1. The Haven Strings Quartet (L-R): Lu Ee Wong, Rachel Perry, Toko Inomoto & Aamil Sulaiman

1. The Haven Strings Quartet (L-R): Lu Ee Wong, Rachel Perry, Toko Inomoto & Aamil Sulaiman

As June rolls around, it is time for The Haven to host a Thanksgiving dinner, which occurred on 10th June this year. It was to give appreciation to the Creator (according to each individual’s faith) for the blessings that He has bestowed upon us for the past year.

2. belly dancer, Roxanne Tan

2. belly dancer, Roxanne Tan

3. birthday boy, Mr. Peter Chan, is lured on stage

3. birthday boy, Mr. Peter Chan, is lured on stage

This Thanksgiving party was also a birthday celebration of Mr. Peter Chan, Chief Executive Officer of The Haven. Needless to say, it was an opportunity for all staff to let their hair down, and Mr. Peter Chan himself was no exception, judging from the energetic belly dance he performed for his guests!

4. Mr. Peter Chan sportingly dances

4. Mr. Peter Chan sportingly dances

5. at the VIP table, with Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Haji Megat Najmuddin (The Haven Director and committee chairman) on Mr. Peter Chan's right

5. at the VIP table, with Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Haji Megat Najmuddin (The Haven Director and committee chairman) on Mr. Peter Chan’s right

As in previous years, The Haven’s Thanksgiving dinner is always a cosy affair, with only old friends and close associates invited. This year was more meaningful for Mr. Peter as his Raffles Hall brothers from their days at the National University Of Singapore (NUS) 45 years ago were present to help him celebrate his birthday.

6. The Haven staff dance to PSY's Gentleman

6. The Haven staff dance to PSY’s Gentleman

7. Mrs. Suzanne Thong leads the guests to sing the Happy Birthday song in various languages

7. Mrs. Suzanne Thong leads the guests to sing the Happy Birthday song in various languages

In case you are not aware yet, Mr. Peter Chan is forever 38. It is a good age to pause time at, eh? Of course, what’s a birthday celebration without a birthday cake, right? But before Mr. Peter was allowed to cut his cake, Mrs. Suzanne Thong led us to sing the Happy Birthday song in a number of languages; English, Cantonese, Mandarin and even French!

8. National University Of Singapore (NUS) Raffles Hall brothers join Mr. Peter Chan on stage to cut his birthday cake

8. National University Of Singapore (NUS) Raffles Hall brothers join Mr. Peter Chan on stage to cut his birthday cake

9. Mr. Peter Chan, CEO of The Haven, addresses his guests

9. Mr. Peter Chan, CEO of The Haven, addresses his guests

Despite having a jolly good evening, it was no better chance to share important messages to the staff of The Haven, as well as to update guests on the progress of The Haven’s Indonesian project called “The Haven Bintan”, dubbed as “Asia’s Pride, south of the South China Sea”.

10. a combined department presentation of The Haven Song

10. a combined department presentation of The Haven Song

11. Muthu from Front Office serenades guests with a self-composition, specially dedicated to Mr. Peter Chan

11. Muthu from Front Office serenades guests with a self-composition, specially dedicated to Mr. Peter Chan

The Haven Bintan, when completed, will be the only skyrise resort in Lagoi Bay, Bintan, boasting an unmatched combination of views, breeze and security.

12. a performance of Josh Groban's You Raise Me Up, all the way from Hong Kong, led by Director of The Haven, Ms. Amy Lau (third from right)

12. a performance of Josh Groban’s You Raise Me Up, all the way from Hong Kong, led by Director of The Haven, Ms. Amy Lau (third from right)

13. sing along to You Raise Me Up

13. sing along to You Raise Me Up

I can’t wait for the project to complete. Start saving money! If you plan to invest in The Haven Bintan, do take note that show units will be ready for preview this August! That’s not too long from now…..

14. Egyptian Queen-style belly dance performance

14. Egyptian Queen-style belly dance performance

15. The National University Of Singapore (NUS) Raffles Hall brothers put up an impromptu performance

15. The National University Of Singapore (NUS) Raffles Hall brothers put up an impromptu performance

Event: The Haven Thanksgiving Dinner 2017
Venue: The Haven Ipoh
Date: 10th June, 2017
Time: 7pm

16. L-R: Ms. Annie Wong, Ms. Amy Lau, Annie's mother Datin Chan Soh Yee and a young guest

16. L-R: Ms. Annie Wong, Ms. Amy Lau, Annie’s mother Datin Chan Soh Yee and a young guest

17. The Haven String Quartet winds the party down

17. The Haven String Quartet winds the party down

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