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Celebrating Diwali with a difference

Ropate Valemei
Wednesday, November 14, 2012

THE Peninsula International Hotel celebrated Diwali with a difference yesterday.

"We didn't do anything big but we concentrated on unity and togetherness this Diwali," hotel general manager Carl Perrin said. Mr Perrin said he urged his staff members to dress up in Indian costumes yesterday to celebrate with their Hindu colleagues.

He said nothing special was done at the hotel because he had learnt from the past.

"We used to have buffet for our guests but at the end of the day, most of our food were dumped in the bin," Mr Perrin said.

He said they did not want that to happen again this year.

"What if we prepare a big buffet and little people turn out to the dinner? It will be a waste for the company. This is why nothing was organised. However, we had Diwali celebration with the staff. I wish everyone a happy Diwali," he said.

He advised the public to be safe and careful with firecrackers.


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