Who Would Enjoy It Most

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You are stressed out. Endless meetings, proposals, Excel sheets and Power Point presentations. You crave for the power to take some much needed rest and see the point of it all. You wish you can spend more time with your wife (or girlfriend) but promises of “I will make up for it” never materialises. Well, here is your chance. Rest. Pause. is a short 45 minutes drive from the Klang Valley. Bring a book (or books), bring your favourite music collection, and invite a few like-minded friends (we can take up to 10 guests) and your will to unwind and be willing to rest and pause.

It’s time to calm the palpitating heart and the racing mind. This is the perfect place. There is no mobile phone coverage. Eat a simple breakfast, sip your coffee for hours and drive down to Bukit Tinggi New Village for a deliciously affordable meal. Come back for your afternoon nap. Have more coffee (or tea, if tea is more your cup of tea) and look forward to an evening of barbeque or steamboat.

The kids and in-laws have taken over your lives; in a good way of course. Throw work into the midst and you are just about to explode. Evening conversations have veered to saving for the kids’ education and which private school will deliver the best value for money. You wonder what happened to the passion between you guys. What happened is, time. There isn’t enough time, until you make time.

Retreat to Rest. Pause. Make time for each other. Take time to eliminate the distractions. Focus on each other and just talk. In the silence of the forest, you will relearn how to listen and talk. It will be invigorating.

It’s time to press reset.

Ok, we know. The whole house to yourselves as a couple is such a waste; after all you are saving for the kids’ education. Then bring the family. We have enough rooms for 10 guests. Bring the kids and grandpa and grandma. Bring the kids’ favourite uncles and aunties and cousins as well. It will be a nice catch-up with barbeque and steamboat. Plus, the kids get to experience the forest and a delightful time entertaining themselves in the stream.

If you are lucky enough, you can catch the hornbill that glides into the area during the late evenings. Even wild boars can be seen by the roadside digging for food (if you are lucky, since they aren’t on our payroll so it’s a little tough to arrange for their appearance). Monkeys are a common sight.

Take your management team here. Extract yourselves from the phone calls and the endless emails. You will have perfect excuse here as there is very very limited internet access and mobile phone coverage. There will be nothing else to focus on but the task at hand. The way forward for next financial cycle mapped out on the forest floor.

Be warned to bring along everything you need for your sessions. Do not leave it on some cloud computing service hoping to access it here. The only clouds we have at the retreat are soft cottony ones that you see when you look up on a clear day; oh by the way when was the last time you appreciated the clouds nature has to offer?

You probably get the idea by now that Rest. Pause. Rainforest Retreat is an ideal place for your meditation retreat or a quick get away with your cell group. Nature and silence is part of the package here.