CHTNetwork wraps up its seventh international celebration of achievement, expertise and leadership.
CHT Awards, a biennial event organised by CHTNetwork, made its 7th edition recently at Sheraton Petaling Jaya Hotel, Kuala Lumpur with the theme of ‘Rendezvous de Classe’. The prestigious award ceremony saw over 400 guests who came together to celebrate the world-class achievements of exceptional individuals from various countries who have inspired the world over and played a significant role in their contribution towards helping others.
Specially invited guests included Guest of Honour YB Senator Datuk Ng Chiang Chin; and VIPs including Thailand Ambassador to Malaysia H.E Damrong Kraikruan, Tan Sri Michael Yeoh, Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dato Richard Koh, and Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Tan Khoon Hai. The evening saw 10 “CHT Pursuit of Excellence Awards” presented as National Awards to captains from various sectors including medical, governmental, hospitality, creative, manufacturing, and property from Malaysia. Not excluding the exceptional successes from abroad, the ‘CHT International Awards’ went to recipients from Thailand, Taiwan, United Kingdom, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Australia, with the star of the awards – ‘CHT Lifetime Achievement Award’ – presented to Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Tan Khoon Hai.
Award winners are presented with the ‘CHT Eagle’, a pewter-made trophy that symbolises timelessness and soaring quest for achievements and attainment of greater heights. ”CHT Award is more than an award ceremony. It’s a platform that holds true to the value of hard work and persistence with a vision to change for the better. Mediocrity holds no seat in this podium and is reserved only for those who we believed represented the best in what they do,” said Ch’ng Huck Theng, founder of CHT Awards and CHTNetwork. “Most importantly, since our first edition, CHT Awards has been all about showing that aiming for growth and success can be hard work, and sweat, but enjoying and celebrating the sweet fruit of success with likeminded people from the industry and making a positive change is all worthwhile,” he added.
The evening also included performances by Singapore’s award-winning instrumentalist – The TENG Company; Indonesia’s singer Hendrik Wijaya; and Tourism Australia’s very own fashion showcase by specially flown-in Australian designer Emily Ward and milliner Serena Lindeman.
Committed to exposing some of the true gems made by man, the award ceremony also saw the auction of six one-of-a-kind items, chosen exclusively for the CHT Awards 2018. They include the domed sapphire crystal glass watch – Big Bubble Magical 52 Earth – a limited edition by Corum Watches; a non-heated 18K white gold and sapphire ring – Everlasting – by Royals Blue; an acrylic painting – My World My Family – by Erica Hetsu Wahyuni; a Chinese Familie Rose porcelain pot decorated with peonies made around the Chinese Republic period; and lastly, two supreme classic carpets by Nasim Carpets named Silk Garden of Paradise and Silk Tree of Life , respectively. A portion of the proceeds from the auction will be donated to charity.
*Featured image by CHT Awards shows Mr. Ch’ng Huck Theng, founder of CHT Awards and CHTNetwork.