88th George Washington Ball Program

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American Association of Singapore Presents th


George Washington Ball

Saturday, January 27, 2024

The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore

Benefitting Over-The-Rainbow

American Association of Singapore

welcomes you to



AmericanThe Association of Singapore George Washington Ball WELCOMES YOU TO the 86th George Washington Ball

The Evening’s Program MASTER OF CEREMONIES Glenn van Zutphen

DINNER 8:15pm





OPENING NUMBER ZingO Festival Drum 7:45 pm






Robert Carter, Yeoman Second Class Matthew Grant, Retail Specialist First Class Vastie Guerrier, Logistics Specialist Second Class Derik Martinez, Retail Specialist Second Class Theo Shipp, Information Systems Technician First Class

NATIONAL ANTHEMS The Pitches, Singapore American School Erin Chen, Sarah Jafary, Shivani Nayyar, Amelia Roberts, Vy Vallejo, Isabel Valte, Meeraya Wadhwa, Yen Rae Wee

WELCOME Ashok Lalwani, President, American Association of Singapore Casey Mace, Chargé d’Affaires, United States Embassy 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.


Tonight, we are very proud to support the inspiring work of Over-The-Rainbow.

text-based chat support service provided by trained volunteers; community outreach initiatives; and a bi-annual magazine. Perhaps most importantly, OTR – via their flagship Wellbeing Champion program – works to empower more and more young people (and families) to achieve wellbeing through practices rooted in good selfcare habits that are holistic and transformative. These initiatives and activities collectively have touched nearly a million lives through both online and offline touch-points, and transformed many others.

Over-The-Rainbow (OTR) is a charity that works to improve youth mental wellness. OTR’s mission is to transform mental wellness for the 21st century. They envision a world where mental illness is no longer stigmatized; where mental wellness is a life priority; and where every young person has the opportunity to realize their full potential through the journey of self-discovery, healing and transformation via holistic self-care and a supportive community.

Initiatives provided by Over-The-Rainbow have become more important than ever. Suicide is the leading cause of death for 10–29-year-olds in Singapore and suicide rates are at an all-time high, steadily increasing year after year. In fact, 2022 saw the highest number of suicides in Singapore since 2000.

A family tragedy in 2009 became the catalyst for the initiative that is Over-The-Rainbow. Chinese Americans Yen-Lu and Yee Ling Chow lost their son and only child Lawrance H. Chow to suicide on October 22, 2009. Lawrence was only 26, but had suffered from manic depression for many years. Over-The-Rainbow is the story of how these grieving parents turned their loss into championing an important cause.

While Covid-19 put the spotlight on mental health and raised awareness on its importance, the stigma associated with mental illness has unfortunately persisted. Over-The-Rainbow aims to change the narrative around this and to help those struggling with mental health so that no parent has to go through what Yen-Lu and Yee Ling had to go through – losing a child to mental illness.

Since launching in October 2012, OTR has been a pioneer and trailblazer in the space of youth mental wellness – innovating and pushing the mental health envelope with countless programs and initiatives. Today, OTR provides affordable professional therapy for youth age 11-20. Parents of troubled youth can also find support. There is also a peer-to-peer, self-help support group; a real-time

What started from the ashes of a heart-shattering family tragedy has transformed into a thriving organization with a mission that turned into a movement to transform mental wellness for the 21st century.


President’s Message I am honored to welcome you to the 88th George Washington Ball – A Night of Fabulous Fortune, presented by the American Association of Singapore. The number 8 is quite auspicious in this part of the world, which we call home, and having double 8s makes this an especially lucky start to 2024. We are very excited to have you all join us in this celebration and hope that you enjoy your evening and have a prosperous year ahead.

supportive community. Mental health is increasingly being recognized as key to so many things. It is one of the key initiatives of US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, who sees mental health as the number one issue for health in general and something that fundamentally impacts society. We are happy to support the excellent work that Over-The-Rainbow is doing with a portion of the proceeds from our event this evening. This 88th edition of the George Washington Ball was made possible by the generous support of our community, in particular, the GWB Organizing Committee led by Chairpersons Alexandra Dolibic Fancher and Andrea Poulton, and members Paulina Bohm, Valerie Brandt, Jeanne Craig, Joan de Souza, Garima Lalwani, Sanna Massala, and Chris Milliken. I also want to thank the many sponsors and donors of prizes and auction items that contributed to the success of our Ball. I also want to recognize the efforts of our staff led by our General Manager, Melinda Murphy, Thila Chandra, Nilam Mehta, Vincent Vallejo, and Susan Williams. A special shout-out goes to Sabrina Lim, our Events Manager.

The American Association of Singapore was founded more than 100 years ago to smooth the transition for American expatriates to Singapore and to bring a little bit of America and American culture to all based here. AAS founded many of the pillars that are very much part of the Singapore community, such as the Singapore American School, the American Chamber of Commerce Singapore, The American Club, and the American Women’s Association. Our mission is to build and strengthen our community, which we try to do with our signature events such as the George Washington Ball, the Ambassador’s Cup Golf Tournament, the Fourth of July Celebration, our Welcome Back Celebration, and Toys for Tots.

Our efforts throughout the year would not be possible without our Annual Strategic Partners who are set out on the next page. We recognize and thank them for their continuing support.

