"TreeTops" Lodge, at Siwak Jaya, Miri. (Owned by "Borneo Holidays")
"Longhouse style accommodation"
The Lodge with steps down to the dam
Not far from the Lambir Hills and sitting high up overlooking the jungle, just along the coast from Miri, Sarawak, is TreeTops Lodge; situated on the outskirts of the village named Siwa Jaya, which has about 20 houses in it. Originally a small weekend retreat (built in just 7 days!), the house has been totally re-built 5 years ago and now comprises guest rooms downstairs with modern shower and toilet facilities, plus a large outside sitting and eating area/patio (see below) on the ground floor. A good "transit" lodge for your travels through Borneo!
downstairs patio veranda upstairs
The verandah is a cool, breezy place high up at tree-top level; an ideal spot to take breakfast in the mornings or for a few drinks in the evening as the sun sets on the far side.
A 15 foot "plunge" pool, recently tiled and refurbished, is built into the lower terrace - very convenient for a cool dip day or night!
Around and below the house are 2 acres of carefully tended fruit trees - orange, lemon, rambutan, mango plus pineapples and vegetables, and right at the bottom is a small dam with fish (Tilapia) for breeding (and eating!). In the center of the dam is a small traditional hut for the use of fishermen (and other dreamers!). Beyond the immediate garden are six acres of farming land, planted with rice (padi fields) or maize of various kinds and these lead down to the river; still further takes you into the Lambir Forest Reserve. Many good walks nearby (<click here!)
Being a little way out of town (about 20 minutes), there are few facilities nearby: a couple of village shops and the odd private food stall. Breakfast and other meals can be had to a set menu by prior arrangement. As people are out and about exploring the local areas, it is at times more convenient to eat out or on the way to somewhere.
The beach is just a few minutes away down a footpath and there is also half an acre belonging to the Lodge down by the beach with a little hut for washing and changing.
Life at the Lodge in Siwa village is slightly primitive, but totally peaceful. Experience the ages old traditional lifestyle of a longhouse (all our staff are Iban, Kelabit or Kayan), but with a few amenities included; we also visit the local Iban longhouses nearby so you can experience the real thing!
Relax like you've never done before...... Longhouse style, but with comfort!
Basic Room: $25 (Malaysian Ringgit) per person per night (with breakfast)
De-luxe Room $45 per person per night (with breakfast and en-suite bathroom)
transfer to/from airport or town $20 per journey
other travel at $1 per kilometer (4-wheel drive 7-seater).
"We always have room "
Main Entrance at the Lodge Guest Room