All smiles at HSL’s family fun weekend

Bubble games were another favourite, particularly during the later in the day when it was cooler.

KUCHING: It was a weekend loaded with fun at Hock Seng Lee’s “Family Fun @ La Promenade” held on Jan 2 and 3.

The event began at 9am on Saturday (Jan 2) with bike rides, kite flying and competitions for both adults and kids. The main contest of the day was the cookies decoration competition, organised by HSL and Indah House.

Within an hour, Angelia Tan, Nur Qamaryna Ngu Abdullah and Benjamin Tan made cookies which secured them first to third places. Jayden Teo, Mandy Kong and Ayden Boon won consolation prizes. All took home cash prizes.

On Sunday (Jan 3), there was a colouring contest, which saw over dozens of participants, split into the seven to nine-year-old and 10 to 12-year-old categories.

Other activities also included guided tours of La Promenade and giveaways of Black Bean coffee, Taka cakes, popcorn, cotton candy and balloons.

Both days also included batik painting classes, which were a big hit. Over 100 canvases were prepared.

A boy showing his batik painting artwork during a class held at Family Fun @ La Promenade.

“La Promenade is a great community for the entire family. It is safe, secure and green.

“There is a clubhouse with a salt water pool, gym and yoga room. Opening officially is La Promenade Mall in mid-Jan, which kicks off the 200-acre township’s commercial zone,” said executive director Simon Lau.

La Promenade is HSL’s flagship — 160 acres consist gated residences, while 40 acres consist commercial areas.

The Mall will open with Choice Supermarket as its anchor tenant, Black Bean Coffee & Tea, NOMS, Hock King Authentic Chicken Rice, Rice King and Taka Patisserie.

Opening soon is Mr Domus, Sweat Factory, an art gallery and a premium bubble tea outlet.

HSL is adopting a “support local” policy for its mall’s tenants, which include proven brands like Choice and Black Bean, and new and proven businesses by young developers like NOMS.

A family visits the Family Fun @ La Promenade.

A portion of the fourth floor is reserved for HSL’s corporate social responsibility. Tenants include Hope Place, Helping Hands, Intellectually Disabled Adults Society and Bodhi Counselling Centre.

“This Family Fun weekend is a showcase of all that is possible at La Promenade. This is a township within a meticulously planned park. Our housing density is half-of-normal, and as a result, we have twice the volume of open spaces,” said HSL leasing manager Trish Lui.

“The mall, which is lease-only for better tenancy mix, is just the start of our commercial plans. In the pipeline is a landscape nursery and sports facilities.”

HSL moved to La Promenade on July 20 last year from its old office at Pending.

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