This town in Ipoh is famous for its pomelo production. A symbol of prosperity and abundance, the largest citrus fruit in the world is not the only thing Tambun has to offer.
With its proximity of about 8km from Ipoh city centre, Tambun, like most of Ipoh, was a major town in the Kinta Valley during the early 1900s with the boom of the tin mining industry.
Fast forward to today, Ipoh is a popular tourist destination with plenty of offerings from food and beverages such as Ipoh white coffee, Ipoh Hor Fun (rice noodles) and beansprouts chicken to its pre-war architecture in Ipoh Old Town and also limestone caves.
In terms of the property market, area specialist Joe Wong, Maxxan Realty vice-president, sees growing potential for Tambun, for its serene living environment and proximity to the popular tourist destination — Ipoh City.
“Tambun consists of a mix of mainly landed residential properties with pockets of commercial developments. The smallest units, the single-storey terraced houses for instance, typically come with land areas of 1,650 sq ft with built-up sizes of 1,800 sq ft,” Wong tells EdgeProp.my.
Tambun is strategically located, and thus, surrounded by a wide range of amenities. It is also easily accessible from Ipoh city via Jalan Tambun and located just 3km from the North-South Expressway interchange.
“Residents of Tambun can find ample amenities in the area especially around Sunway City Ipoh. Furthermore, Tambun is a short drive away (about 15 minutes or less) from Ipoh City with malls such as Aeon Kinta City and Ipoh Parade,” notes Wong.
Those seeking medical facilities can be rest assured that there are various clinics in Tambun while the nearest hospitals: KPJ Specialist Hospital Ipoh, Pantai Putri Hospital, Fatimah Hospital and Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun are no more than 6km away. As for educational institutions, the renowned Sunway College Ipoh has a campus (in the process of expanding) in addition to several primary and secondary schools nearby.
“Although there are concerns on the leasehold status of some lands in the Tambun area, it is still a good place to invest in, as the area is still developing and there are plenty of room for more new projects,” says Wong.
Natural beauty paired with convenience
The quaint town of Tambun is also well known for its million-year-old limestone hills and geothermal hot springs, providing an idyllic and tranquil getaway from the bustling city.
Incorporating these elements into its award-winning township, Sunway City Ipoh, which is also the state’s largest integrated township development, has proven to be a boon for Ipoh’s economic development.
Sunway City Ipoh township spans approximately 1,350 acres with a gross development value of about RM2 billion. Featuring resort-style living amongst the ample greenery, Sunway City Ipoh provides world-class entertainment and leisure with its water theme park The Lost World of Tambun and the award-winning luxury spa resort The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat.
Sunway Onsen Suites is part of a 31-acre integrated development comprising residential, commercial, retail, leisure, healthcare, hospitality and education. Sunway Onsen Suites features 252 serviced suites with 19 retail shops at ground level. Its Alfresco Boulevard is well positioned along the riverside to create a continuous trail from the mall. This riverside walk boulevard is designed to meet the lifestyle of the sophisticated, discerning and cosmopolitan dwellers in Sunway City Ipoh. There is certainly no need to travel any further for daily needs with such conveniences around.
Like its namesake, Sunway Onsen Suites features a podium level with a full complement of facilities including a natural hot springs pool or “onsen” in Japanese, infinity swimming pool, multipurpose hall, gymnasium, sauna rooms, BBQ area, children’s playground and many more.
It comprises units with built-up sizes ranging from 592 to 1,184 sq ft which come in studio, 2-bedrooms and 3-bedrooms configurations. There are also six units of Onsen Villas with built-ups ranging from 2,712 to 2,884 sq ft on the podium level. The serviced suites capture the luscious hills, river and greenery while some premium units overlook the Lost World Water Theme Park.
Additionally, future expansion of the area will include Sunway Medical, Sunway Education Campus, Shopping Mall and Assisted Living. Sunway is definitely bringing the township a step closer to its model city, Sunway City Kuala Lumpur.
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