The integrated green township of Sunway City Ipoh will soon be home to Asia’ first naturally-heated swimming pool. The pool will be one of the main features of the Sunway Onsen Suites.
The development by Sunway Property – comprising three tower blocks – is the first serviced suites project built around a hot spring, a natural phenomenon in Ipoh.
Apart from the hot spring (or onsen) pool, there will be an infinity swimming pool, multi-purpose hall, gym and sauna as well as a garden and courtyard on the podium block.
The first tower – comprising 252 studio, two-bedroom and three-bedroom units – will be launched in the first quarter of this year and slated for completion in three years.
The suites ranged in size from 592 sq ft for the studio units to 1,184 sq ft for the three-bedroom units. Apart from that are six luxurious Onsen Villas, each with a floor area of 2,712 sq ft or more.
The prices for a unit are from RM391,000 onwards. The serviced suits project is part of a RM1 billion integrated development spanning 31 acres.
The Onsen Suites project offers all the urban conveniences with the best of nature, according to Sunway City Ipoh senior general manager Wong Wan Wooi.
“This is also an ideal investment for those who want to capture the opportunities that Ipoh’s transformation into a world-class tourism hotspot has to offer,” he adds.
Among the projects in the township that have already been completed are an additional 20 villas in the Banjaran Hotspring Retreat and the Luminous Forest, a night-time attraction in the Lost World of Tambun theme park.
There are more for tourists in the pipeline. The Banjaran Hotspring Retreat will have its own Sky Bar while the Lost World of Tambun will see new attractions, all of which are to be completed by May 2019.
“The Sky Bar is a luxurious tavern inside a cave that extends to a terrace 30ft above ground and overlooking the spectacular emerald lake and luscious green landscape within the retreat,” Wong says.
At the Lost World of Tambun, there will be a world-class multi-storey immersive water park featuring rain fortresses, water slides and tiered pools. There will also be the Adventure River – a 100m tunnel that offers dizzying and thrilling experiences.
With the completion of these projects, the total investment in Sunway City Ipoh will top RM5 billion.
Sunway Property is also looking to invest another RM4 billion elsewhere in Perak in the next 15 to 20 years.
Projects within Sunway City Ipoh that have already been completed are 1,400 homes, Sunway College Ipoh, the 174-room Lost World of Tambun Hotel and the Lost World of Tambun theme park.
On the cards are Sunway Medical Centre Ipoh, an expansion of the Sunway College campus, assisted-living homes with hot spring facilities, a shopping mall and a hilltop development.