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Heralding Ramadan

To mark the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan, Syeun Hotel, Ipoh distributed over 500 packets of bubur lambuk (porridge) to the public. The event was held on Saturday, June 28 at the hotel’s foyer. It soon spread to the front with the hotel staff distributing the packets to passing motorists and pedestrians.

“It’s Syeun Hotel’s way of heralding the fasting month. We’re doing it big this year as part of the hotel’s corporate social responsibility programme,” said Maggie Ong, the hotel’s general manager and director.

There to give away the goodies were Hj Odzman Kadir, President of the Perak Tourism Association, Rushisha Haris, Perak Fire and Rescue Department Zone 1 Chief and Councillor Mazlan Abdul Rahman of Ipoh City Council.

Cheering up the children

Tower Regency Hotel, Ipoh hosted a buka puasa (breaking-of-fast) dinner for 192 orphans from 15 orphanages and welfare homes in and around Ipoh. After dinner, which consisted of a good mix of local dishes and desserts, the children were presented with goodies and duit raya by Dato’ Nolee Ashilin the Executive Councillor for Culture and Tourism. Present at the function were the Director of Tourism Malaysia (Perak), Ibrahim Seddiqi Talib and Syahruddin Abdul Hamid, director of the Ministry of Tourism (Perak).

“The occasion is aimed at spreading the Ramadan joy to all, especially to the underprivileged. Hopefully, we’ve achieved what we had set out to do,” said Simon Leong, Director of Tower Regency Hotel to Ipoh Echo.

ibis in the Spirit of Ramadan

A request to hold a buka puasa dinner at ibis Styles Hotel by Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Haji Abdul Wahab, Sg Siput was cordially welcomed by the hotel. But what was not told to them was that the hotel had magnanimously agreed to host the dinner for the 25 under-privileged students and three teachers of the school for free.

The students were mostly from the lower rung of the social ladder many of whom had yet to set foot in a hotel let alone have dinner there. The gesture, which bodes well with the charitable spirit of Ramadan, was part of ibis Styles’ corporate social responsibility to the public.

Greeting the taste buds of those present were a variety of Malay cuisines which included bubur lambuksambal belacan, chicken curry, beef rendang and an assortment of ulam-ulaman; just to name a few. Abu Bakar Abdullah, the accompanying teacher, thanked the hotel management for the gesture. “You’ve walked the extra mile for us and I am so grateful,” he exclaimed.

Sharing the Ramadan Spirit

Eager to share the spirit of giving in the holy month of Ramadan, Impiana Hotel, Ipoh organised a buka puasa dinner for 44 orphans and minders of Darussalam Welfare Home as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility programme. The event was held at the hotel’s banquet room on Saturday, July 5.

The objective of this benevolent gesture is to acknowledge individuals who are less fortunate and as a means of giving back to the community.

The hotel, along with associations such as the Perak’s Sports and Media Welfare Club, the Malaysia Professionals and Entrepreneurs Club, MBI Officers’ Association and Syarikat Maju Jaya, got together to sponsor gifts and gave away duit raya to the orphans so they too could have a memorable Hari Raya Puasa like everyone else.

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