A bedrock of American culture is community service and charity. Many of our events incorporate this value, including each of the George Washington Balls that we have held over the years. Our 88th George Washington Ball is supporting Over-The-Rainbow, a charity that works to improve youth mental health wellness. Over-The-Rainbow’s mission is to transform mental wellness for the 21st century. They envision a world where mental illness is no longer stigmatized, where mental wellness is a life priority, and where every young person has the opportunity to realize their full potential through the journey of selfdiscovery, healing, and transformation via holistic self-care and a

I wish you all a night and year of fabulous fortune, and thank you again for your support of this event and the American Association of Singapore. Please bid (and bid often) for the auction items supporting our organization and our activities. Thank you! Ashok Lalwani President American Association of Singapore


Special Thanks The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore For your outstanding service and attention to detail

2024 George Washington Ball Committee For all your hard work in making tonight’s event a success! CHAIRS: Alexandra Dolibic Fancher & Andrea Poulton COMMITTEE: Paulina Bohm, Valerie Brandt, Jeanne Craig, Joan de Souza, Garima Lalwani, Sanna Massala, Chris Milliken AAS EVENTS MANAGER: Sabrina Lim Our amazing volunteers; and the AAS Team: Thila Chandra, Nilam Mehta, Melinda Murphy, Vincent Vallejo, Susan Williams Thanks to the Media.Monks Team: Yasmine Mansour, Avisenna Gusta, Tomiko Tan; and Camera Rental Centre (Video): Natasha Yow


Companies and individuals for their generous contributions tonight! 108 ART 8Two Pte Ltd Alexandra & John Fancher AMANDARI AMANJIWO Arete Culture ART N ASH Art Works Advisory Art4Keep ARTitude Galeria Base Entertainment Asia BisousBaba Pte Ltd Boeing Singapore Pte Ltd BRISA Cendre@Sweenys Pte Ltd CLOUDSTREET Codigo 1530 Asia Pte Ltd COMO Metropolitan Singapore DPM Sleep Solution (S) Pte Ltd Eden + Elie Emperor’s Attic EstheClinic Five Iron Golf Singapore

Flower Diamond Four Seasons Hotel Singapore GalaBid Gabbeh Carpet Hard Rock Cafe Hat of Cain Hedger’s Carpet Gallery Hope Rosa Inside Outside Designs Intercontinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort Ipse Ipsa Ipsum Just Anthony Kalliope Coplin La Source Spa Singapore Laura Lee Antiques Little Farms Longchamp Maharaja’s Tailors Mane of Man Marriott Phuket Nai Yang Beach Memory Boards Mendis Aesthetics Montigo Resorts Nongsa






NIO Cocktails Nomad Caviar New Zealand Fresh Oorja Sustainables PengWine Andrea & Richard Poulton Raffles Singapore Shopping at Tiffany’s Simone Irani Stefano Ricci T&C Gemstones & Jewellery Talking Textiles Telunas Beach Resort Telunas Private Island Tempat Senang The Antidote The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore The Lampshade House United Airlines VGB Designs Xoleil Spa Village Yang Gallery






Dinner Menu The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore

Double Fortune Coins You can still support Over-The-Rainbow by purchasing a Double Fortune Coin tonight! Log in to GalaBid where you’ll see the Double Fortune Coin as a Buy-it-Now option for $88. All who purchase a coin will be entered in a lucky draw to win an American Gold Eagle coin produced by the United States Mint worth more than $400. All net sales raised through the purchase of Double Fortunes Coins goes to Over-The-Rainbow.

Starter Crabmeat & Potato Remoulade, Vanilla & Tomato Chutney, Curly Crispy Salad, Ranch Dressing OR Leek & Potato Remoulade with Guacamole, Vanilla & Tomato Chutney, Shaved Cucumber & Curly Crispy Salad, Ranch Dressing

Thank you to Coinbase for generously supporting the Double Fortune Coins and for donating $8,888 to Over-The-Rainbow!

Soup Cream of Topinambur, Chestnut & Golden Oyster Mushroom Main Course Grilled M7 Australian Wagyu Ribeye Steak, Sauce Madeira, Potato Dauphinoise, Sauteed Asparagus & Eryngii OR Pan-fried Barramundi, Seared Scallop, Anise Spice Veloute, Brown Buttered Sweet Potato, Sauteed Asparagus, Bay Carrot & Cauliflower OR Charred Mirin Infused Nasu Eggplant, Stuffed Zucchini Blossom, Risotto ai Funghi

Scan here to purchase a Double Fortune Coin.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT THROUGH EARLY PURCHASE OF THE COINS! Cherri Jonathan Fancher Valerie Brandt & Blair Hall Melinda & Tom Hiemstra In Loving Memory of “Mary” Myung Soon Kim Ashok & Garima Lalwani Steve & Paige Okun

PengWine - Bored Ape Solana Club Andrea Poulton Candice Nicole Pretorius Print Dynamics Liz Rubinstein Kate van Zutphen Max van Zutphen AAS Staff

Dessert Lemon Cream Cheese with Apple Cinnamon compote, Vanilla crumble, Salted Caramel Ice Cream

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Silent Auction and Lucky Draw Instructions A NIGHT OF MAGIC: $5 LUCKY DRAW


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Be sure to log into our simple bidding system and – for just $5 – you could win a 2 day / 1 night stay for 2 people including breakfast in a Kallang Deluxe Room right here at THE RITZ-CARLTON MILLENIA SINGAPORE. Exciting, right?! To enter, be sure to click on the item and bid $5.

VALUE: $650 By registering, you will not receive promotional or marketing e-mails or messages.


