Reunion Update #7

June 6, 2012

Hi Friends,

It is exactly 100 days to our "THIS IS IT" Reunion.

Honestly, there is nothing more I can add to what we have already said of this reunion. The events announced in previous updates have been finalised and we are now working on the details.

The main purpose of this update is to draw your attention to the following...

Hotel Booking

We have been advised by the Hotels that vacancies are beginning to fill up. Unbeknown to me, Sunday, 16th Sept is Malaysia Day. In lieu of this, the following Monday, 17th. is now a gazetted public holiday. This long weekend has increased the number of visitors to KL and Sabah. Invariably, the hotel rates in these two cities will increase due to demand as the date approaches. The hotels have advised us to submit our bookings now to secure the discounted rates offered before the rooms are filled up. Hence, those who need hotel accomodation in Sabah and/or KL will need to advise us ASAP. You do not need to make any payments for hotel bookings. Just give us your details including check-in/check-out dates and we will book on your behalf.
We are also glad to announce that the venue of our reunion, the One World Hotel in KL, has just been voted 'The Best Hotel Convention Centre' in Malaysia and the Asia Pacific region (see attachment)! We are pleased to be associated such esteemed venue. 
At last count, we have more than 60 confirmed people going to Sabah. To confirm your trip to Sabah, you must formally register with us. Do not leave your Sabah trip planning to the last minute. You have your flights, hotel, and local tours bookings to make and the influx of other visitors to contend with.

Plan Your Trip

Please plan your trip carefully.  There have been cases where attendees have to re-book their flights in order to take full advantage of the events. Details of these events are posted on our Wellington Alumni Blog, . Read the dates carefully especially those who are climbing Mt. KK in Sabah. Also, do note the dates of events in KL. The reunion actually starts on the 13th Sept with the 'Welcome Party'; A 'Malaysian Evening' on the 14th and the 'Main Event' on the 15th. A total of THREE nights in a golf session in between the dates.
The other important date to note is the 'Lest We Forget' dinner hosted by Kah Kiat and Ivy Chong in Sabah on the evening of Monday 17th Sept., where appropriate, free transportaton shall be provided.
Note that the dress code for the 15th and 17th Sept events is SMART CASUAL....bordering on 'semi-formal'. We do encourage everyone to dress up for these events as these are our LAST reunion dinners together. There will be professional photographer and Videoman capturing every moment of the events!
Attendee List

Some of you have expressed concerns in regard to the publication of the Attendee List due to privacy matters. We thank you for bringing it to our attention. We will no longer publish this list. If any of you have any queries on attendance please refer to us and we will gladly answer them for you. 

Payment for the Events
More than two-thirds of you have fully paid for the events. Thank-you. Note that anyone who has made a payment will receive a confirmation from us. If you don't, it could mean that your payment is lost 'in-transit'. Contact us immediately. Do follow the payment instruction closely. Let us know if you have lost the payment instructions issued separately with previous updates.
It would be greatly appreciated if you could remit your payments to us ASAP. Let us know if you have a change of mind or priority and we will update your status accordingly.

Entertainment for the Evenings

The entertainment programs for the evenings are being finalised too. It will be a more audience participation type of entertainment. So, strengthen your vocal cords and/or polish your steps. We believe it will be a fun night with opportunity given to anyone who wishes to entertain us. Let us know if you wish to paricipate and we will slot you in the program.
Instruction for Mt. KK Climb
Once the list of climbers is finalised by the Sabah National Park, which should be this week, I will issue directly to the climbers the instructions and checklist of the trek. I am glad to say the numbers have increased and I am certainly in very good company for the climb.
Please feel free to direct any queries to us. Infomal updates are posted on our Facebook,!/groups/206212502751517/
Take care everyone.

With Regards, Henry Cheong