Petaling Jaya (15 September 2023) – Tropicana Corporation Berhad (“Tropicana”) gave back to Langkawi with the RM2.5 million renewal of the 0.49-acre Pantai Kok Rest & Recreation (“R&R”) Centre, in collaboration with the Langkawi State Government. The initiative saw the upgrading of existing facilities to better serve the community, including eight commercial lots and enhanced washroom and surau facilities.
In addition, the allocation of more than 70 parking bays for cars, motorcycles and bicycles, caters for the needs of travellers and visitors to, from and around the island district, in support of Langkawi’s robust tourism segment. Jared Ang, Group Executive Director of Tropicana, shared more on the initiative.
“The joint renewal of the Pantai Kok R&R Centre showcases not just Tropicana’s commitment to building a vibrant and sustainable township in Langkawi, but the Group’s targeted approach to social outreach as well. By focusing on and bolstering one of the state’s key economic drivers, we ensure that our contributions have meaningful impact and contribute to the district’s long-term sustainability, in line with our core mantra of Redefining the Art of Caring,” he said.
The renewed R&R centre is the capstone to Tropicana’s ongoing social outreach efforts in Langkawi, including the Tropicana go-go-FIT 3km Beach Fun Run at Pantai Cenang on 30 July 2022, which drew more than 200 local and international participants for a day of fun in the sun with health & diet checks along with mini-kite flying sessions and a chime workshop.
In addition, Tropicana Cenang hosted the launch of the Langkawi International Folding Bike Challenge on 23 May 2023. Aimed at elevating the state as the preferred holiday destination, the event offers visitors, tourists, and locals a chance to enjoy the scenic and peaceful life of Langkawi Island. The occasion also saw the unveiling of the Langkawi Tourism Association’s 2023 calendar of events, with highlights such as the district’s 16th Anniversary as a UNESCO
Global Geopark and the Langkasuka International Folklore Festival of Art.
“Corporate social responsibility (“CSR”) has always been integral to the way Tropicana does business, as spearheaded by Tropicana Foundation and as part of our commitment to environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) principles. With ESG coming to the fore as essential for corporates and organisations across the board, we see increasing focus on CSR activities as avenues for businesses to foster positive impacts throughout their value chains,” said Jared.
Reactivated in 2011, Tropicana Foundation has since channeled over RM26 million towards charitable causes and underprivileged segments of society, including orphanages, old folks’ homes, flood victims, frontliners, sports associations and more. Its contributions to Langkawi underscore the Group’s commitments to the communities in which it operates.
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