With its first ever advisory board
Comprising 10 kids aged7 – 12 years old,
Thistle Port Dickson concluded its Kids in Charge!
Initiative with a ceremony
To pay tribute to the Board members...
The Grand Prize winner!
Adam won a 6 day/5 night stay
At Thistle London for a family of four, With return air tickets to London,
Courtesy of SriLankan Airlines.
He received his mock ticket
From Mr Chinthaka Weerasinghe,
Country Manager Malaysia,
And Mr John Murphy,
General Manager of Thistle Port Dickson Resort.
“It was an awesome experience,
In terms of what I learned
And also the many friends I’ve made
During the four Board Meetings,”
Said Adam who is a student
At S.K. Seri Mega in Kuala Lumpur.
“I’m glad I was able to actively contribute
And be a good team player
During the various projects
We had to undertake as Board Members.
What I’ve learned will stand me in good stead
For years to come.”
Adam’s proud mother,
Was equally thrilled
To see her son
Declared the grand prize winner.
“It was a truly amazing learning curve
And the whole experience wasn’t so much a contest,
But involved a whole lot of mentoring and encouragement
From the Thistle team and facilitator
Who brought out each kid’s potential.
In fact I can see the change in Adam,
Who’s become more confident
And more of a leader in many ways.
And the rest of the parents have been so supportive
And become very good friends as well,”
With coming up with ideas
To transform Thistle PD
Into Malaysia’s best hotel for kids,
A place where kids can truly enjoy themselves.
The ideas ranged across
All aspects of the hotel’s operations,
Including its F&B offerings,
Amenities and activities.
Besides convening at the meetings,
The Board members also conducted their own research,
Interviewed staff of the hotel
And conducted feasibility surveys
To ensure the ideas presented
Were practical, workable and cost effective.
Board members were judged by a panel of 5 judges,
Who adjudicated the members
Based on originality and creativity of ideas,
As well as their overall performance
Over the 4 Board meetings.
“We were indeed astounded by
The wit, charm and creativity of these kids
Over the 4 Board Meetings.
Their brilliant ideas
Truly reflect their high level of commitment.
They have proven that
Children are full of possibilities and surprises
And they deserve to be given a chance
To show the world what they are truly capable of.
Kids today are more astute than ever before,
And in our efforts to continually improve our services,
We held this initiative
To make Thistle Port Dickson Resort
A true haven for kids,
And the kids have been successful in this,”
said John Murphy.
Each Board member was also rewarded
With complimentary passes to Legoland Malaysia
And a certificate of appreciation!
The idyllic Thistle Port Dickson Resort,
Located just 80km from Kuala Lumpur
Is set in 36 hectares of tropical landscaped gardens,
Along a 3-kilometre stretch of a private sandy beach
In Teluk Kemang,
One of the most popular beaches in Port Dickson.
Already recognized by a host of awards and accolades,
Including the 2012 Certificate of Excellence from Tripadvisor,
Thistle Port Dickson Resort boasts 251 luxuriously furnished rooms
With views of either the Straits of Malacca
Or the resort’s very own golf course.
All room bookings at the resort
Include complimentary unlimited wi-fi, watersports,
Golf, tennis and many other activities.