Casino Table Lucky Draw FROM BEYOND THE RAVE Want to own your very own piece of modern culture? Then register for a chance to win a work by Hayden Kays donated by ART WORKS ADVISORY. This stunning piece is a world-exclusive release for Art Works Advisory. Only 20 in the world, each one numbered and signed off by Hayden Kays himself (his first ever lino cut print) and executed at the artisan print maker Schafer Grafik in Copenhagen. • Black acrylic on very special Gold Chromolux paper stock • Framed • 16” x 23” (42cm x 59cm)

Note: All emails of those who register will be shared with Art Works.

VALUE: $4,000

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WHO IS HAYDEN KAYS? Part of a new generation of rising Pop Artists, Hayden Kays is one of London’s most exciting and provocative craftsmen of our times. He specializes in painting, sculpture and printmaking, and is known for his notoriously razor-sharp witticisms and brazen imagery, both of which comment on the contemporary cultural landscape.


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OR Give your email to the Art Works employees near the casino tables which also gets you chips to play the tables.

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DARTH VADER STAR WARS HELMET Okay all you Star Wars fans, this one is for you! Take home this genuine piece of Star Wars history with this Darth Vader life-size replica helmet, signed by David Prowse, the actor who played Darth Vader in the original trilogy, and accompanied by the autograph of James Earl Jones, who was the voice of Darth Vader. That’s right - two signatures! Prowse died in 2020 and, upon his death, George Lucas said, “David brought a physicality to Darth Vader that was essential for the character. He made Vader leap off the page and onto the big screen, with an imposing stature and movement performance to match the intensity and undercurrent of Vader’s presence. David was up for anything and contributed to the success of what would become a memorable, tragic figure.” This unique item has been professionally presented in a custommade display using the highest quality materials, and it comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. Approximate dimensions: 16” x 12” x 14” (40cm x 30cm x 36cm)

VALUE: $8,000 STARTING BID: $3,800


Live Auction AMAN DOUBLE FORTUNE Imagine not one but TWO ultimate getaways in the lap of true luxury. The lucky winner of this package will win trips to not one but two AMAN resorts, the top luxury brand in the world. You’ll visit the AMANDARI near Ubud, Bali, and the AMANJIWO in Borbordur. You’ll get a 3 day/2 night stay for two people at each resort, plus round trip airport transfers and daily breakfast for two. And to make your visit really special, each resort is adding unique experiences just for you. Check out the GalaBid app for details. AMANDARI, Bali Amandari is located in the village of Kedewatan, part of Bali’s cultural capital, Ubud. Perched on an escarpment high above the winding Ayung River Gorge, the resort follows the design of a traditional Balinese village. Pebbled walkways link the 31 suites and villas with the restaurant, swimming pool, and Aman Spa. AMANJIWO, Borobudur Amanjiwo overlooks Borobudur, the world’s largest Buddhist sanctuary, in the rural heartland of Central Java. Located in one of the most scenic parts of Indonesia, the 33-suite resort offers a magnificent swimming pool surrounded by rice paddies, with views across the Kedu Plain to four volcanoes on the horizon. T&C apply. Check app for details.

VALUE: $9,220 STARTING BID: $2,500


Live Auction DIAMONDS ARE A GIRL’S BEST FRIEND Just imagine how glamorous you’d look in these exquisite Tanzanite and Diamond Drop Earrings – a dazzling fusion of rare gemstones and timeless elegance. Crafted with precision and passion, these earrings are a celebration of sophistication and luxury from T&C GEMSTONES & JEWELLERY. THE DETAILS • 2.7ct of Diamonds • 3.8ct of Tanzanites • Set in 18k White Gold Comes with a Singapore Gemological Institute Certificate. Dazzling Tanzanite At the heart of each earring lies a stunning tanzanite gemstone, renowned for its captivating violet-blue hue. Mined exclusively in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, this gemstone is a true testament to nature’s artistry. Its unique color, ranging from deep indigo to vibrant violet, ensures that each pair of earrings is one-of-a-kind, adding an exclusive touch to your collection. Sparkling Diamonds Surrounding the tanzanite gemstone are brilliant diamonds that amplify the allure of these drop earrings. Meticulously selected and expertly set, the diamonds add a touch of glamour and sophistication. The sparkle and brilliance of the diamonds enhance the overall elegance of the earrings, making them a perfect accessory for any special occasion.

VALUE: $12,550 STARTING BID: $5,000 13

Live Auction FLY AWAY HOME Craving time in the US, but dread the long, uncomfortable flight? Here is your chance to travel in luxury! Win two, round trip, 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. Check app for details.

VALUE: $26,000 STARTING BID: $5,000


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MUHAMMAD ALI SIGNED BOXING GLOVE Own a piece of true American sports history: a beautifully-framed, signed Muhammad Ali Everlast boxing glove and photo generously donated by the FANCHER FAMILY. Muhammad Ali gained fame for his boxing skills, charisma and the controversy he generated outside the ring. In 1976, the Smithsonian acquired Ali’s boxing gloves and robe for an exhibition on the American Bicentennial, A Nation of Nations. At the donation ceremony, before a crowd of reporters and cheering spectators, Ali predicted that his Everlast glove would become “the most famous thing in this building.” Imagine – your home can be as cool as The Smithsonian! This item has been professionally framed using the highest quality materials. Item comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. Approximate framed dimensions: 39” x 23” x 6” (100cm x 58cm x 14cm)

