Michelle Yeoh celebrates with friends

From L: May Chan, Datin Jade Ting, Mrs & Mr Edward Tan, Dato’ Seri Michelle Yeoh, Dato’ Jean Todt, Jenny Yap and Dato’ Ting Sing Yiew
Pansy Ho and Gary Ting

A group of friends and family threw a party for Dato’ Seri Michelle Yeoh to celebrate both her 50th birthday and her new title which was conferred by HRH Sultan Azlan Shah recently.

Friends from Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and a big turnout from Ipoh gathered at the ballroom of Kinta Riverfront Hotel for the occasion. It was glitz and glam as over a hundred guests consisting of film directors, artistes from Hong Kong mixed and mingled with Macau’s casino magnet’s daughter Pansy Ho, Jackie Chan’s manager, Willy Chan who happens to be an Ipoh boy, and Jean Todt, Michelle’s fiance of Ferrari fame.

In a touching video message, Dato’ Yeoh Kian Teik, Michelle’s father, sang a song for his daughter from his bed as he was indisposed and unable to attend the party. Datin Janet Yeoh in a touching comic gesture, brought a bowl of soup for Michelle on the dance floor and announced to the crowd, “now for those of you who have accused me of not ever having learnt to cook, here is a bowl of soup for which I went to great lengths to learn to make”.

Centre: Datin Janet Yeoh

Michelle’s niece Vicky received a surprise birthday cake as she cut her cake in tandem with Aunty Michelle. All in all a most prestigious affair and thank you Michelle for bringing the buzz back to Ipoh.