AAS George Washington Ball 2023 Program

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DINNER 8:15pm

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LUCKY DRAW & SILENT AUCTION

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NATIONAL ANTHEMS

LAST DANCE 1:00am

Sai Diya Sen, Senior, Singapore American School National Anthem of Singapore Sara Bennet, Senior, Singapore American School National Anthem of the United States of America

WELCOME

Valerie Brandt, Chair, George Washington Ball Committee Blair Hall, President, American Association of Singapore Jonathan Kaplan, United States Ambassador to the Republic of Singapore

All prizes must be claimed and paid for tonight or they will be forfeited. All prizes are awarded as is. No refunds. No exchanges. No extensions. Terms and conditions apply. Please check each prize on the GalaBid website for specific details.

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Charity Tonight, we are very proud to support the amazing work of Kidz Horizon Appeal. Established in 2004, Kidz Horizon Appeal is a charitable organization that attends specifically to the medical needs of the most vulnerable in society – the needy children with chronic illnesses.

The Kidz Horizon Appeal is made up of like-minded friends from various industries who have come together to volunteer their time and resources to help the less fortunate children who are ill, by raising funds and volunteering towards the KKH Health Fund.

Since it started, the Appeal has adopted the KKH Health Fund (KKHHF) and almost a million dollars is raised annually to help children with chronic illnesses, including cancer.

The Kidz Horizon Appeal was being conferred the President’s Social Service Award – Informal Group in October 2009 for relieving needy patients of their worries over medical expenses. We are thrilled that your purchases tonight will go in part to support this incredible organization and its important work.

Into its 19th successful year, the Appeal has been able to raise over $15 million to help more than 1,500 needy patients alleviate the financial burden for their families and allowed them to concentrate on helping their loved ones get better.

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President’s Message I am delighted to warmly welcome each of you to this night of “Hollywood Glamour” at the 87th George Washington Ball. Over the years, the American community has gathered around the time of our first President’s birthday to celebrate the principles of our founders - equality, liberty, justice, rights and opportunity – and, of course, to share in the pursuit of happiness.

family fun events. It offers cultural exchanges and culinary excursions, opportunities for participation in volunteer and charity activities, career support and networking activities, and community engagement for newcomers as well as old hands. We hope you’ll join us. It has been three years since we hosted the 86th George Washington Ball, the longest gap between balls since the 1940s. Reviving this tradition and creating such a complex and appealing event would not have been possible without the dedicated efforts of the resourceful and tireless GWB Organizing Committee, led by Chairperson Valerie Brandt in her eighth time organizing the committee’s impressive work. Our outstanding AAS staff too has done heroic work on the preparations, led by energetic Events Manger, Sabrina Lim, under the direction of our peerless General Manager, Melinda Murphy. A huge vote of gratitude to them all.

Tonight, we are here also to celebrate our diversity and inclusiveness, and to demonstrate our generosity toward those in need. I am confident there has never been a more glamorous or more generous gathering in the 106-year history of the American Association of Singapore. Our charity beneficiary this evening is Kidz Horizon Appeal, which in its 18 years has raised funds to help with the treatment and medical support of needy children suffering from cancer, HIV and other chronic and debilitating illnesses. We are proud to support this respected and effective Singapore charity.

Finally, I want to offer my sincere appreciation to our Annual Strategic Partners: Patriot Partners: Singapore American School and XCL American Academy; Stars & Stripes Partners: Allied Movers, Stamford International School, TD Ameritrade, The American Club; Community Partners: SIRVA BGRS Worldwide. Their unwavering support has allowed us to recover and prosper as a service organization dedicated to the American and expatriate community. Thank you also to the many sponsors and auction prize donors whose generous support has made this year’s George Washington Ball possible.

It is our privilege to have with us for this occasion the Ambassador of the United States, The Honorable Jonathan Kaplan, and the Ambassador of Ukraine, Her Excellency Kateryna Zelenko. We also welcome our guests from the US Navy, our sister community organizations, and from American schools, the business community, and local supporters from around Singapore.

In the glamour of this red-carpet evening, I hope you will celebrate the values we share, revel in the joy of the friendships we’ve made, and join us for new adventures and challenges. So, places everyone: Lights, camera, action!

