Final Update

July 19, 2012

Dear Friends,

This is the LAST "This Is It" Reunion update that I will be issuing to everyone.

15th Sept is less than 2 months away and we need to focus on the detailed planning of the events. The task in front of us is massive. From now on, we will only be communicating directly with those who have registered to attend the reunion. I do not see the point in continuing to provide updates to those who cannot attend the reunion. It achieves nothing other than clogging up their 'in-boxes'. There is nothing more I can add to what I have already said of this reunion. If you change your mind and decide to attend, you are most welcome to contact us and we will definitely accommodate you, if we can.

Note also that effective immediately, please direct ALL queries to Mr. Teoh Lay Hock,

In this LAST update, I do wish to focus on the following...

1) Register/Confirm your attendance/Payments

The majority of you who have registered your interest in the Reunion have paid for the events. To those who have not paid, may I request that you make the necessary payment(s) as soon as possible. We need to make advanced payment to the venue operator to confirm the seating for you. Let us know if you have problems with remitting your payments.

If you did register your interest but have since decided not to attend, kindly let us know as we do not wish to bore you with any future communications. It also helps us with the planning to know the confirmed number of attendees.

Registration to the Reunion continues to flow in as more people become aware of it. If you are interested, please let us know. We will keep the registration opened for as long as possible.

2) Payment Details/Instructions for Sabah & KL Events

The costs of the events are posted on our blog, and payment methods were issued out to you previously. If you need any help with your payment instructions please contact Mr. Teoh Lay Hock.

3) Registration to the 'Welcome Party' on 13th Sept. and 'Malaysia by Night' on 14th Sept. Events

Please note that these TWO events are hosted by Mr. David Chin and Dato Che Mokhtar respectively. They have been extremely generous to organise these events to welcome us to KL. To assist them in the planning of these events, can you please confirm your attendance, if you have not already done so. This is the least we can do to help them with the planning. You are most welcome to attend BOTH events!

4) Golf Sessions

There will be a golf session in KL on Friday, 14th Sept at the Tropicana Golf and Country Club which is 10 mins from the One World Hotel. Tee off time is at 12.30pm. The cost is RM$ 280. This includes green fees, twin sharing buggy, caddy and golfer insurance. Lunch and after-game drinks are hosted by Mr. Benny Tan. Please register your interest. Similar golf sessions will also be organised in Sabah for those interested.

5) The Sabah Trip Details.    

For those who are going to Sabah, please pay special attention to the following...

i) Provide us your flight details; Arrival & Departure (i.e. flight numbers, Date and Time). A 'host' will be assigned to each arriving party to ensure that you are well-looked after and made to feel at 'home'. You will be picked up from the airport and taken to the hotel and to dinner by your 'host'. These 'hosts' are trusted friends of Chong Kah Kiat who are more than happy to show you around Kota Kinabalu and provide local knowledge/advice as required.

ii) Please make sure you have book your flights to Sabah and secure your hotel accommodation. As mentioned previously, Saturday, 15th Sept is a long weekend in Malaysia. We expect an increase in the number of tourists to Sabah. Hotel bookings do not require upfront payment. You pay the hotel on check-out.

iii) The 'Lest We Forget' dinner on the evening of 17th Sept. hosted by Kah Kiat and Ivy Chong, will be held in the Nexus Ballroom at the famous Nexus Karambunai Resort. The Dress code for the evening is Smart Casual/Semi-Formal and transport is provided. The evening begins with Cocktails @ 7pm followed by Dinner @ 7.30pm. The party program ends at 12 midnight.

iv) On the morning of the 17th Sept. there is a recommended City Tour which includes a 'native' lunch at the Mari Mari Cultural Centre and a visit to the Open Concept Wildlife Zoo. An opportunity to meet the Borneo Orang Utan and the Probocis monkeys. The cost of this tour is RM$ 170 per person. We need to have a minimum of 25 participants.

v) The recommended tour on the morning of 18th Sept is the Islands Cruise which includes a BBQ lunch at the Manukan Island. Snorkelling and Parasailing are available on this cruise but the cost is not included the Cruise @ RM$ 140 person.

NOTE: These tours are organised at discounted rates. The details are attached to this update. We strongly recommend that you take advantage of these tours. Please register your interest. Note also that these tours are in addition to the Kundasang Trip, which is an overnight stay on the 19th Sept. This was announced in previous updates. There will also be various informal gatherings in the evenings that we are in Kota Kinabalu.

vi) For those of you who stay in Kota Kinabalu long enough. you are invited to a BBQ dinner on the night of the 23rd Sept. @ 8pm to celebrate the 'Return of the Climbers' from Mt KK. This again, is hosted by Kah Kiat & Ivy Chong at their family home. Transport will be provided.

vii) Lastly, it is not too late to register your interest to join us in Sabah. So, if you are interested, please let us know now.

There is no doubt that we will all have a fabulous time at this last Reunion of ours.

In closing, as this is my LAST update, let me wish everyone the very BEST in your future. If I don't get to meet you at this reunion, I certainly hope to bump into you in the not too distant future. Take good care of yourselves, won't you?


Yours Truly,

Henry Cheong

Committee Members:

Michael Lim -
Teoh Lay Hock -
Zuraidah Omar -
Benny Tan -
David Chin -
Chong Kah Kiat -
Victor Fong -

Ann-Mean Leo -
Freddie Seow -
Henry Cheong -