An approximate group of 300 children were welcomed into a cloud-like wonderland full of magic and surprises in keeping with the season of giving.
Christmas is more than just a season of joy and merriment; it is also the season of giving. In keeping with the spirit of sharing and caring, it was a day of magical charm 6,000 feet above sea level as Resorts World Genting (RWG) hosted 279 underprivileged children from ten homes on 9th December 2019 to an early Christmas party, full of splendour and wonder.
After an exhilarating journey up the mountain, the children were welcomed to the Coffee Terrace at Genting Grand Hotel. The restaurant was transformed into a wonderland in the sky just for these guests. Fluffy white clouds of all sizes and shapes floated around the venue, with silver, white and blue balloons enhancing the fairytale-like atmosphere. In this paradise, the joyful children mingled with Santa who was the magician and balloonist at the event. Ms Katherine Chew, Vice President of Resort Communications & Public Relations of Resorts World Genting hosted the occasion with her team plus volunteers.
A blast of silver confetti then marked the start of the cheerful party, allowing the children to tuck into a traditional Christmas lunch with all the trimmings. Hailing from ten homes – Persatuan Insan Istimewa Cheras, Persatuan Kebajikan Kanak-Kanak Istimewa Insan, Good Samaritan Home, Sai Pandian Orphanage Children Home, Pusat Jahaan Bribuan Kasih, Lighthouse Children Welfare Home Association Kuala Lumpur & Selangor, Rainbow Home Cheras, Yayasan Sunbeams Home and Lotus Charity Care Centre – the halls were filled with the sound of children’s laughter and chatter over lunch. Serenading the group as they feasted was the organising team from Resorts World Genting. The entertainers got all attendees into the Xmas mood with classic songs such as We Wish You A Merry Christmas, Jingle Bells, Feliz Navidad and Jingle Bell Rocks.
Katherine Chew, RWG Vice President of Resort Communication & Public Relations said, “It’s Genting Winter Wonderland here at the resort! There are so many things to see and do this Christmas at the resort and we wanted to share this magical experience with every child who are here today. It’s a small gesture from us but we hope we have brought cheer, pleasant memories and a big amount of joy to these children.”
After a hearty meal which included fluffy meringues, sweet cotton candy and snow-dusted doughnuts; in line with the cloud theme, the children were then treated to a fun-filled magic and balloon show. Following that thrilling performance, they were encouraged to come on stage to present their favourite number for the Christmas season. The cloud wonderland instantly turned into a disco destination. Undoubtedly, Christmas is incomplete without gifts. Chew was invited on stage to distribute them to all children who personally chose their preferred gift from a wishlist provided by the staff of Resorts World Genting. Ranging from remote controlled cars, building blocks and make-up sets to sports shoes, scooters and bicycles, each present brought the biggest smile of to every participant.
After a group photography session, it was time for the guests to wander and witness the amazing festive entertainment available at Resorts World Genting. They proceeded to SkyAtrium to witness the enchanting Nutcracker wonderland; walked over to SkySymphony stage and stood under the lights in amazement as the colourful Snowball Express performance started. It played out dazzlingly across three-storey high screens.
Indoor treats are fun, but there’s more to be seen outside. The group then headed outdoors into the cool mountain air to see the bright lights and melodious sounds of the Genting Winter Wonderland @ Metro Park. The children got to experience an authentic European Christmas market and see the towering crystalline Christmas tree. The group trooped around as they lined up to move to their next destination.
At Snow World, the participants donned jackets and gloves to frolic in the snow while making snow balls, sliding down with tubes and hiding in the igloos. The children covered the entire place and explored the 3D art installation and posed for pictures. It was an experience that they would never forget, but treasure it as they bade goodbye to their Resorts World Genting hosts with a final round of smiles, cheers and hugs.