In this weeks issue, we are all about the All Things Sparkling Soirée!
The NZ Chamber's 40th Anniversary Gala - Sparkling Soirée is just around the corner, and the excitement is building. Get ready to celebrate four decades of Kiwi connections in Singapore. Scroll down to find out more on what to expect on the night!
When: Saturday, 18th November 2023
Exclusive Ticket Offer: Be sure to secure your tickets early! Anyone who purchases tickets during the month of October will automatically enter a special draw. The lucky winner will have the opportunity to enjoy the evening from an exclusive VIP area, alongside our event major sponsor, ANZ. Don't miss your chance for this unique experience – get your tickets today!
Now, let's dive into the details.
|About Tamarind Hill Singapore
Set within a historic colonial bungalow and perched atop the forested Labrador Nature Reserve, nature and heritage harmonise at Tamarind Hill to present a gastronomic escape away from the city. With its timeless interiors, rustic-luxe décor, and epicurean dishes, the award-winning restaurant is an amalgamation of Asian and colonial influences, perfectly mirroring the city's storied past.
|Meet Our Featured Artist: FLOX
Renowned Kiwi artist, FLOX, will be joining us for the Sparkling Soirée. FLOX will finishing some artworks live on the night, which will be available for auction. Her vibrant and distinctive style promises to add a unique artistic touch to our celebration! We will be posting some exclusive sneak peaks of FLOX working on the pieces in weeks to come so do follow us on our social media platforms!
With her roots firmly stamped within the street art era of the early 2000's, FLOX's trademark style derived from the natural world is unquestionably recognisable today.
The artist has always maintained a philosophy of "making art for the people" and making her art accessible which saw FLOX take her own artistic lane by avoiding the traditional artist/gallery relationship. Today, FLOX is one of Aotearoa's most recognised artists, keeping herself busy with murals, commissions, products, brand collabs and workshops.
Painting site specific murals, she gives voice to local narratives and reflects on environmental issues, often in collaboration with local communities. As her brand has grown globally, FLOX has travelled ever wider, creating works that celebrate native, endangered or rare flora and fauna around the world.
|Introducing the Music of the Night
Prepare to dance the night away to the vibrant tunes of Kiwi rock sensation, Shane Cortese, and the 8 Track band. Their electrifying performance will be the heartbeat of our celebration, ensuring that every moment is filled with energy and excitement.
Shane Cortese is one of New Zealand's most recognisable performers with a multitude of television, film, theatre and music credits to his name.
Shane has starred in some of New Zealand's most popular dramas including, Outrageous Fortune, Nothing Trivial, Shortland Street, The Almighty Johnsons, Burying Brian, Legend of the Seekers, and most recently Brokenwood Mysteries.
Shane returned to New Zealand in the early 2000s, after a successful stage career in London's West End. Roles included Rocky and Frank 'n' Further in the New The Rocky Horror Show, Pharaoh in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat and Young Elvis in Elvis - The Musical.
|Fine Wines & Culinary Delights
Indulge in a culinary journey with fine New Zealand wines, whiskey, and gin at our dedicated bars. Savour gourmet canapés and explore delectable live food stations, offering a taste of Aotearoa, including homegrown New Zealand lamb & salmon thanks to New Zealand Fresh, that will leave your taste buds delighted.
And that's not all! As the night progresses, don't miss out on these delectable treats:
Late-Night Party Pie by Kiwi Kitchen: We're bringing a slice of Kiwi tradition to the Sparkling Soirée. Enjoy our late-night party pie supper, a beloved Kiwi snack that will keep your energy up as you dance the night away. Kapiti Cheese Selection: Thanks to Fonterra, delight in a selection of premium Kapiti cheeses, showcasing New Zealand's dairy excellence. Pair these exquisite cheeses with fine wines for a truly gourmet experience. Gin Bar by Juno Gin: Revisit the artistry of New Zealand gin at the Juno Gin bar. Sip on handcrafted gin creations that capture the essence of the Land of the Long White Cloud. Whiskey Bar by Spirited SG: Immerse yourself in the world of whiskey at the Spirited SG bar. Sample a curated selection of premium NZ whiskeys, each with its own unique character and flavour profile.
Birthday Cake: As we celebrate 40 years of Kiwi connections, we'll cap off the night with a special birthday cake. Join us in a toast to this momentous occasion and savor a slice of sweetness to conclude our Sparkling Soiree.
|A Chance to Win Big: Proudly brought to you by Air New Zealand
Thanks to Air New Zealand, all guests who participate in the Raffle Draw will have the opportunity to win 2 Economy Class return tickets from Singapore to Auckland. Imagine the adventures that await you in the Land of the Long White Cloud!
|Unforgettable Auctions & Photo Memories
Join the auction for holiday adventures & experiences:
Take the opportunity to bid on some amazing prizes. We're offering exclusive holiday experiences that will take you on unforgettable journeys. Bid for a chance to escape to exciting getaways, whether it's a luxurious staycation in Singapore, a relaxing day on a yacht, and other incredible getaways and experiences. Your dream escape could be just one bid away!
Our wine enthusiasts are in for a treat! You have the chance to bid on your own a Fisher & Paykel wine fridge stocked with an exquisite collection of New Zealand wines, in total valued over $3,000. This top-of-the-line wine fridge is not only a statement piece but also a functional addition to your home. Bid for this wine connoisseur's dream and elevate your wine storage game.
Capture the magic of the evening with a visit to our photobooth, courtesy of Synergy Wealth. Gather your friends and strike a pose. Take home beautiful photo memories that will remind you of the joy and laughter shared at the Sparkling Soirée.
|Dress Code: Garden Glamour (with a touch of sparkle) - think Waiheke wedding!
The event is held at a venue with a mixture of indoor air-conditioned spaces (including the dance floor) with access to lovely alfresco verandahs and garden. For this special night, we invite you to embrace the Garden Glamour theme. Choose your most elegant cocktail attire, add a touch of sparkle, and join us in creating an enchanting ambiance.
We eagerly anticipate celebrating this momentous occasion with you at the Sparkling Soirée. #ExpectSomethingDifferent - because that's what makes us Kiwi!