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Auctioning With Pride 拍卖的自豪心

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Managing Director of MNP Auctioneers


“My life revolved around real estate as my investments in properties and auction events have always been about properties for many years.”

For all of us, there’s a first time for everything and usually, this first time is an experience that we will never forget.

For Stephen Soon, it was his first time to become the youngest auctioning company owner when he started MNP Auctioneers (Central) in 2004.

Soon foresaw where his career path would lead him to when he was inspired by his father’s good friend who presented him with a unique English wooden hammer that he used for several years as an auctioneer.

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“It’s about having strong core values to be trustworthy and reliable. It’s also having a great team as we operate on a rather lean capacity, we keep things transparent and recognise and reward the hard work of our employees.”

“His name was Mohd. Hussain Ibrahim and I am forever grateful to him as he encouraged me to pursue this profession. He became my mentor and guided me through the process to obtain my license, and it’s led to where I am now in MNP” recalled Soon who comes from a background in IT, banking and real estate.

MNP operates as a one-stop shop solution for all auction-related services such as pre-sales to marketing which works to promote the sale and disposal of movable and immovable assets by competitive bidding.

“My life revolved around real estate as my investments in properties and auction events have always been about properties for many years.” said Soon a graduate of Victoria University in the Bachelor of Business in Commercial Law.

The hammer that Mohd. Hussain gave to him represented many other things: honour and truth.

“An auctioneer is a sacred profession and practices the highest standard of professionalism through conducting an open, fair and transparent bidding process,” explained Soon, who’s also held the position of Chairman of the Penang Auctioneers Association for nine years.

Since he started the business almost 15 years ago, it was named as the top 50 Enterprise Malaysia Gold Award winners in 2011, National Mark of Malaysian Brand Award Winner (by SMECorp & SIRIM) in 2015 and received the award from the Best Standard Chartered Bank Panel of Auctioneers 2009 and 2015, to name a few.
When asked about the secret to his success, he said: “It’s about having strong core values to be trustworthy and reliable. It’s also having a great team as we operate on a rather lean capacity, we keep things transparent and recognise and reward the hard work of our employees,” said Soon.

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“我的生活一直都围绕着房地产展开,因为我除了房地产投资,在拍卖项目皆与房地产有关联。”

对于所有人来说,通常第一次是我们永远铭记的经历。而对孙子珑 (Stephen Soon) 来说,第一次是他在2004年创办MNP拍卖(中央)有限公司 – MNP Auctioneers (Central),成为行业历史上最年轻的拍卖公司经营者。

他在接收到父亲好友赠予的一把独特英式木锤那天起,就预见到这将引领他走向特定的职业生涯,当然他也潜心耗费了几年的时间成为一名拍卖官。

“最重要的是具备稳固的核心价值观。我们拥有一个最佳团队,以讲究精益的方式运作,因此我们时刻保持透明、认可和奖励员工的辛勤工作。”

“我永远感激父亲的好友 Mohd. Hussain Ibrahim,因为是他鼓励我从事这个行业。他成为了我的伯乐和导师,引领我顺利通过程序和取得执照,也让我有今天在 MNP 的位置。”他本身涉猎的背景包括 IT 科技、银行和房地产领域。

MNP 进行一切与拍卖相关的业务,并提供一站式的解决方案。如预售、营销等,通过竞争性招标,推进所有动产和不动产的销售和处置。

“我的生活一直都围绕着房地产展开,因为我除了房地产投资,在拍卖项目皆与房地产有关联。”他拥有维多利亚大学商法学士学位。Mohd. Hussain Ibrahim 的木锤给与了许多更深层的东西:荣誉和真理。

“拍卖师是神圣的职业,通过公开、公平、透明的竞标过程,实践着最高的专业水准。”他还担任槟城拍卖官协会主席一职长达9年。

自约 15 年前 MNP 开展公司业务后,除了获得2011 年马来西亚 50 强企业的金奖,2015 年马来西亚全国品牌奖 (由 SMECorp & SIRIM 颁发),2009 年与 2015 年荣获渣打银行最佳拍卖咨询团等等。

