The everlasting Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) has negatively impacted several economic sectors of the nation, but Lost World of Tambun (LWOT) and its affiliate, Lost World Hotel are valiantly pushing through, carrying out social welfare works.
LWOT general manager, Nurul Nuzairi Mohd Azahari said that despite the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, it has not brought many negative effects to the company’s staff.
“Our management ensures that 350 employees of LWOT receive their monthly salaries,” he expressed. “Even though the theme park is still closed to the public, zoo management and landscaping works are carried out as usual.”
He added that the parent company, Sunway Berhad’s tremendous support is what kept LWOT alive.
“Sunway had gone through a financial crisis way before the ongoing pandemic and that was a lesson in itself,” Nurul Nuzairi stated. “As of now, we’re brainstorming on ways to operate the theme park, whenever we’re allowed to re-operate. We’ve referred to theme parks in other countries.”
“Apart from adherence to SOPs imposed by the Ministry of Health, we will prioritise merriness in the park,” he explained. “We had also organised a role-play training session for our employees to better understand the ‘new normal’ operation in the near future.”
In line with the nationwide ‘#SunwayforGood Raya Cheer’ campaign, LWOT has also contributed 100 food boxes for drifters, volunteers and media practitioners at the homeless transit centre in Perak Badminton Arena. Present at the event was Kinta District Officer, Halizah Sipun.
“At Sunway, we strive to help the needy in Malaysia,” Nurul Nuzairi expressed. “In the state of Perak, we’ve organised three programmes like this.
“This campaign was our third programme. The first was a food contribution to the Orang Asli living in Kampung Sungai Choh Ulu Kinta, while the second was another contribution to communities living in Kampung Talang Kuala Kangsar,” he explained.
“We will be having a few programmes in the whole duration of Ramadan and upcoming Syawal,” Nurul Nuzairi mentioned.