For many Americans living and working here, AAS is a link to the culture of the United States. It strives to establish our community within the vibrant cultural mosaic that is Singapore. In addition to this spectacular Ball, AAS sponsors many wonderful community events, such as the annual Fourth of July celebration, a Thanksgiving celebration and other seasonal, sports and

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For your outstanding service and attention to detail

For all your hard work in making tonight’s event a success! CHAIR: Valerie Brandt COMMITTEE: Paulina Bohm, Dana Cheong, Jeanne Craig, Alexandra Dolobic Fancher, Liz Haenle, Garima Lalwani, Chris Milliken, Kathleen Moroney, Andrea Poulton, Su-ling Yeo AAS EVENTS MANAGER: Sabrina Lim Sanna Massala; our amazing volunteers; and the AAS Team: Thila Chandra, Nilam Mehta, Melinda Murphy, Kristine Petersen, Daniella Reeb, Michelle Tan, Susan Williams PAPARAZZI: Singapore American School Photography Club: Manya Bahl, Yoyo Bao, Isaac Cho, Kalyana Dey, Srithan Katuparambil, Alex Liu, Matthew Liu, Shaurya Narula, Navya Saluja, Emily Tanoto, Harry Wu, Derrick Zhang

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FLY AWAY HOME Craving time in the US, but dread the long, uncomfortable flight? Here is your chance to travel in luxury! Win two, roundtrip, Business Class tickets to any city in the US that UNITED AIRLINES services. United’s latest-and-greatest, incredibly comfortable Polaris business class seats are the crown jewel of America’s premier international airline. Of course, flying Business Class is more than just about the seat. It’s about the onboard service, dining, and all the extra goodies that flyers have come to expect when they splurge for a trip abroad. And it could be yours! T&C apply.

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HARLEY-DAVIDSON EXPERIENCE Here is a one-of-a-kind prize you won’t find anywhere else! Feel the wind in your hair as you zip around Singapore on a HARLEY-DAVIDSON. If you have a motorcycle license, you can take the bike out yourself for a spin. No license? No problem! You can ride as a pillion, meaning you are on the back of the bike while somebody else drives. But wait, there’s more! You also get HIS AND HERS HARLEY-DAVIDSON LARGE LEATHER JACKETS. There’s just nothing cooler than sporting a Harley jacket. T&C apply.

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MAGICAL MALDIVES Explore paradise COMO HOTELS AND RESORTS style at two different sister resorts for a total of 5 sun-filled days and 4 glorious nights. Start by indulging yourself with a 2-night stay in a beautiful Beach Suite at COMO MAALIFUSHI. Then hop on a 45-minute seaplane flight to sister property, COMO COCOA ISLAND. Experience a 2-night dream stay in a Dhoni Water Villa. T&C apply. This prize also comes with a free consultation with a senior Travel Designer from TRAVEL PROSPECT.

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VALUE: $12,900 STARTING BID: $3,000

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OWN A PIECE OF SPORTS HISTORY Regarded by most as the NBA’s greatest all-time player, MICHAEL JORDAN led the Chicago Bulls to six NBA championships and the US Olympic team to two US gold medals. Here’s your chance to own a piece of sports history with your very own framed, hand-autographed Michael Jordan Bulls #23 jersey. A Jordan jersey sold September 15 for an eye-popping $10.091 million!

VALUE: $8,000 OPENING BID: $4,000

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Oh glory be! What a life! Imagine 7 days / 6 nights in your own penthouse apartment in the charming village of Chamonix right in the heart of the French Alps. The views! The food! The weather! Wow, right? Enjoy the spectacular mountains from your private, penthouse apartment (sleeps 10) plus two additional apartments below in the same building (sleeps 6 each) for a total of 22 guests. The stunning, all-season dream home is the very generous donation of PETER AND JEANETTE ZMIJEWSKI. Winter or summer, this place is magical. This stunning accommodation in Chamonix center will provide a unique experience for all guests, perfectly located with the main square less than 200m away and bars, restaurants and shops all found on your doorstep. There is a garden with a hot tub, outdoor parking for up to 5 cars, WiFi and large ski locker/ bike storage. T & C apply.

