On November 25, WWF Singapore hosted the Saving Our Seas Charity Dinner at the klapsons, The Boutique Hotel, with the generous support of United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB).
More than 160 guests joined Guest of Honour, Mr Hsieh Fu Hua, Executive Director and President of Temasek Holdings at the Saving our Seas Charity Dinner.
Proceeds from this fund raising event will allow WWF Singapore to expand on our Sustainable Seafood Campaign outreach activities to more schools and communities, as well as transform the behaviour of corporations and seafood-related industries. This, in turn contributes to protecting the beautiful and diverse Coral Triangle, where much of Singapore’s seafood comes from.
The Coral Triangle covers an area of more than 6 million km2, spanning the coastal and marine areas of Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Timor L’este. Majestic and colorful, the Coral Triangle contains 500 or more species of reef-building coral, thousands of whales, dolphins, tuna, reef fish, rays, sharks and turtles.
The ‘Saving Our Seas’ Charity Dinner commenced at 7 p.m. at the trendy lobby of the klapsons, The Boutique Hotel with a cocktail reception and a photo session with our panda mascot. Guests came dressed according to the theme of “a touch of blue”, and splashes of blue could be seen throughout the ballroom which was decorated based on a marine theme.
The evening’s highlights included wonderful performances by Leena Salim and band, Noor Quek and Hazrul Nizam who entertained the guests with their charming vocals and upbeat songs. Television presenter, Anita Kapoor was the emcee for the evening.
In addition, Sotheby’s auctioneer, Mr Quek Chin Yeow provided much excitement with his calls of “can I get a higher bid?”, and the “thump” of his gavel when a guest successfully bids for an item. The auction items which included 2 bottles of vintage wine, designer jewellery, a unique ceramic vase, a limited edition fountain pen set, a cruise, as well as huge turtle plush toy were sold within 15 minutes.
In line with our Sustainable Seafood Campaign, seafood served that evening – such as the Malaysian narrow-barred Spanish Mackerel, Sri Lankan Mud crab and the Australian Coral Trout were caught from sustainable sources.
At the end of the evening, all guests received an exclusive “Saving Our Seas” limited edition watch, designed and sponsored by RED8WORLD.
A big thank you to all our table hosts, individual guests, donors and supporters!
The event is jointly organised by WWF Singapore and Prestige.