Thistle Port Dickson Resort has embarked on a mission to seek out ten of the most creative minds in Malaysia to form its first Kids in Charge! Advisory Board. The mission is to make children’s stays at the resort an unforgettable experience!

The nation wide search is open to children from 7 to 12 years of age residing in East and West Malaysia. The role of the selected Board Members will be to deliberate and suggest fun and exciting activities that can be implemented just for kids at Thistle Port Dickson Resort

Entries for the Kids in Charge! project will be accepted until July 31, 2013. Kids interested in participating just need to get their parents/guardian to download the entry form from Thistle’s website, answer three questions and obtain the consent of their parents/guardians to participate by way of their signature on the form.


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All entries will be reviewed by a panel of 6 judges and the 10 finalists will be inducted into the board. The winners will be announced in August and the Kids In Charge! Advisory Board will meet once a month from September to December 2013 at Thistle Port Dickson Resort during which a 3 Day / 2 Nights stay, inclusive of meals will be accorded to the winners for a family of four. Each board member will receive a special “creative kit”, complete with drawing tools, sketch pad, a Thistle T-shirt, a cap, suit and tie, amongst other items. Over the four board meetings, each member will have to propose and develop original ideas towards enhancing kids’ experiences at the hotel, and creatively discuss the implementation of these ideas. At the end of the four months, the board member with the most creative idea and best overall performance, as determined by the panel, will be rewarded with a 6D/5N stay at the Thistle London for a family of four including return air tickets, courtesy of SriLankan Airlines.


The search for the Kids in Charge! advisory board was launched last month in Petaling Jaya. As part of Thistle’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) efforts, some 65 children from 6 local schools and homes, including Agape Home School and Home of Peace were invited to be part of the campaign launch.

“Children today are more astute than ever before. Looking after them and meeting their needs is serious business. Very often hotels tend to focus on being hospitable to adults, but in our efforts we neglect to take in the expectations of this very important demographic of guests. As grownups, we can very easily lose sight of their needs. This is why we’re taking this very seriously at Thistle Port Dickson Resort, to ultimately allow kids to decide what they want. This whole initiative is about them and we’re very excited to launch this pioneering project,” said John Murphy, General Manager of Thistle Port Dickson Resort.

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 The idyllic Thistle Port Dickson Resort, located just 80km from Kuala Lumpur is set in 36 hectares of tropical landscaped gardens, along a 3-kilometre stretch of a private sandy beach in Teluk Kemang, one of the most popular beaches in Port Dickson. Already recognized by a host of awards and accolades, including the 2012 Certificate of Excellence from Tripadvisor, Thistle Port Dickson Resort boasts 251 luxuriously furnished rooms with views of either the Straits of Malacca or the resort’s very own golf course. All room bookings at the resort include complimentary unlimited wi-fi, watersports, golf, tennis and many other activities.


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