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Silent Auction A PIECE OF SINGAPORE Warm up your home with this stunning table made of Solid African Mahogany table cut in the Changi area in 2019, crafted right here in Singapore by ARTHUR ZAARO. This amazing shop only sources wood from urban cutting projects in Singapore. Their tropical hardwoods are some of the world’s finest, and totally sustainable as the trees they use were all planted in urban areas in Singapore in the 1960s and 70s. No trees are cut in rainforests where this wood is typically found and no habitats are destroyed. No fuel and packaging has been used for import/export. That makes this piece 100% grown and made in Singapore. 2.4m x 80 cm (8ft x 32 in).

HOUSE BEAUTIFUL Add some pizzazz to your home with a stunning vintage silk Kashmiri carpet (Ca. 1970). This beautiful Tree of Life design is 100% silk pile, hand-knotted over 12 months, and donated by HEDGER’S CARPET GALLERY. These beautiful light colors make this a rug that will go anywhere. Size: 190cm x 124cm (6’3” x 4’1”). Then let YWA INTERIOR guide your home makeover with a two-hour design consultation before choosing a one-of-a-kind item at EMPEROR’S ATTIC, known for exquisite pieces that help your home tell a story.

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Silent Auction INCREDIBLE KRABI Escape to stunning Krabi for 4 days / 3 nights with a stay for 4 people (2 rooms) at the beautiful and multiple award-winning PIMALAI RESORT AND SPA. Sip cocktails in your private pool while you take in the breathtaking views from your sumptuous one bedroom, Hillside Oceanview Pool Villa. Then try out some of the many activities the resort offers such as island excursions, cooking classes or a mangrove tour. Like to dive? Great! Grab a boat from Pimalai’s beach jetty. Prize includes daily breakfast and roundtrip transport to the airport. T&C apply. This prize also comes with a free consultation with a senior Travel Designer from TRAVEL PROSPECT.

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Dress up your home with this stunner called “Vida En Color” (Life in Colour) from ARTITUDE GALERIA by Julio Parra, a contemporary Colombian artist based in Medellín, who has achieved a huge success. With numerous successful exhibitions, awards and accolades under his belt, you would not be far wrong comparing him to the short-lived, but epic artist, Jean-Michel Basquiat. 120cm x 120cm (47”x47”)

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Silent Auction FOOTBALL? YOU BET! Here’s your chance to own something from the greatest quarterback of all time: a Tom Brady personally hand-signed Tampa Bay Buccaneers jersey with a custom backdrop. Tom Brady is a legendary American football quarterback who has been playing in the National Football League (NFL) for more than two decades. He spent his first 20 seasons with the New England Patriots, where he was a central contributor to the franchise’s dynasty from 2001 to 2019. Now, Brady quarterbacks for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Brady is widely regarded as the greatest quarterback of all time having appeared in 10 Super Bowls, winning 7. Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity, this item has been professionally framed using the highest standard of framing materials. Framed dimensions are approximately 118 cm by 95 cm. (46” x 37”)

MAGICAL BALI FAMILY GETAWAY Unwind and rejuvenate at this fabulous 4 night / 5 day family getaway for three people (2 adults and 1 child) in Bali’s Nusa Dua. Enjoy the personalized butler service at the luxurious THE SHANTI RESIDENCE, an authentic and alluring private residence with seven spacious bedrooms nestled on the hills of Bali’s prestigious Nusa Dua resort area. The Family Garden Suite includes daily breakfast and afternoon tea or coffee as well as roundtrip transport to the hotel. The Shanti Residence overlooks the Indian Ocean and is within minutes to the white sand Geger Beach, one of Bali’s finest beaches. The Shanti Residence is a 30-minute drive from Denpasar. Ubud is 45 minutes’ away by car. T&C apply.

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Hang this with pride: a photo collage signed by an American legend, the great John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States. Kennedy sparked the idealism of “a new generation of Americans” with his charm and optimism, championed the US space program, and showed cool dynamic leadership during the Cuban missile crisis. He was assassinated in 1963 in Dallas, Texas.

