the boss’s wife.

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