“I came up with this hot-air balloon ride while I was in Turkey. I had to pay a bomb for a 15-minute ride. Then I thought, why not have it here for free?” said Eunice Foo, General Manager of Hillpark Residences.

In conjunction with Chinese New Year and the launching of Hillpark Residences, the company hosted a CNY celebration on the morning of Monday, January 30.

The gathering was held at their project site, Waterfront City at Lahat Mines. The watersports cum tourist site was officiated in September 2016.

The highlight of the morning was the free hot-air balloon rides for the public. They were all smiles upon alighting.

“My son and I saw an airplane when we were up in the sky. It’s definitely an unforgettable experience,” said Noran Shah Muaain Khalili.

Developed by Excellent Realty Sdn Bhd, the Waterfront City project with Hillpark Residences, is a 15-acre site consisting of 126 housing units. The first 63 units were launched in December 2016. The remaining units will be completed by 2018.

The project, according to Eunice, is unique in that the houses are located on a hilltop facing a part of Ipoh and the beautiful lake.

The celebration continued with lion dances, a robot performance and a jazz band. Local delicacies and drinks were served.

Khaleeja