Special kids first to taste towers’ mooncake

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  • Sunday, 07 Sep 2003

KUALA LUMPUR: Thirty-two underprivileged children and 19 senior citizens from the Charis Home were among those who got to enjoy an early taste of the country’s tallest Twin Towers Mooncake. 

They were specially invited to join other guests in witnessing the launch of the charity sale of the 6.17m-tall mooncake at the Sungei Wang Plaza yesterday. 

Bukit Bintang MCA chief Datuk Dr Lee Chong Meng said those who attended the Lantern Festival 2003 on Friday night were eager to get a piece of the mooncake when Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi officially cut it. 

However, the organisers could not sell the mooncake then as the many layers of the towers had to be taken down to be cut into an estimated 16,000 pieces before they could be sold. 

YUMMY: Teo Yang Harn, 10, admiring the mooncake during the charity sale at the Sungei Wang Plaza in Kuala Lumpur.

Yesterday, sale of the vouchers for pieces of the mooncake proceeded and by press time, about one-third of them had been sold at RM5 each. 

According to Dr Lee, the unsold pieces of mooncake would be sent to St John Ambulance Selangor (South Central) and the Pemegang Amanah Yayasan Kebajikan SSL Haemodialysis Berdaftar, where the charity sale would continue. 

Proceeds from the sale would go to these two organisations.  

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