Waking up in Puchong with Joanna Soh


Health and fitness YouTube personality, Joanna Soh, talks about how her neighbourhood in Puchong resonates with her lifestyle and why the kitchen became the main focus of her home.


“I’ve lived here for four years now,” shares Joanna soh, “What I like about Puchong is that it’s a very mature township.”

Hailing from a small town in Kuala Terengganu, her housing area’s natural green landscapes and Puchong’s friendly neighbourhood spoke to her. “I love how calm and serene it is here. When I wake up I hear the birds chirping and that’s something that I appreciate,” she expresses.

Soh, who is a Leading Wellness & Fitness YouTube personality with 2 million subscribers to her YouTube channel as well as the founder and creator of a fitness app called Fio, finds it important to live in a location that allows her to stay active.

“I like the big park and the lake area. I can take my dogs out for their morning and evening walks. And I can go for my evening jogs and do outdoor activities if I wanted to.”

When it comes to her house, Soh takes the minimalistic approach opting to design for functionality and practicality rather than aesthetic. “We wanted the open concept. The idea is that you can see the entire space in a glance.”

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As a health and fitness content creator, Soh spends a lot of her time preparing nutritious food in the kitchen. Her relationship with healthy food and nutrition is reflected in the way her home is designed — with the kitchen at the centre of the interior.

“I want to encourage my family and friends to eat healthy as well,” says Soh. “The kitchen is where we would gather, mingle around and prepare healthy meals every single day, which is why the kitchen is the centre of our home.”

Check out the video above to see what this YouTube sensation home looks like. You might catch a glimpse of her YouTube Gold Play Button Award. 

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