As the number of coronavirus patients in Hong Kong is increasing, many residents are staying home and avoiding public places. Among one of the confirmed cases is a 64-year-old woman who lives in the same complex as artiste Benny Chan (陳浩民), his wife Lisa Jiang (蔣麗莎) and his four children. Although Benny and his family do not have direct contact with the coronavirus patient, the family avoids going out in public and is in self-isolation.
In 2017, the family of six moved to a 2000-feet luxury complex in Kowloon Tong that features a private rooftop pool. It is a very popular location and the monthly rent could go up to $140,000 HKD.
Although Benny and his family are staying indoors lately as a precaution against the coronavirus, they are happy as they get to enjoy spending quality time together such as going swimming in their pool and baking cookies.
Benny shared that the family decided to move into their current apartment because it was more convenient to take their children to school. The family also likes how the unit has a private pool that gives them a view of the sea. Benny’s family loves to swim, especially his wife who swam three times a week while she was pregnant. In order to make it easier for Lisa to continue her hobby, the family decided to rent a unit with a pool.
In addition to having a pool, the rooftop provides the space for entertaining friends and comes equipped with a barbecue grill. Below the roof, the unit has a long balcony where Lisa and the children grow flowers and plants. Together, the family would water the plants, cut out weeds and harvest vegetables. While the family enjoys taking care of their garden, Benny hopes that his children learn that “every single grain is the fruit of hard work.”
The duplex unit features a living room and dining room on the lower floor. The unit has top-to-bottom windows to draw in natural light and gives the unit a more spacious appearance even if the floor is covered with their children’s toys.
In recent years, Benny has taken his career to China while Lisa takes care of the family. Although Lisa would get busy taking care of the children, the family would find time to travel together.
This article is written by Sammi for JayneStars.com.