当询及成功的秘诀时,他认为,最重要的是具备可信赖的稳固核心价值观。”我们拥有一个最佳团队,以讲究精益的方式运作,因此我们时刻保持透明、认可和奖励员工的辛勤工作。”


By Karina Foo

NORTH BANQUET Golden Era : 2016 金世纪 : 北马鸿宴

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The Hosts

13 Influential Captains from different industries ranging from manufacturing to hospitality were honoured as The Hosts of the Night. This one-of-its-kind Red Carpet Gala Dinner provided them with an evening of extensive networking to develop new customer prospects, reward their key clients and friends with a VIP experience and connect with the most influential personalities.

The North Banquet 2016 – The Hosts & The VIPs is the first Red Carpet Gala Dinner in Butterworth organised by CHTNetwork in collaboration with Ichi Media with the objective to identify influential personalities as hosts and provide a platform for these hosts to invite their VIPs. This prestigious event in Butterworth further promotes various business industries such as tourism, manufacturing and hospitality to strengthen the economy and business opportunities both locally and abroad.

盛宴主人
13位横跨制造业至服务业的产业领袖获邀担任“The Hosts of the Night”盛宴主人。这项别具意义的红毯盛宴赋予这些来自不同领域的产业领袖一个更全面的社交平台,促进商业人际网络,以至邂逅潜在顾客群,以及趁此良机回馈答谢主要客户与商业伙伴。

2016年北马鸿宴–是由CHTNetwork联合Ichi Media于槟城北海举办的首个名人红毯盛宴,主要目的是为了将当地名流商贾云集一堂,建立起广阔的商业人脉网络平台。除此以外,透过这项在北海举办的盛宴,还能促进各领域发展,包括观光业,制造业和服务业,加强海内外商业市场契机。


The VIPs

Over 300 invited guests who came to the event have dressed to impress. Men and women came adorned with lavish and glittery dresses and suits with a touch of gold. The event was held at Sunway Carnival Convention Centre with great support from fellow sponsors:- Rado, Shiseido Professional, Lamborghini Kuala Lumpur, Sunway Hotel, Royals Blue and Airmas Group. Other supporting sponsors included GST Group, Gartien, Starbucks, Redbox Karaoke, One East Museum, Passionis and DCOVA. Dato’ Alvin Lim, the Executive Chairman of Arita Plastics was the Guest of Honour of the Night.

出席嘉宾
超过300位嘉宾受邀出席盛宴。只见现场一片衣香髻影,众嘉宾还特别呼应大会服饰主题,于全身装扮行头上点缀以一抹黄金元素。这项汇集北海各产业精英领袖的盛宴,于Sunway Carnival Convention Centre华丽登场,此外,还荣获多个世界顶级品牌的鼎力支持,大会主赞助单位包括:Rado,Shiseido Professional,Lamborghini吉隆坡,Sunway Hotel,Royals Blue与Airmas集团。其他赞助单位尚有GST集团,小田佳园,Starbucks,Redbox Karaoke,One East Museum,Passionis与DCOVA。是晚担任大会主理嘉宾的是Arita Plastics行政主席Alvin Lim。


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The Surprise

Dato’ Cher Chen Chiang and Richard Rivalee were delighted with a surprise birthday celebration when cakes and premium gifts were presented to them accompanied by a birthday song from the floor.

意外惊喜
是晚还上演了一段惊喜小插曲–只见宴会进行至中段时,忽然一曲生日歌缓缓响起,伴随着生日蛋糕与生日礼物奉上,原来这是大会特别为拿督徐正强与 Richard Rivalee 所准备的一场生日惊喜庆祝,为整场华丽宴会平添一股温馨感。


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The Cuisine

Petr Feher, a European-born Celebrity Chef with over 20 years of culinary experience who is also the Executive Chef at Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok and the Fine Food Consultant of GST Group, has designed delicate and sumptuous appetisers for the gala dinner.

