Pullman Miri Waterfront holds Christmas tree lighting ceremony


(From right) Chong, Vivian Lo from Miri Methodist Children’s Home, Tan, Assistant Bishop of the Anglican Church in Sarawak and Brunei – the Rt Revd Solomon Cheong, Peter Sia of the Catholic Society for the Urban Poor, Jeanne Denyer from Tenby International School Miri, as well as Jocelyn Hee, Audrey Yong and Shirley Ariffin from the Sarawak Children’s Cancer Society Miri are seen in a group photo.

Tenby International School Miri pupils sing Christmas songs.

MIRI: Pullman Miri Waterfront began its year-end festivities with a Christmas tree-lighting ceremony on Tuesday.

Over 200 guests, including Interhill Group chief operating officer (hospitality division) Eric Tan, attended the event.

Hotel manager Jayson Chong said in the spirit of Christmas, the hotel will distribute gifts to Sarawak Children’s Cancer Society Miri, Miri Methodist Children’s Home, Miri Hospital Paediatric Ward, and Catholic Society for the Urban Poor.

Tenby International School Miri Year 2 pupils sang Christmas songs led by Expressive Arts and Technology Department head Sara Hill, while a group from St Columba’s Church sang Christmas carols conducted by Josephine Augustine.

Made with recycled drinking bottles collected by the hotel throughout the year, the 16-foot Christmas tree features in the ‘Guess the Bottles on this Tree’ contest, runs until Dec 18.

The winner will receive a two-day, one-night stay in a deluxe room with breakfast for two.

Answer sheets are available from the front desk.

Tickets for Christmas and New Year’s Eve are on sale with early bird prices from RM55 available on a first come, first served basis.

“We are expecting a huge crowd and are prepared to extend the seating capacity from the Pullman Kitchen to the Le Café with the view for the grander celebration ambience and atmosphere ideal for friends and families to usher in Christmas and the New Year at our 5-star hotel,” said Chong.

Pullman Miri Waterfront will hold its Christmas Eve buffet dinner, Christmas Day brunch and dinner, New Year’s Eve dinner, and countdown party to usher in the New Year.

The New Year’s Eve dinner and countdown party will feature country music bands Country Road and Mountain Wind, as well as DJ D’Felcyj and DJ Joedan in the grand ballroom.