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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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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