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Event Highlight JUL-AUG 2018 53 MEETINGS & CONVENTIONS MCMAG-ASIA.COM "With consumers becoming more discerning, bespoke experiences with a personal touch is definitely one of the hallmarks of luxury. Our successful event highlights the exclusivity and memorable moments we can oer as a brand." CHRISTOPHER KANG, DIRECTOR OF COMMERCIAL STRATEGY, MANDARIN ORIENTAL, SINGAPORE. MANDARIN ORIENTAL, SINGAPORE. In glamorous company Offering stunning sunset views of Marina Bay, the glamorous poolside party saw a turnout of close to 200 guests comprising luxury travel agents from around the world including America, Kazakhstan, Russia, China and Australia, organisers of ILTM and sales colleagues from Mandarin Oriental properties in Asia and beyond. An Instagram hit Guests had a chance to snap Instagram- worthy glamour shots in a restored vintage vespa sidecar parked by the poolside, with the Marina Bay skyline in the background. Feast of local flavours Guests were given a fitting introduction to Singapore through a sampling of Singapore's local gourmet specialities, including its famed chilli crab with fried mantou (deep-fried Chinese buns), satay (marinated meat skewers), roti jala (net-like pancake) and chendol (iced dessert with coconut milk, green jelly and palm sugar). Also making their rounds were Wagyu steak sandwiches, and hors d'oeuvres of lobster medallion, xiao long bao (steamed soup dumpling) and chocolate mousse. To conclude the evening, guests were invited to take part in a social media contest that saw nine lucky winners walking away with stays at various Mandarin Oriental properties . L-R: Jeannie Lim, Singapore Exhibition & Convention Bureau; Irene Chua, Travel Weekly Asia; Leon Chan, Mandarin Oriental, Singapore; Chan Chee Chong, Globaltix Pte Ltd. A revamped Dolce Vita was unveiled last year, showing off refreshed interiors of brown and neutral tones and floor-to- ceiling glass windows that overlook the poolside. The focal point: a large open kitchen where diners can enjoy watching chefs at work. HOT NUMBERS • 613 sqm Harbour Terrace overlooks the Singapore Flyer and city skyline • 599 sqm The largest indoor venue is The Oriental Ballroom • About 1,700 events were held at Mandarin Oriental Singapore in 2017 Mandarin Oriental's Kim Liew joins in the fun with attendees at the photobooth. A NEW LOOK

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