Resort Staff Roll Up Sleeves to Help the Community

Melaka, 8th January 2015 - About 30 team members from Philea Resort and Spa Melaka were mobilized to give their time in service of others at Wings Melaka in Tengkera to demonstrate its commitment to community.

This is the first CSR initiative to kick start the year 2015 with a clean-up campaign that has been a month in the planning. Celebrating community and its people is a long-standing culture of Philea to help grow thriving communities where we live and work.

The objective of this initiative is to show care for the special needs children in our community and to provide them a comfortable learning environment. The campaign was organized before they return from school breaks on 8th January 2015. It started at 10.30am and took about six hours to clean up a double storey ancient building, including its air-conditioners, ceiling fans, window frames, toilets, kitchen, pantry and teacher’s offices.

“Apart from taking care of our guests, it has been Philea’s culture to constantly serve the community around us. I am delighted that our teams were active in their communities by spending their precious time away from works volunteering to help others for a good cause. It does not matter how small the campaign is, as long as the aim is for the betterment of the communities. This effort also directly helped Wings Melaka saved from outsourcing it to the cleaning agency and contractor,” mentioned Lim Beng Weh, the resort’s General Manager.

“We are very thankful to the resort’s team and management and it is truly a provision from God who send forth his angel to work alongside with us. They have blessed us with a great team spirit, love and compassion for community work to kick start our ministry in year 2015. Thumbs up for the great effort!” said Chan Saw Si, the Manager of Wings Melaka.

Wings Melaka is a non-profit organization providing a range of programs designed to help people, especially children, with special needs and their families. While the initial focus of Wings Melaka programs were on younger children, over the years, Wings Melaka expanded its programs to also include teenagers and young adults with special needs.

Connie (left) and Carmen (right) are both doing the wiping and mopping making the study room bright and shine

Connie (left) and Carmen (right) are both doing the wiping and mopping making the study room bright and shine

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Hadi is servicing one of the air-conditioners

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Gabrielle climbing up on the ladder to clean one of the fans

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All the staff and teachers from Wings Melaka gathered in front of Wings Melaka for a group photo after the completion of the spring cleaning

Meanwhile, the resort has also launched the complimentary Weekend Hop-On and Hop-Off Shuttle Services operating on every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, make it another add-on service provided exclusively for our in-house guests and the shoppers. First in Melaka, the shuttle bus will depart from the resort to the most popular shopping destination in town, Mahkota Parade. The resort is offering in-house guests a few shuttle options, a convenient way for guests to get to the shopping hot spot at anytime of the day. Guests may board at fixed schedule from the resort which is 9.30am, 2.00pm, 5.00pm and 9.30pm to the shopping complex.

The shoppers from Mahkota Parade can also hop on to the shuttle bus for a free tour to Philea Resort and Spa, Melaka. The shuttle pick-up point is adjacent to the taxi station at Parkson Mahkota Parade which scheduled to depart at 11.00am, 3.30pm and 6.30pm. Shoppers who hop on to the shuttle bus will be given some special discount vouchers such as 20% off on buffets which including Surf and Turf Dinner Buffet (Friday and Saturday) and Weekend High Tea Buffet (Saturday and Sunday). Shoppers will also receive 20% off on our a la carte menu at selected restaurants. In addition, senior citizen aged 55 years and above gets to enjoy 50% off on our buffets. Last but not least, if you are a massage connoisseur, that’s a great thing because we are giving 20% off on selected spa treatments at Tanjung Wellness Spa.

Resort staff posing in front of the shuttle bus with one of the children from Wings Melaka.

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Ring-Pulls Christmas Tree For a Good Cause

Melaka, 16th December 2014 – At the start of Christmas season, staff at Philea Resort and Spa show concern for the environment and encouraged recycling by making a Christmas tree measuring at eight-feet tall, made from approximately 30,000 aluminium ring-pulls bedecked with sparkling ornaments.

