Lights out at resort in Port Dickson

Guests lighting up candles at the hotel to commemorate Earth Hour.

Guests lighting up candles at the hotel to commemorate Earth Hour.

LEXIS Hibiscus Port Dickson was shrouded in darkness when the lights at the five-star hotel were switched off for an hour.

While some guests may have been surprised, the temporary disruption was not the result of a power outage, but the resort’s way of commemorating Earth Hour.

Just like other places across the globe, all non-essential lights in the resort’s interior and exterior were dimmed or switched off from 8.30pm to 9.30pm.

Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson assistant communications director Jini Sebastian said guests were encouraged to switch off their room lights for 60 minutes in support of the global climate change initiative.

“By spending an hour in the dark, we join millions around the world who are campaigning for a brighter future for the planet.

“All non-essential lights in the resort were turned off during this period in a concerted effort to combat global warming,” she said.

Launched by WWF in Sydney in 2007 as a symbolic event, Earth Hour is one of the biggest movements for the environment, inspiring millions of people all around the world to take positive action for our planet.

Sebastian said the resort’s debut Earth Hour effort was applauded by guests who appreciated the initiative and activities.

“Caring for the environment is a collective effort. Switching off the lights for an hour is not a stunt or a gimmick, but instead sends a powerful message on the need to take positive action for the preservation of the environment.

“Thanks to encouraging feedback from guests, it looks like Earth Hour will now be an annual event for us here,” she said.

The resort’s main lobby was illuminated by candlelight while a fire-dancing performance was held at the beachfront.