The evening started off with the presentation of the 3 CHT Emerging Entrepreneur Awards. This is an award to recognize the young and upcoming entities that have shown great potentials in establishing themselves in the market. The three winners were Skinnergy Resources, PHC (Penang Hotel Collection) and Innovatif+. Next, 10 established leaders and organizations were awarded the CHT Pursuit Of Excellence Awards for achieving success in their respective industries and their contribution to the society. Among the prestigious awardees were Rhone Ma Holdings Berhad, Quill Group of Companies, Sunway Medical Centre, Doux Visage Sdn Bhd, Mega Fortris (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur, The House of MOD Sdn Bhd, Nilai Popular Sdn Bhd, Prof. Datin Paduka Dato’ Dr. Aini Ideris and Dr. Hayden Clyde Pooke. The CHT International Awards this year was awarded to some very high profile individuals including the Senior Minister Of Cambodia H.E. Ly Thuch, Race Discrimination Commissioner Australia, Chin Tan and Thailand Royal Artist, Prof. Suchart Vongthong. Last but not least, the CHT Lifetime Achievement Award 2020 was awarded to Dato Seri Michael Chong, a person who is well known and highly respected in Malaysia who has spent decades handling and solving public complaints.
Chng in his speech thanked the sponsors namely Rolls-Royce Motor Cars KL, BMW Quill Automobiles, JW Marriott KL, AGL (Asia Gemological Laboratory), Malaysia SME, Music Box, Schwarzkopf Professional, Alantic by Motion In Style and TSM.
This year’s CHT Awards was held at JW Marriott KL. The event saw Dato Seri Michael Chong presented with the CHT Lifetime Achievement trophy by Guest Of Honor Dato Lokman Hakim Ali, Secretary General of Ministry of International Trade & Industry. With an impressive guest list of 400 movers and shakers, industry magnates came from near and far. Gentlemen were in their best suits and ladies dressed to the theme ‘Fire & Ice’. It was truly a night to remember when guests posed for the red carpet along with a handsome white BMW 320i Sports by Quill Automotive. At 7.30pm, the doors to the Grand Ballroom were opened and guests were welcomed into an impressive dining space that was fit for kings! Many guests were also surprised that they would be dining with a Rolls-Royce Black Badge in the hall!
CHT Awards is never just an award presentation night. With more surprises in store, the evening was also filled with amazing entertainment including a beautiful ballet dance performance with the theme ‘The Power Of Nature’ by Asia Ballet Academy. Guests were not only mesmerized by the Chinese song rendition ‘You Are The Reason’ by singers Ying and Hang, but even more shocked when founding President CHT himself walked up stage and told everyone that both singers were actually his children. Later in the evening, international acclaimed award-winning fashion designer KL Ho Of The House Of MOD presented a sequel of his stunning fashion showcase that was specially flown into Malaysia for the night.
The Best Dressed
Both ladies and gentlemen were welldressed for the occasion making this CHT Awards 2020 a gathering of amazing people with beautiful outfits. The night was filled with camera flashes capturing these moments. 4 ladies and 1 gentleman were selected for the Best Dressed Award. Among the winners were Tengku Normah, Datin Maylene Ong, Datin Biskwita, Datin Caroline Wong and Dr Kelvin Liew. The award was presented by Richard Gan, the General Manager of Schwarzkopf Professional Malaysia and Singapore.
The evening came to a close with three main categories up for auction. The first was a 18k white gold set with an oval cabochon natural Tanzanite of 7.12 carat surrounded by eight rare color-change Garnets. The ring was designed by Royals Blue accompanied with a certificate of authenticity AGL. 3 fine watercolor paintings donated by Professor Dr. Suchat Vongthong were collected by Mr. and Mrs. Edward Mai and Dato Dr. Nick Ng whereas 6 high fashion dresses by couture designer Ho Kok Leong were sold within a few minutes. Part of the proceeds of this auction will go to charity.