It is almost time to say goodbye to the Year of the Rooster and joyfully look forward to the new Year of the Dog. On behalf of Singapore Business Group, we organized The Reunion Dinner on January 27th 2018 at the serene and luxurious Sofitel Saigon Plaza, located in the heart of Ho Chi Minh city.
This event was a good opportunity for all Singaporeans and guests from different nations to honor the good tradition and celebrate one of the most important cultural occasions in the year together. It also maintained the good reunion spirit for all fellow members and their families, friends and business associates before the long Lunar New Year holidays.
Photo: the joyful atmosphere at the event
SBG has welcomed over 210 guests attended the event with beloved ones, families, colleagues, partners. Notably, we are extremely honored to welcome Ms Leow Siu Lin – Consulate-General of the Consulate-General of The Republic of Singapore; Ms Haliza Begum and Mr Alvin Tay as the Consul and Attaché of the Consulate-General of The Republic of Singapore respectively; Mr Theng Bee Han – President of the Malaysia Business Chamber Vietnam; Ms Stella So representing Hong Kong Business Association Vietnam as their Vice Chairperson; Mr Huynh Minh Thien – Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City Union of Friendship Organizations, Mrs Lim representing Singapore Business Group. Last but not least, we also have the event hosted by Singapore Business Group’s President – Mr Norman Lim.
The event was proudly sponsored by DBS Bank Ltd – HCMC Branch, United Overseas Bank UOB – HCMC Branch, Protrade International One member Co., Ltd., Nippon Paint (Vietnam) Co., Ltd., Hongkong Land, Messer Vietnam Industrial Gases Co., Ltd., CapitaLand Real Estate Vietnam Ltd., LP Foods Pte Ltd., Baker McKenzie (Vietnam) Ltd., Tay Ho Investment & Construction JSC, VSIP J.V. Co. Ltd., CFLD International, Metkraft Ltd. More specially, all beers were sponsored by Heineken Brewery Vietnam Ltd.
Photo: Calligraphy counter at SBG’s Reunion Dinner during event registration
The event started with SBG’s President Opening Speech as Mr Norman Lim expressed his gratitude to all table sponsors, in-kind sponsors and guests. He then announced the opening of the event by an overwhelming Lion Dance performance.
Photo: SBG President’s Opening Speech
Photo: Lion Dance performance
The dinner started with the Toss Yusheng – a traditional Singaporeans’ dish which is known as “an increase in abundance,” or “good luck”. The dish includes fresh salmon, herbs, spices and fresh and pickled fruits and vegetables. All participants will jointly use their to toss the mixed ingredients high in the air with a shout of “Loh Hey”, which means to ‘move upwards’, and loudly offered wishes of prosperity at the same time. It is believed the higher you toss, the more luck and prosperity will come to you.
Photos: Guests jointly enjoy the Toss Yusheng
Guests were then served with a 8-course menu by Sofitel Saigon Plaza while also enjoying the table games with various redeemable prizes. Along the event program is the traditional dance performance coming from professional dancers, sponsored by ILW Co. Ltd. They are also generous for helping the event with their PGs assistance.
Photo: Traditional Dance Performance
On the other hand, all guests were committed to join in the table games with Bingo and Horse racing. These games were definitely the event highlight that attracts all attendees to joyfully celebrate the event together. This occasion also brings all guests together as they all have to pay attention and not to miss the well-redeemable prizes.
Photos: Table game winners
We would also want to express our sincere gratitude towards our lucky draw prize sponsors including Group SEB Vietnam Fan JSC, Tupperware Vietnam Co. Ltd, Grace Skincare Clinic, JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay, Crystal Jade Palace. Their generosity has taken part in making the event a great success and given our guests a memorable impression.
Overall, as reflected through its name, SBG’s Reunion Dinner was a great occasion to start our event calendar and to reunite people coming from all nations, backgrounds and welcome a prosperous, wealthy and healthy year together. Hopefully, SBG will be able to continue our vision being an useful networking platform for all businesses and individuals in Vietnam as a whole.
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