In the spirit of giving and the holy month of Ramadhan,
Resorts World Genting recently hosted a Majlis Berbuka Puasa for
underprivileged orphan children and senior citizens. Resorts World Genting
prepared a fun-filled itinerary, for the children and senior citizens in
conjunction with the festive season, treating them to the latest and greatest
experiences available at the mountain resort.
up bright and early on Sunday, the children woke up anticipating their first
trip to Resorts World Genting and prepared light jackets for the trip. With 158
children from three orphanages (Dar Asnaf Al-Fateh Gombak, Rumah Kasih Nurul
Hasanah and Rumah Anak Yatim Dan Asnaf As-Solihin) and 12 senior citizens from
Pusat Jagaan Warga Emas Husna Arrashid in attendance, the journey up Gunung Ulu
Kali allowed these special guests the chance to see spectacular views of
pristine rainforest coming up the mountain. Upon arrival at Genting Grand
Hotel, the children and senior citizens were greeted warmly by the Resorts
World Genting team, including Puan Seri Cecilia Lim, wife of Genting Malaysia Berhad
Chairman Hospitality and CEO Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay, Dato’ Edward Holloway,
Executive Vice President of Leisure and and Katherine Chew, Vice President of
Resort Communications and Public Relations).
members of the Resorts World Genting team greeted each orphan and senior
citizen individually, smiles were seen all around as the guests marvelled at
the scale of the resort and enjoyed the cool weather. Speaking in Malay, Puan
Seri Cecilia Lim said, “I would first like to extend my thanks to the children’s
homes and old folks’ homes for attending our ‘buka puasa’ feast on this special
day. The month of Ramadhan is a holy time where our Muslims friends fast
together for their faith. This month is also a time where we are all reminded
to be giving and this celebration today is a small gesture by Resorts World
Genting to the community.”
the guests and the Genting team quickly becoming fast friends, the group was
led up to the soaring atrium of SkyAvenue. The children and senior citizens
witnessed the brand-new Batman Experience at the SkySymphony stage. A
celebration of the iconic comic superhero’s 80 years, the show dazzled the
guests as the history of the Caped Crusader played out across 360-degree
wraparound screens and transforming winch ball display set to a pulsating
seeing this kinetic audio-visual extravaganza, the group was then led to the Snow
World for another treat. Snow World at First World Plaza brought the guests into
an enchanting wintry wonderland at a chilly -6°, they were ushered in by warm
staff to prepare them with gloves, boot and jackets. They were brief at the
entrance and off they went, running into the cold. The children were in awe of
the snow and all the 3D trick art attractions. Giggles and laughter were heard
as they slide down the toboggans and having snow ball fights with each other.
with adrenaline from experiencing snow for the very first time, the group
walked through SkyAvenue Mall to proceed to the 4th Floor
Adventureland; where the Dinosaurs at and oddities await them. In the Jurassic
Research Centre, the group were brought back into time when Dinosaurs ruled the
earth. Some were scared and some were brave, to get up close and personal with
each dinosaurs that were displayed. They continued on their journey into a
world of oddities at Ripley’s Believe it or Not with the wackiest and weirdest
items that our unusual world has to offer. They played around with the
interactive displays and burst out with laughter as they experienced new things
like never before.
a fun-filled day, the group head out into the cool mountain air just as the sun
began to set, bathing the landscape in a golden glow. With the time for Buka
Puasa drawing near, the children and senior citizens were treated to a
thrilling ride on the SkyAvenue Skyway cable car, marvelling at the dusk-hued
panorama. Upon arrival at the graceful setting of Awana Hotel, they were led to
Rajawali Coffee House where a delicious spread of over 100 dishes awaited them.
Puan Seri Cecilia Lim, Dato’ Edward Holloway and Katherine Chew were once again
in attendance, greeting and mingling among the group.
the Maghrib prayer call rang out across the clear mountain air, the guests
tucked in to the special pasar malam-themed buffet. Featuring a collection of
food and drink stalls serving dishes deeply steeped in Malaysian culture – from
Ayam Percik to Murtabak, Nasi Briyani to Roast Lamb, fresh seafood to a giant
spread of traditional kueh – members of the Genting team assisted the guests to
ensure that everyone got to sample a taste of the splendid Buka Puasa buffet.
full bellies and broad smiles, the children and senior citizens were treated to
one last surprise. Each of the three orphanages and the old folks home received
a gift hamper of rice, cooking oil, Milo, Maggi instant noodles, dried Bihun
and biscuits to take a little bit of the Genting hospitality home with them.
Each child also received a goodie bag containing a Faber-Castell stationery set
and snacks like Twisties, Cheezels and assorted candies, along with an auspicious
Duit Raya packet. The senior citizens were not left out, with each receiving a
gift bag containing necessary amenities including a toothbrush, toothpaste,
shampoo, body wash, body cream and a revitalising bottle of Minyak Cap Kapak.
the twinkling light of a thousand stars against an inky-black sky, it was time
to say goodbye. The Resorts World Genting team bade farewell to each and every
one of their guests, wishing them a happy Ramadhan and a special Hari Raya
Puasa, with a promise that they would see each other again. Ramadhan is a month
of reflection and generosity, and this special Majlis Berbuka Puasa day will be
one that these children and senior citizens will always remember.
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