A Chinese New Year Open House was held at the home to enable the children of the home to get together with their parents for the celebration. Volunteers and donors were also invited as a way of showing appreciation for their generous support.
The event was held at the home on 24 February from noon until 4 p.m. Ms Diana Ooi, Manager of the home, cooked most of the dishes on the buffet line. There was turkey curry, pandan rice, kerabu beehoon, Chinese-styled fried yee mee, vegetable curry, boiled egg with sauce, mushroom, roast duck and chicken curry. Donors and other volunteers sponsored sushi, mini donuts and other desserts.
Even though the fuse box exploded and the home was left without electricity, this did not faze the CNY cheer and good vibes. Mother Nature helped by blessing the home with a pleasant breeze until the TNB workmen arrived to save the day.
The HCK management who turned up to support the event were Mr Clifford Hii (Group Executive Director, Growth Strategies and Alliances) and his wife, Mr Lee Kok Cheng (CEO of Education Division) and wife, Mr Leong Choong Wah (Group Executive Director, Corporate Services) and a few other HCK staff. Mr Leong even did a story-telling session for the children of the home.
Mr Leong telling the children a story