Mandarin oranges are a Chinese New Year staple that symbolises prosperity, and it is only fitting that visitors to Resorts World Genting during the new Year of the Monkey received this as a gesture of goodwill.
A total of 228,000 visitors in fact travelled up to Genting Highlands from the eve to the second day of CNY, and to their pleasant surprise, at the second check point they were greeted by Miss Katherine Chew, Vice President of Resort Communications & Public Relations Department, and Mr Khor Hai Peng, Vice President of Security Department, who were there to distribute mandarin oranges.
How apt it was that the number of visitors should be 228,000 when it was 2,800 bags of mandarin oranges that were put aside for distribution! Ms Chew and Mr Khor also gave away special red packets during the distribution of mandarin oranges from 2pm to 4pm.
And no doubt the guests must have enjoyed the many festivities in store at the resort; the cool mountain air alone must have been a welcome respite from the country's hot weather.
Ms Katherine Chew, Vice President of Resort Communications & Public Relations Department, and Mr Khor Hai Peng, Vice President of Security Department, happily distribute mandarin oranges to guests at the second check point.
Mascots all decked out in CNY costumes are there as well to meet and greet guests.
Happy guests receive their mandarin oranges from Ms Chew.Gem of An Idea—the Orange
To the Chinese, Mandarin oranges are synonymous with happiness and prosperity—hence their significance during Chinese New Year. They are ubiquitous during the celebration—you will find them displayed in houses, offices and shops, as they are believed to bring the occupants good fortune.Aptly, in Cantonese, the orange is called 'kam' which also means 'gold.' Bestowing someone the gift of 'kam' is therefore like giving them gold!
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