The Prestige Magazine Singapore 16th Anniversary Ball

An Inside Look at the Prestige Ball 2016

As with most popular cultures, 16 years signifies the “coming of age”. Since its birth in 2000, the Prestige Magazine has indeed come a long way in coming to be the authority in the luxury scene in Singapore. Here’s our inside look at the Prestige Magazine 16th Anniversary, held earlier this month.

Prestige 16th Anniversary Ball (Photo Source: Prestige Magazine, Singapore)
Prestige 16th Anniversary Ball (Photo Credit: Prestige Magazine, Singapore)

Pull up into the driveway of the Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore, and you will expect to drive pass a fleet of luxury cars; a familiar sight for society’s elite. Ladies make the final adjustments to their gowns, whilst gentleman adjust their bowties. At the hotel lobby, your car door opens to the warm smile of the hotel valet and doormen. They greet you, and signal your arrival at the Ritz.

The Society Walk-In

From left : Adrian Tan, Nada Jumabhoy, Meaghan See, Angeline Tan, Serene Tan, Elvira Limpid and Johannes See
Guests arrive at the Prestige 16th Anniversary Ball. (From left : Adrian Tan, Nada Jumabhoy, Meaghan See, Angeline Tan, Serene Tan, Elvira Limpid and Johannes See)

Soon enough, no one is feeling out of place as they enter the anteroom full of society’s finest. Guests are then welcomed down the red carpet and invited to take a mandatory picture at the Prestige photo wall. As you find yourself mingling with like-minded guests, none is left without a glass of Charles Heidsieck champagne in hand, and all are ever ready for that “wefie” moment.

The Main Event

Guests enjoying themselves throughout dinner service
Guests enjoying themselves throughout dinner service (Photo Credit: Prestige Magazine, Singapore)

As the door opens, signifying the commencement of Prestige’s sweet 16th celebrations, guests are led to their seats inside the Island Grand ballrom of the Ritz. Emcee Timothy Nga welcomes all guests, and kicks-off the event proper with an invitational performance piece Flow, accompanied by an EFX Show of high-tech lights & lasers by special effects specialist Kiki Tay. This was followed-up by a speech by Director of Operations at Prestige Magazine, Laura Lim who gave her heartfelt thanks to family and friends of Prestige for their support each year.

Forging long-lasting friendships has always been what Prestige stands for
Forging long-lasting friendships has always been what Prestige stands for

This year’s Prestige x Tumi Award gave recognition to Susanna Han. Starting out from humble beginnings, the Prestige x Tumi award recognizes her many successful career achievements over the years. During her acceptance speech, Susanna paid heartfelt tribute to her late mother who used sew her a set of beautiful clothes every Chinese New Year, which led her into her journey of fashion.

"Fashion can be bought but style is eternal, and so is love." - Susanna Han.
“Fashion can be bought but style is eternal, and so is love.” – Susanna Han (Pictured left)

Another award presented on the night was the Prestige Ball’s Most Stylish Gentleman, presented by Ermenegildo Zegna. The recipient of this inaugural award was the ever dapper Darren Cheong. Lead up to this award began earlier in June ’16 this year, with an intimate by-invite-only event by Prestige Magazine titled; An Evening with ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA”.

Darren Cheong (Pictured left) receiving the inaugural Most Stylist Gentleman award, presented by Ermenegildo Zegna.
Darren Cheong (Pictured left) receiving the inaugural Most Stylist Gentleman award, presented by Ermenegildo Zegna.

By the Foyer

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Guests enjoying a cocktail courtesy of the Macallan

With all the festive celebrations taking place inside the Island Grand Ballroom, one could really catch a break away from the party. An outdoor bar in the foyer served up a fine range of McCallan whiskies and Snow Leopard vodka. Nearby an Aston Martin DBII on display appealed to petrolheads in the room.

A Special Supper Treat

Guests showing off their dance moves
Guests showing off their dance moves (Photo Credit: Prestige Magazine Singapore)

Breaking dessert banquet traditions, a supper buffet comprising of local delights such as Mee Siam and Kueh Pie Tee was served. The supper spread sustained party-goers as they continued to move to the beat of the invited DJ. Guests Ginny & Richard Wiluan even made a cameo on the turntables.

The DJ taking over for Prestige 16th Anniversary Ball's after-party.
The DJ taking over for Prestige 16th Anniversary Ball’s after-party (Photo Credit: Prestige Magazine Singapore)
Johannes See and Norman Hartono
(From Left: Johannes See and Norman Hartono)
On behalf of the team at COVERED Asia, we wish Prestige Magazine Singapore a very Happy 16th Anniversary. (In Pic: Johannes See)
On behalf of the team at COVERED Asia, we wish Prestige Magazine Singapore a very Happy 16th Anniversary. (In Pic: Johannes See)

Congratulations once again to the Prestige Magazine Singapore team! We look forward to your Prestige 17th Anniversary Ball!

For the full report on Prestige Magazine Singapore’s 16th Anniversary, grab your copy of the November ’16 edition of Prestige Magazine.

Johannes See

Director and Lifestyle Editor

A SERIAL ENTREPRENEUR WITH 10 YEARS OF START-UP EXPERIENCE ACROSS VARIOUS INDUSTRIES, JOHANNES CHRISTIAN SEE HAS BEEN INFLUENTIAL PERSONALITY WITHIN THE LOCAL MEDIA SCENE. JOHANNES IS A FOUNDING DIRECTOR & LIFESTYLE EDITOR FOR COVERED ASIA, AND IS ALSO THE CO-FOUNDER & MANAGING DIRECTOR OF COM3 MARKETING & EVENTS CONSULTANCY.

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