Then, the finishing touch. Aisya carefully folds a hand towel into the shape of a swan and gently lays it at the foot of the bed. In a matter of minutes, an inviting, freshly-made bed is ready for the next guest at CP Residences.
“I did it for fun the first time and the tenant really liked it,” she said. Now, towels in the form of swans, elephants and candles regularly delight CP guests. Aisya added: “I like making guests feel happy and at home.”
TAKING EXTRA CARE DURING COVID-19
This is especially important for units that share common facilities such as a living room, toilet and kitchen. The thorough cleaning begins with the use of anti-bacterial spray-on every square foot of the apartment, with special attention paid to common touchpoints such as door handles and remote controls. Not an inch is spared.
Having struck a bond with many of the CP residents, Aisya is especially concerned about keeping them safe during the pandemic. “Some of them call me ‘sister’. I ask them about their jobs, how they are coping with COVID-19. We see each other around more as they do not go to the office. We even say ‘hi’ when we meet each other outside.”
For Aisya, this community also brings her great joy since she has been away from her family in Malaysia for the past seven months. “I do miss them, but I also have a job to do here,” said the 29-year-old, who used to commute from Johor Bahru every day before the pandemic.
However, she has come to relish being part of the CP team, and especially enjoyed the pre-COVID-19 gatherings during festivities. Aisya said: