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Sime Darby Convention Centre (SDCC), announced its participation in joining the Earth Hour movement on Saturday 24 March 2018 at 8:30 p.m. local time, to show support in highlighting the worldwide issue of global warming. With the theme of #CONNECT2EARTH, the global Earth Hour campaign aims to put the spotlight on issues facing the planet and to inspire millions across the world to live more sustainably.

The Convention Centre will turn off all exterior lighting and dim the lights in public areas for one hour this Saturday, while restaurants within SDCC, namely Halia and China Treasures, will be lit with candles.

This year, in conjunction with Earth Hour, SDCC will be offering diners the opportunity to experience valuable moments under the moonlight with our Steamboat & Grill Garden at D’Atap Gazebo promotion priced at RM39nett per pax. Diners are entitled to receive 1 free voucher with the purchase of 5 vouchers, valid on 24 March 2018 only.

SDCC is committed to actively encourage people to participate and support programmes which work to preserve our planet. Observing Earth Hour is one of the activities we uphold in relation to our corporate responsibilities for the environment.

As accelerating climate change and staggering biodiversity loss threatens our planet, Earth Hour 2018-2020 endeavors to spark never-before-had conversations on the loss of nature and the urgent need to protect it.

By joining and taking part in this movement, we are demonstrating our commitment to protect and create the low-emission future the world needs for sustainable development and a life of dignity and stability for all. Earth Hour reminds us that we all have a role to play.

All business and government organisations, as well as community and political leaders also take part in Earth Hour because it’s about giving people a voice on the planet’s future and working together to create a sustainable low carbon future for planet earth.

Starting as a symbolic lights out event in Sydney in 2007, Earth Hour is now the world's largest grassroots movement for the environment, inspiring millions of people to take action for our planet and nature. This event saw 2.2 million homes and businesses turn their lights off for one hour to make their stand against climate change that year.

Earth Hour has become a global sustainability movement with more than 50 million people across 35 countries participating in 2008. Hundreds of landmarks, from New York to Uganda and Sweden to Malaysia are confirmed and will be turning off on the night of Earth Hour, including iconic sites such as the Eiffel Tower, Taipei 101, the Empire State Building and the Acropolis.