How often we see unsung heroes of everyday life being rewarded or honored? Seldom right… but recently in conjunction with the festive of giving, Sunway Putra Hotel embarked on a mission to honor the deserving winners that had dedicated their life caring for their family or made it their mission in life to bring comfort to those less fortunate. These are heroes and heroines that deserve VVIP with 5-star treatment at Time To Give campaign @ Sunway Putra Hotel, honoring the selfless among us. It was a memorable night and proud moments for them and their loved ones.
Time To Give Campaign @ Sunway Putra Hotel,
honouring the selfless among us
Aptly named the Time To Give Campaign, people were encouraged to submit the names and the reasons why their nominees deserved the VVIP treatment the Sunway Putra Hotel was offering through this festive giveaway. The beauty of this campaign was that anyone could be nominated; be it someone who had dedicated their life to caring for their family or someone who had made it their mission in life to bring comfort to those less fortunate.
|The newly-refurbished Deluxe Room @ Sunway Putra Hotel|
The winners were invited to spend the evening on 30th of December at the hotel enjoying a gourmet dinner at and gift giving followed by an overnight stay in one of the newly-refurbished Deluxe rooms at the hotel with their loved ones. And I was honored to be invited to experience and cover this event.
Ms. Praveena Muniandy, Assistant Director of Marketing and Communications for Sunway Putra Hotel with Mdm. Tea Ah Ching and family
The VVIP 5-star treatment and event began with Sunway Putra Hotel butlers picking up the winners from their homes. They were greeted by staff upon arrival at the hotel and the butlers accompanied them for the evening in true VIP style.
|Sunway Putra Hotel Club Floor on the 35th floor|
Then dinner and drinks were served at the Sunway Putra Hotel’s Club Floor on the 35th floor with spectacular view of the KL city and accompaniment of an acoustic duo. Sunway Putra Hotel Executive Chef, Chef Rossham Rusli specially prepared the 5-course dinner for the winners and their loved ones too.
|Our scrumptious dinner @ Time To Give event|
It was a gorgeously setup fine dining with the scrumptious dinner comprised of an appetizer of a trio of warm marinated salmon, butterfish and unagi teriyaki; followed by a creamy mushroom soup with portobello dumplings. The main dish was a combination of pan-seared codfish and chicken rolls and end with an indulgence of melted chocolate cake with fruits macarons and cocoa soil.
|Baby Adam, Ruby and me|
During dinner senior hotel staff including the Cluster Director of Sales & Marketing, Mr. T.S. Cheah; Executive Chef, Chef Rossham Rusli; and Director of Food & Beverage, Mr. Bernard Krishnan, were on hand to ensure everyone felt like a VVIPs and looked after.
Mr. TS Cheah, Cluster Director of Sales & Marketing for Sunway Putra Hotel
with Dr. Seth, one of the deserving nominees
“We at Sunway Putra Hotel wanted to take this opportunity to honour those among us who selflessly do things for others – a mother caring for her family, a sister encouraging a sibling, a child wanting to surprise a self-sacrificing parent, the volunteer who cares so much about society. These are the unsung heroes of everyday life who take it upon themselves to improve the lives of others,” said Mr. T.S. Cheah, Cluster Director of Sales and Marketing.
|The winners of Time To Give campaign and management |
at the lobby lounge, Sunway Putra Hotel
Oh yes, after dinner the winners were ushered down to the hotel lobby where carefully chosen personalized gifts bought by the Sunway Putra Hotel concierge team based on individual personalities were presented to the winners. These are the deserving heroes and heroines that contributed so much to the society and also their family. I’m proud of you all.
Here are the winners of Time To Give campaign at Sunway Putra Hotel
Ms. Wong Ee Lynn nominated by Mr. Aravind Vasudevan
With regards to volunteerism, there can be no doubt that Ms. Wong is one of the most dedicated, selfless people around. She enthusiastically champions several different causes including environmental awareness, green living, animal welfare, teaching impoverished children, running mentor programs for underprivileged teens and helping NGOs involved with providing meals and basic necessities to the homeless.
Mdm. Tea Ah Ching nominated by Ms. See Kah Hiok
Madam Tea has spent her life being a caring, responsible mother and raising her family. Having hurt her leg recently, she is now in a wheelchair and cannot be as active as she would like and was nominated by her loved ones to show their appreciation for all her sacrifices and to cheer her up in preparation for her 73rd birthday.
Ashley and Zoe Tan nominated by Kuen Tan
Since suffering a traumatic brain injury three years ago, 17-year-old Ashley has strived to regain the ability to do all the basic things we take for granted. Confined to a wheelchair, she has undergone incredible challenges and does so with her little sister, 9-year-old Zoe, mature beyond her years and constantly by her side, supporting and encouraging her. Ashley and Zoe were both nominated to spend the their VIP evening with their parents and grandparents.
Chua Wen Shyan nominated by Amber Lim
Mr. Chua is currently pursuing his postgraduate degree in engineering and also tutors undergraduate students. In addition to his own scholastic responsibilities, he voluntarily manages an association, which looks after the general welfare of students. Mr. Chua was nominated so that he could have some time off to indulge himself and prepare for the busy year ahead.
Khong Kaw Yin and Lim Yin Kwong nominated by Amber Lim
Parents spend their life ensuring their children want for nothing and have the best they can offer. Sacrifices like giving up flourishing careers are made to stay home to look after young children, and it is always a wonderful surprise when children truly appreciate their parents, as was the case with this couple. Their daughter nominated them for the giveaway after a rough start to the year with her father undergoing major heart surgery, in the hope that a night of good food and 5-star service would end the year well.
Mdm. See Kah Hiok nominated by KT Lim
There can never be enough said about what mothers do for their families; not only looking after their own children but also aging parents. Mdm. See was nominated by her husband for the simple reason that she deserved a break to be pampered, unwind and to just get away from her normal routine.
Dr. Seth nominated by Ms. Kiran Seth
Dr. Seth has spent his life working hard and making donations to various charitable organizations. When someone spends his life giving to others, it is only fitting that sometimes he can get something back. Nominated by his daughter, her main aim was to surprise him and to show how much he was appreciated by everyone.
|Thanks to Sunway Putra Hotel for making me feel like a VVIP too |
plus all the arrangements... love it :D
Well, the event ended with everyone going back to our luxurious rooms. Since the hotel is in the city center, so we decided to went out for a drink in KL. It's so convenient plus the hotel is attached to the Sunway Putra Mall. The next morning after checking out we can go shopping.
|The swimming pool view in the evening|
Sunway Putra Hotel Kuala Lumpur
100 Jalan Putra, 50350 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tel: +603 4040 9888
Fax: +603 4043 0700
| I managed to wake up early to catch the last sunrise of 2015 (its 31st Dec '15)|
this photo was taken from my hotel room balcony
|After all the indulgence I need to burn off the calories. So I had a quick workout at the hotel well equipped gym the next morning before my breakfast the coffee house.|