VALUE: $5,000 STARTING BID: $1,500


Live Auction FRENCH ALPS GETAWAY Oh glory be! What a life! Imagine 7 days / 6 nights in your own stunning hotel 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 chic boutique hotel that can host up to 22 guests. The stunning hotel is a one-minute walk to the main street for retail shopping, restaurants, bars, wine stores, supermarkets, and ski/ snowboard rental places. It’s got its own private sauna and massage room and numerous living and entertainment spaces. This hotel allows for social gatherings and corporate meetings. It is also a few minutes walk to most ski lifts. Chamonix is a very charming French town that is only a 45-minute drive from Geneva Airport, less than a 2-hour drive from Milan, and about a 45-minute drive to Courmayeur, Italy. Chamonix is a perfect place to visit at any season. There is a garden with a hot tub, WiFi, and large ski locker/ bike storage. T&C apply. Check app for details.

VALUE: $25,000 STARTING BID: $8,500


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TAYLOR SWIFT SIGNED GUITAR Take home your very own piece of pop culture: a signed Taylor Swift guitar! This exquisite piece features a striking guitar, handautographed by Swift herself, superbly mounted on an original custom backdrop. You don’t have to be a Swifty to love this one! Having sold over 200 million records globally, Taylor Swift is one of the best-selling musicians of all time. Her discography spans multiple genres, and her songwriting, often inspired by her personal life, has received critical praise and wide media coverage. Honored with titles such as “Artist of the Decade” and “Woman of the Decade,” her music is credited with influencing a generation of singer-songwriters. This item has been professionally framed using the highest quality materials and it comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. Approximate framed dimensions: 30” x 46” (77cm x 117cm)

VALUE: $8,000 STARTING BID: $3,800


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LA DAMA Dress up your walls with this stunning artwork donated by ARTITUDE GALERIA. The acrylic on canvas, titled “La Dama,” is the work of Columbian artist Juan Vasco Sierra.

Introducing the epitome of sophistication and style for your living space – an absolutely stunning Artisan Elegant Sideboard, Marble Tower Lamps, Jewel Black Mirror (60”), Luxe Gold Mirror Tray, and Scented Reeds donated by ARETE CULTURE, an award winning Interior Design & Styling firm with over 1,750 residential and commercial properties under its belt. Elevate your home decor with this exquisite collection that seamlessly blends timeless craftsmanship with modern elegance. Indulge in the art of living with their curated collection of beautiful and elegant furniture. Each piece is a testament to the fusion of timeless craftsmanship and contemporary design, promising to transform your home into a haven of sophistication and refinement. Elevate your surroundings with this exquisite ensemble, where luxury meets functionality in perfect harmony.

The arrangement of the smooth circular shapes that interplay beautifully with the stark contrast of bold geometric blocks of colors creates an image that is modern, sassy, and, at the same time, cool and contemporary. Vasco Sierra believes that the mood and feeling within the painting are of the utmost importance – more so than the composition. The mood and ambiance dictate the color tone. Artist Name: Juan Vasco Sierra Artwork Title: La Dama Size: 47” x 39” (120cm x 100cm) Technique: Acrylic on Canvas

VALUE: $5,250 STARTING BID: $1,000

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Silent Auction MAGICAL MANILA See Manila like you never have, wrapped in total luxury in your very own private penthouse. Spend a full week (7 days / 6 nights) in your 4+1 bedroom (all en suite) penthouse, perfectly located near Century Mall and Trump Towers. You’ll receive 2-way airport transfers, a 1-day city tour, and a dinner with a cultural show for 6 persons. This is a perfect, luxurious getaway for families or friends for up to 10 people.


T&C apply. Check app for details.

Craving a perfect night’s sleep? Then meet the ultimate innovation for a supreme night’s rest. This amazing DPM™ MATTRESS will be 100% custom fit to your body, designed to cater to your unique sleep preferences and ensure a restful, rejuvenating experience like never before. Experts will configure the sleep system to perfectly fit your body and your bed partner’s side can be configured differently. No more battling at the mattress store about which mattress is best. The results? A perfect night’s sleep for you both!

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

VALUE: $12,399 STARTING BID: $2,000


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HIS AND HERS PAMPERING This package has it all... clothes, spa treatments, and food!


Start your day shopping. She will head to SIMONE IRANI to spend $250 on one of Simone’s timeless and ultra-chic resort wear pieces. Then complete your look with 3 gold-plated bangles with semiprecious stones from VALERIE BRANDT DESIGNS. The gent will also get a special outfit – bespoke shirts or a suit – worth $1,500 from one of Singapore’s finest, MAHARAJA’S TAILORS.

Long to play Pebble Beach or St. Andrews? You can right here on Cecil Street with your very own membership to FIVE IRON GOLF SINGAPORE. Enjoy a 6-month, weekday/weekend morning membership at an urban indoor golf experience in the heart of the CBD that combines golf, technology, and entertainment, making golf enjoyable for players of all levels. Bring up to 5 friends at no extra charge and so much more. Check app for details.

Next, the couple will be treated to his and her spa treatments from LA SOURCE SPA that include a 60-minute rejuvenation massage and a 90-minute signature facial followed by a shampoo and blow dry.

VALUE: $3,750 STARTING BID: $850

Show off your new look with a signature, multi-course dining experience of an IMUA Dinner Experience for 2 at Butcher’s Block that includes a wine pairing, donated by RAFFLES SINGAPORE.

