Resisting modernity and embracing those who seek relief from it.
A Kelong is an off-shore wooden platform constructed primarily for fishing purposes. The techniques used are simple - nets are positioned according to the direction of the tide, light bulbs are used to attract mollusks at night, and so on. Yet a kelong is able to sustain itself effectively. And it was this concept of self-sustainability that inspired the founders - Lincoln and Daisy Ong -to start up Blue Mountain Kelong (BMK).
BMK first casts its nets back in 2002, spreading dreams of a better future for inhabitants of the beautiful Jemara island. The founders had envisioned it to serve as a platform where self-sustaining change and empowerment can propagate from, for the benefit of the locals. And for urbanites who come to find refuge from the strain and stress of modern city life, that they may rediscover relationships with their loved ones and with nature.
Perched on the edge of over 50 acres of preserved forestry, BMK has much to offer with its eco-gardens and traditional kampongs* that give it its rustic charms. The whole atmosphere promises an enjoyable, serene and nostalgic experience for urbanites looking for a getaway.
Go on to our habitat and activities page for more information on what to expect at the kelong