The soft launch cum blessing service for YMCA of Ipoh’s rest and recreation studio apartment was held on Tuesday, October 4 at its premise. Operational a week before its launch, the accommodation is open to all religions and ethnicities, especially mobile and able elderly of 60 years and above.

The five-storey building, worth four million Ringgit approximately, has 28 units which range from 300 to 500 square feet with rates between RM800 to RM1200 per studio per month. Targeted for long-term stay, each unit has a capacity of one to three tenants. Plus, there will be special rates for older folks!

“To date, out of the 28 suites, seven have been rented out,” said Dato’ Daniel Tay, President, YMCA of Ipoh, during the lively affair.

Located amidst the natural environment, each air-conditioned unit faces either the green pasture or the river and is fully furnished complete with cooking amenities. Each floor is only accessible via access card for security. Residents enjoy the specially-tailored community activities by YMCA, ample parking spaces, internet connection and sport facilities such as the tennis court, gym and badminton complex.

There are two function halls available for rental and food delivery service right to your doorstep from the YMCA restaurant located in the compound. Other perks include its strategic location nearby to the D R Seenivasagam Park, Perak Stadium, Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital, Greentown Health Clinic and Urban Transformation Centre.

To facilitate seniors, there are lifts in the building, handrails in the bathroom and cleaning services once a month or upon request.

The property was named in honour of its donors, the late Dr and Mrs (Bebe) Lim Eng Cheang. Dr Lim Eng Cheang was an illustrious scholar amongst the first batch of medical students to graduate from King Edward VII Medical College in Singapore. He went on to become the first Asian to obtain an FRNP from Edinburgh, Scotland and the first Asian president for the Ipoh Swimming Club. Before Mrs Lim passed on to higher glory, she had willed that a portion of her estate be given to charities in loving memory of her husband. Among the recipients, YMCA of Ipoh was one of them.

Interested readers kindly contact Calvin Chai, the property manager at 017 200 1861 or ymcastudio28@gmail.com. Do swing by their website www.rnr-studio-apartment.com or Facebook page R&R Studio Apartment.

Address: R&R Studio Apartment, YMCA Ipoh, No. 211, Jalan Raja Musa Aziz, 30300 Ipoh, Perak.

Mei Kuan