飨宴美食
PetrFeher是一位拥有20余年经验的欧裔明星主厨,他目前担任Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok行政主厨一职,以及GST集团的高级饮食顾问,今特别为红毯盛宴精心设计了与场合匹配的精致开胃菜。


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The Show

The event featured a spectacular Hair & Fashion Show (Theme: Evolution of the 60s) in collaboration with Shiseido Professional, Signature Hair Expert and renowned fashion designer Richard Rivalee. It showcased the vogue and elegant vintage 1960s hairstyle with stunning and dramatic impression achieved through huge smooth high and low bun techniques.

精彩T台秀
除了挑逗味蕾的精致美食以外,是晚还精心呈献了一场由发型界先锋Shiseido Professional与时装设计师RichardRivalee携手打造的发型与服装秀(主题:60年代的精彩演变)。这场看头十足的T台秀将黄金60年代独具一格的优雅韵味,透过崭新创意的手法,呈现出强烈的视觉震撼效果。


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A unique coffee table book featuring both sponsors and the hosts was unveiled on the night to commemorate this important event. It was distributed to guests to achieve maximum exposure for the sponsors and hosts.

典藏书册
精心编辑制作的典藏书册,以特别篇幅介绍了赞助单位与盛宴主人,以纪念这场别具意义的华丽鸿宴。这本设计精美的书册分赠于所有出席宾客,从而让赞助单位与盛宴主人获得最高程度的曝光率。


nb2The Best Dressed

Many have dressed to impress on the night but only four ladies and one gentleman were chosen for their elegant evening gowns and charismatic formal suit. General Manager of Shiseido Professional, Samantha Vong presented the Best Dressed momentos to the beautiful Datin’ Peggy Lim, Dr Maggie Fong, Grace Chiam, Datin’ Karen Ng and the handsome Leon Hulme.

最佳穿著奖
盛装出席的嘉宾共聚一堂,唯只有四位女士和一位男士被评选为“大会最佳穿著奖”得主。最后由ShiseidoProfessional总经理SamanthaVong为这五位得奖者:DatinPeggyLim,Dr.Maggie Fong,GraceChiam,DatinKarenNg和Leon Hulme颁发奖项。


nb3The Auction

A significant part of the night was the fun and excitement of the bidding game where portion of the proceeds of sold items were given to charity as part of the contribution of the event. The highlight of the night was the auction of a specially designed jewellery piece “The Heirloom” by Royals Blue to celebrate the success story of The North Banquet. The exquisite piece, adorned with 448 coloured stones and diamonds, was sold at RM47,000 to Mr and Mrs Khor Chin Leng.

A Rado HyperChrome Automatic Chronograph Match Point – a limited edition of tennis-inspired plasma high-tech ceramic watch with only 999 pieces available in the whole world; an elegant luxury evening gown from renowned fashion designer Richard Rivalee; and a unique edition of One East Museum’s Founder Ch’ng Huck Theng’s Relationship bronze sculpture were also auctioned.


慈善拍卖
进入盛宴的压轴好戏慈善拍卖环节,众多拍卖品中尤以RoyalsBlue精心设计的珠宝作品“The Heirloom”最备受瞩目,这件镶嵌上448颗彩宝与钻石的珠宝臻品,最后由许振龙伉俪以RM47,000得标。是晚所有拍卖善款全数捐献于本地公益团体。

此外,RadoHyperChromeAutomatic Chronograph Match Point – 创作灵感源自网球的Rado全球限量999枚等离子高科技陶瓷腕表,出自著名时装设计师Richard Rivalee之手的奢华晚礼服,以及One East Museum创办人庄学腾先生所创作的“Relationship”铜像也一并公开拍卖。

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