AS all non-essential lights at Weil Hotel’s lobby dimmed, the music to Datuk Zainal Abidin’s song Hijau began to play.
Some 20 members of the staff from various departments who had already taken to a mini stage at the lobby, sang the popular song as the hotel celebrated the Earth Hour movement last week.
They then sang We Are The World as guests began to crowd at the lobby to watch performance.
Earlier in his speech, Weil Hotel’s new general manager Michael Quah said the hotel has been taking part in the movement for several years to raise awareness to reduce global carbon emission.
“The movement is one way to raise awareness on the importance to conserve energy.
“What we do will decide what tomorrow will look like for generations to come,” he said.
“We always believe that even a simple or smallest gesture can lead to big impact to the future,” he added.
Quah said unity is strength and hoped that everyone should play their part to conserve electricity and also water.
“Like here in the hotel, we encourage guests to reuse towels and linens and only change it as and when they need to,” he said.
The hotel switched off all non-essential lights from 8.30pm to 9.30pm.
A pledge board was also set up for guests to sign pledges to support the movement.
Pot-shaped cupcakes were also specially prepared by the hotel and given to guests.