BY CK Lam
CHTNetwork in collaboration with Ichi Media recently held the glamorus North Banquet 2016 – at Sunway Carnival Convention Centre in Butterworth on 30th July. The Red Carpet Gala Dinner celebration with over 300 leaders, guests and media spoke of many things; jewellery, fashion and flavors.
The prestigious red carpet event was a means of providing society figures as hosts to invite their VIPs and to promote and strengthening business opportunities. Businesses involved are the tourism, business consultancy, manufacturing, media, hospitality, construction and several others.
With bloggers Gibson Chan, Ling Tze & JJ Jason
(Clockwise) With Yan Ting & Carey Ho (at Passionis), Eileen Chong (in red at E&O),
Gibson Chan & Richard Rivalee, and Paul Goh (MD at GST Group)
There was great support from a line-up of 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. A unique coffee table book featuring both sponsors and the hosts was unveiled in the event.
The cocktail reception was followed with culinary delights prepared by Chef Petr Feher, the Executive Chef at Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok and the Fine Food Consultant of GST Group.
Guests were won over by the seafood appetizer Hokkaido scallop carpaccio with tiny bubbles of salty goodness caviar, and citrusy flavor. To conclude the feast, palates were sweetened with the double chocolate hazelnut praline by Passionis.
Double chocolate hazelnut praline by Passionis
Guests enjoyed the meal while entertained by a Hair & Fashion Show with the theme “Evolution of the 60s” collaborated by Shiseido Professional. For fashion, guests were treated to an exquisite collection from renowned fashion designer Richard Rivalee.
The event also highlighted a live auction of luxury RADO’s limited edition HyperChrome Automatic Chronograph Match Point, and two unique editions of One East Museum’s Founder Ch’ng Huck Theng’s Relationship bronze sculptures.
The event drew to a close after the auction of the artistic creation “The Heirloom” conceptualized by One East Museum & Art and created by Royals Blue. The piece of jewellery is a sophisticated contemporary jewellery that blends with the impeccable Baba Nyonya style. Thousand pieces of precious and quality colored rubies, emerald, alexandrite, multi-colour sapphire, diamonds and tourmaline were carefully handpicked to create this spectacular piece that shaped like a key. This piece of exquisite jewellery was auctioned off at RM47,000.00.
* Many thanks to CHTNetwork and Ichi Media for extending this invitation.