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Consul General Oblena (2nd from left) joined by (L-R) Consul General Pirawat Atsavapranee of the Royal Thai Consulate General in Xiamen,
Marco Polo Xiamen General Manager Millie Tsui, Consul General Nelson Ng Ong of the Consulate General of the Republic of Singapore, 
and Fitness Centre Supervisor Mr. Gary Zuo, who has been working with Marco Polo Xiamen since its establishment in 1996.
(Photo courtesy of Ianne Hernandez) 


Xiamen City, 27 November 2021- Philippine Consul General Maria Antonina Mendoza-Oblena, together with the Consuls General of the Thai and Singapore Consulates General in Xiamen, led the Christmas Tree-Lighting Ceremony at Marco Polo Xiamen.

This year also marks Marco Polo Xiamen’s 25th Anniversary. Established in 11 November 1996, Marco Polo was one of the first hotels established in Xiamen. In her speech, General Manager Tsui mentioned that Marco Polo Xiamen was witness to the development of Xiamen from a sleepy town to a modern city. 

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(Left photo): Christmas Tree made of recycled materials at the lobby of Marco Polo Xiamen;
(Right photo): Children of friends of Marco Polo sing Christmas Carols for the assembled audience. (Photos courtesy of Marco Polo Xiamen)