Published by Kevin Chong @ 08/09/2020

Suria KLCC's Frontliners

Though many appreciation ceremonies were held to honor the efforts of the Police, Army, and Health Care workers to curb the pandemic, few have been directed towards the dedicated workforce who have been working tirelessly to maintain, clean, and sanitize public facilities for the past six months.

Suria KLCC Group (Suria KLCC, Alamanda Shopping Centre, and Mesra Mall) has taken it upon themselves to organize an appreciation event for its frontliners, consisting of nearly 200 personnel from the maintenance, cleaning, sanitizing, and security departments. These employees were treated to a meal at Serai at Suria KLCC, Secret Recipe at Alamanda, and Nandos at Mesra Mall respectively, over the course of up to 3 days to accommodate everyone’s roster.

The Unsung Heroes of Alamanda Shopping Centre

“We tip our hats to our dedicated workforce i.e. our security officers, sanitizing crew, housekeeping personnel, maintenance crew and concierge for monitoring every situation within the Suria KLCC Group to provide the safest possible environment for everyone. They are our unsung heroes who have served the customers and shoppers without fanfare since the first day the country detected the virus as well as during the Movement Control Order (MCO) until today,” said Andrew Brien, CEO of Suria KLCC Sdn Bhd

Calvin Chan, Operations Manager of Alamanda Shopping Centre with the frontliners

This appreciation event provided these frontliners with the opportunity to share their stories and experiences during the past few months. Mohamad Norhafizi Nasruddin from Suria KLCC’s security department claimed that is was most challenging at the earlier stages of the MCO as there weren’t any guidelines or templates to handle this type of unprecedented situation. However, through the aid of technology such as thermal scanners and the dedication of the management and his team, the staff managed to put in place a workable workflow that ensures a high degree of safety while not affecting shoppers’ experience.  

Siti Aminah and her colleagues from Mesra Mall are truly touched by the gesture, shown by Suria KLCC Group. Siti Aminah said, “I am very appreciative towards the management for taking the trouble to arrange this appreciation meal and session. Suria KLCC Group truly cares about it’s workforce and it’s frontliners.”

Constant sanitising by the Mesra Mall sanitising crew

In the meantime, The Alamanda Shopping Centre (Alamanda) will be hosting a three-week campaign from 25 August until 16 September 2020 to commemorate the 63rd Independence Day on 31 August as well as the 57th Malaysia Day on 16 September. With the aim of filling the hearts of Malaysians with the spirit of unity, Alamanda will be raising funds amounting to RM10,000 to purchase teatime snacks for staff and medical frontliners of a government hospital in Putrajaya. Shoppers that spend RM500 in not more than 3 receipts at any Alamanda specialty store during the campaign period, will get an exclusive limited-edition Merdeka T-shirt. The artwork of the 63rd Merdeka themed art contest, VIKids art contest, is displayed in the Mall, and shoppers will get a chance to vote for the winner. For each vote for the VIKids art contest and redemption of the limited-edition Merdeka T-shirt, Alamanda will donate RM10 to the “Tribute Fund” for the benefit of the frontliners.

Andrew Brien, CEO of Suria KLCC Sdn Bhd said, “For this year’s Merdeka celebration, Alamanda has decided to provide a blend of distinctly Malaysian elements that come together, bringing all the right vibes, while ensuring the safety of shoppers as we embrace the theme of Malaysia Prihatin which emphasizes the spirit of patriotism, unity, and love for the country.”

Shortlisted VIkids art contest

Limited Edition Merdeka T-shirt