Last month, Armada Petaling Jaya Hotel organized a Sunday bazaar called Easy Like Sunday Morning Market. It was organized for the benefits of non-govermental organizations (NGOs) and Social Enterprises. The market featured stalls and entrepreneurs showcasing their products as well as well as hotel sponsored kid’s activities such as face painting, balloon sculpting, clown and free ice-cream for all who attended the market.
The hotel’s aim was to provide these organizations and businesses with a rental free space and platform to highlight their works, missions, objectives and visions. Over 20 NGOs and Social Enterprises participated in the market to create awareness on the environment, endangered sea animals, plight of various communities such as the Penan community, refugees from Pakistan, Syria and Iraq.
The market saw many stalls manned by entrepreneurs, volunteers and refugees selling handmade crafts and food items cooked by themselves.
The ‘Easy Like Sunday Morning Market’ platform will assist in strengthening these communities of housewives, single mothers and refugees who require the income opportunity, with the ability to be self-reliant and independent.
This is the first time Armada PJ Hotel had initiated this Sunday market as part of their CSR program. We look forward to more such positive initiative from corporate organizations and hopefully this will be an annual affair.