Resort World Genting brings Christmas cheer and festive joy to underprivileged children


Christmas is more than just the season of joy and merriment; it is also the season of giving. With that said, Resorts World Genting had decided to share the love by hosting 300 underprivileged children from nine homes on 9th December 2019 to a beautiful Christmas party full of splendour and wonder. It was truly a day to remember for the children as there were plenty activities and gifts awaiting the children 6,000 feet above sea level. 

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Upon arriving at  Resorts World Genting, the children were welcomed by none other than Santa Claus himself. Talk about magical! The Christmas party took place at Coffee Terrace at Genting Grand Hotel that had been transformed into a sky high wonderland just for the children. Envision fluffy white clouds of all sizes and shapes floated around the space, with hundreds of silver, white and blue balloons enhancing the fairytale-like atmosphere.The children had the opportunity to mingle with Santa, as well as representatives and VIPs from Resorts World Genting including Katherine Chew, Vice President of Public Relations and Dato’ Edward Holloway, Executive Vice President of Leisure and Hospitality). No party is incomplete without a mysterious magician that completed the picture-perfect moment by surprising and enthralling the children with amazing tricks.

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 The party was officially started by blasting of white confetti followed by a traditional Christmas lunch with all the trimmings, a true feast.

Hailing from ten homes – Persatuan Insan Istimewa Cheras, Persatuan Kebajikan Kanak-Kanak Istimewa Insan, Good Samaritan Home, Sai Pandian Orphanage Children Home, Pusat Jahaan Bribuan Kasih, Lighthouse Children Welfare Home Association Kuala Lumpur & Selangor, Rainbow Home Cheras, Yayasan Sunbeams Home and Lotus Charity Care Centre – the halls were filled with the sound of children’s laughter and chatter over lunch. Serenading the group as they feasted was the Genting’s Public Relations team of carollers that got everyone into the Christmas mood with classic songs such as Winter Wonderland, Frosty The Snowman and Deck The Halls.

 Having had a hearty meal – which included fluffy meringues, sweet cotton candy and snow-dusted doughnuts in keeping with the cloud theme – the children were then treated to a fun-filled magic and balloon show. After that thrilling performance, the children were encouraged to stand up and show off their best dance moves in a Dance & Stop contest, as the cloud wonderland turned into a disco destination.

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And, of course, Christmas is never complete without presents. Santa Claus showed up once again with a bulging sack of gifts, personally selected by each child from a wishlist provided by Resorts World Genting. Ranging from remote controlled cars, building blocks and make-up sets to sports shoes, scooters and bicycles, each present brought the biggest smile of all to each child. 

“Children are the next generation. They represent the unlimited possibility of the future, because they will change the world for the better. In the spirit of the season of giving, we want to ensure that no child will be left behind as they grow up and fulfil their potential,” says Dato’ Edward Holloway, Executive Vice President of Leisure & Hospitality for Resorts World Genting. “Christmas was always a magical time for me growing up. And I truly believe that every single child deserves to feel that magic. Today, I hope we have brought a small amount of cheer and a big amount of joy to these children. Christmas is a wonderful time and I hope we have managed to make it wonderful for them.”

After a group photography session, it was then time for the children to wander and witness the amazing Christmas entertainment available at Resorts World Genting. After a marvellous time at the Snow World – where the children donned jackets and gloves to frolic in the snow – the group then stood under the soaring atrium of SkySymphony in amazement as the colourful Snowball Express performance, created especially for the season by Genting Studios, played out dazzlingly across three-storey high screens.

Indoor treats are fun, but there’s more to be seen outside. The group then headed outdoors into the cool mountain air to see the bright lights and beautiful sounds of the Resorts World Genting Christmas Walk. Moving from Metro Park to Gohtong Baru Walk back to the SkyAtrium, the children got to experience an authentic European Christmas market recreated painstakingly in Malaysia.

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Under the watchful gaze of a towering crystalline Christmas tree, the group trooped around the Christmas ice-skating rink, Yuletide kiosks, watchful Nutcracker soldiers and giant snowflakes. It was an experience that they would never forget, and one the children will always treasure as they bade goodbye to their Resorts World Genting hosts with a final round of smiles, cheers and hugs.

 

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