The INPenang International Awards recently celebrated its 4th edition honouring some of Penang’s bright and successful personalities and organizations in a sophisticated soirée held at The Banquet, The Top, an iconic entertainment tower boasting an indoor amusement park located right at the center of the hustle and bustle of George Town, Penang.
Endorsed by the Penang State Government, 19 awards were presented on the evening attended by over 400 local and foreign VIPs and dignitaries including Chief Minister of Penang and Guest of Honour for the evening, Chow Kon Yeow, Deputy Agric Minister and YB Yeoh Soon Hin.
Themed ‘Vanity Fair’, the glamorous evening pays tribute to leaders who have achieved prodigious success in their careers and fields of expertise. Following CHTNetwork’s principle of “Where All Good Things in Life Meet…”, the event plays a huge significance creating business opportunities and advocating the competitive spirit among key players in Penang and its international counterparts.
The most prominent award of the evening – INPenang Lifetime Achievement Award – was presented to Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Lim Gait Tong, the Chairman and CEO of Farlim Group (M) Bhd a prominent figure known for his relentless fortitude who continues to contribute to Penang and Malaysia’s economic growth today.
Guests were entertained with serenading tunes from the popular musical show ‘Phantom of the Opera’ from the Penang Symphony Orchestra conducted by its Music Director Dato’ Woon Wen Kin. A hallmark of CHTNetwork includes a runway fashion show specially presented by The MOD House, Venessa Diamonds and Marque Deluxe. To end the night, a high energy dance performance titled ‘Echo Victory 2019’ was presented by Triple I Production House.
Penang Symphony Orchestra conducted by Maestro Dato’ Woon Wen Kin
Luxury items auctioned for the evening include a painting by watercolourist Khoo Cheang Jin, handcrafted carpets by Nasim Carpet, a glamour photo shoot session with Michael Deeb, traditional cheong sums by The MOD House, a luxury bag by Marque Deluxe and jewelleries by Venessa Diamonds.
Recipients of the InPenang National Awards include Dato’ Teoh Hai Hin (Hong Seng Group), Tan Sri Datuk Alex Ooi (Ideal Property Group), Dr Lee Kim Siea (The M Clinic), Anne Lee (Anovia Bridal), Tan Sri Datuk Seri Richard Koh (The Top), Sean Lau & Cheryl Ng (Wonderfood Museum), Cynthia Hwang (Sunshine Retail Group), Lim Ee Keong (David Xuan), Dato’ Woon Wen Kin (Penang Symphony Society), and Ong Thor Guan, Choon Jin Kooi, Koay Kai Bin (TG Ocean Health Food Industries).
Yeoh Soon Hin Chairman of PETACH presented 5 InPenang International Outstanding Achievers Awards. Recipients include Dato’ Maimunah Mohd Sharif, William Lye OAM S.C., Adrian Ng, Yeap Huey Huey and Dato’ Henry Goh.
The award show debuts the InPenang Emerging Entrepreneur Award dedicated to movers and shakers who have directly played a significant role in influencing their community and placing Penang at par with other growing cities regionally. And awarded 3 of its newest trophies to Tan Li Mei (Scoopoint), Derick Ooi (Global Story), and Jason Ong (Triple I Production House).
Sponsors for InPenang International Awards include Thai Airways International, RHB Premier, Cycle & Carriage, Schwarzkopf Professional, Red Box, Venessa Diamonds, Marque De Luxe, The MOD House, Nasim Carpets, Focal Concept, Anjeri, Malaysia SME, and Miura Group from Australia.
INPenang Lifetime Achievement Award Winner
Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Lim Gait Tong
INPenang International Awards Winners
- Best Tourism (Museum) Penang – Wonderfood Museum
- Top Bridal Studio – Anovia Bridal
- Best Musical Conductor – Maestro Dato’ Woon Wen Kin
- Best Geomancy Sevice Industry – David Xuan
- Best Automotive Manufacturing Industry – Hong Seng Group
- Top Developer – Ideal Property Group
- Best Household Brand Group – Sunshine Retail
- Top Health Food Manufacturer Industries Sdn Bhd – TG Ocean Health Food
- Best Plastic & Aesthetic – The M Clinic
- Best Transformed Tourist Attraction – The Top, Penang
INPenang International Outstanding Achievers Awards Winners
- Adrian Ng (Malaysia)
- Dato’ Maimunah Mohd Sharif (Kenya)
- William Lye, OAM S.C. (Australia)
- Yeap Huey Huey (Myanmar)
- Dato’ Henry Goh (Malaysia)
INPenang Emerging Entrepreneur Awards Winners
- Derick Ooi Tze Wei
- Jason Ong Han Yee
- Tan Li Mei