The TOP hosted its Christmas tree lighting ceremony in the company of Penang Chief Minister YAB Chow Kon Yeow yesterday evening.
Also present was the State Exco for Women, Family Development, Gender Inclusiveness and Non-Muslim Affairs, Chong Eng, Puan Sri Jean Koh, Chief Operating Officer, Only World Group, Lewis Ho, Director of Operations of The Top, Dato A Rajendran from Penang Island City Council among others.
In his address Chow expressed his delight to be there for the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and the kick start of the year-end festivities.
“This is something, I believe, all of us look forward to and it truly gives everyone a renewed sense of joy and hope for the coming new year while we reflect on the highs and lows we all rode through. It is also the time for us to treasure our loved ones, family members and friends who are always with us through thick and thin.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Only World Group (OWG) for being a significant stakeholder in Penang’s tourism industry. Your constant and consistent promotions as a one-stop edutainment venue for education, leisure and dining, like your mantra – Fun, Food & Good Living – have been instrumental in returning the shine to Komtar,” said Chow in his address.
He also hailed that Penang is back in business with hotels getting encouraging reservations and shopping malls being swarmed with people.
He later joined hands with VIP guests to launch the giant Xmas tree at The Top and also to mingle with the children from sic charitable homes in Penang.
The TOP will also host a grand Rooftop Music Party and fireworks show on New Year eve (Dec 31) from 6pm to 2am. There will be live bands, deejays, dancers and so forth.