Small in venue, big on comfort
2011/08/03 ZALINA MOHD SOM firstname.lastname@example.org
Terrapuri’s contribution to the MICE
market, the intricate
The glass wall that overlooks the verandah
allows natural light
into the meeting room
catching up with the worldwide trend to hold meetings,
incentives, conventions and exhibitions in small venues.
ZALINA MOHD SOM checks out the options available
IT is just a simple meeting room. The only nod to
modernity is a 40-inch flat-screen television and an
air-conditioner. There is neither a pop-up projector nor
ceiling projection screen.
But Berang House is no ordinary meeting room. It needs
no state-of-the-art technology. This sole function room
of Terrapuri — a two-month-old boutique resort of seven
villas — at Pantai Penarik in Terengganu just needs an
antique Malay house and a priceless hardwood table to
make the cut.
It’s a combination like no other. While the eight-seater
hardwood table was the very one used by the first Prime
Minister, the late Tunku Abdul Rahman, when he chaired a
meeting with folks of Kampung Atas Tol in Kuala
Terengganu, the 150-year-old classic Terengganu house
has its own story.
Celebrated Pahang warriors — Mat Kilau and his father
Tok Gajah — stayed in the 8m x 6m house during the
British Colonial era.
The house, which belonged to the village headman, was
dismantled from its original location in Kuala Berang
and restored in the compound of Terrapuri in Kampung
While everything else — its walls, floors, windows and
roof — is in its original form, the main wall of the
house is now an all-glass door that allows natural light
into the meeting room.
Coffee breaks are served al fresco on the verandah which
overlooks a charming setting — the resort’s
interpretation of a 17th Century Terengganu palace and
Terrapuri director of sales Maslina Mansor says: “While
the surrounding is conducive to board meetings or
brainstorming sessions, Berang House is just a small
space that can fit only 18 at a round-table meeting.”