The Datai Langkawi

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When I was at school I read Utopia, the book by Thomas More that tells the tale of an imaginary society, through the travels of an explorer to what he considers to be the finest country on the planet. Unfortunately, I don’t remember much else, but the word ‘utopia’ (an ideal place or state) is an apt one too for The Datai Langkawi. I visited this magical estate this month on the island of Langkawi in Malaysia, just as the dry season was drawing to a close, and the rainy one was about to begin…