Add a real wow factor to your home with this true statement piece: a hand-carved dandelion mirror by CHRISTOPHER GUY. Golden, hard-carved petals radiate dramatically from the central convex glass of this unique, dandelion-design wall mirror. It’s designed by the creator of the world’s most fabulous lifestyles, Christopher Guy, who designs with a contemporary mood with timeless values. In fact, his stunning pieces are often seen in Hollywood films, making this the perfect fit for tonight’s ball! W171 x D9 x H193cm (67”x3.5”x76”)

* Framed, beautifully presented photo tribute * This item comes with the highest authenticity and is a custom one-off piece * All licensed images used are purchased from Getty Images

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Silent Auction AN OCEAN OF WINE Want to kick back for a day like a movie star does? Then this prize is for you! Enjoy a magical half-day outing for up to 12 guests aboard THE ANTIDOTE, a charming Italian Azimut 40 yacht. Enjoy two cabins, a shower and toilet facilities as well as spacious dining area, galley, flybridge, swimming platform, wifi, state-of-the-art sound system so you can relax like a movie star. Choose from three available routes. Make the day even more special with a package from PENGWINE that includes 6 bottles of wine, a t-shirt, visor and cork puller.

VIETNAM VIEWS Grab a partner or a friend and enjoy the glorious INTERCONTINENTAL DANANG SUN PENINSULA RESORT. This stunning resort overlooks a secluded bay on the Son Tra Peninsula. Danang’s famed beaches, ancient Hue town and the Hindu temples at My Son are all nearby. The hotel rooms for 2 people offer unparalleled ocean views that will take your breath away when you wake up each morning of your 2 night / 3 day stay which includes breakfast for two. Enrich your stay with time in the spa or indulge yourself at La Maison 1888, Vietnam’s first restaurant to feature a Michelin-starred chef, Pierre Gagnaire. T&C apply. This prize also comes with a free consultation with a senior Travel Designer from BLUE SKY ESCAPES.

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Silent Auction MADE TO MEASURE Always dreamed of a madeto-measure gown just for you? Look no further! LONTESSA will create a Kaka gown that fits you like a glove. This head-turning gown is by New Zealand-raised, Singapore-based designer, Tessa Lont. Deeply immersed in the rich tapestry of Māori culture and the wild, magic beauty of her native New Zealand, Lont takes her inspiration from the lore of her people and thoughtful engagement with the sustainability of materials and the elevated life cycles of her garments. Walk away with the most beautiful made- to-measure outfit. Simply gorgeous!

PART MARILYN MONROE There’s nothing that says Hollywood Glamour like Marilyn Monroe! After her death, renowned pop artist Andy Warhol spent four months making silkscreens based on a publicity still of Monroe from her film, “Niagara.” Fusing art with mass production, Warhol created brilliantly colored multiples of her image. Fascinated by morbid subjects and celebrity, he symbolized Monroe’s mortality, and her media saturation through brash, assembly-line productions of her face. Please note this is a reproduction open edition print and not an original and is not signed by the artist.

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Silent Auction TURNING INTO A NEW LEAF Imagine your wall sporting this stunning piece of art! This original acrylic on canvas square artwork is from 108 DESIGN’s nature series. The piece incorporates a beautiful blue and green into the art entitled “Turning into a New Leaf.” The nature-inspired collection demonstrates Kavita’s rich experiments with layering, colors and textures. Pure blocks of color convey calm, transcendence and peace to the home dweller. This collection incorporates the Japanese idea of ‘wabi-sabi,’ aka, beauty in imperfection and is a daily reminder to meditate. A perfect addition to high-rise apartments, seaside villas and compact studio spaces. 91cm x 91cm (36”x36”)

PARTY LIKE A ROCK STAR Grab your family and another family and head for the HARD ROCK HOTEL DESARU COAST which lives up to its legacy with music-infused and memorabilia-bedecked spaces. Up to 4 adults and 4 kids will love their 1-night stay in the totally decked out Rock Star Suite (Presidential Suite) and the Rock Royalty Double Room (connecting room). Enjoy access to the Rock Royalty® Lounge for daily breakfast and evening cocktails. Kids get to live it up for a max of 8 hours at the oh-so-fun Roxity Kids Club while the adults enjoy a round of golf at The Els Club on either the Ocean or Valley course. Finish off the weekend with a trip for all 8 people to the Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark. T&C apply.

