Petaling Jaya, 19 September – When Ung Lay Ting, Senior General Manager for Marketing and Sales of Tropicana Corporation Berhad (“Tropicana”) thinks about the good old days, she remembers spending time to play traditional games as a kid with her friends and family. She remembers the simple pleasures, like congkak, hopscotch and skipping rope. “It was really neat to be able to play these traditional childhood games those days and it is these simple pleasures that all the children should have access to now,” Ung said.
Tropicana is the developer behind 4 developments within Klang Valley which will see 20 traditional games in each development and over 50 games as whole to be hosted for 4 consecutive weekends in a row, from the last weekend of September to mid-October.
These traditional games will be made available through its Eat.Play.Bond-themed ‘Sama-Sama’ campaign at Tropicana Heights on 24 and 25 September, at Tropicana Aman on 1 and 2 October, at Tropicana Metropark on 8 and 9 October and at Tropicana Gardens on 15 and 16 October, which she hopes will bring back some of those simple pleasures to family. “It is important to make lasting memories with the kids,” said Ung.
“They will draw on these memories as they get older as a proof that they had a pretty good childhood. “ Ung continued, “We want to re-create traditional childhood memories through this ‘Sama-Sama’ campaign with a series of traditional games. We want to provide opportunities for parents to create lasting memories with their little offspring in the comfort of our 4 signature developments.” Ung said.
“These 4 developments essentially encapsulate Tropicana’s unique DNA, one that is built on the cornerstone of accessibility, connectivity, innovative concepts and designs, generous open spaces, amenities, facilities, multi-tiered security and quality.” Known as Tropicana Heights, the development encompasses 199 acres of freehold land, replete with lush greenery. It is anchored by a 16-acre Central Park with a 750 meter linear lake, dedicated private community parks, seamless pedestrian walkway, including its very own recreational and commercial hub, all of which are complemented by beautiful landscaping and parkland views.
Tropicana Aman is situated next to the growing affluent neighbourhood of Kota Kemuning. It encompasses 863 acres of idyllic setting that offers an array of facilities and features such as a generous 85-acre central linear park that comes with its own lake, a 7km vehicular free bike trail, jogging path and green spaces that draw people into a life of relaxation and peace.
It also features a central community clubhouse with a sport centre and the TENBY International School. Set to transform and elevate the vibrancy of Subang Jaya, the 88-acre Tropicana Metropark offers serviced residences, retail units, business suites, SOHOs, office towers, shopping mall and GEMS International School that will be served by a network of highways, including a new RM106 million flyover that will directly link the development to the Federal Highway which will be ready by 2017.
The heart of this integrated project includes a large green oasis of over 9.2 acres for a Central Park, which features a man-made lake, pedestrian promenade and an F&B strip for alfresco indulgence. Tropicana Gardens in Kota Damansara, an integrated development features diverse components that include high-rise residences, designer office tower and a retail mall, all interspersed with lush green landscapes. This 17-acre development has a direct connection to the elevated Surian Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station, which is scheduled to be operational later this year.
Several highways service the area as well. “It’s going to be an unmatched lifestyle opportunity for the homeowners who settle down at any of these developments. They will enjoy all the value-added features we are offering,” Ung said. Situated at strategic locations that is equipped with great facilities, amenities, security, accessibility and connectivity, which allows for a more comprehensive and holistic lifestyle.
These developments also replete with lush greenery that is much bigger than what authorities require of the developer, according to Ung, who said sustainable living and eco-friendly communities are something the develop has always wanted to promote and develop.
“We are excited to see our developments turning into much more of community meeting places in a few years from now,” she said. “If we can pull it off, we may organise these traditional games at our developments more often because it is not just our memories.” Ung believes parents want their children to look back on their childhood fondly and she wants to provide these opportunities to these parents.
She said, “No kid is going to look back on their formative years, nudge their sibling and says “Remember we sat on the couch all afternoon and played candy crush?” “These traditional games will teach the children how to build new social networks, provide early pashing opportunities and foster family bonds the old ways through face to face interaction,” she said.
If you are looking for the opportunity to Eat, Play and Bond with your children while reminiscing your fun childhood with a wide range of fantastic traditional games, visit these galleries from 11 am to 5 pm for a fun-filled day with your children.
Tropicana’s ‘Sama-Sama’ campaign will end on 16 October 2016. See you at any of the four Tropicana galleries. For more information on this campaign, please visit www.facebook.com/tropicanacorp