Buka Puasa Round-up

By Ili Aqilah and Khaleeja Suhaimi

Ramadan is back and it is a blessing to see many hotels, corporations, NGOs and the public take the opportunity to celebrate together with those in need. Ipoh Echo would like to thank everyone who invited us for breaking fast sessions this year and it was a pleasure to see how everyone is united over good food and fellowship.

Tourism Perak

Tourism Perak hosted a breaking fast session with members of the media at Tower Regency on June 24 as an appreciation for their continuous support.

“We are lucky to have a strong media team here. They have always supported all the programmes organised not only by Tourism Perak but also K-Perak and other government agencies. This is our way to say thank you and hopefully our relationship continues to grow, “ said state exco for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Communication and Multimedia, Dato’ Nolee Ashilin Mohd Radzi.

Attending the event with Nolee were the chairperson for Perak Tourism Management, YB Muhammad Kamil and Chief Executive for K-Perak, Nazaruddin Mohd Yusuf.

Impiana Hotel

Continuing its annual tradition, Impiana Hotel extended its care to underprivileged children with a scrumptious Buka Puasa treat on June 13. During the affair, over 65 deserving children from Pertubuhan Badan Kebajikan Anak Anak Yatim Darussalam, an orphanage from Ipoh, received ‘Duit Raya’ and raya gifts from Ipoh City Council club (PADUAN), Econsave and Abu Bakar Foundation.

“This is the time to lend a hand, so they can also embrace the joy of Eid just like everyone else,” said Tony Lim, the general manager of Impiana Hotel Ipoh.

Tower Regency

Three hundred children from orphanages and children’s homes around Perak filled Tower Regency Hotel on Wednesday, June 8 for a Ramadan buffet buka puasa. The orphanages and children’s homes included Rumah Anak Yatim Budi Mulia Nurul Huda from Chemor, Pertubuhan Kebajikan Anak-Anak Warga Bait Al-Amin from Parit, Pusat Jagaan Anak Yatim Miskin Nurul Iman and Pertubuhan Kebajikan Anak Yatim Al Riduani from Manjoi, Pertubuhan Kebajikan Anak-Anak Yatim Dahikmah from Gopeng, the Associated Country Women of the World and Pusat Harian Kanak-Kanak Spastik.

The mayor, Dato’ Zamri Man gave out goodie bags and duit raya to the children, lighting up their faces with excitement and smiles.It was overall a meaningful night for all, as it reminded us to feel grateful with what we have. And these children definitely deserve to feel blessed.

Symphony Suites

On Wednesday, June 15, Symphony Suites Hotel held a buka puasa event, celebrating the presence of children from four orphanages in Ipoh.

There were sixty eight children altogether from Baitul Aini Ipoh, Rumah Kebajikan Raudhatul Jannah, Asrama Anak-anak Yatim; Miskin and Kebajikan Nur Kasih ranging from four to twenty years old.

They were all delighted to be part of the buka puasa, enjoying dishes like rendang, bubur lambuk and all kinds of desserts and kuih muih. The room was filled with smiles as some of the children had their first bite of chocolate cake. It was a very heartwarming sight for all of us, watching the children feeling content with the little things and the food we get to eat everyday. Each of them were given goodie bags upon leaving.

Excelsior Hotel

Excelsior Hotel also took the chance to celebrate Ramadan with 33 children from Baitul Mubaraqoh, an orphanage home from Ipoh, on June 20. The children were treated to  a delicious traditional and western feast together with other guests, including managers from hotels in Ipoh and members of the media. It was clear the little honorable guests enjoyed the food as smiles were seen throughout the event. The children also took to the stage by performing Nasyeed and playing musical instruments.

This wasn’t the first time for Excelsior to conduct a breaking fast session. The team believes that such an event is not only for the sake of eating but also a chance to bond with everyone. Among guests attending the event were Excelsior’s general manager Ron Low and Chairperson of Malaysian Association of Hotels for Perak, Maggie Ong.

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