VALUE: $3,783 STARTING BID: $1,000 21

Silent Auction OCEAN OF TEQUILA Enjoy the epitome of luxury on THE ANTIDOTE, an exquisite Italian Azimut 40 yacht. Your bespoke charter departs from Marina at Keppel Bay, cruising along Singapore’s breathtaking coastline towards the idyllic St. John’s or Lazarus Islands. Indulge in a culinary feast paired with a champagne toast and curated wines, rejuvenate in thrilling water activities, or relax on the front sun pad or flybridge. As the day ends, capture the stunning sunset on the journey back, encapsulating a truly sublime voyage.

RING IN THE NEW YEAR Turn heads with this stunning ring featuring a captivating oval-cut kunzite as the centerpiece, renowned for its delicate lavender-pink hue that exudes femininity and grace. Donated by T&C GEMSTONES & JEWELLERY, the kunzite is cradled by a halo of brilliant round diamonds, creating a mesmerizing contrast that enhances its natural beauty. Kunzite is believed to promote love, compassion, and emotional healing, making it an ideal choice for a symbol of affection and devotion, while the sparkling diamonds symbolize eternal commitment and the enduring strength of your bond. The lucky winner will also be entitled to invite 3 girlfriends (total of 4 people) for a T&C Gemstones & Jewellery exclusive Bubbles & Bling night with a free flow of cocktails and delish canapés for 2.5 hours. So fun!

Adding to the magic is a fabulous donation by CODIGO 1530 ASIA. This limited edition of a double-barreled Añejo tequila is a special release by Código 1530 Tequila and Playboy Spirits, featuring a refined and incredibly smooth tequila aged in Napa Valley Cabernet French white oak barrels and finished in Spanish SherryFino casks. Código 1530 Tequila is made of 100% pure blue weber agave and is certified additive-free.

VALUE: $3,850 STARTING BID: $1,000

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Silent Auction SHAKEN, NOT STIRRED James Bond would love making a martini here! Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, the Tall Rib Bespoke Bar Cabinet from ARETE CULTURE stands as a testament to the fusion of artistry and functionality. Its tall, slender profile is accentuated by beautiful gold handles and framing, creating a visual masterpiece that seamlessly integrates into any contemporary or classic setting. The cabinet features a carefully curated design that combines form and function effortlessly. With its tall stature, it maximizes storage without compromising on aesthetics. The interior is ingeniously organized to accommodate a variety of bar essentials, making it an ideal choice for those who appreciate both the art of mixology and the visual appeal of exquisite design.

CUT YOUR LOSSES Grab a partner and make your New Year’s resolution of a better you a reality. Work on your trouble spots with the help of MENDIS AESTHETICS. Each of you will be treated to 4 sessions (a total of 8) of EMSCULPT NEO, which melts fat while building muscle. EMSCULPT NEO is the first ever FDA-cleared procedure to combine two standalone procedures (Radio Frequency Heating and High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic Waves) into a single, fat-reduction treatment. Each of you will also be treated to a special Davines Italian Herbal Infusion Treatment and haircut from Holland Village’s CENDRE@SWEENYS (for a total of 2). You’re going to look fab!

Adding to the look is this stunning tall gold sculpture which majestically stands atop, balancing beautiful gold orbs in the air, making a splash and statement in the room.

VALUE: $9,996 STARTING BID: $1,500

VALUE: $6,170 STARTING BID: $1,500


Silent Auction LIONEL MESSI Imagine your wall with this incredible Lionel Messi hand-signed jersey, complemented by photos of Messi in action! Any sports fan would love this truly special piece of sports history featuring one of the greatest soccer players of all time.

ONCE IN A BLUE MOON Once in a blue moon does a prize like this come along! Complete your home with this simply gorgeous 86” x 54” (220cm x 137cm) carpet with an intricate blue medallion and floral design from HEDGER’S CARPETS. Add this both functional and decorative ceramic jar from EMPEROR’S ATTIC made in Jingdezhen, known for making beautiful ceramics for more than a thousand years. Jazz up your wall with this fabulous canvas print called “Chicken, Soup & Rice” from TALKING TEXTILES, a 14” x 14” (36cm x 36cm) digital reproduction of original artwork by Deborah McKellar, framed in beautiful champagne gold with a black backing. And top it all off with a beautiful ceramic barrel stool painted with blue and white Flowers of Happiness & “Shou” Longevity from LAURA LEE’S ANTIQUES.

An Argentine professional footballer, Messi has won a record eight Ballon d’Or awards and a record six European Golden Shoes and – in 2020 – he was named to the Ballon d’Or Dream Team. Messi was among Time’s 100 most influential people in the world in 2011, 2012 and 2023. In 2020 and 2023, he was named the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year, with Messi being the first team-sport athlete to win the award. And in 2023, he was named Time Athlete of the Year, the first footballer to ever win the award. Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity. This item has been professionally framed using the highest standard of framing materials.

VALUE: $5,665 STARTING BID: $1,200

Approximate framed dimensions: 40” x 36” (104 cm x 93 cm)

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Silent Auction ONE FOR THE GENTS


Up your fashion game with 3 stunning silk ties, 2 beautiful pocket squares (1 blue and 1 white), 1 grey silk scarf, 1 bottle of irresistible Royal Eagle fragrance, and a 2-hour private styling. All generously donated by STEFANO RICCI, a standard of excellence and perfection, 100% made in Italy, but available here in Singapore at MBS. Top off your look with a haircut and full shave from the impeccable skills of the barber at MANE OF MAN. After a long day of impressing your clients (and the ladies!), come home and pour yourself a nice glass of El Optimista premium tequila made in Mexico, donated by 8TWO.

