Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Kuantan Homestay - SL Villa History

SL Villa History

How it was started?....there were three incidents happened to have this villa. Initially, in 1980, our late grandmother Yong Kum Mui worked as the cleaner for one of the homestays in from of our house located at Jalan Air Putih. She had been working there for more than 10 years. Subsequently during 1988, our family has an empty land and my father planned to build a semi-dee. It was so coincident that my late grandfather Loh Wah also retired at the year. Thus, my father invited both grandparents to take care the “newly built-7-room” villa.

At that time, nobody knew it was named SL Villa. Everyone just called in Loh Wah Inn. Loh Wah Inn was not only a place for business purpose. The house was actually our family gathering and social gathering point. Almost every weekend and public holiday or big occassion day, our families (uncles, aunties, cousins, children, babies) would prefer to choose this place to go.

Some customers knew our family since our grandparents time when they were still in their 20s. They were mostly sales representative from Kuala Lumpur to meet their East Coast Customers once a month.   

Today, this is already fourth generation. Yet, they still missed our service and still always recalled how we behaved when we were a little kid.

In 2006, our father, Sam Jee Nga, insisted to build larger villa to accommodate more customers. He has strong principle: do not cancel their room or “chase” the customers away while they might need to stay for few more days. He also ensures the room cleanliness and also the safety of their personal belongings.  

Today our customer are including mainly those visit Kuantan for the holiday and vacation especially after the East Coast Highway completed in 2005. Kuantan is always a relaxed and slow-paced place to rejuvenate.

SL Villa has become an important memory for customers and  our family.  Let the memory continues……..

The Loh Wah’s Grandchild

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