CHTNetwork held a press conference announcing the International Luxury Collections Week 2017 • Penang. This will be the first-of-its-kind exhibition in Malaysia that provides a prestigious platform for both serious international and local reputable collectors and dealers to showcase the finest and most glamorous items in terms of products and services ranging from vintage automotive, exquisite jewellery, fine arts, genuine antiques, expensive watches, hotels, fashion to restaurants whilst connecting beautiful people and showcasing quality collections. Penang State Minister for Tourism & Culture Danny Law was present to endorse this new and exciting program citing that it will definitely contribute to the Penang tourism economy. The International Luxury Collections Week 2017 • Penang is organised by CHTNetwork, co-organised by Ichi Media, venue proudly sponsored by Gurney Paragon Mall and supported by Penang Art Society and Penang Antique Collectors Association. Further information about the sponsors and exhibitors will be announced on the official Facebook Event Page.
INPenang Awards is Penang’s most significant and celebrated event that recognises outstanding organisations and amazing leaders that have achieved success in their respected fields and contributed to the society of Penang. It is a night when charming lights shine a brighter hue on the flashy red carpet and champagne glasses chime a resounding song of elegance. It is a night where we celebrate some of Penang’s highest society and pay tribute to beauty, charisma and talent. Not only that it is a time to recognise the achievers, it is also in accordance to the underlying principle of CHTNetwork, “Where All Good Things in Life Meet…” where beautiful people are brought together and good quality products are showcased.
The significance of INPenang Awards has given opportunities to key players in the industry to showcase their talents and abilities, explore new business alternatives and encourage competitiveness among local businesses. The INPenang Awards, in its 3rd glorious edition, celebrated the evening honouring Penang’s assiduous entrepreneurs and industry veterans whose successes have gained the island state of Penang reputation as an incipient city with growing opportunities. This year, two new award categories for individuals, namely the INPenang International Outstanding Achievers Award and the INPenang Lifetime Achievement Award were introduced. These winners are specifically chosen for their contribution to their community and significant role in putting Penang on the world map.
The crème de la crème of awards of the evening – The INPenang Lifetime Achievement Award 2017 – was vehemently awarded to Tan Sri Dato’ Dr Michael Yeoh Oon Kheng, the Chief Executive Officer of The Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI) for his long-standing leadership and prominent contributions to the Penang and Malaysian society. He also serves as the Chairman of the World Chinese Economic Forum and the ASEAN Leadership Forum.
Winners of the INPenang International Outstanding Achievers Awards include Bernard Yong (Malaysia), Chef Walter Lee (Thailand), Nicole Chow (Australia) and Dato’ Elaine Kang (Malaysia) alongside other INPenang Awards Winners: Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa, Gurney Paragon Mall, Ewein Zenith Sdn Bhd, Entopia, Winter Warmers Coffee & Tea House, Wonderfood Museum Penang, Vouk Hotel Suites, GenomixLAB, Penang Medical College, and Ideal Property Group.
Over 400 notable VIPs ranging from local and foreign dignitaries including guest of honour The Honourable Danny Law Heng Kiang – Penang State EXCO Member for Tourism Development & Culture, award winners, distinguished guests and media attended the black tie event with the theme “Melody in Spring” at the prestigious The Wembley – A St Giles Hotel, Penang on the 5th of February 2017. Other VIPs included Her Excellency Miss Ekajit Kraivichien, Consul-General of Royal Thai to Penang; His Excellency Mr Kiyoshi Itoi, Consul-General of Japan to Penang and Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Tan Khoon Hai, Chairman of Penang Fujian Merchants Association.
超过400名的知名人士和国内外贵宾齐聚，包括荣誉嘉宾槟州旅游发展委员会主席罗兴强行政议员。而所有获奖者、宾客及媒体也出席2017年2月5日在 The Wembley-A St Giles 酒店盛大展开的“我与春天有个约会”主题晚宴。其他贵宾包括泰国驻槟城总领事Ekajit Kraivichien，日本驻槟城总领事 Kiyoshi Itoi 及槟城福商公会主席丹斯里陈坤海。
The evening came to a close with an auction of selected exclusive luxury items where part proceeds of the sold items were given to charity. Guests threw in their bids for the chance of owning a CORUM Admiral’s Cup Legend 47, a specially designed jewelry piece titled ‘The Queen’s Collection’ from Royals Blue, a set of 100% fine marino wool carpets from Nasim Carpets and two exclusive paintings from Penang Art Society.
One of the most glamorous auction items ‘The Queen’s Collection’ was sold at RM50,000 to Ms Erlinna Tan while Mr Edward Mai was the proud owner of the legendary CORUM Admiral’s Cup Legend 47.
