Sunday, February 23

Resort to observe Earth Hour for third time in a row


KOTA KINABALU: For the past two consecutive years, Sutera Harbour Resort had joined the rest of the world in observing Earth Hour which is held on the last Saturday of March every year.

This year Sutera Harbour Resort is most honoured and delighted to partner with Kota Kinabalu City Hall, Sabah Environmental Action Centre and World Wildlife Fund to launch Earth Hour, the world largest campaign for the planet on Saturday, March 31 at 8.30pm in the covered tennis court at the Sutera Harbour Marina, Golf and Country Club.

Together with 135 countries and territories across every continent, Sutera Harbour Resort has pledged to support this environmental sustainable action by switching off non-essential lights around The Magellan Sutera Resort, The Pacific Sutera Hotel and Sutera Harbour Marina, Golf & Country Club as well as in the other properties of Sutera Sanctuary Lodges.

According to the Magellan Sutera Resort general manager and representative for Sutera Harbour Resort, Ravindran Kathiravelu, the highlight of this year launch for the Earth Hour will be focused on the global theme uniting People To Protect The Planet?

In keeping with the theme, 480 candles will be lighted up on the huge Earth Hour logo (60+) which will be put up at the venue, he said at a press conference yesterday.

Ravi said that the programme would start off at 6pm and Sutera Harbour Resort had organized several activities leading to the launch of Earth Hour.

Some of the activities include a Food & Games Fun Fair, Most Creative Costume Contest for children from five to 12 years old and Earth Hour Photography Competition. The Most Creative Contest will be judged on originality based on the theme niting People to Protect The Planet, he disclosed.

Participants who join the Earth Hour Photography competition must capture images during the ights off?between 8.30pm and 9.30pm at the tennis court, he said, adding that all photos submitted to the resort will be uploaded in Sutera Harbour Resort Fan Page in Facebook and members of the public are invited to log in and vote for their favourite photo.

The prizes for the Most Creative Costume Contest for both boys and girls category include an overnight stay at The Pacific Sutera Hotel, food and beverage vouchers as well as vouchers for bowling at the Striker Bowl at the Sutera Harbour Marina, Golf & Country Club, movie tickets for the Theatre at the Sutera Harbour Marina, Golf & Country Club and hampers.

The closing date for entries is Wednesday, March 28.

The prizes for the photography contest includes a stay at The Magellan Sutera Resort with breakfast, dining vouchers, a massage at Mandara Spa and bowling vouchers.

Putera Harbour Resort is reaching out to the population of Kota Kinabalu City to join us to change our world on Saturday, March 31 at the covered tennis court of the Sutera Harbour Marina Golf and Country Club.

Putera Harbour Resort continuously pledges to outreach activities that focuses on community responsibility, environment conservation and education development. Sutera Harbour Resort commitment and efforts to raise awareness and taking actions to the issues of climate change like supporting of Earth Hour have been very successful as we encourage guests and employees to participate in activities to help beautify surrounding communities and sustain indigenous habitats,?he said.

Earth Hour is a global initiative in partnership with World Wildlife Fund which is the largest and most respected conservation organization.