The objective of making this green Christmas tree is to raise awareness on environmental issues and to encourage our staff and guest to practice 3Rs – reduce, reuse and recycle in creative ways. It took about a month to illustrate, sketch, weave and assemble the ring-pulls on the tree structure. More than 100 staff involved and contributed in this meaningful project. The tree is now being displayed at the lobby illuminated with colorful lightings.

In November, the resort also had an opportunity to work with 80 students from Pay Fong High School to experience an out-of-the-classroom educational field trip to learn about hotel management and green practices. The students were introduced on the resort operations, activities and architectures. They were also taught by our Marcom Executive, Mr Yow Han Fuh on handy environmentally-friendly craft using the ring-pulls while the resort is in the preparation for eco- Christmas tree project.

“The recycled aluminium ring-pulls which donated by the public, including the Pay Fong 2 Primary School, Pay Fong High School and some anonymous donors who brought the ring-pulls to us by the bucketful over four years. These ring-pulls weighed approximately 90kg and will be sent to local recycling center after Christmas to raise funds for the Wings Melaka. Wings Melaka is a non-profit organization providing a range of innovative learning opportunities to children with special needs and their families,” says Tee Mei Fong, the resort’s Assistant Marcom Manager.

“In year 2011, we made up an eco-Christmas tree from discarded drinking bottles collected from guest rooms and meeting rooms. Besides, we also utilized recycled items like newspapers, magazines and cardboards to build another eco-Christmas tree in year 2012. This year, we practiced the same again by creating the tree using discarded aluminium ring-pulls in our effort to increase awareness and disseminate information on good practices of reducing waste and recycling. I’m very proud of my team for this achievement,” mentioned Lim Beng Weh, the resort’s General Manager.

Apart from taking care of our guests, it has been Philea’s culture to constantly serve the community around us. The resort staff will also be volunteering to take part in the upcoming spring cleaning project at the centre of Wings Melaka on 5th January 2015 before the children return from school holidays on 8th January 2015. The objective of this initiative is to help the centre to save cost from outsourcing the yearly spring cleaning project to a third party agency. Added to that, this is also an effort to show care for the special needs children in our community to provide them a comfortable learning environment.

For the upcoming Christmas holiday, we are once again serving Christmas Eve dinner buffet featuring international gourmet delicacies priced at RM139++ per adult and RM83++ per child. Expect to feast in some scrumptious dishes such as Boneless Tube Roll Duck in Guacamole Cream Sauce, Bake Lamb Crown on Ratatouille and Bake Prawn with Cheese and Garlic.

Besides the freshly cooked food, another highlight of Christmas Eve Buffet is the live cooking stalls include Stir Fried Stall, Hot Plate Special, Christmas Carving, Charcoal Grill Selection, Italian and Western Specialty and more. For desserts, indulge in Christmas Pudding and Cookies, Christmas Log Cake, Macaroons and Warm Apple Strudel with Cinnamon Cream.

To usher in the New Year, there will also be a New Year’s Eve buffet dinner priced at RM139++ per adult and RM83++ per child, featuring an exquisite selection such as Grilled Salmon served with Ginger Cilantro Sauce, Seaweed Rolled Chicken Leg on Ratatouille and Braised Lamb Shank with Chinese Herb Sauce. To complement the New Year’s Eve buffet spread, more than 10 action stalls set up would be doling out delicious delicacies such as BBQ Charcoal Grill, Sushi and Chicken Sharwama. To end the meal with a sweet treat, guests can choose from a selection of desserts including Double Layer Tiramisu, English Truffle and Berries Meringue.

During Christmas Day and New Year Day, there is a high-tea buffet priced at RM52++ per adult and RM31++ per child (child aged between five to 12 years old).

For reservations or enquiries, call us at 06-289 3399 or email info@phileahotel.com.my.

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Yow Han Fuh putting the final touch up on the eco Christmas tree.

Yow Han Fuh putting the final touch up on the eco Christmas tree.

The Wings Melaka located at Tengkera, Melaka.

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The Christmas tree is now being displayed at the lobby illuminated with colorful lightings.