Enjoy the tranquility and serenity of an easy Batam 4 day / 3 night getaway for up to 6 people, staying in a luxurious villa generously donated by ANDREA AND RICHARD POULTON, surrounded by lush gardens in the midst of nature. Whisk yourselves away on an easy, half-hour ferry to your a 3-bedroom villa, set on the hillside overlooking the sea and among the verdant hues of the lush jungle surroundings. Upon your arrival at Nongsapura ferry terminal, you will be greeted by a NONGSA VILLAGE representative who will take you to the Villa. The village and surrounding areas provide a wide variety of activities for guests, including restaurants, fishing, and more. Facilities within the village match the tranquility of the environment, from a pool to a fishing jetty. Before you leave for your trip, each of you can get a haircut and treatment (6 haircuts total) from CENDRE@SWEENYS so you’ll all look great in your Instagram photos. T&C apply. Check app for details.

VALUE: $4,525 STARTING BID: $1,000

VALUE: $4,188 STARTING BID: $1,000


Silent Auction GREEN DOG


Own a piece of current culture and make your walls pop. This whimsical print donated by YANG GALLERY will bring spirit and joy to your home. There’s simply no way you can look at this painting and not smile!

Tennis anyone? This is the ultimate prize for the tennis lover in your life, as it combines many fabulous prizes into one! • •

Each Green Dog painting is very personal and individual; the artist hopes to transcend existing knowledge of his work to let his dogs speak for themselves. Zhou Chunya was the youngest artist to ever top the Hurun Art List (2013), which ranks the top 100 Chinese artists by their sales revenues at public auction over the past year. One of his Green Dog works was valued at US$75 million.

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Artist: Zhou Chunya Title: Green Dog Size: 39” x 30” (100cm x 75cm) Material: Print Edition of 50 Please note painting is not framed

A captivating gold & diamond tennis racket necklace from ART N ASH Two hours of play on the much sought-after FOUR SEASONS Outdoor Courts (artificial grass turf, open top) One of each: Nike-branded gym tote, Nike Club unstructured Futura Wash cap, Nike every day plus cushioned socks, and a $200 voucher for the Nike employee store where you’ll receive a 40% discount Pamper yourselves after all that sun with 4 vouchers for anti-aging facials from MENDIS AESTHETICS After working up an appetite, use $300 worth of vouchers at HARD ROCK CAFE on a meal or merchandise

VALUE: $4,390 STARTING BID: $1,000

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Silent Auction LEBRON JAMES Wow your friends with this piece of sports history: a LeBron James hand-signed Lakers #23 Jersey with custom designed backdrop that includes photos from his career. How great would that look hanging on your wall?


LeBron James is widely considered one of the greatest all-around basketball players of all time. James won National Basketball Association (NBA) championships with the Miami Heat (2012 and 2013), the Cleveland Cavaliers (2016), and the Los Angeles Lakers (2020). In 2023, he became the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, breaking the record (38,387).

Plan your 4 day / 3 night escape with your family and leave the blur of the city behind for a remote private island that’s incredibly close to the Lion City. Stay in one of TELUNAS PRIVATE ISLAND’s over-the -water villas with spectacular wide angle views of the azure sea and the rugged terrain, each designed with a family in mind. Enjoy the infinity pool with your party of 2 adults and 2 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. Add to the fun with your his & hers matching block prints 100% cotton sets from BISOUSBABA. T&C apply. Check app for details.

Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity. This item has been professionally framed using the highest standard of framing materials. Approximate framed dimensions: 41” x 37” (104 cm x 93 cm)

VALUE: $5,000 STARTING BID: $2,500

VALUE: $3,347 STARTING BID: $1,000


Silent Auction PEACH BLOSSOM — LOVER This absolutely stunning work donated by YANG GALLERY marries beautiful hues of pink and blues with exciting emotion that will bring new life to your home. Teeming with rich radiance, visual drama, and sensual emotion, luscious peach blossoms surge against golden fields, a sapphire lake, and a striking azure sky. Depicting an opulent bounty of sensory splendor, Zhou Chunya’s Peach Blossom ‒ Lover is at once idyllic and lavishly sumptuous. The subject matter appears at once innocuous and harmonious.

SINGING THE BLUES Feeling the blues? We are when it comes to decorating! Start with this stunning teal sideboard with iron motifs from JUST ANTHONY, a new piece replicating the old Shanxi sideboard, but made in a modern teal color. Add this beautiful blue floral bird bedside table from LAURA LEE ANTIQUES. Donated by 108 ART, decorate your wall with “Song of Twilight” by Kavita Chachcha, whose work has been described as “abstract art with an Indian soul.” Lastly, add a bespoke 14” or 16” (35cm or 40cm) lampshade with fabric of your choice from THE LAMPSHADE HOUSE. Stay with the blues or add a pop of color - it’s up to you!

