Far from being a mere facility provided in a neighbourhood's clubhouse or condominium, today's swimming pools are an indication of a developer's attention to things like design, details and the overall comfort of the residents. Read on to discover some of the best pools in Penang's properties...
The low-density condominium is located on a hillside, giving its clubhouse’s pools a fine, unobstructed view of Penang’s northern coastline. Its residential units are just as impressive; ranging from 1,777 sf to 5,872 sf, they give residents the pleasure of living in a roomy villa-in-the-sky.
If you're easily bored with swimming in the same ol' pool all the time, Quayside's 4.5-acre waterpark has several pools you can choose from, including a formal pool, an adventure/splash pool with slides and water sports, an open-air spa pool, cold plunge pool and a curved beach lagoon pool.
Come home to a resort-like environment at this high-rise property, accentuated by its 1-acre beachside waterscape. Residents of all ages will enjoy the free-form swimming and wading pools, set amidst lush greenery, soft sandy beds and open decks for lounging.
Located smack in the centre of the busy state capital and the Penang Time Square mixed development, this condominium's pool is a peaceful oasis. Residents are also sheltered from the ferocious tropical sun with shaded areas around the pool and a covered outdoor Jacuzzi.
One of the major features of the residential property is its well-thought design, in the form of unique contemporary architecture and landscape design. For example, theregenc swimming pool and children's pool are nestled on the fifth floor of the property and protectively surrounded by its soaring towers, giving the pools an intimate atmosphere.
To complement its family-friendly environment, the condominium has a swimming pool and children's pool, complete with slides, water jets and a waterfall. Thanks to the property's hillside location, the pools (and the surrounding Balinese gardens) get plenty of fresh breezes.
Each of these award-winning villas are designed with a touch of the stately colonial style. Other than having wraparound terraces and high ceilings, they also come with private pools where dwellers can savour the posh, laidback air of the seaside lifestyle.
Not only does the Feringghi Residence condominium provide its residents with a gorgeous tree-fringed infinity pool, but its landscape also incorporates water-edged paddy terraces and sunken lounges set in a large, seemingly edgeless reflective pond.
This low-density condominium is located at the tip of the Penang Island, making for sweeping views from the 30-metre infinity pool. Most of its units have their own water features, but for ultimate luxury, the property also has three 3.5-storey villas, with personal plunge pools and private lifts.
Set on level 5 of the low-rise residential condominium in the Setia Tri-Angle mixed development is a children's pool and swimming pool. While the former has a fun design young kids will appreciate, the latter is the visual focal point of the property — a pristine blue freeform pool with ombré-coloured floor tiles and bulbous poolside lounges.
11. Shineville Park, Farlim
The pool of the 40-storey condominium, adjacent to the gym, is covered yet open-air — perfect for all-weather swimming. The water jets, cool underwater lights, fibre-optic starfield ceiling and amazing view is delightful icing on the cake.
Other than the floating clubhouse with its infinity-edged pool overlooking the lake, there is also a kids' park within the all-villa neighbourhood where children can have fun in a safe environment, complete with slides and a sand pool.
The 35-storey condominium near the Penang Bridge combines the concept of playground and swimming pool into one, with equipment like swing bars, movable water jets and even a water slide twisting down from the upper floor. It also has a wide range of other facilities such as a forest gym, jogging track, Jacuzzi, and a sky lounge for functions.
With this Gurney Drive condominium's facilities spread over 4 double-volume levels, you can be sure that its facilities are going to be nothing less than top-notch. Apart from a infinity pool that offers residents a panoramic view of the surroundings, residents can also rejuvenate physically and emotionally in the property's warm-water hydrotherapy pool.
Elevated on stilts in the middle of the sea, the ecologically-sensitive water villas in the latest phase of The Light Collection come with their own private pontoons and uber-luxurious pools overlooking the marina.
The concept of spaciousness runs through the entire property, from having a maximum of two units per floor to its expansive rooftop waterscape (on the 41st floor — imagine the views!) with a 36-metre pool, immaculate green landscaping, stone pathways and a poolside gym.
17. Skyhome, Tanjung Bungah
Despite being a 32-storey building, the condominium's shaded infinity pool seems to merge with the sea beyond it, giving residents the impression that they are close to the open sea and nature.
18. Y Cantonments, Pulau Tikus
Located in an extremely convenient location, these exclusive townhouses (there are only 20 in the series) have build-up areas of 4,200 sf to 6,500 sf. Designed by famous architect Dato' Dr Ken Yeang, these homes all feature eco-friendly fittings, a private lift for dwellers with less mobility, and a plunge pool set within a beautiful sustainable structure.
19. Infinity, Tanjung Bungah
The large infinity-edged triangular pool is no doubt the centrepiece of this seafront condominium, its blue waters seeming to blend in with the sky beyond it. This feeling of openness is highlighted once again in the open-plan and column-free layouts of the residential units.
Fancy having a dip in the middle of the a working day? The hip VOS Lifestyle Office lets you do just that, with a beautiful lap pool overlooking the city (and a gym to boot) where you can relax taut muscles and clear your mind for the next big breakthrough at work.
Which are your favourites — or do you have any that did not make it into the list? Let us know in the comments below!
(Written by: Zoey Moo, 30th August 2016)