Seri Austin Brings Lunar Festive Cheer to the Needy


UMLand and Marybrown brought more than just smiles and laughter

Seri Austin, a development under UMLand Berhad with local fast food chain Marybrown came and brought festive surprise to the patients of Persatuan Kebajikan Orang-Orang Istimewa, Kempas in the form of a small party as a step to bring some fun and laughter in the festive season.

As many as 42 patients, consisting of 24 men and 18 women aged from 17 to 92 years old from all walks of life reside in two buildings of this local suburb. Some are elderly while some have mental illnesses and need daily medicine as well as attention.

Saraswathy Latchumanan has been running the home since 1993 after taking over from her father. The centre has 7 full time staff to look after its inhabitants, from doctor’s checkups, cooking meals, exercise and other welfare issues including obtaining proper identification cards.

“We must do something by the honesty in our hearts and not for the money. We need to take care of them and along the way God will help us. I’m thankful to Seri Austin for doing this. It means a lot to them,” she said.

As many as 35 staff from Seri Austin including Executive Officer cum Acting Group Director of UMLand Townships, KK Wong, and Tan Siew Peng, Assistant Director of Finance, UMLand Southern Region was present to have fun and games with the people of the centre. Uncle Fishy entertained everyone with his magic tricks and comical balloon art. He also led some sing along sessions that made everyone roaring with laughter.

“This is part of our annual Seri Austin Chinese New Year CSR. We have chosen this place this year to bring some cheer and happiness in the spirit of charity,” said Wong.