At Moonriver Lodge, you are welcomed into our home as friends and family.
When we say, “Please make yourself at home,” we mean it from the bottom of our hearts.
The Pioneer Family:
Albert and Nancy Khoo
Here is the couple on the ground who made it all possible for Moonriver Lodge and Food Forest Farm. Albert, the commanding officer, can be seen riding all over the farm and surrounding areas at the back of a motorcycle, making sure there are no worms attacking the vegetables. Nancy is most often seen in the Lodge gardens tending to the flowers, beautifying the lodge and supporting workers in her motherly ways. Ask Nancy about her yummy ikan perut and she will show you all the herbs in the garden that you can use to make it.
PK and Billie
Moonriver Lodge’s very first hosts were PK and Billie. At the helm of the vision of Sigar Highlands, the dynamic couple works tirelessly to materialise all the dreams and fancy words into reality, split between Farm, Lodge & expansion works……all while juggling three feisty, mischievous but adorable children.
Connie & Coleman : Our new Lodge Managers/Operators
Welcome to our new super dynamic couple who has taken over the helm effective 1 May 2022. Besides equipped with warm smiles and big hearts, both come supercharged with endless energy and a “Can do” attitude. They will handle from A to Z, from planning to guest relations yet actively introducing our fresh Food Forest Farm pesticide free (safe good food) vegetables to you. Connie can also be seen in the kitchen, whipping out your wholesome and sumptuous breakfast while Coleman can be found all over fixing up the smallest detail for our Guests’ comfort.
Aunty Ruby : herbal tea extraordinaire, kitchen helper
If you’ve signed up for our signature Herbal Tea Tasting, most likely you will end up with Aunty Ruby. She will happily totter off to you the benefits of her favourite bitter Woodworm Tea and inform you all the different ways to expel wind from your body (thankfully she hasn’t resorted to a demonstration of the most common way to expel wind…yet). During the quieter periods at the lodge, she will be experimenting using recycled materials to decorate the lodge or making different jams and preserves to serve to unsuspecting guests.
Desmond : cook
A character by himself, the Waterfall Pavilion kitchen is his domain. He lives in his Campervan occasionally and busies himself preparing your home-cooked meals with passion and gusto. You may catch his cat, Puffy playing around in the front porch area and occasionally getting into brawls with our resident cat.
Bohar : garden maintenance, the security & night watch, water-man
You’ll barely catch Bohar at the Lodge as he is our “mandur” for the Farm. However, rest assured, that he is the most reliable man around when it comes to sudden water issues, security, emergencies.He commands a team who maintains the garden for your comfort. For added comfort, he stays in our front room for added comfort to our Lodge security.
Ah Yuen : maintenance & garden support, mosquito terminator
He may appear shy with his basic understanding of English but his sincerity to assist shines from his eyes. He can be seen fixing things here and there (when called) and super versatile, from making beds to fogging the mosquitos. So grateful for another reliable team member for our Lodge!
Interns : housekeeping, garden projects
Meet Qoma, Adlin, Wani & Syira – our farm interns who occasionally take a break from their usual farm work and help us at the Lodge. We have a list of garden projects which we will be working with them so don’t be surprised when you see them messing around in the gardens!