Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The North Banquet (鸿宴) 2016 by CHT Network & Ichi Media

The North Banquet 2016 - The Hosts & The VIPs is the very first Red Carpet Gala Dinner in Butterworth that ambitiously organised by CHTNetwork in collaboration with Ichi Media for the first time, established to identify the influential personalities as hosts and provide them a platform to invite their VIPs to this momentous Red Carpet Event in Butterworth, hence further promote various business industries such as tourism, manufacturing and hospitality to strengthen the economy and business opportunities both local and abroad.

The North Banquet 2016 was held on 30th July 2016, Saturday at Sunway Carnival Convention Centre with great support from fellow sponsors :- Rado, Shiseido Professional, Lamborghini Kuala Lumpur, Sunway Hotel, Royals Blue and Airmas Group. Other supporting sponsors included GST Group, Gartien, Starbucks, Redbox Karaoke, One East Museum, Passionis and DCOVA. Over 300 leaders and guests from various industries together with the media attended this Prestigious Red Carpet Event.

*Many thanks to Ichi Media for extending the invitation*

It is my pleasure to be able to attend to this event as a part of the media team.

The gorgeous lady, Ling Tze and I

Rado HyperChrome Automatic Chronograph Match Point - a limited edition of tennis-inspired plasma high-tech ceramic watch with only 999 pieces available in the whole world. It is also the official watch of the Kremlin Cup by Bank of Moscow and the Erste Bank Open (ATP Vienna).
The design is pretty impressive too and one that wears it could show their status and wealth, I believe every men who love watches will fall for it. It is a limited edition hence will be very valuable in the future.
This lovely piece was auctioned at the event and sold to a gentleman that could pair with it perfectly.

"The Heirloom" By Royals Blue
A lovely piece of jewellery that specially crafted and designed to celebrate the success story of The North Banquet. It was auctioned at a very high bid price at the event and fell into the hand of a lovely lady.

Relationship, a bronze sculptures from One East Museum’s Founder Ch’ng Huck Theng’s were also auctioned at the event. It is one lovely art piece that is perfect for collection.

Shiseido Professional is also part of the sponsored teams that made the event so successful with their products and also hair shows that presented in front of all VIPs.

The event was held at the Sunway Carnival Mall Convention Centre that can caters to big groups with their comfortable and spacious grand hall.

Beautiful set up at the VIPs table.

I kinda like the theme of the event that made the night looks grand and elegant.

The North Banquet 2016 - The Hosts & The VIPs

Menu for the evening

Welcome treats by Passionis. There are 2 pralines that was perfect for a sweet treat!

Speech by Ch'ng Huck Teng, the founder of CHT Network.

The event featured a spectacular Hair & Fashion Show (Theme: Evolution of the 60s) collaborated by Shiseido Professional, Signature Hair Expert and renowned fashion designer Richard Rivalee. It showcased the vogue and elegant vintage 1960s hairstyle with stunning and dramatic impression, using huge smooth high and low bun techniques.

I have to say that it is really impressive and amazed to see all the beautiful garments specially crafted for the event, not forgetting the beautiful hairdos and the live hair show that made the night rather special and interesting!

Meanwhile, Petr Feher, a European-born Celebrity Chef with over 20 years of culinary experience who is also the Executive Chef at Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok and the Fine Food Consultant of GST Group has designed the fine dining menu for the gala dinner.

Hokkaido Scallop Carpaccio
Black Caviar, Spicy Orange Shallot & Coriander Vinaigrette
Featuring the freshest flavours from the fresh seafood supplied by GST, this dish made a great starter and perfectly fit for the elegant event with such luxurious dish.

Glorious Roasted Pumpkin Soup With Cheese Stick
A rather smooth and creamy in texture and every spoonful made me felt so hearty.

Blue Crab Meat & King Crab Leg
Marinated raw & cooked vegetables & beetroot lemon sauce
Another refreshing dish that can bring out the freshest taste of seafood and blended well with the sides and sauce.

Lemon Sorber with Mint Leaves
Simply refreshing and get you ready for your mains!

The unique coffee table book featuring both sponsors and the hosts was unveiled on the night to commemorate this important event and the books were distributed to every guest to achieve maximum exposure for the sponsors and hosts.
On the stage are all the influential members and award winners for the night. Their amazing performances at respective industries have made them great people with great reputations.

Two Combinations
Poached Black Cod Fish & Stuffed Chicken and Fine Leaves Served with Mango Salsas Sauce, Green Tea Puree & Neutral Juice
A flavourful combination that features surf and turf on the dish that beautifully crafted for the event. This special 5-course menu are specially prepared only to serve the VIPs for the event.

Double Chocolate Hazelnut Praline
A perfect sweet treat to end the night with. Chocolate lovers would not want to miss this lovely dessert. It is something you wouldn't want to miss even though you are pretty full from the previous courses. 

13 Influential Captains from different industries ranging from manufacturing to hospitality were honoured as The Hosts of the night. This one-of-its-kind Red Carpet Gala Dinner provided them with an evening of extensive networking to develop new customer prospects, reward their key clients and friends with a VIP experience and connect with the most influential personalities.


CHTNetwork with the motto “Where All Good Things in Life Meet...”, founded by Ch’ng Huck Theng, is the host of CHT Awards, iNPenang Awards and PIE Awards. All the past events were very successful and were covered by all major press and news networks in Malaysia, such as NTV7, 8TV, The Star, The New Straits Times, etc. CHTNetwork has also worked with many high brands such as MATRADE, Ulysse Nardin, Rado, Fujifilm, Kollektion, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Amee Philips, Lamborghini Kuala Lumpur, Nasim Carpets, etc.

Exclusive Luxury, Enriching Life. Ichi Media promotes the fabulous and luxuries in life, while being the frontier of branding and creating competitive platform for the best. With diversified strategies, Ichi Media also promotes cross-platform branding where publishing, digital and business networking come in one to achieve optimum results.

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