Ryan Singh stands by the pool at Moby’s.
THE STAR team journeyed to the streets of May Pen, Clarendon, on Monday to garner the views of the residents and to highlight their concerns and frustrations. The town’s attractions were also featured.
Featured among the attractions is Moby’s Family Recreational Centre at 12 Fernleigh Avenue described as central Jamaica’s premier family recreational centre which places great emphasis on family-oriented entertainment.
The venue is also equipped with a four-and-a-half foot deep pool where swimming lessons are offered to both adult and children. They offer group packages to schools and private lessons.
Ryan Singh, managing director of the family-owned business, boasted that his centre has produced over 200 swim graduates so far.
He said a class caters to no more than 10 students at any one time and is more focused on practical instruction rather than theory. He was motivated to offer swimming lessons to May Pen residents because of the absence of a centre that offers that skill in the parish.
“The main thing was that I wanted my kids to learn but I would have to take them to Kingston or Mandeville and it was too much of a hassle on weekends to bring them up and a lot of parents had that problem, so we thought that it would be a good offering to teach them here and that it would be a good business as well,” he recalled.
Singh revealed that the centre also has a recording studio, a label and a grill and “we rent the venue for parties”.
Singh said he has plans of expanding the family business to other parishes. “Yes, we’re looking at some other area on the north coast. So, they have invited us to come and look,” he said.