晚宴上也有一场精心设计的奢侈品拍卖会环节，拍卖物品中的部分收益捐献慈善。在场宾客投出价格，有机会拥有一只 CORUM Admiral’s Cup Legend 47 腕表，另外来自 Royals Blue 特别设计的高端珠宝首饰“皇后珍藏”系列，Nasim Carpet 一套100％精细马里诺羊毛地毯和两幅槟城艺术学会献出的独家画作。
最后，其中最迷人的拍卖品 “皇后珍藏”被 Erlinna Tan 以5万令吉拍得，而 Edward Mai 则是传奇的 CORUM Admiral’s Cup Legend 47 腕表的骄傲拥有者。
The Best Dressed
Nicole Lee, the Senior PR Manager of L’Oréal Professionnel accompanied by Oo Lean Hooi, the Business Development Director of Ichi Media presented the Best Dressed Momentos and exclusive L’Oréal Professionnel haircare kit to the Best Dressed Award winners.
L’Oréal Professionnel 的高级公关经理 Nicole Lee 连同毅际媒体业务促进总监余联辉，向最佳穿着得奖者颁发 L’Oréal Professionnel 专业护发套装。
Prior to the presentation of the awards, Penang’s leading bridal studio and gallery – Anovia Bridal in collaboration with Obsidian Production Studio entertained the guests with an alluring fashion show. It showcased 8 pieces of sweet romantic wedding gowns and another 8 pieces of elegant and high fashion evening gowns.
在颁奖之前，槟城顶尖的新娘工作室和摄影馆 – Anovia Bridal 与 Obsidian Production Studio 携手为宾客呈献一场精彩的时装表演，展示了8件甜蜜浪漫的婚纱和另外8件优雅高级晚礼服。
A beautifully crafted coffee table book featuring all the award winners, hosts and sponsors was unveiled on the night to commemorate the prestigious event. All the VIPs were invited to the stage for the book launching ceremony.
INPenang Awards this year is proudly sponsored by CORUM Watches, The Wembley-A St Giles Hotel, Cathay Dragon, L’Oréal Professionnel, Ichi Media and Nasim Carpets. Other sponsors included Asia Gemological Laboratory (AGL), Aim Max Media Sdn Bhd, Focal Concepts, Ming Xiang Tai, Red Box Karaoke, Starbucks and Lee Video Productions. Ghee Hiang Premium Gift box was presented by the Chairman of Ghee Hiang Dato’ Ar Ooi Sian Hian as a token of appreciation to the sponsors.
今年的INPenang大奖由 CORUM Watches、The Wembley – A St Giles酒店、Cathay Dragon、L’Oréal Professionnel，毅际媒体和 Nasim Carpets 荣誉赞助。其他赞助商包括 Asia Gemological Laboratory (AGL)，Aim Max Media 有限公司、Focal Concepts、名香泰饼家、
Red Box Karaoke，Starbucks 和 Lee Video Productions。在颁奖典礼结束之前，義香董事主席拿督黄先贤还亲自赠送了精致的義香级
The Melbourne Cup Carnival, one of the biggest sporting events in Australia, saw one of the country’s largest tourism successes. Spanning over four sunny days, it attracted over 318,854 local, regional and international attendees who flocked to enjoy the racing, fashion, entertainment and hospitality of the world’s most vibrant racing event.
The 156th Emirates Melbourne Cup came to an exciting finish with the narrow victory by Almandin cementing Lloyd Williams’ place in the rich history of the race.
The thrills continued on Crown Oaks Day, with 120-1 chance Lasqueti Spirit providing a huge upset, while on the opening day of the Carnival, James Cummings became the fourth trainer of the Cummings dynasty to win the AAMI Victoria Derby when Prized Icon took the honours in the classic for three-year-olds.
The Melbourne Cup Carnival came to a close with Saturday’s Emirates Stakes Day. A strong crowd of 70,351 witnessed Stephen Baster ride the Leon and Troy Corstens-trained Awesome Rock to take out the $2 million feature race of the day.
Malaguerra, for trainer Peter Gelagotis and jockey Ben Melham, claimed the sprinting battle, winning the $1million Darley Classic.
The Carnival saw over 511 horses compete in 37 races with more than $18 million in prize money. The organiser has also made the effort to reach out to new audiences via a live stream by Channel 7 on Twitter that saw the hashtag #MelbourneCup trend number one worldwide. Live coverage of the Emirates Melbourne Cup reached 2.96 million viewers around the country, while PLUS7 Live delivered 575,000 streams.
The Birdcage Enclosure played host to international and local celebrities including Elsa Pataky, Curtis Stone and Gina Rinehart at Emirates; Scott Eastwood at Sensis; Maria Menounos at Mumm; Bec Hewitt and Ashleigh Brewer at Lavazza; and Jennifer Hawkins and Kris Smith at Myer, while nine-time Olympic gold medallist and special guest of Crown, Usain Bolt, thrilled racegoers when he presented the Crown Oaks trophy to winning connections on Thursday.