Property developer, Suntrack Development Sdn Bhd has unveiled its latest project Tuai Residence @ Setia Alam today. The 330-unit condominium project with a gross development value of RM194 million was designed with a strong emphasis on safety for children and the elderly, accessibility and independent living for all ages and abilities, and community building.
“The Covid-19 pandemic has certainly brought some basic, yet crucial issues to light. For example, we all now know how it feels to be isolated and restricted to the confines of our home. This is often the fate suffered by seniors and the differently-abled in our community, due to limitations in the access to facilities as well as a lack of communal spaces. Sadly, the ecosystem generally doesn’t supports them and the inaccessibility stifles their ability to be productive and active members of society,” Suntrack Chief Executive Office, James KK Tan explains.
After almost three years of research into limitations in accessibility at homes, Tuai Residence was crafted with great attention to detail for an inclusive environment and is one of the rare developments in the country with total application of Universal Design (UD). The development’s designers were advised by UD expert, Associate Professor Dr Naziaty Binti Mohd Yaacob from the Faculty of Architecture, University Malaya.
As a result, specific bedrooms and toilets within each condominium unit in Tuai Residence are designed with spaces large enough to cater for wheelchair turning radius. Other UD features include 900mm wide clear doorways in common areas and designated doorways inside units, ramps to access carparks, large electrical switches at 1200mm height, and tac tiles on floors in common corridors, amongst others.
In addition, Tuai Residence maximised safety precautions by designing fire sprinklers into common areas and inside each unit to start firefighting efforts before BOMBA arrival, another rare feature in residential developments. Every floor is equipped with protected fire refuge areas, for those unable to run down the stairs, to converge in while waiting for rescue efforts.
Fire staircases are also designed for stretcher-use. Tuai Residence goes the extra mile to cater to the wellness needs of the community by having a Care Office on site, manned by a registered nurse and trained caregivers for medical emergencies from its collaboration partner for the development, CALITY CARE, an Australian company providing Australian standard home-care. Care Office staff are trained of First Aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for emergencies management before the arrival of an ambulance.
Cality Care also provides home care from low to high care for our residents, on separate charges. Notwithstanding these well-thought-out features designed to provide residents with peace of mind, Tuai Residence aims to promote community building and encourage inter-generational friendships between young and old residents. In fact, the name Tuai is a nod to rice, a staple in Asian households of all races, a symbolic reference to days of old when communities came together to celebrate harvest festivals and cultivate long-lasting bonds.
Tuai Residence’s facilities aim to encourage communal activities such as line dancing, tai chi, communal cooking, group yoga and community gardening. The development is designed with a Clubhouse for get-togethers, generous numbers of meeting and multi-function rooms, swimming pool and gymnasium, multi-sports hall for badminton, ping pong and basketball as well as communal herb gardens and a communal kitchen.
The activities will be managed by a dedicated Tuai Community Manager. Suntrack is extremely proud of the Tuai Residence concept; which is in keeping with the company’s vision to build MAGIC communities (MAGIC is a term coined by American gerontologist, Dr Bill Thomas that means Multi-Ability, multi-Generational, Inclusive Communities). James explains that it is a vision that was conceived from a desire to carve a niche in Suntrack products moving forward, and his own passion to build homes where the elderly can safely and independently age-in-place and where no one needs to be displaced at different stages of their lives.
Affordably priced for young families and the elderly (starting price from RM490,000 onwards or from RM450 per sq ft) for units ranging from 1,109 sq ft to 1,927 sq ft; Tuai Residence is located next to one of the most well-planned and landscaped townships in Eco Ardence, Setia Alam. Tuai Residence homeowners’ will benefit from Setia Alam’s mature township with options for grocery shopping or leisure at Setia City Mall and Tesco Setia Alam located just a short drive away as well as many schools and hospitals (both private and public) within its vicinity. The development is also highly accessible via the New Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE), Shapadu Highway and the Guthrie Corridor Expressway.