Updated: Apr 27, 2020
By Win Pa Pa Myo @ Grace
April has been an eventful month, news of global pandemic, curfews and lockdown. However, through this crisis, we witnessed many heroes in the world! Our May newsletter starts with just that, partnering with World Health Organization and United Nations to acknowledge and honouring the heroes of the world.
Staying local, Going global: Supporting COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund
Show our solidarity to the global community by supporting the works of WHO to help countries respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. “The fund, the first-of-its-kind, enables private individuals, corporations and institutions anywhere in the world to come together to directly contribute to global response efforts.”
Locally we are witnessing our very own Pun Hlaing Estate heroes
Normality in times of crisis
“We take taken the following precautionary measures to ensure the residents, tenants and staff safety; to ensure a sense of normality in the everyday lives. There are a lot of parts that has to be engaged to ensure normality; and these are made possible with the commitment of the unsung heroes of Yoma Land. We would like to thank them for their personal commitment to continuously provide a safe haven for the residents and the community at large,” echoed Jonathan Hegarty, General Manager of the Pun Hlaing Estate. More then 350 staff members are living at the estate, away from their homes and families, to take care of the residents living here. Read full article here.
Doing it right
We are glad our efforts have paid off! Read testimonials here
Residents Heroes join forces with Step-in Step-up to provide and guide the villagers on health & safety
Pun Hlaing Estate and Pun Hlaing Siloam Hospital have joined forces with local charity organisation Step-in Step-up to make reusable mask to support the surrounding villagers. Led by Jackie Appel, four pedal sewing machines have been secured for use within the village.
If you have a sewing machine at home and can volunteer your time sewing masks for the villagers, kindly contact Jackie. Donation of fabric is also highly welcomed.
Pun Hlaing Estate Community Portrait Project: A Portrait of Strength & Courage
Despite the crisis, our residents have grown closer and stronger. Staying at home requires strength and resilience. Our residents are providing mental and emotional support to one another. The Pun Hlaing Estate Community Portrait Project aims to capture this solidarity in a photo collage, featuring individual residents, reminding them of good memory for a long time to come. This project can only be completed with residents sending a beautiful portrait of themselves to us. This project will be the feature of June 2020 newsletter. Email your photo to Brenda, we thank you for your participation in advance! Looking forward to receiving your photo soon!
Stay Home, Stay Safe Gourmet Experience
Our Thingyan and Easter specials and promotions were extremely well received. By request from residents, we are extending the promotions to the month of May! Fresh from our Oasis Bistro & Horizons Restaurant kitchens, daily from 9-6, call Ext 1513 or 09407496700 to place your orders. These specials and promotions cannot be combined with other promotions.
Lunch & Dinner Combo Meal
Order lunch and dinner combo meals at the same time and enjoys a 10% savings on total bills. Scroll down for menus.
Fantasmic Dinner Package
Order two mains and get 1 kid's meal for free.
Two for the price of one promotion! Every Wednesday.
Pasta Mania Thursday
Buy 1 get 1 free for all pasta lovers.
Kidz Happy Saturday
50% off on all items in kids menu.
And thanks to feedback from residents, we are now offering vegetarian options for those who may want to go meat-free.
What's New & Trending at Pun Hlaing Estate
Activities for kids, family & work from home
Take a breather from storytelling and let someone else do the reading instead. Listen to our selection of audio books and streams videos featuring celebrated artists reading children’s books. We promise your little ones will enjoy so much!
Lotus & Father read by Michelle Yeoh
Online experiences with Airbnb
Unique activities we can do together, led by a world of hosts. From learning all about coffee from a Columbian barista to spending time on a farm with sheep or spending time with a shark scientist. The flights might not be available but that does not mean you cannot travel!
Easy to do tutorials with May, exercise channel specially commissioned for Pun Hlaing Estate residents
We know it is not easy to keep your fitness routine going even in the best of times, let alone during COVID19 lockdowns. To give your motivation a kick in the glute we have asked our own talented miss May to send exercise video tutorials just for you. They are easy, they are great, and you can do them at home, using anything you have at hand (backpacks, banana bunches, pets) no equipment necessary!
Beware of shoulder & back pain when working on non-office desks and chairs
Some of us have been working from home for almost a month now and sitting at your desks with limited movements can cause stress on the body; which in turn impacts on mental health and ultimately productivity. Find out what can make you happy in this article on physical well-being.
The new world amidst the global pandemic
Digital transformation & shift towards Virtual Open House at Pun Hlaing Estate
COVID-19 has changed the ways how we have to conduct our businesses. Prior to COVID-19, we conducted road shows and showed our potential home buyers the new homes at Lotus Place, Lotus Hill and Lotus Terrace. Our writer Phyo shares her thoughts on the shift in this blog post.
Implications for Living, Masterplan & Environment Sustainability at Pun Hlaing Estate
While 'the virus has given us a good lesson: if we reduce our impact on nature, she will return the favour with fresh air, clean water and bounteous ecosystem services' (Marianna Muntianu, 2019 Young Champions of the Earth), Myanmar's real estate and property developer, Yoma Land has always committed to develop living spaces that is relevant and conducive both for its residents and Mother Earth. Pun Hlaing Estate's masterplan is focussed on living spaces (green buildings and certification) that has low impact on the environment. Native gardens and vegetation are planted to preserve the natural biodiversity, working towards a low carbon society, and encourage the procurement of energy saving products.
Use lessons from anti-malaria campaign to beat deadly virus
COVID-19 has caused tragic loss of lives around the globe. The speed and scale at which the pandemic spread caught many by surprise, challenging the capacity of healthcare systems to respond. Melvyn Pun & Win Win Tint urged us to use lessons from anti-malaria campaign to beat deadly virus. Read full article here.
Integrated quarter where business connects curated shopping with fine dining, hip bars & cafes
Yoma Central shopping and F&B will bring a genuine Myanmar experience to its tropical audience. A range of concept stores from fashion to groceries, along with innovative F&B, library café, children’s club and made in Myanmar gallery will energise growing shopping culture of Yangon. For retail leasing enquiries please contact Helen Kang.
Danger Alert! Concussions, hematomas, loss of sight and broken bones
We would like to remind all residents the Golf Course is strictly for Golfers only and this is a potentially dangerous area for residents to exercise which is prohibited. Golfers cannot always see pedestrians when playing and errant shots can often occur which is what makes the Golf Course an unsafe area for non-Golfing exercise. Thousands of people are seriously injured each year by flying Golf balls. For your safety, if you are not playing Golf, please do not walk, jog, cycle or exercise in any other form within the boundaries of the Golf Course. Please continue to enjoy the safety of the Estate roads and pathways.
Thank you for reading our newsletter and please share your feedback with us or share with us what you would like us to see in the coming months. Stay socially connected while maintaining physical distance!
See you next month!
Pun Hlaing Estate