MIRI: Pullman Miri Waterfront management team like in previous years held a Yee Sang tossing ceremony and Chinese New Year dinner on Friday at Pullman Kitchen to usher in the Lunar New Year with invited guests comprising clients from the government and corporate sectors in appreciation of their support since the hotel’s establishment in 2016.
More than two hundred guests including members of the press and other media attended the event.
The evening was made livelier with the presence of 30 children from Tudan Methodist Home who were specially invited to celebrate the festive occasion.
The home is a charity day care and learning centre for needy children run by Tudan Methodist Church.
Also present at the gathering were Ishak Ibrahim, the cluster general manager of Pullman Kuching and Pullman Miri Waterfront, Adam Yii Mayor of Miri City and Adrian Ng hotel manager of Pullman Miri Waterfront.
Ishak in his welcoming speech said: “It is indeed a great pleasure for me to be here this evening as I join everyone to celebrate and usher in the Lunar New Year with such grandeur. I believe that every celebration portrays the cultural richness and diverse races and religions particularly in this country”.
Later in the evening, guests were led to Pullman Kitchen to enjoy first-hand the spread for the upcoming Chinese New Year and Chap Goh Meh buffet dinner.
The team of chefs at Pullman Kitchen offered their best ever in the delectable laden buffet from starters to main course including meat, poultry, seafood, salad, dessert and open bar.
Prior to wrapping up the event, children from Tudan Methodist Home received ‘angpows’ or ‘red packets’ from the hotel’s heads of departments.
Others guests were presented with goodie bags filled with sweet treats.
Meanwhile, in connection with the coming Lunar New Year, hotel staff visited Miri Home for the Aged yesterday to share the festive joy with the residents there. The visit was part of the hotel’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives to give back to the community.
The hotel entourage was led by its cluster director of sales and distributions Joyce Surendra.
Joyce and her team members served lunch specially prepared by the executive chef and his team to all 23 residents plus tossing Yee Sang. They also presented ‘angpows’ to the elderly as part of the tradition.
The hotel management has also invited a lion dance troupe from Riam Road Secondary School to perform around the hotel on the first day of Chinese New Year (Feb 5) in the morning.
The troupe will feature two Southern Lions to “bless” all the outlets.
Andy Pian, the hotel’s room division manager, will lead all the hotel guides assigned to bring the troupe around the building.