Children have Christmas fun at Pulai Springs

Pulai Springs Resort recently hosted children and teenagers from the Johor Calvary Welfare Home for Christmas high tea.

Children enjoying a game of Musical Chairs during
the Christmas high tea at Pulai Springs Resort
At least 30 youngsters aged between 3 and 16, were treated to a sumptuous Christmas buffet spread complete with festive desserts like log cake and gingerbread men cookies.

“It is our wish that the joy of Christmas be felt all year round,” said Pulai Springs Resort general manager, Sunny Soo.

Soo said they aim to give back to the community through their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Programme and this Christmas charity event was just one of the ways to share the joy during the festive season.

“We take CSR very seriously, be it Hari Raya, Deepavali, Chinese New Year or Christmas, and we often go the extra mile to share goodwill with the less fortunate,” he added.

PSR GM, Sunny Soo, the Home's assistant manager, Justin
Lai and staff in-charge of Junior Centre, Chong Lim Shu
[L to R] with some of the young guests
The resort also has the support of co-sponsors like the Pelangi Publishing Group who provided a range of quality story books in English and Malay that were distributed to the youngsters along with Christmas candy canes and stationery items.

When a long-term resident in the resort’s Cinta Ayu Apartment suites learnt about this festive charity event, he generously donated to each guest Aeon Big gift cards valued at RM50 each.

Santa Claus and his Santarina made an appearance and distributed sweets to the young guests while Soo presented each of them with cash gifts from the resort.

One for the album: The PSR team with their guests
“We depend on public funds to manage our bills for utilities and provisions as the residents in our care do not pay any fees,” said the Home’s assistant manager, Justin Lai, who welcomed donations in the form of foodstuffs like rice, cooking oil, milk and even vitamin supplements.

Established in 1989 as Pusat Kebajikan Kalvari Johor, the Home shelters some 600 residents who come from disadvantaged backgrounds including those who were abused, abandoned and orphaned.

Enquiries for tax-exempted donations, should be directed to email:

A version of this was published in The Malaysian Insider on 19 Dec 2015

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