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Enjoy your 5-Hour Private Consultation with Senior Interior Architects from INSIDE OUTSIDE DESIGNS which includes site visit, plans and recommendations. Be sure to work in your 4 new gorgeous, designer cushions from BODE that will add warmth to your sofa. Then choose either a beautiful brass tiffin box or water carrier from THE PAST PERFECT COLLECTION, a unique piece of Asia for your home. These pieces appeal to collectors and are perfect as decoration for your home. Finally, take your $200 gift voucher from ORIGINASIA to find that one extra special treat you love.

Plan your escape with another family and leave the blur of the city behind for a remote private island. Stay in one of TELUNAS PRIVATE ISLAND’s over-the-water villas with spectacular wide-angle views of azure sea and the rugged terrain, each designed with a family in mind. Enjoy the infinity pool with your party of 4 adults and 4 kids. Discover starry nights, sunny days and a beach of powdery white sand, along with a thoughtful and socially responsible partnership with the local community. All so close to Singapore! T & C apply.

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Silent Auction BEAUTIFUL BALI WITH FRIENDS Want to take a vacation with friends? This is perfect! Situated in Canggu, just 2.7 km from Nelayan Beach, the stunning UMBALA THE HOUSE features accommodation for 2 families with an outdoor swimming pool, a terrace, a bar and free WiFi. This villa has a private pool, a garden and free private parking. The private, 5-bedroom villa has airconditioning, a satellite flat-screen TV, a dining area, and a kitchen with a fridge and an oven. Towels and bed linen are offered in the villa. A continental, American or Asian breakfast is available each morning at the property. Berawa Beach is 2.7 km from the villa, while Petitenget Temple is 5.9 km from the property. T&C apply.

RING IN THE NEW YEAR Feel like a real movie start with this stunning Brazilian morganite and diamond ring on your hand! Set in 18 carat white gold, this showstopper is an eye-popping 4.84 carats, oval-cut, natural morganite surrounded by 82 white diamonds with a total carat weight of 1.32. Oo la lah! This is a one-of-a-kind ring from T&C GEMSTONES & JEWELLRY, a fine jewelry company that specializes in loose and set gemstones in 18k gold. The piece comes with a Singapore Gemology Authority certificate.

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BATAM BREAK Enjoy the tranquillity and serenity staying in a luxurious villa surrounded by lush gardens in the midst of nature. Whisk yourselves away on an easy ferry to your 3 nights / 4 days in a 2-bedroom villa set on the hillside overlooking the sea and among the verdant hues of the lush jungle surroundings. Nongsa Village and the surrounding areas provide a wide variety of activities for members and guests. Facilities within the village match the tranquility of the environment, from a pool to a fishing jetty. Guests are welcome to use other remarkable facilities at Turi Beach Resort and Nongsa Point Marina & Resort. Donation courtesy of ANDREA AND RICHARD POULTON. T&C apply.

Marilyn Monroe was right. Nothing feels better than slipping a diamond pendant around your neck. Feel like a star when you’re wearing this stunning 18 karat white gold diamond pendant by DEROCKS TRADING. This gorgeous piece has a center 0.20 carat oval diamond, surrounded by 49 round brilliant diamonds on an 18 karat white gold chain.

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Spend 2 nights and 3 days at the beautiful PLATARAN BOROBUDUR RESORT & SPA in a lovely Borobudur View Pool Villa with views of the Borobudur Temple, one of the modern Seven Wonders of the World. Enjoy an all-inclusive, curated, guided tour of the temples in Borobudur, visiting the Mendut and Pawon temples with an English-speaking guide. Breakfast is part of your stay, including a special sunrise meal at Dagi Hill. T&C apply. This prize also comes with a free consultation with a senior Travel Designer from BLUE SKY ESCAPES.

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Come share a cup of tea and take in the FORT SANCTUARY Finest Specialty Tea Demonstration. This 45-minute eye-opening demonstration for 5 people is held at a private tasting room in Esplanade. After the fun, go home to relax with your gorgeous Diego Romero x Rafaek Fonseca scented candle from ARTITUDE HOME. On a separate occasion, take a fun and exciting beading workshop with 6 of your friends with the founders of EDEN + ELIE in their design studio.

