Last Sunday, October 19 was a fantastic day for all of us at the Resort. We had a celebrated Golfing & Dinner event in aid of the Nur Jauhar Foundation, a charity foundation under the office of the Head of State.
The charity event was an elevation from the annual Patron’s Cup, adding it to the many other Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) efforts organised by our Resort.
A group photo of the morning flights with His Excellency Tun (front row, centre) before tee-off.
Continuing our tradition, the Patron’s Charity Cup began with a golf tournament held in the morning at Sutera Harbour Golf & Country Club followed by a prize presentation gala dinner at The Magellan Sutera Resort’s Grand Ballroom.
Despite the recent monsoon, our golf course was ready for the 200 golfers vying for the Patron’s Charity Cup challenge trophy, all thanks to our Golf Maintenance team and lots of sunshine for a week!
Patron of SHMGCC, His Excellency making a putt during his round.
This charity event was held in honour of the Patron of Sutera Harbour Marina, Golf & Country Club, the Head of Sabah State His Excellency Tun Datuk Seri Panglima Dr Haji Juhar bin Datuk Haji Mahiruddin who also joined the participants in the tee-off as well as the Gala Dinner featuring popular Indonesian Diva, Krisdayanti or better known as KD.
L-R : Mayor of KK City YBhg Datuk Abidin Madingkir, Minister of Youth & Sports YB Datuk Haji Tawfiq bin Datuk Haji Abu Bakar Titingan, Executive Chairman of Sutera Harbour Resort Datuk Sam Goi, Head of Sabah State His Excellency Tun Datuk Seri Panglima Dr Haji Juhar bin Haji Mahiruddin and his consort, YABhg Toh Puan Datuk Seri Panglima Hajah Norlidah binti Tan Sri Datuk R.M. Jasni, Deputy CEO of Sutera Harbour Resort Gerard Tan, Director of Sutera Harbour Resort Kenneth Goi and Cheng Wai Keung.
Patron’s Charity Cup Winners Hj Halim Yusof (center) & Sudirman Laraju (2nd right) receives the challenge trophy from His Excellency Tun (3rd left) witnessed by Chief Minister of Sabah YAB Datuk Seri Panglima Musa Haji Aman (3rd right), Executive Chairman of Sutera Harbour Resort Datuk Sam Goi (2nd left) and CEO of Sutera Harbour Resort Gilbert Ee (far right).
More than a thousand guests arrived in the evening, dressed to impress and enjoyed a sumptuous 8 course meal prepared by our culinary team which included Crab Cake with Aioli Dip, Braised Lamb Shank with Cannellini Beans & Rosemary, Steamed Hybrid Grouper with Superior Soya Sauce and Hazelnut Royale with Berry Sauce.
Popular Indonesian Diva, Krisdayanti (center) with her fans during the Gala Dinner.
There was also a blind auction at the foyer of the ballroom before the dinner where guests bid for one of the five exclusive items which includes three photographs by His Excellency Tun, one cruise package sponsored by Star Cruise Travel Services (M) Sdn Bhd and a 3D2N stay at the Tabin Wildlife Resort sponsored by Tabin Wildlife Holidays Sdn Bhd. This event also received several cash sponsorship including RM50,000 from Sutera Harbour Resort, RM20,000 from Hwang Investment Management Bhd, as well as RM15,000 each from Syarikat Kapasi Sdn Bhd (A subsidiary of Asian Pac Holdings Berhad) and Jebsen & Jessen Technology (M) Sdn Bhd. Other sponsor includes 100Plus as the Official Drink.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their continuous support in creating a successful fundraising event! It is through these contributions that we are able to reach out to the voices of those in need which is in line with one of our Core Values – Community Involvement.
PS: Check out our photo album of the highlighted event on our Facebook & Google+ Pages.