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The tree made from approximately 30,000 aluminium ring-pulls bedecked with sparkling ornaments

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The Wings Melaka located at Tengkera, Melaka.

 

8,888 Packets of Bubur Lambuk Distributed Free at Philea Resort & Spa, Melaka

Melaka, 26 June 2014 - For the 5th consecutive year, Philea Resort and Spa, Melaka is giving out free bubur lambuk to the public before the Ramadan month sets in.

About 100 resort associates get together starts from 9.00am this morning to prepare the traditional bubur lambuk. The bubur lambuk, a must have delicacy during the fasting month, were distributed to passing vehicles in front of the resort, which was turned into a drive-through.

The ‘bubur lambuk ala Philea Resort and Spa, Melaka’ has been a regular delicacy enjoyed by Malaccan for the past four years.

“This was our fifth year embarked on the bubur lambuk giveaway Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme. The objective of this programme is to express our appreciation and to strengthen the relationship between the associates and the local community and to mark the holy month of Ramadan”, said Lim Beng Weh, the Hotel Manager.

The porridge was prepared by the culinary team led by Executive Sous Chef, Fezerin bin Senafi. After hours of cooking 400kg of rice, 10kg of dried shrimp, 20kg of cashew nuts, 50kg of chicken and 50kg of beef plus condiments, it was finally ready at 2pm for distribution to the public. This tasty and filling delicacy contains both flavors which are chicken and beef making it an ideal Buka Puasa dish.

“We have also given out approximately 400 packets of bubur lambuk for underprivileged communities include Rumah Seri Kenangan Cheng, Kompleks Rumah Anak Yatim Fatimah Al-Zaharah (KAYFAZ) and Rumah Budak Laki-Laki Tun Abdul Aziz”, mentioned Tee Mei Fong, Senior Marketing Communications Executive.

The event was graced by the Guest of Honour, Datuk Wira Hj. Othman bin Muhamad, Speaker Dewan Undangan Negeri Melaka and Datuk Lim Chow Beng, Director Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia, Melaka.

Also during Ramadan, the classic buffet themed ‘Culinary of Malaysia’ will be available at the resort from 29 June to 25 July 2014. Guests will be spoilt for choice with generous spread of special occasion dishes and cuisines from all around the 14 different states of Malaysia. The buffet is priced at RM75++ per person and RM45++ per child.

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About 100 associates get together to pack the tasty porridge into individual container for distribution

About 100 associates get together to pack the tasty porridge into individual container for distribution

YB Datuk Wira Hj Othman bin Muhamad (second from right) and YB Datuk Lim Chow Beng (first from left) stirring the bubur lambuk together with the management of Philea Resort & Spa Mr Lim Beng Weh, Hotel Manager (second from left) and Chef Fezerin bin Senafi, Executive Sous Chef (first from right).

YB Datuk Wira Hj Othman bin Muhamad (second from right) and YB Datuk Lim Chow Beng (first from left) stirring the bubur lambuk together with the management of Philea Resort & Spa Mr Lim Beng Weh, Hotel Manager (second from left) and Chef Fezerin bin Senafi, Executive Sous Chef (first from right).

YB Datuk Wira Hj Othman bin Muhamad and YB Datuk Lim Chow Beng giving out bubur lambuk to a motorist heading to Malacca city via Ayer Keroh Tol.

YB Datuk Wira Hj Othman bin Muhamad and YB Datuk Lim Chow Beng giving out bubur lambuk to a motorist heading to Malacca city via Ayer Keroh Tol.

Associates of Philea Resort and Spa Melaka distributing the porridge to passing motorists entering to Malacca city via the Ayer Keroh Toll here.

Associates of Philea Resort and Spa Melaka distributing the porridge to passing motorists entering to Malacca city via the Ayer Keroh Tol here.

