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In Search of a Golden Lifestyle for Seniors

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These days, the traditional three-phase model of our lives (childhood/adulthood/old age) has evolved to a four-phase model, as improved healthcare and awareness contribute to longer, healthier, lifespans. The third age is no longer considered old age, but rather a younger, more active golden age that precedes the final phase of life, sometimes lasting 20 years or more. So how to best use that time? Adults entering this new third age want a vibrant, healthy, engaging lifestyle, as they are finally able to fully enjoy the fruits of their lifetime of work.

Pioneering a New Senior Lifestyle in Malaysia

With this in mind, an entirely new senior lifestyle community, built from the ground up on the idea of active, holistic, resort-style living, is taking shape in the forested hills of Bukit Tinggi, Pahang, just a short drive from Kuala Lumpur. Brilliantly encompassing the pillars of social vibrancy, excellent healthcare, and meaningful legacy-building, Aurel Sanctuary is unlike anything you’ve ever seen in Malaysia.

Aerial view of Aurel Sanctuary

With immaculately maintained 4-star resort accommodation and amenities, year-round activities, an eclectic and like-minded international community, and facilities allowing short- and long-term guests to continue working and learning while ageing, Aurel Sanctuary is set to be Malaysia’s pioneer for active senior lifestyle communities. This brand new concept style living has even been called “Club Med for Seniors.”

Main lobby
Orchid conservatory

The resort will maintain its accreditation and star rating from the Malaysian Ministry of Tourism, Arts, and Culture, and, accordingly, offers a stunning palette of amenities and activities for resort guests to enjoy, ensuring they keep their minds, bodies, and spirits engaged and healthy.

Cafe lounge

That quality of life is underscored not only in the ethos of Aurel Sanctuary, but on the very site where the community is located. Amid beautiful rolling hills, surrounded by fruit trees, ginger farms, and a feeling of life, there is a peaceful contentedness here that just exudes wellbeing. Nature in all its splendour abounds, yet the resort is an easy 40-minute drive to Kuala Lumpur. For those who crave the pastoral bliss of an idyllic rural setting, but don’t want to give up the convenience and excitement of the big city, this really is the best of both worlds.

Produce farm
Koi pond

So although Aurel Sanctuary is a resort that offers a breathtaking scope of comfortable amenities and appealing activities in an unrivalled setting, at its heart, it’s a community that allows – and actively encourages – seniors to enjoy their golden years in a gratifying, enriching, and meaningful way. It’s a carefully planned and realised community that empowers resort guests with self-actualisation, fulfilment, and invigorating challenge.

Resort – Home – Golden Lifestyle

Aurel Sanctuary comprises 287 resort suites and a fantastic array of shared community facilities in a pair of connected 23-storey towers which afford incredible views of bucolic hills and jungle-clad vistas. Two different resort suite floor plans are available, each with two bedrooms and two baths, along with carpark facilities and storage space.

Gym facilities
Main entrance

All of Aurel’s suites are beautifully designed to be senior-friendly, and completely furnished and comprehensively kitted out – from appliances and furniture, to crockery and cutlery – with guests needing to bring along nothing more than their luggage and personal effects. What’s more, the furnishings carry a lifetime warranty, as well! And the resort guest-stay model is as fresh and unique as the appealing lifestyle it offers.

Unit design

Resort guests pay a fully refundable lease deposit to secure their space, and then, upon moving in, pay a modest monthly resort facilities fee that covers nearly everything, including four-tier 24-hour security, resort facilities and services, healthcare facilities, daily shuttle transport services, and plenty of scheduled community events. What sets Aurel Sanctuary apart is that everything here from the senior-focused layout of the suites to the stimulating activities on offer has been thoughtfully and purposefully designed to facilitate safe, health-conscious, engaging, and enriching community living so that seniors can confidently enjoy this phase of their lives comfortably in a place with dignity, well-being, and happiness.

The resort facilities and services, meanwhile, go far beyond expectations, and include concierge services, a heated swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi, steam room, a state-of-the-art gymnasium, café and dining spaces, a fully equipped co-working business centre, a 350-seat banquet hall, a rooftop Sky Lounge and sunrise/sunset exercise decks, library, mini cinema, community-wide Wi-Fi, and more. Even weekly housekeeping and plant care services are included!

To learn more, or to schedule a visit to this beautiful and easy-to-reach site, just visit

Property images depicted are artist’s impressions.

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