Artist: Zhou Chunya Title: Peach Blossom ‒ Lover Size: 47” x 31.5” (120cm x 80 cm) Material: Print Edition of 80 Please note this painting is not framed

VALUE: $3,149 STARTING BID: $1,000

VALUE: $10,570 STARTING BID: $2,000


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GIRLS SPA DAYS Look and feel your very best with a package of spa treatments. What could be better? Start with a getaway spa day at everybody’s favorite TEMPAT SENANG in Batam. Grab 2 friends, and the 3 of you can spend a half-day, midweek spa day together, enjoying a relaxing and rejuvenating short break away from Singapore with Balinese vibes while being pampered in a lush green setting. Back in Singapore, keep the love going, and you can each treat yourself to an anti-aging facial treatment (total of 3) from MENDIS AESTHETICS designed to make you look your youthful best. Top it all off with a haircut and treatment for each of you (total of 3) from CENDRE@SWEENYS.

VALUE: $3,344 STARTING BID: $1,000 29


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TREAT YOURSELF In the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, it’s easy to forget yourself. No more! This one is for you! Treat yourself to 3 transdermal anti-aging facial therapy procedures from MENDIS AESTHETICS. You’ve never looked so young! Add to your joy with a Lovers Clutch in Italian red with the oh-so-comfortable Marylyn Pumps, also in red, from HOPE ROSA. Add to your new look with a new hairstyle and a Davines Tailoring Infusion Treatment at CENDRE@SWEENYS, located in the heart of Holland Village.

This is a brilliant package for two couples or a family to take an easy getaway together to Batam. Enjoy your beautiful 2-bedroom villa at MONTIGO RESORTS NONGSA. The whitewashed sky villas of their Nongsa resort have redefined the Indonesian hospitality landscape. Clinging to the sapphire shores of the Singapore Strait, they serve up contemporary interior design, exquisite sea views, and private pools and BBQ facilities. While in Batam, 2 of you will head to XOLEIL SPA VILLAGE for Bedda Lotong Scrub, which include 90-minute deep tissue massages, 30-minute body scrubs, and 30-minute herbal steams. T&C apply. Check app for details.

VALUE: $3,188

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Lucky Draw A DECADENT EVENING IN Sometimes you just need an evening in, so why not treat yourself truly well while you’re home? Start your decadent evening sipping on some of your PENGWINE. Your set includes 6 Bottles of PengWine, 1 book, a t-shirt, a cork puller, and a hat. Complement your wine with something served on your new tray, a crab caught in motion on a smooth black marble surface from IPSE IPSA IPSUM. While you’re at it, listen to your favorite music on your new Danish Tangent Classic, an incredibly stylish Bluetooth speaker anonymously donated this evening. Then, make yourself a beautiful meal with help from NEW ZEALAND FRESH using your $50 voucher. What a perfect night!

MONARCH AND CAVIAR Let your fantasy take flight with this beautiful diamond-adorned butterfly necklace from FLOWER DIAMOND. The symbolism of the butterfly in jewelry often represents transformation, beauty, and freedom, making it a popular choice for those seeking a meaningful and aesthetically pleasing accessory. Add to the indulgence 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 famed Beluga. The notably firm, full-flavored beads of deliciousness are ready to be served in a special bowl with two spoons.

T&C apply. Check app for details.

VALUE: $2,200

VALUE: $3,928




Add a bit of Asian spice to your room with this fabulous assortment of special items, beginning with a hand-made Persian Shiraz (Qashqai) kilim rug in gorgeous deep reds, yellows, and blacks from GABBEH CARPET. Top up your rug with two pieces from JUST ANTHONY. First, add a stunning Camphor chest, a vintage piece sourced from Shanghai. Then add a slim tapered cabinet with doors repurposed from vintage cabinet doors. The body is newly constructed to hold these doors, and the color was stained to match.

Grab a partner and enjoy 3 days / 2 nights at the stunning INTERCONTINENTAL DANANG SUN PENINSULA RESORT. Relax in your gorgeous Resort Terrace Suite Oceanview while taking in the breathtaking views. Need something new to wear to your getaway? No problem! Use your $250 voucher for BRISA to buy either clothes or something else fun to take with you. And then pair it with your necklace and earring set from EDEN + ELIE. Beading techniques are married with modern design to produce this unique Nyonya-inspired, red and white set, handwoven with an intricate motif inspired by floral patterns on the kebaya.

RUG DETAILS Hand-Made Persian Shiraz (Qashqai) Kilim Material: Natural Wool on Wool Base Colors: Natural Dye Size: 48” x 70” (123cm x 177cm) Origin: Persia (Iran)

VALUE: $2,650

T&C apply. Check app for details.

VALUE: $3,180


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A NEW YOU A new year means a new you! Starting with your body and face, get $888 worth of treatments from ESTHECLINIC. Choose from a menu of treatments such as permanent hair removal, scar correction, or fat freezing – the options are amazing.

MATILDA VIP TICKETS Grab some friends and enjoy your 12 VIP tickets to Matilda at Marina Bay Sands courtesy of BASE ENTERTAINMENT ASIA. That’s right! Twelve VIP tickets for one of the most beloved, family-friendly musicals of all time performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Then move over to your hair! Receive 4 haircuts and Davines Italian Herbal Infusion Treatments from Holland Village’s favorite, CENDRE@ SWEENYS to keep your look going all year long! Next up, something new to wear! Head to SHOPPING AT TIFFANY’S to use your $200 gift voucher and let Tiffany herself style your new outfit (a $200 value).

Three families of four ... six couples ... six mother/child combos ... 12 girlfriends – this prize is perfect for any of these groups or your own mix! The tickets are for the Sunday, March 24, 6:30PM show. T&C apply. Check app for details.

And we finish with something you always wanted to do but were too shy to try: singing lessons! Get 4 lessons with our very own KALLIOPE COPLIN, the lead singer from tonight’s band.

