A visit to a property showroom normally doesn’t grant anyone a free home unit. Unless of course, you are Datuk Lee Chong Wei.
The national shuttler visited a Cheras showroom and had reportedly shown interest in investing in a condominium unit days before he left to compete for the Rio Olympics 2016.
Fast forward to today, property developer Orando Holdings said it is giving the 32-year-old Olympian athlete a complimentary condominium unit worth RM1.5 million for his contribution to the Malaysian sports scene.
According to The Star, the gift, which is a fully-furnished three-bedroom unit at Lavile exclusive condominium of 1,100 sq ft in Taman Maluri will enjoy the view of the capital’s iconic Kuala Lumpur City Centre. The 38-storey condominium is estimated to be completed in 2020.
Orando managing director Datuk Eng Wei Chun said for now, the said condominium doesn’t include a badminton court facility. Eng (pictured) said he wanted to wait for the Rio games to end for the big announcement and hopes this would inspire more young Malaysians to excel in sports.
The developer said it sees the act as a form of corporate social responsibility.
Lee, who's now a three-time Olympic silver medallist, will also be receiving RM637,888 from the National Sports Council and the Badminton Association of Malaysia. Other rewards include a Proton Suprima S 1.6L Turbo Premium and a RM3,000 monthly lifetime pension.