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22 Dec 2004 - Singapore
Refurbished and re-equipped, PlayZone opens with children from Fraser and TOUCH Community Services
Singapore, December 22, 2004 – Children make the world go around, and Fraser Suites Serviced Residences in Singapore has gone out on a limb to refurbish and introduce new attractions at its 5000 sq ft PlayZone to cater to its young residents.
“Roughly a quarter of the apartments at both Fraser Suites and Fraser Place in Singapore are occupied by families with children. So in order to cater to the needs of the little ones, we decided to invest more in the children’s play facilities,” said Ms Tonya Khong, General Manager for both properties. “Between our two serviced residences, we have nearly 100 children and we are sure they will love the new PlayZone.”
To officially re-launch the new PlayZone, Fraser invited 22 children from TOUCH Community Services to join the children from Fraser Suites and Fraser Place in a celebration that included food, fun and games. Fraser has worked closely with Touch Community Services for several years and the children from TOUCH are familiar with the Fraser family.
Said Ms Wong Jim Buay, Programme Manager, Children’s Club & Thinkers Club, TOUCH Community Services said, “For the past three years, TOUCH Children’s Club and Thinkers Club have had a wonderful partnership with Fraser Serviced Residences. On behalf of our children, we would like to thank Fraser for their sponsorship and support towards our programme.”
“Most of our residents are expatriates and their families are here on medium to long-term business projects,” said Ms Khong “The opportunity for our expatriate children to interact with the Singaporean children from TOUCH at Fraser’s planned activities brings an invaluable dimension to their living experience here.”
The new PlayZone has a multi-purpose court outdoors for basketball, badminton and street football. It also comes with bicycles, table tennis facilities and even a rabbit hut. Indoors, there is a playroom featuring a PlayStation set, arcade games, a book corner and all-day screening of the Disney Channel on a state-of-the-art 42” plasma TV screen.
Said Mrs Juliana Bramhall, a resident at Fraser Suite, “My son, Nicholas, uses the PlayZone everyday and he loves it. He feels happy and safe here. He’s eight years old and can visit the PlayZone himself. He enjoys it so much because it is a great place for kids to play.” Another resident happy with the improved PlayZone is Mrs Sharon Wells, “Before the renovation, the PlayZone was mainly used by the smaller children, but now it is more family oriented.
My whole family can enjoy the facilities. My husband and I will play table tennis and we also play soccer with the children, watch them run around and ride the bicycles. You can see mommies and daddies playing the arcade games too.” With the launch of the improved PlayZone, Fraser also introduced Lucia, a “girl” duck who will be the “sister” of current Fraser Kid’s Club mascot duck, Luc.
Besides the PlayZone, Fraser Suites and Fraser Place Serviced Residences in Singapore also has a plethora of services and activities catered specially for children.
The Fraser Kid’s Club organises fortnightly activities like art and craft sessions, straw painting, vegetable printing and glass tinting classes to nurture the creativity of the little ones.
Complimentary zoo passes are also available to residents to encourage parents to take their kids to the zoo for some quality family time.
In line with Fraser’s Lifestyle packages, the Kiddies Dream Package allows parents to convert one bedroom into a kid’s dream room with printed bed linen, dining set, playtime table and chairs. Special kids towels and melamine cutlery and kitchen ware will also be introduced in January next year.
Besides Singapore, Fraser Suites Serviced Residences in Seoul and Fraser Place Serviced Residences in Manila also feature a wide range of services and activities catering to children and the family.