FUN VENUE:Chill-Out Zone offers activities like yoga, cooking and language classes
AT the recent launch of the new Sunrise Chill-Out Zone, emcee and stage performer Helmi The Gimmick entertained the tenants of various Sunrise residences by dressing up like Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson.
The Sunrise Chill-Out Zone, located next to Damai Sari condominiums in Mont Kiara Damai, has been open to residents in UEM Land housing facilities at Mont Kiara since April.
"We have about 13 Sunrise housing projects in this area such as Mont Kiara Pines, Mont Kiara Palma, Mont Kiara Pelangi, Monta Kiara Sophia, MK10, 11 Mont Kiara, Mont Kiara Astana and others," said Zafri Mohd Shariff, general manager of strategic marketing for UEM Land.
"This is our second centre in Jalan Kiara 2. Our first, Sunrise Fun Zone is also located in Jalan Kiara 2 opposite Sunrise Chill-Out Zone. These two centres are open to about 15,000 people living in UEM Land's Sunrise housing residences. Sunrise Chill Out Zone as well as Sunrise Fun Zone are strictly not open to outsiders or visitors," he said.
"The centre has a kitchen where live cooking demonstrations are carried out, a stage for dances and performances, a multipurpose dance floor, cupboards in a corner full of books for people to read, a foosball table and dart board. Every month, different community activities like yoga, cooking classes and dance classes will be conducted.
"The Sunrise Chill Out Zone is the place for residents to meet together and socialise to get to know each other better. We have more than 15 nationalities staying at our condominiums including Japanese, Koreans, Russians, British, Spaniards, Argentinians and Indians.
"We at UEM Land want to give back to our community and this is one of the ways to appreciate the support we've been given by those who choose to live here," he said.
"This is part of the value-added services that residents get when they choose to stay in our developments," said Siti Naizah Arshi, deputy senior manager of community and customer development of UEM Land.
"For example, if you look some of the recent activities, you will see a sushi-making demonstration, an Internet workshop, a traditional Japanese dance, yam cake and sweet potato kueh-making, art and craft programmes, Mandarin classes on Thursdays and Fridays, and health exercises on Fridays, among many others.
"For a full list of what's happening here, residents can go to www.montkiara.com.my, call us at 016-201 3292 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org," Siti said.
Besides a high-tea buffet, guests also watched a live cooking demonstration from Master Chef William Tan who taught them how to make cookies. He then passed out a fresh batch of cookies that he had pre-made to hungry guests so that they could sample them and know how the cookies should turn out.
The guests were also treated to jazz and lively K-Pop music and pole dancing, while the more sporty ones headed to the foosball table or tried their hand at throwing darts.
The best part of the evening was the fashion show by "models" who were the residents themselves, dressed in all kinds of casual evening wear as they entertained their fellow residents.