“I wanna be a millionaire so freaking bad...” Bruno Mars' chart-topping hit came to mind the minute I stepped into the marbled confines of the 2½-storey BayRocks Bungalow Villa that had been designated as my overnight abode one weekend at Sunway South Quay.
“Mom! This place's like Teen Cribs!” my 13-year old girl whispered in awe when we were given a quick tour of the palatial villa. Especially one with a dedicated glassed-in lift inside!
|Who wouldn't want to lounge in such cosy and classy confines?|
Elegantly accentuated with opulent marble, timber and natural stones, I had to admit that our precocious little miss was spot on. Imagine two spacious living rooms and an elegant dining room filled with modern pseudo-European furnishings, designer wet and dry kitchens under one roof. Complete with a detached entertainment cum home theatre pavilion that looks out to an outdoor plunge pool with verdant landscaping and water feature enhancements, what's not to like?
|Another view of the main living room|
|A secondary living room for the family on the upper level|
|The patio leads to the entertainment pavilion and outdoor plunge pool|
|An island kitchen counter that doubles up as a breakfast nook|
The master bedroom was a tad showy for my taste but then again I supposed it is only befitting the interior design should convey a sense of unparalleled luxury.
|Dream chamber...the stylishly outfitted master bedroom boasts cream and earth tones|
|Futurist touches enhance this particular bedroom that is obviously designed for teens|
|The guest room evokes a sleek, minimalist feel|
Before we had a chance to warm our butts on the designer settees, we were whisked off to Sunway Lagoon Resort for a lavish breakfast. After that, we were treated to first-hand experiences of the Royal Blue Exclusive Lifestyle Privileges programme – perks that await purchasers and eventual owners of BayRocks.
|A chic dining set-up to let you entertain in style|
Aside from a three-year Sunway Lagoon Club membership, three-year enrolment in the Sunway International Vacation Club, Executive Health Screening at Sunway Medical Centre for two adults under a three-year wellness programme, unlimited access to the Sunway Lagoon Theme Park, and complimentary year-long parking at the Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall, South Quay's residents enjoy the convenience of having all these different lifestyle components within the Sunway Integrated Resort City at their doorstep.
After a bout of whirlwind shopping at the Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall, the subsequent three-hour sensuous spa and massage treatments for me at the secluded Mandara Spa and a day spent frolicking at the Sunway Theme Park were enough to give us an idea how a family living in South Quay would live, eat and play!
Villa residents don't even have to lift a finger to keep their posh 628-square metre abode spick and span since hired help is but a mere phone call away. Whether it's housekeeping, laundry, florist, limousine, party-planning or outdoor catering services, the Sunway top-notch hospitality services are at practically at one's beck and call on a pay-per-use basis.
|Floating luxury...exclusively for South Quay residents to cruise around the lake|
Wanna be the hostess with the mostest? A gala bash on board the luxury South Quay Princess would take the wind out of your guests' sails. Docked at the 28-acre South Quay lake, the sleek 77-foot yacht is available for rent where guests on board can be pampered with a sumptuous dinner catered by the Sunway Lagoon Resort culinary team.
|Scenic sights beckon from the South Quay Princess|
It felt somewhat surreal as we cruised around the picturesque lake on that balmy evening. If someone tells me at that very moment that money can't buy happiness, I'd call them a big fat liar!
|Grilled beef skewers|
|Mini glasses of tomato and mozzarella salad|
While the friendly service team plied our party with endless food and drinks, we learned how the lake's depth is carefully monitored and controlled. Extra rainwater that falls into the lake is used to water the greenery surrounding the lake; a great way of recycling the precious resource.
|Homemade beancurd with abalone jus|
|Lamb cutlets with mustard grain sauce|
|Steamed cod with king soya sauce|
|Mini fruit tartlets to round off our sumptuous meal|
Before we called it a night, I let the modern rain shower which boasts an open skylight washed away the day's grime and dirt while my daughter lolled happily in the jacuzzi. Girls being girls, we kept 'ooh-ing' and 'aah-ing' over the incredibly roomy dressing and vanity area.
Of course, such grand living costs a king's ransom. Ensconced within South Quay's upscale gated and guarded enclave, each BayRocks Bungalow Villa costs a cool RM5.5 million for the Bayuna model. Still, I suppose the sum's small change for the multi-millionnaires in our midst. Imagine all the pricier lakefront models (there's only 11 units) have already been snapped up whilst the remainder is selling like hot cakes.
For more information, please call 03-5639 9000 or visit sunwaysouthquay.com.my