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Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur’s Commitment to Embracing the Gift of Life this Ramadan

 proudly hosted its annual “Embrace Gift of Life” Buka Puasa dinner on 21 March 2023, at the Grand Johor Ballroom of Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur. This significant event brought together 140 people, including 60 children from Rumah Qaseh Ibu orphanage and children of the Embrace recipients and their families.

The “Embrace Gift of Life” charity program, initiated by the hotel in 1985, is dedicated to raising funds for children suffering from congenital heart disease or severe heart ailments. These funds are used to provide life-saving operations and post-operative treatments, making a profound impact on the lives of these children and their families.

Daniel Kaeflein, General Manager at Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur, warmly welcomed the guests, expressing gratitude for the opportunity to host the event and emphasising the hotel’s commitment to community support. The camaraderie and spirit of giving were palpable as attendees and volunteers gathered to share in the joy of giving back to the community.

The success of the event was made possible through the generous support of co-sponsors.

  • Hop On Hop Off Bus played a vital role by providing transportation for the children from Rumah Qaseh Ibu orphanage with two double-decker buses, ensuring that every child could partake in the festivities.
  • Heavenly Star Music Academy and the Yayasan Nanyang Press organised captivating musical performances featuring 16 talented children aged 3 to 12 years old, creating an enchanting atmosphere filled with joy and excitement.

As a testament to its unwavering commitment, Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur remains steadfast in its dedication to supporting the “Embrace Gift of Life” charity program and other community initiatives.