Paradise Isles

MACDUFF EVERTON/COBIS

OLD WAYS: Bon Ton guests can stay in traditional wooden huts

Most reporters like to tell adventure stories, but when the subject of encounters with dangerous animals comes up, I usually keep quiet. That's because the one time I went trekking in the deepest jungles of Borneo, I came no closer to a threatening beast than the surprised face of a wild boar being roasted over an open fire by a tribe of nomads. It's also because on the way home from that trip, I rewarded myself with a stay in one of my favorite hotels in Malaysia — Lone Pine, a newly refurbished relic of colonial days on the west-coast...

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