BERJAYA TIOMAN RESORT JOINS HANDS WITH TGV CINEMAS TO PROMOTE CONSERVATION IN TIOMAN. | Berjaya Hotel
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BERJAYA TIOMAN RESORT JOINS HANDS WITH TGV CINEMAS TO PROMOTE CONSERVATION IN TIOMAN.

KUALA LUMPUR, 18 SEPTEMBER 2019 – In an effort to promote conservation to a wider group of audience, Berjaya Tioman Resort (“BTR”) collaborates with TGV Cinemas (“TGV”) to raise public awareness on environmental conservation through Tioman Island Conservation Day (“TICD”). The collaboration was announced during the launch event of TICD 2019 held at TGV Sunway Velocity.

TICD was started in year 2010. Over the years, it has gradually become one of the most anticipated annual conservation events in Tioman, with the main activities include underwater clean-up for divers and coastal clean-up for non-divers. In year 2016, BTR built and submerged multiple coral nursery tables to encourage the growth of coral reefs. Participants of TICD also scoured the ocean to remove crown-of-thorns starfish that feed on corals. In the same year, BTR started balloon ban in the resort.

In the following year, BTR continued its conservation efforts by building and submerging another 7 units of coral structures, repurposed an old bus by deploying it underwater at a nearby artificial reef area to enable corals to grow better and attract more marine life to the island. On land, volunteers planted 40 coconut trees within the resort. In year 2018, BTR submerged another 7 units of coral structures, and have stopped providing plastic straws and reduced single-use plastic items in the resort’s daily operations.

“We’re glad that this collaboration with TGV has allowed us to reach out to more audience and convey our conservation efforts in Tioman. We want more Malaysians to be eco-conscious, and join us on a mission to conserve our land and marine environment. Not only in Tioman, but nationwide. This year, we’ll do something different by introducing a new and exciting initiative to conserve the coral reefs in Tioman. We’ll be launching this in our upcoming TICD in October, and we hope more locals can join us to be part of this sustainable effort,” said Mr Charles Eman, the Resort Manager of Berjaya Tioman Resort.

TGV Cinemas has been constantly promoting eco-friendliness within their premises, and one of the best examples is offering bio-degradable straws and bags to the customers considering the inconvenience of going straw-less in the dark while watching a movie. The effort doesn’t just stop here, TGV Cinemas is launching a new CSR campaign – The Green Vision in conjunction with the launch of 2019 TICD hosted by Berjaya, and will be actively involved in more green campaigns in the near future to support the cause. The collaboration with Berjaya to promote the conservation event in Tioman is perfectly in-line with this CSR direction because it is educating the customers on the importance of protecting our eco-system including the marine environment.

“We’re committed to providing eco-friendlier products to all of our customers in the near future with our ongoing efforts starting with refillable tumblers, food containers and even popcorn buckets. The Green Vision is one of the important pillars in our business, and by leveraging on our media assets, we hope to remind and educate our customers to be more environmentally conscious.” said Mr Yeoh Oon Lai, the Chief Executive Officer of TGV Cinemas.

08 Oct 2019 - 09:10 am