It sounds almost too fantastical to be true. A German man came to Malaysia thirty years ago and saved the ancient boat-building industry from the brink of extinction. Today, you can sail on his authentic Malaysian junk boat, the Naga Pelangi, and enjoy the scenic beauty of Southeast Asia from onboard. The interior is as luxurious as a millionaire's yacht, but the charter rates are very reasonable.
The website describes the fascinating story of the boat's construction.