Miri Times Square lights up for first Christ­mas

The Borneo Post - - SOCIETY -

MIRI: The newly com­pleted Miri Times Square by ParkCity has added an­other im­pres­sive land­mark to the re­sort city.

“From the pedes­trian friendly streets to the open cen­tral court­yard, this com­mer­cial cen­tre is in­deed some­thing new for Miri. I am sure Miri Times Square will soon bring vi­brancy to the lo­cal land­scape.

“I was in­formed that MayBank, Pub­lic Bank, CIMB and the first Har­vey Nor­man out­let in Miri are open­ing in this com­mer­cial mall,” Miri mayor Adam Yii said while of­fi­ci­at­ing at the Christ­mas tree light­ing in Vic­to­ria Plaza of Miri Times Square on Fri­day.

Yii pointed that the gate­way or wel­com­ing arch at Miri Times Square is strate­gi­cally lo­cated at the en­try point of the old­est street, High Street of the old Miri.

Its close prox­im­ity to the 15acre Cen­tral Park, he added, will def­i­nitely pro­mote a health­ier life­style among Miri­ans.

He said Miri City Coun­cil (MCC) would like to ap­plaud the de­vel­oper for its com­mit­ment and ini­tia­tive in main­tain­ing Cen­tral Park un­til to­day.

“I’ve no­ticed that Cen­tral Park has be­come a pop­u­lar spot for lo­cals and this is very much in line with MCC’s ob­jec­tive to en­cour­age a health­ier life­style,” he added.

Com­ment­ing on the char­ity event, he said the coun­cil al­ways wel­comes ini­tia­tives from the pri­vate sec­tor to help the less for­tu­nate.

“I would like to take this op­por­tu­nity to con­grat­u­late ParkCity and Sam­ling for or­gan­is­ing this Christ­mas cel­e­bra­tion and char­ity event.

“It is in­deed amaz­ing to see var­i­ous pri­vate com­pa­nies and NGO, such as Star­bucks, McDon­alds and Lions Club join­ing forces for this char­ity event,” he added.

Later at the same func­tion, Sam­ling and ParkCity handed over do­na­tion to­talling RM26,010 to three char­i­ta­ble homes- Miri Methodist Chil­dren’s Home, Malaysia Red Cres­cent (MRC) Sun­flower Cen­tre and Com­mu­nity Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion Cen­tre (PDK) Miri.

Also present were Chee Siew Pin chief op­er­a­tion of­fi­cer (COO) of Pan­tai Bayu In­dah (mas­ter de­vel­oper of Ma­rina ParkCity), James Ho COO of Sam­ling Group of Com­pa­nies and Al­bert Tan head of ad­min­is­tra­tion man­ager of Sam­ling Group of Com­pa­nies.

(From right) Chee, Yii, Ho and Tan give the thumbs up to the fund rais­ing and Christ­mas Cel­e­bra­tion at Miri Times Square of Ma­rina ParkCity.

In­vited guests in a group photo with the chil­dren and staff from the three char­i­ta­ble homes.

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