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Lucky Draw ANNIE GET YOUR GUNS We’re talking gorgeous, shapely arms! Win four treatments with the EMSCULPT NEO Edge applicator, the latest in body contouring, toning, fat reduction and muscle building technology. MENDIS AESTHETICS will use the existing EMSCULPT technology and combine it with state-of-the-art applicators to target those not-as-firmas-you-want arms. Non-surgical body contouring has never been easier!

FANCY DANCY Reminiscent of extravagant parties that were once held in The Grand Lobby, the Raffles Afternoon Tea for Two is perfect for chic celebrations or a light repast with a friend. Indulge in a luxurious experience in the restored Grand Lobby of the iconic RAFFLES SINGAPORE. Amidst this elegant setting, savor finger sandwiches, housemade scones and cakes, and seasonal delicacies – all complemented by a curated collection of exquisite teas and Champagnes. Bring along your new LONGCHAMP La Voyageuse Bag, a sophisticated yet elegant necessity for any woman. Longchamp calls it: ‘1 spirit, 3 styles,’ designed to become your next journey bag. Be sure to wear your stunning VALERIE BRANDT DESIGNS Prehnite Arenture stone with quartz necklace, a goldplated on silver necklace.

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Lucky Draw GAME ON! Here’s one for the sporty family! Whether it’s working on your forehand, your backhand or your service game, two private lessons with SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL TENNIS ACADEMY’s coach Lisa Moser, a former WTA ranked pro, will definitely improve your game. Carry your gear with your new, pro-caliber Wilson Roland Garros 15-pack Racquet Bag from LEISURE SPORTS. When it’s time to work on your golf game, grab a foursome and head to Champions Golf Course for a weekday flight courtesy of CHAMPIONS GOLF. And there’s more! You also get a stored value range ball card worth $100 as well as a round of mini golf at Champions for 2 families. Then, grab your foursome and try a different course at Senibong in Johor Bahru. Back in Singapore, bring your $300 voucher to NUFFIELD WELLNESS for one Wellness Treatment to ease those sore muscles.

ONE FOR THE GENTS Pamper yourself with 8 facials at MENDIS AESTHETICS. These HA Hydrating Facials improve the quality of the skin; increase tone and brightness; and act as a filler for intensive wrinkle smoothing. The Triple Active Hyaluronic products are different sized molecules that penetrate different skin layers where they do their magic. You need a new outfit to go with that new face so pop over to MAHARAJAH’S TAILORS and use your $500 voucher for a bespoke, custommade outfit.

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Dress up your home with this e xceptionally beautiful and traditional Kashmiri silk run in the “Window to the Garden” design, using 100% natural silk pile in a stunning set of colors from THE ORIENTALIST CARPETS SINGAPORE. Then head to ORIGINASIA with your $300 voucher and buy your heart’s desire. And there’s more! Add an elegant and beautiful lantern, handmade of stunning rattan with a leather handle from GAYA ALEGRIA.

Spend the next twelve months glowing with an entire year of monthly Skin Hydration facial for a total of 12 facials with MENDIS AESTHETICS. These HA Hydrating Facials improve the quality of the skin; increase tone and brightness; and act as a filler for intensive wrinkle smoothing. The Triple Active Hyaluronic products are different sized molecules that penetrate different skin layers where they do their magic.

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Lucky Draw FAMILY TIME

FAMILY FUN IN PARADISE

There’s nothing better than a great family meal together. Enjoy a family-style feast for 4 at LUCALI BYGB with starters, salads, pastas, pizza, dessert and a bottle of wine. Back at home, do a little organizing with this beautiful Mother-of-Pearl inlay tray from HACIENDA BLUE, designed in Singapore and made by hand using traditional techniques created by generation-to-generation artisans from India. Then magically declutter your child’s artwork, letters, awards or other precious items your kids have created. At the end of this effortless process by ART4KEEP, you’ll have a beautiful coffee table book to enjoy for years to come.

