• Home » Articles » News
    • A Joyful Christmas Tree Lighting With Children From Pondok Si Boncel Orphanage And Lestari Sayang Anak Foundation
    • 7 years ago by Arli Wijaya
    • 2426 Hits
    • courtesy of SendokGarpu.com

      Christmas is essentially a time of goodwill and once again the hotel chose to give back to those less fortunate within the community. Children from two local orphanages were invited to attend the ceremony and experience the true spirit of the season.

      A group of 30 children from Pondok Si Boncel were generously transported to the hotel to enjoy the festivities courtesy of Blue Bird Group. This Christian orphanage provides a nurturing home environment for little ones under the age of 7 years. They were joined by an additional 10 children from Lestari Sayang Anak Foundation, a non-profit foundation that rescues babies and toddlers who cannot be cared for by destitute parents in the Jakarta area.

      The children along with media representatives and the hotel’s staff members gathered together to watch the lighting of the Christmas tree. This was accompanied by a brief speech by the General Manager of InterContinental Jakarta MidPlaza, Mr. Hendrik Eising. He warmly welcomed everyone in attendance and spoke about the importance of helping those in need and lead the Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony by pressing the special button with the background children from Mama Sayang Orphanage singing Christmas choir.

      This event is lead by Dave Hendrik who become the Master of Ceremony during the night and continue with Wawan Yap, Gail Satiawaki and The Nelwans who entertain the audience with more Christmas songs.

      In addition, this event also supported by the media partner from printed and online, such as: Jakarta Java Kini Magazine, Weddingku Magazine, Yukmakan Magazine, Jakarta Globe,  Sendokgarpu.com, Maxx-M Magazine, What’s New Jakarta.com, Okezone.com, Tempo Magazine, Le Mariage Magazine, Viva Asia Magazine, Indonesia Shang Bao Newspaper, Seputar Indonesia Newspaper. Last but not least, local radio station KisFM and V Radio also covered the event with a live report for the pleasure of its Jakarta listeners.

      A session of group photos was followed by a delicious buffet dinner. There are some traditional festive treats served in the special buffet station that will be available during the festive dining promotion in Rasa and Scusa, such as Roasted turkey, roasted beef rib eye, chocolate yule log, christmas pudding and many more. Additionally, special buffet station is set up for the children, displaying all the kids favourite menu, including the waffle and ice cream station.

      "The Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony has become a highly-anticipated annual event here at the hotel. This year it gives us great pleasure to share it with such a delightful group of youngsters. Christmas really is all about creating a magical time for children and there are none more deserving than these little ones in care. I would like to thank all of our sponsors for making this celebration possible," comments Mr. Hendrik Eising, General Manager of InterContinental Jakarta MidPlaza.

    • TAGGED: Christmas Tree Lighting, Intercontinental Midplaza, Hotel, Jakarta