Wednesday, December 21, 2016

LEGOLAND® BRINGS ITS AWESOME HOLIDAY FUN TO THE KIDS IN HOSPITAL SULTAN ISMAIL JOHOR

Dr. Mahendra Raj, Director of Health and Safety, Legoland Malaysia Resort (4th from right) and Casper Bonavent, Director of Operations, Legoland (5th from right) capturing a moment with the Model Citizens and 30 kids from the pediatric ward of Hospital Sultan Ismail.

LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort and LEGO® Malaysia teamed up to bring its awesome brand of fun and play to children in the pediatric ward in Hospital Sultan Ismail, Johor. The kids of the palliative care unit at the pediatric ward – a special unit for kids suffering from serious illnesses – were treated to awesome, fun-filled LEGO® activities that were meant to stimulate their imaginations through play. These kids, who are not allowed to go home during the holiday seasons, received the ultimate holiday treat, as they were treated to building and colouring activities, singing and dancing performances and a special appearance by LEGO® Police costume character.



At LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort, we believe deeply that every kid deserves the right to play, and grow through play. This holiday season we wanted the children to have a great time and fully explore their imaginations through play even though they are unable to spend the holidays at home. We wanted them to forget their illness and just be kids once again, with no worries about treatment and pain. We felt compelled to bring the fun to them,” said Young Pil-Kim, General Manager (Interim) at LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort. 

Starting the visit with the LEGO® building activity, the children were challenged to a speed building activity where they were all given a LEGO® Christmas Set. The first five kids whom completed the activity won LEGO® sets and LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort merchandise. Following the building activity, the children got to express their imagination through the colouring activity. Aside from the building and colouring activities, the children had fun decorating their very own jelly based on their creativity using healthy fruits.  Both LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort and LEGO® Malaysia worked hand-in-hand to sponsor various LEGO® sets and LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort merchandise for the kids’ play area for them to continue building their imagination. The day was ended with various goodies, sponsored by LEGO® Malaysia and LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort, were handed to all the children to enjoy.

Lego Building Activity


Casper Bonavent (1st from left) together with one of the resort's Model Citizen (1st from right) join for a photo with a young creative patient showing her beautiful artwork during the coloring activity.

“We’re proud to have done this with like-minded partners in LEGO® Malaysia. Some say there is kind of a healing quality in laughter. Beyond the smiles and laughter that the kids experienced here today, it is our sincere hope that the awesome fun and games today brings them closer to their family and their imaginations. They could not visit us in LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort so we brought LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort to them. It is after all the Merlin Magic Wand’s spirit,” Young concluded.



Personally I think this is very good as it brings cheers to the less fortunate children so they can enjoy some fun building Lego bricks. Legoland has done a great job and I hope there will be more similar events in the future.

12 comments:

  1. this is so heart warming... love this kind of events during festive seasons when the less fortunate can also taste a little happiness

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    1. Yes, love to see smiles on their faces.

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  2. Well done. They need so much care in their life. I hope Lego can really cheer them up. :)

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    1. Hope the children get well and live a normal life. Playing with Lego bricks help to make them happy.

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  3. What a lovely event. We need more of this kind of event in the town. =)

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    1. Agree with you. Hope there are more events like this.

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  4. i agree with Miera! This is just so heart warming to know that the kids are being thought of!

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  5. This is so heart warming ❤️ Hope this events brings happiness to all the children :')

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    1. Hope they enjoy Christmas and holidays with a smile on their faces. Hope their wishes will come true.

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  6. Legoland brings happiness to the children and give a hope to them. Good job

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  7. I wish to bring my nieces to legoland also.

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  8. Aww thats such a meaningful event. Its nice to see all those smiles :)

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