Enjoy silky white sand under your feet and view the sunset from our over-water dining room and lounge. Try deck jumping for a big splash! Or nap in a beachfront hammock. Countless daytime activities and evening bonfires under the stars. TELUNAS BEACH RESORT is the perfect spot for 2 adults and 2 children to enjoy their 2 night getaway. Bring along your THE AMERICAN CLUB gift basket and a couple of the 12 bottles of Club wine you’ll win for a truly relaxing holiday just 50km from Singapore. Return home and keep that vacation feeling going with a Nuffeld Wellness $400 voucher.

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Lucky Draw EAST MEETS WEST This one-of-a-kind, hand-painted, American-themed drum from LEE’S ANTIQUES is a showstopper! Made by a skilled Chinese artisan, the drum has a leather top and an elmwood base. Suitable as a side table or stool seat. 32cmx36cm(h) (12”x14.17”). Add yet more pizzazz with a beautiful Mother-of-Pearl inlay tray from HACIENDA BLUE, designed in Singapore and made by hand using traditional Indian techniques. Then take your $200 ORIGINASIA voucher and choose one more item you love to keep the conversation going. Add in a beautiful brass tiffin box or a water carrier from THE PAST PERFECT COLLECTION, a definite conversation starter. Try some Eastern pampering with your $120 voucher at NUFFELD WELLNESS.

PARTY ON, DUDE! Get into a little trouble and throw your friends a bash with your 8 cases of Joe’s Singapore Seltzer, the first hard seltzer brewed in Singapore - a bubbly, refreshing beverage made with all-natural flavorings from TROUBLE BREWING. You’ll need something to wear so head on over to MAHARAJAH’S TAILORS and use your $500 voucher for a bespoke, custom-made outfit. Top off your look by using your Roll Up Tool Kit from BEVVIES. This shave set, perfect for travel or home, includes a triple-blade cartridge razor, shave cream, face wash and moisturizer all packaged in trademark tech packs and rolled into a sleek tool kit, packaged in a gift box with a bottle of pinot noir wine.

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Lucky Draw CALL OF THE WILD LANGKAWI STYLE

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THE DATAI LANGKAWI is situated between a pristine 10 million-year-old rainforest and the dreamy idyllic whitesand beach of Datai Bay, one of the Top 10 Beaches in the world as awarded by National Geographic. Enjoy 2 nights and 3 days for 2 people in a Rainforest Villa, situated in the heart of the tropical rainforest and vegetation for a true escape into nature. You may well spot Dusky langurs, Tokay geckos and Sunda colugos during your stay. Includes breakfast. Separately, you can seek out pure relaxation at the hotel’s spa or play a round of golf at the nearby championship golf course The Els Club Teluk Datai. T&C apply. Keep the vacation going when you get home with your own bottle of El Optimista Tequila Aveo from 8 TWO. This prize also comes with a free consultation with a senior Travel Designer from TRAVEL PROSPECT.

Take an easy, mid-week ferry for a half-day of pampering for people at TEMPAT SENANG, a haven of tranquility and the ultimate sanctuary. Keep the relaxation going with your self-care kit from BARESKIN that includes Glow Duo. a glacial cleanser that harnesses the power of botanical extracts. You will also receive a Facial Elixir made of 100% organic jojoba oil as well as a Jade Facial Roller and Jade Guasha. And get ready to do a little flirting with your new fabulous magnetic eyelash starter kit from LAMB LASHES. Organize everything on your new mother-of-pearl inlay tray from HACIENDA BLUE and add one more special item for your home with your $200 voucher from ORIGINASIA.

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Lucky Draw TEA FOR TWO Grab a friend and head on a phenomenal discovery to FORT SANCTUARY’s private tasting room in Esplanade to learn about the prestigious Wuyi rock-essence teas, beautifully aged in Singapore. Join a creative tea demonstration that turns tea leaves into storytellers. Come home and serve tea on a beautiful Peranakan inlay tray with a clover motif from the IPSE IPSA IPSUM Straits collection. This tray effortlessly adds texture to your tea party. Then head to WHITE GINGER with your $150 voucher for something else to make your tea party special.