VALUE: $2,304

VALUE: $2,440



Lucky Draw ROMANTIC SINGAPORE Treat your loved one to a romantic weekend in town with a 3 Day / 2 Night stay with breakfast at COMO METROPOLITAN SINGAPORE, one of the city’s newest hotels located right on Orchard. Enjoy your view of the city with your wall-towall windows while sipping Singapore Slings from NIO COCKTAILS, delicious premixed cocktails in a box, perfectly balanced, fruity, and complex with just enough Gin the Botanist to add some bite. Then, spend one night enjoying a magnificent 8-course tasting menu for two at the two Michelin-starred CLOUDSTREET, one of Singapore’s top restaurants. You’ll be greeted with welcome bubbles and your delicious dinner also includes a wine pairing. T&C apply. Check app for details.

A TASTE OF THE ORIENT Give your home a taste of Asia with these stunning items, starting with pieces from JUST ANTHONY, with an antique wedding cabinet with carving on top in a luscious red with beautiful decorative handles, and a pair of table lamps converted from old ceramic ventilation tiles. So unique! All are paired with two items from LAURA LEE ANTIQUES: a hand-painted drum with “Flowers of Happiness” on elmwood with pure cowhide leather on both the top and base. And don’t forget your walls! This prize includes two, wooden travel posters.

VALUE: $2,350

VALUE $2,253


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Enjoy a 4 day / 3 night getaway with silky white sand under your feet and view the sunset from the over-water dining room and lounge. Try deck jumping for a big splash! Or nap in a beachfront hammock. Enjoy countless daytime activities and evening bonfires under the stars. TELUNAS BEACH RESORT is the perfect spot for 2 adults and 2 children.

T&C apply. Check app for details.

Enjoy 3 days / 2 nights in your very own pool villa in the ultimate comfort at PHUKET MARRIOTT RESORT AND SPA, NAI YANG BEACH. Elevate your stay in a scenic beach villa with a private garden and a plunge pool on the sands of Nai Yang Beach, a serene haven in one of the world’s most beautiful destinations. Wear your beautiful new outfit to dinner: a stunning ombre, hand-dyed muslin modal silk wrap dress in earth shades from OORJA SUSTAINABLES. Bring along a bottle of CHIVAS REGAL and carry your passport with you in your new, elegant Roseau S Handbag in Paper from LONGCHAMP, one of Longchamp’s most iconic lines. What fun! T&C apply. Check app for details.

VALUE: $2,882

VALUE: $2,685

Before you head out, stop by CENDRE@SWEENYS so the entire family can get a haircut and specially tailored hair treatment so you’ll all look great in your vacation photos. Perhaps your children will do a little art while you’re there, so be sure to save it! Let ART4KEEP digitize their artwork and create a keepsake book to remind you of your amazing vacation.


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GET YOUR SWING ON Are you ready to turn your golf dreams into reality? Unlock your true potential on the greens with premium golf lessons from FIVE IRON GOLF SINGAPORE, an urban indoor golf experience in the heart of the CBD that combines golf, technology, and entertainment to inspire the community and make golf enjoyable for players of all levels. It is the top-rated indoor golf simulator facility in Singapore, with first-class amenities featuring state-of-the-art TrackMan simulators. • 10 hours of lessons • Five Iron Golf Singapore lessons combine certified instructors with Tour-level technology • Lessons are for beginners and advanced players alike • 60-minute session with one of the highly trained coaches in a TrackMan simulator • Pros are available for lessons from as early as 7am to as late as 10pm in the CBD • Each lesson features state-of-the-art metrics and video analysis on TrackMan simulators, giving students a best-in-class lesson experience T&C apply. Check app for details.

A DAPPER GENT Make a great impression with your beautiful new bespoke duds. Use your $1,500 voucher from MAHARAJA’S TAILORS and walk out with tailor-made, impeccably-crafted bespoke clothes. Then top off your look with a beautiful Panama hat. Head to HAT OF CAIN for a complimentary hat fitting and a $400 store voucher. Back home, sip your CHIVAS REGAL served on your beautiful lacquer tray with the Paradise Garden design featuring a Singapore Black & White home from MEMORY BOARDS. T&C apply. Check app for details.

VALUE: $2,200

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Ever wondered what it’s like to fly a commercial jet? Turn your dream of flying into reality on this 2-hour flight simulation onboard a Boeing flight simulator! Climb aboard the full-size replica cockpit for an ultrarealistic flight experience. Super cool!

Little Farms cordially invites you and your friends for a private dining experience like no other. Savor a culinary delight featuring seasonal fresh produce and premium, high-quality, and high-welfare meats, each expertly paired with selected wines from renowned vineyards such as Chateau Miravel and Chateau Sant Valentin. This private dining experience, tailored for 8 people, will be held at a private section of Little Farms Table in Holland Village. Jason Green, the Executive Chef and Co-Director of Food and Beverage at Little Farms, has meticulously crafted an exquisite wine pairing dinner menu exclusively for this auction event – “A Summer Night’s Feast.” Seize the opportunity to indulge in this exceptional dining experience, available only for this auction.

The session is 2 hours, which is suggested for a family/group of up to 4 people. Children must be accompanied by at least one adult. Two people can fly at a time (Captain seat and First Officer seat) while the other two observe. All can take a turn flying, but the time will be split within the 2-hour period.

VALUE: $1,800

VALUE: $2,500


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