Highrise is becoming a popular option in Kuantan City. Unlike other major capital cities in Malaysia, Kuantan is surprisingly laid back without traffic congestion. The city also maintains its old fashioned charm boasting many beaches including Teluk Cempedak, Bukit Pelindung and parks like Taman Gelora. When we first heard of Kuantan Waterfront Resort City, we were intrigued. It's a comprehensive resort city concept that encompasses 3 decades of developmental plan.
Swiss-Bel Hotel and Imperium Residence are their pilot projects. The soft launch was just in February 2020. However, we only managed to visit recently after the Movement Control Order as they were closed until May 2020.
Swiss-Bel Hotel and Imperium Residence Kuantan
Jalan Kampung Tanjung Lumpur,
Perkampungan Tanjung Lumpur, 26060 Balok, Pahang
Featuring 27 floors and 712 units, Swiss-Bel Hotel and Imperium Residence are two impressive high-rise in Kuantan City just across the river in the area called Tanjung Lumpur. The area is guarded and gated but the multilevel parking is free at the moment. Most of the relating project will be built on reclaimed land including a shopping center, a hospital, a theme park etc.
Overlooking the South China Sea, the scenery is spectacular with Tembeling Resort in view.
Level 5 is where the gymnasium, playroom, outdoor playground, outdoor jacuzzi and the swimming pool complex is located. The reason why I said it's the swimming pool complex because there are multiple levels/types of pools featuring a river shaped pool, an infinity pool and a children pool which is also a mini water theme park. Warning! It can be extremely difficult to drag the children from the area. It took us 1.5hours. Lol.
We had the chance to view both the studio unit as well as the family unit with 2 bedrooms. Each type is also divided into city view versus ocean view. It's a completely different experience to see Kuantan so high up. A luxurious existence indeed.
For foodies like us, all day dining options like Swiss Cafe offer classic Malaysian and Western food choices with a breathtaking Seaview.
Our lunch date- fish& chips, seafood penne, lemon cream seabass with a refreshing PAM (pineapple, apple and mint juice without sugar). Taste was great, ingredients were fresh but portion was on the small side and we hoped there was more variety on the menu.
3pm onwards there's also high tea set for 2 if you feel peckish. Our set had fried breaded chicken breasts, blackcurrant jelly, peanut butter brownies , scones with cream and strawberry jam. Also a huge pot of hot coffee and fresh fruits. The set was enough to feed 2 adults and 2 children if you are not too hungry. We preferred a stronger coffee though.
The opposite restaurant, called THERE restaurant, is a fairly good Western/Italian restaurant. Dinner was served-- braised duck leg, braised lamb leg, seafood bouillabaisse, spaghetti carbonara, grilled chicken chop.
Night view of the area.
If u feel adventurous, there's also activities like paddle boat, cruise, horse riding and mirror in the sky photo taking.
For those interested to have a look, please do contact Imperium Residence to redeem a tour of the property as well as a complimentary high tea set. We had a very enjoyable afternoon and the area is definitely great for families with young children like us to hang out.