Wednesday, December 7, 2011

An Early Christmas with Children from Agathians Shelter @ Eccucino, Prince Hotel & Residence Kuala Lumpur

Last Saturday (3 December 2011), Prince Hotel & Residence threw a Christmas party for 40 children from the Agathians Shelter at Eccucino all day dining restaurant as part of the hotel's corporate social responsibility activities. I was honoured to be one of few bloggers/media to be invited to this noble event to share the Christmas spirit with the children. 

Prince Hotel have been inviting the children from Agathians Shelter for the Christmas party every year since 2008. "Christmas is about the kids and we could not be happier inviting the children from Agathians Shelter to celebrate with us again this year," says Prince Hotel & Residence KL General Manager, Mr. Tim Quarm. 

Eccucino all day dining restaurant

Christmas crackers -- getting in the spirit of Christmas!

Christmas tree

The children from Agathians Shelter have arrived... all looking very pleased :)

Right after settling down, the children didn't waste any time in pulling crackers with their friends and other guests. 

Santa Claus and his little helper

Mr. Tim Quarm gave a short welcome speech, and then it was present time! Each child was presented with a gift prepared by the hotel apartment guests -- the children were definitely delighted with their gifts.

A group photo of Mr. Tim Quarm with the children from Agathians Shelter

After all the presents were handed out, it was time to feast! A lavish buffet was prepared by their chefs for the party, but honestly I think most of the kids were happy to see the ice-cream! My favorite section was the desserts, so colorful and pretty -- and most are pretty yummy too. For mains, I enjoyed the beef stew and roasted leg of lamb.


Salads and condiments

Christmas cookies

Assorted French pastries

Christmas cupcakes

Hi Mr. Gingerbread man

Yule log

Apple pie

Ice-cream counter... long queue when the kids arrived!

Bread and pizzas

Honey glazed chicken roulade with dried fruit stuffing


Roasted leg of lamb in rosemary and shallot gravy

Steamed seabass with cabbage and sesame-ginger sauce

Beef stew with mushrooms and herbs

Nasi goreng Bali

Hong Kong style egg noodles

Mini murtabak with chicken curry

Lasagna, specially prepared for the children -- I liked this! :)

Mini burgers

Lots of activities were prepared for the children to enjoy. There was a clown who went around giving out balloons to the children and later entertained them in a magical clown show.

The children were obviously mesmerised

Executive Chef Donald Pezar also prepared a gingerbread house decoration activity for the children. The children donned chefs hat and got busy with decorating with some help from the hotel's chefs. Most of the gingerbread houses were beautifully decorated by the end of the afternoon.

A proud young boy with his handiwork :)

Sand painting

The children from the Agathians Shelter will be performing the Christmas Carol with La Voce Choir under the 20 ft Christmas tree on 22, 23 and 24 December 2011 from 7.30pm onwards. So if you find yourself within the vicinity of the hotel, do drop by the hotel and show your support. 

Christmas Eve & Day Buffet Dinner is available (6.30pm-10.30pm) for RM118++ per person. Children under the age of 12 dine for free. 

Full set of photos available to view here. 

Location: Eccucino, Lobby Level, Prince Hotel & Residence Kuala Lumpur, 4 Jalan Conlay, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Tel: 03-2170 8888


GPS Coordinates: 3.150179, 101.714516


  1. i'm sure the children enjoyed the spread. :)heheheh

  2. Nice Gingerbread house! The children certainly looked like they had a blast!:)

  3. heh, i'd be happy to see the ice cream too! looks like a very good job by prince hotel =)

  4. simple gestures from a hotel that totally brightens up the lives of the kids. decorating the gingerbread house is a great idea beyond the normal eating and pressies sessions.

  5. such a lovely and meaningful event!
    BTW...where to find a nice Yule Log? Thx =)

  6. Dear Baby Sumo

    I like the look of that roasted lamb leg and beef stew but I'm not used to seeing such a small Santa!


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