Moh Tiing Liang and his wife
Staying at Somerset Riverview Chengdu, Tiing Liang shares how he has managed to ‘plug and play’ and work seamlessly.
Moh Tiing Liang, 37, works for the Industry Development Department of PUB, Singapore’s national water agency. His role as country manager for China brings him and his family to various Chinese cities for long periods of time.
Tiing Liang, his wife, Hwee Khing, and two-year-old son, Chern Syn, have been in Chengdu for three months and the family has settled in at Somerset Riverview Chengdu. “Since three months is considered a short stay in Chengdu, renting an apartment here was quite difficult. Someone suggested I try out Somerset Riverview Chengdu and I was impressed. We didn’t have any issues adjusting to the surroundings because the amenities, appliances and utensils were all provided and my family could just ‘plug and play.’ In addition, the residence has an indoor playground for my son and a lounge area where my wife can socialise and interact with other residents.
“The staff at Somerset Riverview Chengdu are excellent. They were all smiles, all the time and our requests
were always promptly attended to. As people always say, ‘software’ is more important than ‘hardware’ and I think Ascott embodies this.”
Tiing Liang revealed that this was his first time staying at a serviced residence, but he was confident to move right in because he knew that his family would be in good hands. It is this assurance that allowed him to focus on his work right away.
Speaking about the staff at the serviced residence, Tiing Liang said, “The staff at Somerset Riverview Chengdu is excellent,” and added, “They are all smiles, all the time and our requests are always promptly attended to. The staff here is a special bunch and they’re all fantastic Ascott ambassadors.”
Tiing Liang works long hours at his job, but going home to Somerset Riverview Chengdu is always a pleasure. “The serviced residence is very comfortable and is now a personal space I retreat to after a long day at work. Being in a foreign country, away from family and friends and working very hard is such a challenge, but having a comfortable place to stay makes up for everything,” he said.
While on assignment in Chengdu, Tiing Liang and his family make it a point to check out the popular attractions and sights in the surrounding area. In this photo, Tiing Liang and his wife, Hwee Khing, are at the Lantern Festival at the Luodai Ancient Town in eastern Chengdu – located about 20 kilometres outside the Chengdu city proper. Home to the largest Hakka community (a Chinese ethnic group) in southwest China, Luodai Ancient Town is known for houses, courtyards, structures and streets done up in the ancient style of the Qing Dynasty. Roofs of houses covered in cogon and black tiles, as well as buildings decorated with turtle and flower carvings, are very common sights. If you plan on visiting Luodai Ancient Town, schedule a trip between March and June or September and December, where average temperatures are at a pleasant 16°C.
Published in Ascott Living Apr-Jun 2011