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Night of Glitz and Glamour

Malaysia International Chamber of Commerce and Industries (MICCI), the oldest chamber of commerce in the country, organised a fundraising dinner at the ballroom of the 5-star Mandarin Oriental KLCC, Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, May 23. Running on the theme of glitz and glamour, the charity event began at 6.30pm at the hotel’s foyer where guests, dressed for the occasion, enjoyed cocktails while feasting their eyes on luxury automobiles by Audi and jewellery display by well-known gemstone connoisseur, Amee Philips.

All in the name of charity to raise funds for earthquake-devastated Nepal and the country’s flood victims, the fun continued in the grand ballroom with the musical accompaniment of the resident band, the Rare Green Vultures.

“There are two main reasons for this evening’s dinner. The first reason is that we are here to enjoy the company of our friends, the good food and live entertainment. The second reason is that we want to raise as much money as possible to support three worthwhile charities,” said Dato’ Lim Say Chong, a Past President of MICCI. Half the proceeds of the evening will go to the victims of the flooding at the east coast of Malaysia in the early part of this year, shelter for single mothers and homeless children and the victims of the devastating earthquake in Nepal.

During the sumptuous 8-course Chinese dinner, the entertainment line-up included a glittering jewellery fashion show by Amee Philips, stand-up comedian Helmi Gimmick and a Latin dance extravaganza full of sexy moves. Guests who felt the passion and the mood took to the dance floor to boogie the night away.

The exciting night also featured lucky draws with amazing prizes, an auction and the crowning of the best dressed lady and gentleman. There was definitely no better place to be that night!

Attendance by staff of Kinta Properties and Tenby Schools was made possible by the generosity of Dato’ Lim Si Boon, the president of MICCI (Perak). He contributed to the dinner by taking up five tables.

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Tan Mei Kuan

Tan Mei Kuan graduated with first-class honours and book prize from University of Malaya majoring in languages and linguistics (English). She is proficient in both written and spoken English and Malay. She is also conversant in Mandarin and has knowledge of Japanese and Korean languages. Mei Kuan has been on the Dean’s List for three years running. Having written for the campus newspaper and residential college magazine, joining Ipoh Echo has helped utilise her writing and language skills. In her spare time she enjoys running (races).

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