When an entrepreneur meets an airline pilot

A chance meeting between two dynamic personalities, divers Sany and Chu San forged a strong friendship that has flourished into a business alliance. Matched by a love for crystal clear waters and rich colourful marine life, Sany formed Universal Diver in 2007, and they established it as the premier dive centre on Pulau Perhentian Besar (Big Perhentian Island).

In 2012, Sany took ownership of a parcel of land and embarked on yet another creative venture together. Their vision: to design the island’s first contemporary resort that would be a cut above the rest.

Undaunted by their lack of experience and faced with the challenge of constructing on a steep hill, the duo pressed on to transform their vision of architectural beauty into reality.

Leveraging on each other’s strengths, they sought the advice of experts, overcame their limitations and gained strength from the support of family and friends to exceed all expectations.

Through their passion and determination, a dream was realised, opening up a world of endless possibilities that is, Alunan Resort.