Eco special: Green holiday

Enjoy farm-to-table fresh produce, sea-view villas and even cocktail-making sessions on Cempedak, an eco-friendly private island off Bintan.
Villas at Cempedak Private Island are cooled by natural ventilation and sea breezes.
Villas at Cempedak Private Island are cooled by natural ventilation and sea breezes.PHOTO: CEMPEDAK PRIVATE ISLAND

You won't find air-conditioning, tissue paper or plastic bottles at the sustainable Cempedak Private Island

Rarely do you get to see the hens that are laying the eggs for your breakfast.

But there I was on a farm on Bintan Island, surrounded by more than 250 clucking hens picking at grains off the ground around me.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on January 20, 2019, with the headline 'Green holiday'. Print Edition | Subscribe