It was all smiles and laughter for 51 children from Rumah Kanak-Kanak (RKK) Kota Kinabalu, Beringgis Papar when they boarded a train for a return trip from Tanjung Aru to Papar and a visit Lokawi Wildlife Park during the recent weekend. The train ride was a dream come true for most of the children aged between 8 years old and 17 years old from the Home to experience a train ride for the first time. The children cried out in excitement when the train passed through a pit-dark tunnel near Pengalat Besar before stopping at Papar Station. They said it was the best part of the train ride!
Later, the group disembarked at Kinarut Train Station to board a bus which took them to Lokawi Wildlife Park to see real-life animals and watch an animal show organized by the Park. They were amazed and awed seeing big python snakes, pygmy elephants and the many species of birds like the hornbill, pigeons and parrots at the zoo.
The trip was sponsored by Suria Capital Holdings Berhad, as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme with the society especially the needy segment. Joining the fun-filled trip were staff of Suria Capital who also brought their children to enjoy the weekend with a train ride and visit to the zoo.
Everyone was treated with hearty fried chicken and rice meal for lunch before the children headed back to their Home.
Datin Mariam Mahmun, Senior Manager of Corporate Affairs and Communication, who led the Group on behalf of Suria Capital, said, “As a responsible corporate citizen, we are happy to be able to spend quality time with these children from RKK, especially during the school holidays. We hope the train ride and zoo visit will enrich their experience and bring good memories.”