BIG THRILL:Children from three homes get to meet Iron Man and Darth Maul while being feted to high-tea at Federal Hotel
IT is a school-holiday event which will be talked about for a long time by 59 children who met with Iron Man and Darth Maul during high-tea at The Federal Kuala Lumpur Bintang Revolving Restaurant recently.
The children, from Ti-Ratana Children's Home, Rumah Kanak-Kanak Angels and Rumah Amal Nur El-Amin, not only got to meet the famous characters but were also feted to mouthwatering delicacies in conjunction with the launch of the Merdeka Charity campaign by Low Yat Group.
Federal Hotels International marketing, regional sales, and business development director, Ooi Lee Ping, said the children were brought to the historic hotel in the spirit of the upcoming Merdeka Day.
"The hotel was opened three days before Independence by Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj, who welcomed VIPs, foreign dignitaries, and diplomats," she said.
"Here, the children get to mingle with each other and meet the costumed characters."
Ooi said the characters were in town for the Anime Festival Asia Malaysia 2012 which the hotel was hosting.
"We invited the costumed characters to let all children here be a part of the entertainment event," she said.
A charity campaign is also being held until Sept 30 for the public to make contributions.
"We have placed donation boxes at reception counters as well as the food and beverage outlets of The Federal Kuala Lumpur, Capitol Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Plaza Low Yat Shopping Centre and BB Park," said Ooi in reference to this aspect of Low Yat Group's corporate social responsibility project.
Rumah Amal Nur El-Amin secretary, Wahyuneng Sanjoto, said any help is appreciated since they are looking for a new boys' hostel after the landlord sold the current home.
"We are grateful to the hotel for the delicious food, beautiful venue and children's entertainment," she said, adding that usually the hotel will visit their home.
The home brought 10 children, aged between five and 11 years.
Rumah Kanak-Kanak Angels committee member, William Chang, said this was something for the children to enjoy during the school holiday. He brought 12 children, aged between seven and 15 years.
Ti-Ratana Children's Home public relations and events executive, Christine Alphonse, said the costumed characters were among the favourites of young children.
The home brought 37 children aged between six and 17 years.
Guests were served mini tuna croissants, mushroom pizza, seafood spaghetti, fresh herb butter corn kernel, sushi, maki, salad, assorted desserts and crushed ice with syrup.
The high-tea ended around 5pm after the children teamed up for a colouring contest.