Cultural treat at CNY do

March 1, 2010 |

(The Star, Monday, 1 March 2010 – Metro – Page, 11 )
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THE Cyberjaya Chinese New Year open house held at the Cyberjaya Sports Arena on Thursday attracted about a crowd of 3,000. The event also brought festive joy to the disabled children from Pusat Jagaan Kanak-kanak Cacat Taman Megah (PPKKCTM) and elderly residents of Pusat Rawatan dan Jagaan Orang Tua Al-Ikhlas.

The homes were also presented with contributions collected by Cyberview during its charity drives. PPKKCTM received RM5,545, while Pusat Rawatan dan Jagaan Orang Tua Al-Ikhlas received RM5,000 collected during a previous charity drive.

The celebration was co-hosted by Cyberview and the major Cyberjaya stakeholders, namely the Sepang Municipal Council (MPSp), Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC), Setia Haruman Sdn Bhd and Prima Properties Management Sdn Bhd (Prima).

Guests were treated to a buffet spread and entertained by the Tun Huang Ensemble, a three-piece traditional Chinese band. The traditional Chinese paper- cutting and calligraphy booths were popular with the guests, who got to take home their own personal ised calligraphy pieces. “We at Cyberview recognise that the key to building Malaysia’s premier cybercity lies in the heart of the community.

“Cyberjaya is host to more than 500 companies and a growing daytime population of about 41,000, and the significance of strong community ties is reflected in our recognition and celebration of cultural festivities like Chinese New Year,” Cyberview managing director Hafidz Hashim said. “Cyberview is happy to see that Cyberjaya’s community spirit transcends borders by reaching out beyond our cultures, communities, and vicinities, much like the way our focus on ICT shapes the global community we live in.

“More importantly, festivities such as this open house give the Cyberjaya community the opportunity to come together and help the less fortunate in our wider community while sharing in the spirit of 1Malaysia,” he added.

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