Ribbon cutting ceremony

By V. Sivaji

Those who are looking for a venue to host their private functions can now consider the new multipurpose hall in the heart of Georgetown.

This new hall is located adjacent to the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple along Queen Street. For the record, the temple was opened in 1833.

Present to perform the official launch ceremony was Deputy Finance Minister Lim Hui Ying, State Exco for Housing and Environment Dato Seri S Sundarajoo and Member of Parliament for Jelutong, YB RSN Rayer who is also the Hindu Endowment Board chairman.

Also present was Senator Dr A. Lingeshwaran and Penang Island City Council Mayor Dato A Rajendran among others. 

The hall has a capacity of 120 pax and can cater for birthdays, engagement ceremonies, meetings and other events.

VIP table

Due credit should be given to R Arasu Ramu who is responsible for the setting up of the hall.

He has spent almost RM120,000 of his own funds for overall upgrading and renovation work.

To supplement the overheads of the hall, the Deputy Minister contributed RM10,000 towards the upkeep and maintenance of the hall.

“Among the work we had to carry out were on the flooring, air conditioning, walls, paint work, facade, wiring and the ceilings. The whole task took more than two months to complete.  We have already hosted several private functions prior to the official opening”, said Arasu who is also the chairman of the temple and runs his own business in Little India.

The organising committee also requested the Penang Island City Council to consider renaming the road fronting the temple to Lebuh Sri Maha Mariamman.

Meanwhile, handicapped guests can also take advantage of the special access facilities to the hall.

Contact R Muniandy 010-650-1904 for more information or on the hall booking details.

Arasu (left) with Dato Rethinam Pillay