Cecilia Leong-Faulkner of Singapore who runs the popular and successful British Theatre Playhouse very kindly invited me to the 50th anniversary of British Malaysian Chamber of Commerce at Majestic hotel ballroom as Datuk Larry Gan sadly neglected to invite me to his head table as he is the president of BMCC!
This only proves the world is ending soon if the president of BMCC could not be bothered to personally phone me. And Dato Larry Gan is the first Chink and Malaysian to hold this august post! Previously all presidents of BMCC was a white Englishman (or Scots or Welsh or even Northern Irish as the case may be but to most of us, 'England' means UK!).
So congratulations to Dato Larry Gan for entering history! His wife Datin Caroline Gan is one of my favourite dressers as she is not the tai tai type in sequins and feathers (which I am very fond of, actually). As Datin Caroline Gan had the honour to sit next to Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, I thought she might wear baju kurung but she wore a spiffy leather jacket! I love it!
Dato Larry Gan wore an unusual long frock coat which made him look rather Edwardian and he certainly lived up to the them 'Eccentric Blacktie'.
Of course I was Best Dressed as I wore a tuxedo with black sequinny shirt and massive crystal chandelier pendant shaped as seahorse. And my shoes with painted skeletal toes was a hit with everyone muttering "Look what happened when he passed the X-ray machine as he is now radio active"!
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Jonathan Badman of Best Western, Cecilia Leong-Faulkner and Nick Pinder
Lionel Leong Jihn Haur of Mah Sing, Dato Beh Chun Chuan of BP Healthcare Group, Professor Stephen Doughty of University of Nottingham and Lovy Beh of BP Healthcare
Lionel Leong Dato Beh Chun Chuan, Professor Stephen Doughty and Lovy Beh and yes, Lovy is her real name as her brothers are Chevy, Joevy and Garvy! Dato Chevy Beh had to sleep early as he was having important breakfast meeting with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak who ironically was attending this event!
Kee Hua Chee joins in
Pat Liew of BritishIndia and Rhoda Yap of BritishIndia
Joe Greenway, Naresh Mohan and Hans Essaadi Managing Director of GAB Guinness Anchor Berhad
Nick Pinder, Cecilia Leong-Faulknwe, Tan Sri Megat Najmuddin Megat Khas and Iris Tan
Former Italian ambassador HE Folco de Luca Gabrielli and Nilou Gabrielli who now run the fab Italian restaurant La Scala, the best Italian fine dining in town!
Professor Paul Loosley, Jennifer Chan and Tan Seri Megat Najmuddin Megat Khas
Steven Pun CEO of Ohana, Alfonzo Emmanuel of Ohana, Jessie Chong of Moet Hennessy Diageo and Andrew Diamond of Yakimbi whose rainbow striped jacket was my favourite and he stood out among a sea of penguins
Steven Pun, Alfonzo Emmanuel, Jessie Chong and Andrew Diamond
Carla Sofia Violante of Beverly Wilshire Medical Centre, Tom Tizard of BAE Systems and Amanda Powell of British Malaysian Chamber of Commerce
Datin Sofia and Dato Mohamed Khadar Merican, chairman of RHB Capital Berhad
Joyce Yap, CEO of Pavilion
Tony Collingridge of UK Trade and Investment and Joyce Yap of Pavilion looking magnificent in gorgeous sequined gown
Sofia Mohammad, Jamal Ainul of Schlumberger and Aleeya Mansor-Brookes
Dato Sabri Rahman of Kelantan Delights, the best Kelantanese restaurant serving authentic food from Kelantan at Wisma Consplant and Sooka Sentral, guest, Datin Su Day and Dato Steve Day from Vision Four, Vision KL and organisers of Malaysian Gourmet International Festival MGIF which is now regionally renowned as a major food fest and has placed Malaysia on the international foodie radarDato Sabri Rahman, guest, Datin Su Day and Dato Steve Day. Kelantan Delights will soon open at Pavilion praise be to God as I live in Golden Triangle and not some obscure silver rectangle or bronze borough
Angelina Jolie also made a surprise appearance!
OK so she is Sophia Mohd Noor but look at her smouldering hot lips and even hotter body which my X-ray vision could pierce through her demure gown. And I love her Charlotte Olympia bag so she has good tastes!
Nina Syed Khalil and Syed Khalil Syed Ibrahim of Jaguar Malaysia
Kee Hua Chee was the ultimate eccentric---note his with skeletal toe shoes
Kee Hua Chee's stud backpack has his name KEE spelled in studs and his shoes show his X-rayed toes
The VIP Main Table where I was not seated
Cecilia Leong-Faulkner's table
Kee Hua Chee shows some bling
Big bling means big brains as they go together
Richard Lee of Benoy, Rhoda Yap and pat Liew of BritishIndia
Soo Shea Pin of Anya Hindmarch and Diana Khoo of The Peak
Soo Shea Pin of Anya Hundmarch and Diana Khoo of The Peak
Captain Wee and Terence Tay
Richard Lee and Kee Hua Chee
Kee Hua Chee and Richard Lee of Benoy
Diana Khoo and Kee Hua Chee
Iris Tan, Dato Lewre Lew, Lily Tan Sri Azumi and Soo Shea Pin
The Prime Minister of Malaysia arrives and writes a congratulatory message on the electronic board!
The Prime Minister of Malaysia and Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor and VIPs
Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor looked stunning in a fuchsia pink dress
VIPs took turn to be photographed with the Prime Minister of Malaysia
The VVIPs enter Majestic hotel ballroom to thunderous applause
Taking their seats
Dato Larry Gan, chairman of British Malaysian Chamber of Commerce takes his seat next to the Prime Minister of Malaysia
Andrew Sill of RBS Royal Bank of Scotland at right
I love Datin Caroline Gan's sexy hot modern leather jacket! She looked spectacular in her unconventional and certainly eccentric garment as dictated by the dress code of 'Eccentrie Blacktie'
Snippets shown on video screens