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Sayang Sabah - The voice of Sabahans

Star Cruise brings cheer to the elderly

The visitors in their cheerful mode
The visitors in their cheerful mood

KOTA KINABALU: The Sri Pritchard Old Folks Home in Kinarut, Papar  was visited by crew SuperStar Aquarius of Star Cruises, the leading cruise line in Asia Pacific.

They were joined by members of the Sabah Hotel Association (SHA) members,  who conducted the visit recently in conjunction with the Chinese New Year celebration.

After a very successful visit to the Cancer Ward of the Likas Hospital during the recent Christmas season, Star Cruises and the SHA joined hands once again in bringing happiness and fortune to the residence of the Sri Pritchard in celebrating the coming the year of the goat.

Both organizations had work closely together to share and fulfill their corporate social responsibilities (CSR) to help those less fortunate and in need of assistance.

Members of the SHA including its associate members, as well as the kind hearted general public had jointly contributed both in cash and in kind, such as gifts, towards this meaningful CSR initiative.

Also in conjunction with this, Star Cruises had also set-up donation boxes onboard its cruise ship, SuperStar Aquarius, to further assist and raise additional funds for this charitable cause.

The SuperStar Aquarius team led by hotel manager Alan Wong and executive assistant manager Edwin Chung had arranged for SuperStar Aquarius’ very own entertainers and mascot, including the god of fortune to entertain the senior citizens with a variety of exciting performances during the visit.

Adding joy to this festive celebration, Star Cruises together with the SHA also surprised the residents of Sri Pritchard with various gifts and personal items.

The event started with a very special lion dance performance as the opening act and ended on a joyous note with the traditional ceremony of presenting ang pows to some 80-90 residents that were present.

The SHA and Star Cruises thanked the management of the Sri Pritchard especially Ahmadzaini Hj. Shahzinan for their kind consent and assistance, in making the visit a memorable event for all those that were present.

Members of the general public can continue to help and contribute towards the residence of the Sri Pritchard by giving their donations to members of the SHA via the donation boxes, which are available at the reception counter of the various participating hotels in Sabah.-Sayangsabah

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