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Festive Lunch for Kids

Running on the theme “Care – Give – Love”, Kinta Riverfront Hotel & Suites co-organised a Christmas lunch on Friday, December 22 with Kiwanis Club of Meru Valley for 42 kids and 11 caretakers from four homes: Good Shepherd Family Home, Praise Boys Home, Praise Girls Home and Praise Emmanuel Home.

“We organise charity projects every Christmas in the hotel and have collaborated with Kiwanis a few times. Our aim is to provide a helping hand to the unfortunate groups,” Amelia Teng, assistant marcom manager of Kinta Riverfront Hotel & Suites told Ipoh Echo. Present was Christopher Lau, president of Kiwanis Club of Meru Valley.

The afternoon kicked off with Santa Clause making an appearance distributing candy followed by a sumptuous buffet spread at the Palong Coffee House. Post-lunch, there were interactive games such as piñata and presentation of school uniforms, water tumblers, lunch boxes, stationeries and chocolates to the children.

“The theme means to bring more care, give more presents and spread more love to the underprivileged children in our community,” Christopher explained. Readers wishing to support the club can contact him at 012 538 8303.

 

Christmas CSR

Symphony Suites Hotel organised its first ever CSR programme on Christmas Day, Monday, December 25, 2017. It was a high tea held at the hotel’s lounge for 40 kids from Vision Home and Persatuan Kebajikan, Sosial dan Rekreasi Bercham.

There were Christmas carols by the Salvation Army Home, buffet with specially crafted dessert and gifts for the kids as young as three. The evening concluded with a group photography session.

Present were Lee Chee Ming, the managing director, Dato’ Seri Richard, board director and Nagappen, operation manager of the hotel.

Mei Kuan

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Tan Mei Kuan

Tan Mei Kuan graduated with first-class honours and book prize from University of Malaya majoring in languages and linguistics (English). She is proficient in both written and spoken English and Malay. She is also conversant in Mandarin and has knowledge of Japanese and Korean languages. Mei Kuan has been on the Dean’s List for three years running. Having written for the campus newspaper and residential college magazine, joining Ipoh Echo has helped utilise her writing and language skills. In her spare time she enjoys running (races).

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