Tasek Maju's charity carnival

A section of the guests at the Tasek Maju charity carnival
Students from 16 primary schools in and around Taman Ungku Tun Aminah and Tasek Utara, as well as from city suburbs like Tampoi, Desa Cermerlang, Taman Molek and Kangkar Pulai, were guests at the recent Tasek Maju Charity Carnival and children’s party.  From 11am, students escorted by two teachers from each school joined the party held in the Grand BlueWave Hotel Johor Baru to play games at several game stalls and collect sculptured balloons from a clown.  Students identified from needy families enjoyed the goodwill shared by the Tasek Maju Group of Companies in their annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) event.

Since property developer, Tasek Development, was incorporated in 1972, corporate philanthropy has been the culture of the Group.  The spirit of “Receiving from the community and giving back to the community,” established by founder, Ang Tiong Loi, continues to be upheld by the Group in their commitment as a socially responsible corporation.  They believe that as employees are involved in organising annual charity projects, they not only achieve human capital development but also create an environment of civic responsibility in the Group.

Guests having fun in the action song led by the event MC
In the early years, the Group who also owns the Grand BlueWave Hotel JB, would host breaking-of-fast meals during the annual Ramadan month with groups of underprivileged children.  In the wake of the devastating Japanese tsunami and earthquake in 2011, the Group worked with the Kiwanis Club of JB and the Japan Club of JB to raise funds in aid of the victims.  In the following two years, they held fund-raising activities for the building fund of a hall in SJK (C) Kuo Kuang in 2012 and the construction of a children’s home in 2013.

In 2014, the children’s home, named the Ang Tiong Loi – Rotary Children’s Home, after the Group’s founder and trustees, the Rotary Club of Johor Baru, was officially opened and handed over to NGO, Cross Community Berhad and welfare society, Persatuan Kabajikan Kasih Segamat to run.  Built on a plot of land in Taman Ungku Tun Aminah measuring 471 sq meters valued at RM300,000 that was donated by Tasek Maju, the Home is now a shelter for underprivileged school-going children from destitute families in and around JB.  This Home was an inspiration for the Group to channel their goodwill to primary school students this year.

Group Director, Mdm Tjiang Giok Moy [6th from Right]
with students and teachers from SK Kampung Pasir
The children from this Home were among the 170 students who played games, won prizes and munched on popcorn in the carnival held in several of the hotel’s banquet halls.  When the children were nicely warmed up with fun and games, they did not hesitate to help themselves to a Hi-Tea buffet spread that was thoughtfully designed in a kid’s menu, complete with cake and ice-cream.  They also enjoyed the treat of a magic show by Yeap Magic, a family of magicians who performed an exciting show of mind-boggling tricks, followed by a dramatic display by an artiste in the ancient art of Face-Changing.

“We aim to create value for our customers by developing a place to call home and quality properties that they can pass onto the next generation,” said Tasek Maju Realty Director, Jimmy T. M. Ang, as he explained the Group’s rationale in creating wealth and the preservation of wealth for the community here.  As a socially responsible corporation, the Group plans to establish a foundation to continue with their contribution to the underprivileged.  His mother Group Director, Mdm Tjiang Giok Moy, presented each student and teacher with a gift that comprised a backpack filled with a stationery set and shopping vouchers worth RM100 each.

For more info about the Tasek Maju Group, visit website: www.tasekmaju.com.my

A version of this was published in The Malaysian Insider on 20 April 2015

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