Host with most Tan Sri Datuk Wira Dr Jason Goh hosted a lavish Chinese New Year dinner in honour of Her Majesty the Queen of Malaysia, KeBawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia Raja Permaisuri Agong Tuanku Sultanah Haminah Hamidun.
Held on the 7th floor of KL Sentral Kuala Lumpur hotel, it was a grand finale to the Chinese New Year of the Horse festivities which ended on 14 February and last night's party was 21 February.
As usual, Her Majesty the Queen of Malaysia wore red as it is the auspicious colour of Chinese New Year and almost all guests arrived in red although I decided to stand out in black and white suit by Mental Suits of Holland.
The party was a double celebration as Tan Sri Jason Goh's mother was conferred a Datukship by His Majesty the King of Malaysia DYMM Seri Paduka Baginda Yang DiPertuan Agong 2 weeks ago. The congratulatory advertisements appeared in the dailies yesterday on 21 February on the same day as the dinner. The award Pangkuan Mahkota Wilayah (PMW) carries the title 'Datuk'.
His Majesty the King of Malaysia was unable to attend Tan Sri Jason Goh's Chinese New Year but Her Majesty the Queen arrived and was greeted by Tan Sri Jason Goh. Her Majesty again congratulated Datuk Pang Kan Ti which is the maiden name of Tan Sri Jason Goh's mother. His father has passed away.
Actually it was a triple celebration as Tan Sri Jason's sister Irene Goh Lay Hoon (PJK) was also awarded the KMW (Kesatria Mangku Wilayah) at the same occasion.
Both awards were conferred on Tan Sri Jason Goh's mother and sister by His Majesty the King of Malaysia Tuanku Halim Shah Sultan Badlishah.
Congratulations to Tan Sri Jason Goh, his mother Datuk Pang Kan Ti and sister Irene Goh Lay Hoon!
Her Majesty the Queen of Malaysia DYMM Seri Paduka Baginda Raja Permaisuri Agong Tuanku Sultanah Haminah Hamidun congratulating Tan Sri Jason Goh's mother on being a new Datuk
Tan Sri Jason Goh accompanying the Queen of Malaysia into the dining hall on Level 7 at Hilton Sentral
Her Majesty being greeted by Princess Dr Becky Leogardo and Dato Brigitte Mendes
The Queen accepting a gift
Datuk Shake of Johore and Her Majesty the Queen of Malaysia
Her Majesty was always smiling and gracious
The Royal Table
I was not seated here
Tan Sri Jason Goh and Her Majesty the Queen of Malaysia
Tan Sri Jason Goh thanking the Queen of Malaysia and welcoming his 100 guests
The Queen and Puan Sri Pernille Goh
Senator Dato dr Loga Bala Mohan Deputy Minister of Federal Territories checks the ceiling
Her Majesty the Queen of Malaysia consents to yee sang with Tan Sri Jason Goh and VIPs
Getting the condiments ready
Yee Sang with the Queen of Malaysia
The Queen of Malaysia grants Tan Sri Jason Goh the permission to share her palate of yee sang
Left; Puan Sri Pernille Goh, datuk Pang Kan Ti, Her Majesty the Queen of Malaysia, Tan Sri Jason Goh and Senator dato Dr Loga Bala Mohan
Her Majesty knows the higher the yee sang is tossed, the more luck it ushers in for all!
Her Majesty the Queen of Malaysia allows Tan Sri Jason Goh to share her plate of yee sang
Her Majesty concludes the yee sang with a brilliant smile
Her Majesty returning to her seat
Meanwhile, at the commoners' table, they too were tossing their yee sang!