The 'reluctant hotel' that keeps on giving...
An eclectic and eccentric home away from home, Lost Paradise Resort offers an escape from the bustle of downtown Penang. But what makes this resort extraordinary is that owners Dr Chew Yu Gee and Melody Chew run an inclusive school right in the middle of it, where children with special needs learn alongside their mainstream peers...
Melody has always been passionate about special needs education, and after purchasing this piece of land, they started Lighthouse Academy, a not-for-profit school catered to special needs children.
Lost Paradise Resort opened its doors in 2013, shortly after Dr Chew became sick and was unable to support the school with his earnings from his paediatric clinic. It has then been providing not just a financial income for Lighthouse Academy, but an enriching experience for the students as guests are invited to give short and inspiring speeches to the students in Lighthouse Academy.
Come stay with us or even just drop by to experience it for yourself!
What it REALLY Means to be Successful - the Wandering Wagners
They never intended for Lost Paradise to become a resort or a church or a school but things change and plans change, and it has led to something so beautiful.