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Hello, Neighbour

It’s time to get away from work and life. A new collection of villas and suites at The Sanchaya teaches us how to. By Whitney Yuen

Its location on the Indonesian island of Bintan, which has some of the most spectacular beaches in the region, has already given The Sanchaya an advantage. Now, villas at this brand new resort aim to share with its inhabitants the essence of South-east Asian lifestyle through food, the arts, and culture.
Designed as if it were a tapestry of the region — or an “Asian mosaic” as they bill it — The Sanchaya’s 19 private villas and the nine suites of its Great House are each themed to bring guests on an immersive experience of one of South-east Asia’s great myriad of cultures.
For example: Have fond memories of your last trip to Thailand? The Mali Villa will have them all rushing back. Be it the dark wood furnishing or high-vaulted ceilings, they are reminiscent of the Land of a Thousand Smiles. With its canopied beds and freestanding bath set, you are bound to unwind in style.
If you are more of a fan of Vietnamese culture, the Sen Trang Villa is the place for you. It gives the Vietnamese aesthetic a chic and light twist by harmonising tradition and modernity with elegance. Its accompanying private landscaped terraces and gardens will only add splendour to your already glamorous vacation.
The Leelawadee Villas are also one of the conspirators that will spoil you and your loved ones. Three spacious bedrooms and their accompanying private pool terrace ensure you will have luxurious and intimate leisure moments. Not to be missed either is the Vanda Villa. Its tasteful white furnishings is a lesson on how luxury doesn’t need to come with complexity.
But if breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean is more your style, opt for The Sanchaya’s Great House Suites. Overlooking the beach and waters beyond, the suites have been decorated with a handpicked collection of indigenous arts and furnishings that evoke the romance of a bygone period.
Forty minutes by ferry from Singapore or just 15 minutes by plane from Changi International Airport, the supreme feast of luxury with art and culture is literally at your doorstep.