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A Zoo-phoric Experience!

Kuala Lumpur, 12 May 2016 ­– Under the guidance of Zoo Negara (National Zoo) gardeners and animal handlers, 53 team members from the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) recently undertook tree planting and animal care activities in conjunction with World Earth Day 2016. Organised as part of the Centre’s CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Programme, team members were also treated to a personal tour by Zoo personnel, who shared interesting and fun facts about the animals with everyone!

Applauding the team members’ efforts at the Zoo, Chen Soo Yong, the Centre’s Director of Facilities, said the tree planting brigade added 300 plants to the Zoo’s grounds, including 50 Costus woodsonii (Red Button Ginger); 20 Syzygium campanulatum (Kelat Paya); 70 Calathea insignis (Rattlesnake Plant); 70 Calathea zebrina (Zebra Plant); 30 Bauhinia kockiana (Kock's Bauhinia); 30 Tristellateia Australasiae (Maiden's Jealousy) and 30 Orchids. Whereas, the animal care team spent the day with seven different species, including the tigers, lions, deer, wallabies, rhinoceros, giraffes and hippopotamus. This group cleaned the enclosures, prepared the food and fed the animals.

“The visit was indeed a memorable occasion for all team members and we are absolutely delighted that Zoo Negara was open to collaborating with us. In the process, not only did we establish a new long-standing partnership (with Zoo Negara), we were also able to give back to mother nature and make new ‘furry’ friends! We would like to thank everyone at Zoo Negara for their warm welcome and hospitality and we look forward to expanding this association moving forward,” explained Chen.

Other on-going sustainability and conservation efforts practiced by the Centre include a 3R (reduce, re-use and recycle) campaign to encourage staff and visitors to reduce wastage, and re-use and recycle where possible and a tree planting initiative under the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia’s (FRIM) Conservation Culture Programme. The Centre also implements environmentally-friendly practices such as use of biodegradable cleaning products, minimal use of pesticides and energy saving systems, such as finely-tuned lighting controls and on-demand escalators. In addition, the Centre collaborates with industry partners such as the Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau’s (MyCEB) to promote ‘Let’s Meet & Green’ tree-planting programme to offset carbon emissions.

Themed ‘Trees For The Earth’, World Earth Day 2016 was celebrated on 22 April to broaden and diversify the environmental movement worldwide and to mobilise it as the most effective vehicle to build a healthy and sustainable environment, address climate change, and protect the Earth for future generations.

For all the latest news and information on the Centre, visit www.klccconventioncentre.com.

 

For further information, please contact:

Kuzaimah Idris

Communications Manager                                                    

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre                             

Tel: +603 2333 2888                                                  

Fax: +603 2333 2882                                                 

Email: info@klccconventioncentre.com

 

Charles Chaplin or Listiari Suyanto

TQPR (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd

Tel: +603 6203 4300

Fax: +603 6203 5972

Email: charlesc@tqpr.com or listiaris@tqpr.com

 

NOTE TO EDITOR

About the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) is a component of the Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) and is managed and operated by Convex Malaysia Sdn Bhd, a joint-venture company between KLCC (Holdings) Sdn Bhd and AEG Ogden Pty Ltd, Australia.

A winner of numerous awards, this world-class facility is wholly-owned by Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Sdn Bhd which in turn, is owned by KLCC (Holdings) Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS).

The Centre has ISO 9001, ISO 22000, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certifications, EarthCheck Bronze status (environment) and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points Certification (HACCP) recognition, the international food safety system for international convention facilities and five-star hotels. It is also the first in Asia to receive the ‘Gold’ AIPC Quality Standards certification. 

Comprising two auditoria (seating 3,000 and 500 respectively), 12,310 sqm of Exhibition Halls including a 2,600 sqm standalone marquee, a Grand Ballroom which seats 2,000 diners, a Banquet Hall for 500, a Conference Hall for 1,800 and 20 other meeting rooms, the Centre provides 22,659 sqm of function space in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.