BY ELWEEN LOKE
A STYLISH L-shaped tower will soon alter the skyline of the quaint town of Falim in the southern part of Ipoh.
The 26-storey building, which is named the Tin Tower, is deemed to be the first SOVO (Small Office/Versatile Office) in the area.
The building, which has two wings and a total of 538 units, is a project under mixed development project Tin City Ipoh, which was launched in May last year.
Amber Synergy Sdn Bhd chairman Datuk Yong Chai Seng said the construction of the gated and guarded property is expected to be completed by 2017.
“The tower will be equipped with facilities such as a gym centre, a multipurpose hall, a mini theater, a family garden and a barbeque area,” he said during the launch of the property at Falim last Friday.
It was reported that under Tin City Ipoh, modern shopping complexes and high-rise apartments would transform Falim into a vibrant commercial centre in the next few years.
The development would be carried out on a 10.12ha land around the iconic Falim House, which had been restored and would be preserved as a heritage building.
Falim House, built in the 1920s, was the residence of tin mining tycoon Foo Nyit Tse and his successors until the late 1990s.
Amber Synergy managing director Datuk Poo Tak Kiau said Falim House would be converted into a heritage hotel in a later stage of the development.
On the construction progress of an alternative road that cuts through Tin City Ipoh, he said the 1.5km road would be ready by July this year.
The construction of several blocks of commercial lots, he said, would also be completed during the same period of time.
“It is up to the authority to decide on when it would be open for use,” he said.
He said the road, which would be built from the flyover on Jalan Kledang Utara to the traffic light on Jalan Lahat, was aimed at easing the heavy traffic flow around the area during peak hours.
Meanwhile, at the launch, Amber Synergy Sdn Bhd presented RM10,000 each to Perak Palliative Care Society and Perak Association for Intellectually Disabled and RM20,000 to Yayasan Sultan Idris Shah.