On 17 December 2016, PPB brought 42 orang asli guests from the Lanau tribe living in Kampung Tasik, Grik, Perak for a movie outing at GSC 1 Utama Shopping Centre, Petaling Jaya to celebrate Christmas.
Ranging in age from 4 months to 50 years, our guests arrived excitedly at the cinema at 9 am and were served breakfast. PPB staff were assigned as ‘Guardian Angels’ for the event, to ensure none were left alone and were all comfortable and felt welcome. It was an opportunity for them to watch "Moana" on large screen format whilst enjoying some snacks.
After the movie, a buffet lunch was served at The Burger Outpost followed by singing of Christmas carols. As they left for home, everyone was given a bag packed with toiletries and other useful househould items, and treats.
The outing provided many first-time experiences for the orang asli including venturing out of their village, watching a movie etc. It also brought PPB staff great satisfaction and joy to see their happy excited faces.
At Cheras LeisureMall, over 600 children from 18 participating children’s homes had their Christmas wishes come true with more than 4,000 gifts contributed by well-wishers and shoppers through the Mall’s annual charity campaign, ‘Toy Bank, A Gift of Love’ held in December 2016.
With the aim of connecting the public to areas of need in society, this community initiative has since its inception in 1999 brightened the faces of over 4,000 underprivileged children. 170 children from the participating homes were invited to visit Cheras LeisureMall on 3 December 2016 for a memorable pre-Christmas celebration. These children were also the first to meet Titan the Robot which came all the way from the United Kingdom. Having been mesmerized by the Titan the Robot show, the children were then treated to lunch, a Santa Claus appearance, dance performance, Christmas caroling performances and a special screening of the movie “Moana” which was co-sponsored by Golden Screen Cinemas.