1. at the VIP table

1. at the VIP table

It was a day well chosen by the management of Symphony Suites Hotel to organise their Corporate Social Responsibility programme to share good tidings with the less fortunate in the community.

2. emcee KT Pillai in action

2. emcee KT Pillai in action

 3. Symphony Suites Hotel General Manager Ms. Judy Ng delivers her opening speech

3. Symphony Suites Hotel General Manager Ms. Judy Ng delivers her opening speech

The hotel invited children and their guardians from two homes for a scrumptious hi-tea buffet on the 7th day of the Lunar New Year, also known as “Everybody’s birthday”. The homes were Pertubuhan Badan Kebajikan Anak-Anak Yatim Darussalam (15 kids) and Anjung Singgah Jabatan Kebajikan Negara, Ipoh (10 kids).

4. the event in progress

4. the event in progress

 5. guest-of-honour, Perak State ExCo for Tourism, Arts, Culture, Multimedia and Communications, Dato' Nolee Ashilin Mohammed Radzi

5. guest-of-honour, Perak State ExCo for Tourism, Arts, Culture, Multimedia and Communications, Dato’ Nolee Ashilin Mohammed Radzi

The CSR event was also held in conjunction with the hotel’s Chinese New Year celebration, as well as the Menteri Besar’s Settlement Programme for Kinta District. It was graced by guest-of-honour Perak State ExCo for Tourism, Arts, Culture, Multimedia and Communications, Dato’ Nolee Ashilin Mohammed Radzi and retired Ipoh City Mayor Dato’ Hj. Roshidi bin Hj. Hashim.

6. enter the ferocious lion

6. enter the ferocious lion

7. retired Ipoh Mayor Dato' Hj.  Roshidi bin Hj. Hashim receives blessings from the lion

7. retired Ipoh Mayor Dato’ Hj. Roshidi bin Hj. Hashim receives blessings from the lion

Joining in the celebration were Symphony Suites Hotel Chief Executive Officer Mr. Lee Chee Ming and hotel Director Mr. Marc Koo, along with hotel General Manager Ms. Judy Ng as well as her staff.

8. Symphony Suites Hotel Director Mr Marc Koo receives blessings from the lion

8. Symphony Suites Hotel Director Mr Marc Koo receives blessings from the lion

9. Perak Tourism Association President Datuk Haji Mohd. Odzman bin Abdul Kadir receives blessings from the lion

9. Perak Tourism Association President Datuk Haji Mohd. Odzman bin Abdul Kadir receives blessings from the lion

The hotel also invited a long list of guests to partake in the joyous occasion. They included friends and business associates, especially those in the tourism industry. They were overjoyed to hear the news from Dato’ Nolee herself that Ipohites will soon have access to a new airport, which will certainly boost tourist arrivals.

10. meaningful sayings flow out from the mouth of the lion

10. meaningful sayings flow out from the mouth of the lion

11. at the VIP table (L-R): Datin Shariffa, Datuk Odzman, Dato' Nolee Ashilin, Symphony Suites Hotel Chief Executive Officer Mr. Lee Chee Ming, Symphony Suites Hotel Director Mr. Marc Koo, and retired Ipoh Mayor Dato' Hj.  Roshidi bin Hj. Hashim

11. at the VIP table (L-R): Datin Shariffa, Datuk Odzman, Dato’ Nolee Ashilin, Symphony Suites Hotel Chief Executive Officer Mr. Lee Chee Ming, Symphony Suites Hotel Director Mr. Marc Koo, and retired Ipoh Mayor Dato’ Hj. Roshidi bin Hj. Hashim

In 2017 when the Visit Perak Year was on-going, Tourism Perak had targeted 8 million domestic tourists, and we will only know if we had managed to achieve that number in the middle of this year. A visitor to Perak is only added to the count when he or she has spent beyond 24 hours in the state.

12. Gong Xi Fa Cai

12. Gong Xi Fa Cai

13. prosperity toss

13. prosperity toss

In 2018, Perak hopes to achieve 8 to 8.5 million domestic tourist arrivals, and it is duly every Perakian’s responsibility to help promote Perak as a tourist destination.

14. children from two homes are feted to a delectable hi-tea buffet

14. children from two homes are feted to a delectable hi-tea buffet

15. the children also receive angpows as the hotel share good tidings with  them

15. the children also receive angpows as the hotel share good tidings with them

During the CSR programme, besides enjoying a flavourful meal, guests were also entertained by a double-lion dance performance accompanied by the God of Prosperity, courtesy of Perak Skills Development Association. The merriment concluded with the lighting of firecrackers.

Event: Symphony Suites Hotel Chinese New Year CSR Programme
Venue: Symphony Suites Hotel, Ipoh
Date: 22nd Feb, 2018
Time: 3pm

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