Tulips coming back to Malaysia

  • Nation
  • Thursday, 25 Apr 2019

For a good cause: Tulips in full bloom at the Keukenhof tulip garden, Netherlands

KUALA LUMPUR: After four years, tulips are making a reappearance and for a good cause.

Dutch airline KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is flying in 4,800 stalks of fresh tulips from the Netherlands for its KLM Charity Tulip Sale on May 11, which is the eve of Mother’s Day.

The iconic flower, synonymous with The Netherlands, will colour the domestic arrival hall of KL International Airport and will be on sale for RM6 per stalk.

All proceeds of the sale will be donated to Hospis Malaysia to support palliative care services in the nation.

KLM country manager Estee Ng said many were looking forward to the revival of the annual tulip sale in Malaysia.

It is learnt that the annual sale had not been held for the past four years due to “red-tape” issues.

“Tulips make a unique gift for your loved ones, more so because it is not so easy to fly them in,” she said, adding that the tulip season would end in May.

As tulips came in all colours and sizes, she said those interested should come early to choose their particular stalks, adding that KLM hoped to raise at least RM21,000 for Hospis Malaysia.

Hospis Malaysia director of strategy and communications Tham Su Ming said the body relied entirely on public donations and appealed for support.

The KLM Charity Tulip Sale, which will be from 10am to 2pm, is held jointly with Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd and Sama-sama Hotel KL International Airport.

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