Philea Resort & Spa spreads festive cheer to the elderly


In conjunction with the Chinese New Year celebration, Philea Resort & Spa Director of Marketing Communications, Connie Chin and resort management staff recently visited Rumah Sejahtera Old Folk’s Home in Machap Baru, Melaka to spread the Chinese New Year  joy.

The resort brought a colorful platter of yee sang which was later tossed by the resort staff, village headman Wong Huey Yam and its 20 residents with the hope of bringing an auspicious start to the year of the Snake. During the visit, the elderly were overjoyed after receiving the red packet, mandarin oranges and indulging in the specially prepared yee sang by the Resort’s Chinese Chef Wang Huee Suan who was also present to bring cheer to the old folks.

“Chinese New Year symbolises family gatherings and respect paid to the elderly. This Chinese New Year, the resort has chosen to send e-cards to our customers in order to reduce carbon footprints and most of all the savings on the cost of printings has been donated to the elderly in terms of ang pow.” said Connie Chin, Director of Marketing Communications.

"We are grateful to the resort staff for their compassion. It is good to see their enthusiasm celebrating the Chinese New Year with those unable to do so with their families," said the village headman, Wong Huey Yam.

 “It was heartwarming to see the smile on their face. It is very important that we remember and honour them for their contributions – and we will continue to accomplish this tradition together for years to come.” said Chin.

The visit was part of resort’s annual corporate social responsibility programme to share happiness with the less fortunate. Philea Resort and Spa look forward to support other meaningful initiatives as they form the basis of a caring corporate community.

Auspicious moment: (From left) Resort’s Chinese Chef, Wang Huee Suan and Senior Marketing Communications Executive, Tee Mei Fong are seen here distributing ang pows and mandarin oranges to one the residents.

Prosperous toss: Elderly tossed yee sang with village headman, Wong Huey Yam (third from left), Resort’s Director of Marketing Communications, Connie Chin (third from right) and Chinese Chef, Wang Huee Suan (second from right) together to ring in good fortune and auspicious year of the Snake.

Source = Philea Resort & Spa
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