WINE AND CHEESE Take a journey through the best vineyards in France with this dinner for 2 courtesy of THE WINE ODYSSEY. Enjoy a wine dinner with wine pairings at one of Singapore’s best restaurants. Then entertain at home, using your new, gorgeous cheeseboard crafted right here in Singapore by ARTHUR ZAARO. This amazing shop sources wood from trees being trimmed and uses some of the finest hardwoods in the world. Use your beautiful Mother-of-Pearl inlay tray to serve wine to your guests. The tray from HACIENDA BLUE is designed in Singapore and made by hand using traditional techniques created by generation-to-generation artisans from India.

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Lucky Draw GOOD LUCK IN THE NEW YEAR

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Nothing makes you feel luckier than wearing a truly special outfit so choose one you love from SIMONE IRANI! What will you spend your $250 voucher on? A stunning dress, kaftan or other gorgeous outfit? Simone’s timeless and ultra chic resort wear effortlessly carrying you from day to night in any setting. And add a little luck to home, too, with “Pineapples No 2” by MYLENE VIGGERS. This original oil painting on linen canvas measure 40cm x 40cm (15”x15”) and comes with a bespoke bobbins frame. Why pineapples? Because the Chinese word for pineapple sounds close to the phrase meaning “luck coming your way.” So pineapples have become a symbol of good luck in Chinese culture.

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CAVIAR & JEWELS Feel like a real movie star with some truly special caviar from NOMAD CAVIAR. This sensational caviar is from Kaluga sturgeon, a hybrid native to the Amur River Basin, the cousin of the farmed Beluga. The notably firm, full-flavored beads of deliciousness are ready to be served in a special bowl with two spoons. Present your treat on a beautiful mother-of-pearl inlay tray from HACIENDA BLUE, designed in Singapore and made by hand using traditional Indian techniques. Be sure to bring it along to a private Bubbles & Bling party from T&C GEMSTONES & JEWELLRY. You and four of your friends can sip champagne while a photographer captures your and your friends modeling some eye-popping jewels.

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Lucky Draw GLAM UP YOUR WARDROBE Do you look at your closet and just sigh? No worries! Tessa Lont of LONTESSA to the rescue! Use your gift voucher to book Lont to help you sort and plan your closet. She’s a New Zealand-raised, Singapore-based designer with just the right eye to help you curate your closet so that you’ll love getting dressed in the morning. Start your journey by adding your new EDEN + ELIE’s beautiful Ocean Wide Bangle and Everyday Adjustable Necklace set, hand-made by artisans with delicate seed glass beads, produced by the oldest seed bead manufacturer in Japan. No two pieces are alike!

VALUE:$2,100 CURVES IN ALL THE RIGHT PLACES Trouble getting rid of that belly fat? Have we got a solution for you! Win four treatments with the EMSCULPT NEO Edge applicator, the latest in body contouring, toning, fat reduction and muscle building technology. MENDIS AESTHETICS will use the existing EMSCULPT technology and combine it with state-of-the-art applicators to target that troublesome tummy. Non-surgical body contouring has never been easier!

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PAMPER YOURSELF You deserve it! Pamper yourself at LA SOURCE. Start with a gorgeous, 90-minute, 5-in-1 super facial treatment, the ultimate facial treatment for achieving younger, fresher and more natural-looking skin. Then indulge in a 90-minute Aroma Indulgence Massage, the spa’s signature aromatherapy massage combines relaxing massage techniques with the use of pure essential oils that enhance both mind and body for complete relaxation. Finish your day of pampering with a 120-minute Scalp Treatment that uses natural, regenerative, pure, anti-pollutant ingredients.

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This unique red, white and blue work entitled “One Race” from American artist EUN VIVIAN LEE is perfect for you patriotic sorts or for anybody with a good eye. Eun Vivian Lee is a contemporary artist, who began painting as a way to interpret her inner emotions into pieces of art. Her current work, painting hundreds of dots on paper, evokes a language of serenity and pastoral imagery. She hopes others can also appreciate the meditativeness of her work. A pencil-marked grid is the foundation for her work, though the shape has evolved from squares to circular pieces. This work is made from nail polish and wax on arches paper. Framed 28.5” x 24” (72cm x 61cm).

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