FHI Gong Xi Fa Cai Festive Charity Treat 2019
Federal Hotels International (FHI) and the FHI Group of Hotels in Kuala Lumpur namely The Federal Kuala Lumpur, and Hotel Capitol Kuala Lumpur welcome the auspicious lunar year of Year of the Earth Pig. Our FHI Group Gong Xi Fa Cai! Happy Chap Goh Mei! Festive Charity Get together is an annual Festive charity event jointly organized by the FHI Group of Hotels, and this year will be held on Monday, 18 February 2019 at Ballroom 1 of The Federal Kuala Lumpur in conjunction with the auspicious year of the Earth Pig commencing 5 February 2019.
Ms Ooi Lee Ping, Director of Group Marketing, Sales and Business Development of Federal Hotels International said “2019 is the auspicious Year of the Earth Pig, which is the 12th year in the cycle of the Heavenly Branches. As part of our continuous FHI Group sharing and caring community commitments, this is our 17th consecutive year that Federal Hotels International together with our FHI Hotels namely The Federal Kuala Lumpur and Hotel Capitol Kuala Lumpur, are organizing this Gong Xi Fa Cai Festive Charity Treat, and we hope that this gift from our hearts will continue to bring more smiles, joy and happiness all round as there is no greater joy than be able to warm the hearts, spread good cheer and bring a smile to the old folks and children. Traditionally Chinese New Year is a time for family reunion, a joyous occasion for family get together and Open House for family, relatives, neighbours, friends, colleagues and partners. We hope to share this memorable joyous occasion once again together with some 100 old folks and children from these five homes namely Ti-Ratana Welfare Society, Pertubuhan Kebajikan Siri Jayanti, Pusat Jagaan Warga Emas Chan old folks home, Persatuan Insan Cheras Istimewa and Rumah Charis. Most importantly, we want them to know that we care and remember them during this joyous festive season. To hive up the atmosphere, the old folks and children will be captivated by the grand welcome of the impressive Lion dance performance by Ti-Ratana Children Welfare Society Lion Dance troupe at the prosperity door of The Federal Kuala Lumpur. Enter the prosperity door of the hotel with complete festive imperial setting - an Imperial Garden Pavilion with magnificent décor and blossoms inspired by the Imperial Chinese courtyard with a Chinese golden money tree welcoming guests for good luck and good fortune. We are very happy indeed that the Ti-Ratana Lion Dance Troupe ranging from 7 years old to 18 years old are joining us again to officially open up our Prosperity Door, to welcome these old folks and children as well as showcasing their spectacular acrobatic lion dance followed by the spectacular 24-seasons drum performance. We hope that everyone will enjoy this wonderful energetic Drum performance by the very talented team from Ti-Ratana symbolizing “Enter the Auspicious Lunar Chinese New Year of the Earth Pig”. We have also organized Prosperity team games such as the Prosperity Toss and Wheel of Fortune for the old folks and children to participate”. We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our friends and partners of Federal Hotels International and FHI Group of Hotels a very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous Lunar New Year filled with an abundance of Good Luck, Good Health, Good Fortune, Joy, Happiness & Harmony throughout the Year of the Earth Pig. So let us come together to celebrate our beloved tradition of Loh Hei! Loh Hei! to Lo Sang, to toss higher and higher for Prosperity, Good Luck, Good Fortune, Good Health and an abundance of Wealth, Joy, Happiness, Peace and Harmony always. Gong Xi Fa Cai, Gong Xi Gong Xi and & Happy Chap Goh Mei. The old folks and children will be treated to a sumptuous Chinese New Year Prosperity Dinner inclusive Yee Sang and traditional Chinese New Year favourites. To celebrate this auspicious Happy Lunar New Year and festive spirit of joy and togetherness, the Management & Staff from Federal Hotels International & FHI Group of Hotels will toss the Prosperity Lo Sang together with the old folks and children. Everyone will participate with their chopsticks in hand, to toss and mix the colourful vegetable salad comprising all the ingredients together, with lots of good wishes shouted loudly amidst smiles, laughter and spirit of togetherness, as the ingredients are tossed as high as possible, the higher you toss the greater your good fortune & good luck for the auspicious New Year. We want the old folks and children to remember and enjoy this special day. Our Team of Chefs embraced the Lunar New Year of the Earth Pig with a specially crafted delectable Chinese New Year Charity Treat menu featuring all the auspicious dishes for the great reunion dinner with the old folks and children to savour. Each prosperity dish symbolizes a good meaning such as fish for abundance, prawn for joy and laughter; chicken for happiness. The eight-course prosperous menu includes Special Yee Sang served with Salmon; Dried Seafood & Crab Meat Soup; Steamed Farm Chicken & Kailan with Chinese Herbs; Steamed Sea Grouper with Soya Sauce; Twin Varieties of Prawns in Pineapple Bowl; Braised Black Mushroom & Abalone with Vegetables; Fried Glutinous Rice Hong Kong style; Sweetened Lotus Seeds & Red Bean Paste; and Deep Fried Chinese Nian Gao with Yam and Sweet Potatoes”.
A tradition in Malaysia, Yee Sang is a must to have item for reunion dinner. Yee Sang comprising salmon fish, white radish, carrot, preserved winter melon, fresh and pickled ginger, pomelo, coriander leaf, crispy crackers, chopped roasted peanuts, sesame seeds, picked onion slides and papaya slides. To dress the Yee Sang, sweet sour plum sauce with a drizzle of oil, lime juice, five spice powder and a dash of white pepper will be used to pour over the Yee Sang. Each and every of this exquisite ingredients has a special meaning or a symbol of good meaning i.e. crackers represents Happiness, peanut and sesame seeds signify Harvest, oil represents Wealth, pomelo stands for Good Luck. The concoction of red, orange, green, gold, white and brown colour of the Yee Sang makes the dish a colourful feast for everyone to savour.
A gift of mandarin oranges, groundnut and Chinese New Year cookies is a tradition during Chinese New Year festive visits to families, relatives and friends. Every old folk and child will also receive a special gift as well as Ang Pows. Our FHI Team has decorated the Ballroom I at The Federal Kuala Lumpur in Lunar New Year auspicious festive colours of red and gold denoting good luck, good fortune and prosperity and with kumquat, pussy willow, red lanterns and many more. Each brings a special meaning, for example the kumquat is a symbol of good luck, prosperity & wealth whilst the pussy willow is a symbol of longevity and red lantern symbolized good fortune. The Management & Staff of Federal Hotels International and our FHI Group of Hotels namely The Federal Kuala Lumpur and Hotel Capitol Kuala Lumpur hereby wish everyone Gong Xi Fa Cai, Good Luck, Good Health, Good Fortune, Wealth, Peace, Harmony, Prosperity & Happiness Always & Happy Chap Goh Mei!