YB Datuk Wira Hj Othman bin Muhamad handing over the porridge to Puan Rosnani from Kompleks Rumah Anak Yatim Fatimah Al-Zaharah (KAYFAZ)
YB Datuk Wira Hj Othman bin Muhamad handing over the porridge to Puan Rosnani from Kompleks Rumah Anak Yatim Fatimah Al-Zaharah (KAYFAZ)

Phileans of All Faiths Unite in Prayers for Passengers MH370

Melaka, Malaysia, 11th March 2014 – As the mystery surrounding the missing flight MH370, families of passengers onboard continue to cling on to hope in order to be in touch with their loved ones onboard.

While the MH370 aircraft and its passengers are still missing, the nation is united in prayers for those onboard and their family members. The missing flight has touched the hearts not only all Malaysians but people around the world. The Phileans has also come together for a ‘Three Minutes Silence Prayer’ at the piazza area in the resort this evening to pray for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight. This session gathered about 100 associates of the resort at the piazza at 6.30pm. Associates were given a ‘Prayers of Hope’ wish card to pen down their hopes and prayers and hang them under the tree.

Meanwhile, candles are lightened up by the associates as well with the wordings written MH370 – HOPE while a picture of DOVE symbolizes HOPE which we are hoping the passengers in the missing flight will return home safe and sound. And unite with their family members.

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Prayers of hope: Izhar tied the prayers he wrote for people on MH370 and hung it under the tree

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Never lose hope: Connie lights the candles on the message reading ‘MH370 – HOPE’ with a picture of white dove symbolizes hope.

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3 minutes of silence: Resort Associates gathered and prayed in front of the candles for the passengers of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 at the piazza area this evening.

‘It was heart-wrenching after learning of the missing flight with no indication. We pray and hope miracle will happen this time and all the affected crew and passengers will come back soon. Our thoughts and prayers are with MH370 and their family members. We also pray that Malaysia and the International search and rescue team can find the aircraft soon’, commented Connie Chin, Director of Marketing Communications.

The ‘Prayers of Hope’ wish cards were also placed at the front desk for guest to write down their prayers and string them under the tree.

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Philea Resort and Spa Inculcates Spirit of Patriotism

Melaka, Malaysia, 31st August 2013 – Merdeka Day is celebrated every year in Malaysia on the 31st of August. In the spirit of Merdeka Day, Philea Resort and Spa is distributing out colourful Jalur Gemilang to the motorists in front of the resort to instill the Merdeka spirit and encourage people to display the flags on their vehicles.

The enthusiast staff members, local artists and crew from Astro ERA FM teamed up at the road in front of the resort waving the miniature national flags and distributed it out to all passing vehicles entering to Malacca city via the Ayer Keroh toll here to instill spirit of patriotism among Malaysians.

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Artist Soo Wincci and staff is distributing national flags and mineral water to the passing vehicles entering to Malacca City via the Ayer Keroh Toll.

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Connie Chin, Director of Marketing Communications, handing out miniature national flag and mineral water to the passing vehicle.

On the other hand, our guests and artists at the resort were taken by surprise when a flash mob performance, involved the participation of resort staff members, performed at the lobby with Malaysian patriotic and national song ‘Tanggal 31 Ogos’, as part of the Malaysia’s 56th Independence Day celebrations.

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Resort staff Khairul Azmi wore an attire draped in the Malaysian flag and performed a Merdeka flash mob at the lobby together other staffs and popular artists.

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One for the album

“The objective of this event is to promote multi-racial integration and unity behind our Jalur Gemilang. Flag-waving symbolizes the spirit of patriotism and pride, unity and love for the country. The resort’s lobby also has been decorated with the flying Jalur Gemilang to welcome our guests”, mentioned Connie Chin, Director of Marketing Communications.

This meaningful celebration was attended by several artists such as Firman, Faizal Tahir, Syae, Fourteen, Black, Najwa Latif and Soo Wincci, in conjunction with the ERA FM’s Football event – ERAvaganza which will be held in Melaka on 31st August 2013 at Stadium Hang Jebat, Melaka.

Also on hand to support the event were the Tourism Malaysia Melaka and Astro ERA FM.

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