Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: A regular fixture on the capital’s social calendar, the Sime Darby LPGA Charity Gala Dinner is set to provide the nation’s corporate and social elite with a night to remember when it returns next month with organisers announcing a new format for the showpiece event together with a talent line-up that includes some of Malaysia’s most recognised names from the entertainment industry.
A key part of the tournament’s five-year anniversary celebrations, the gala dinner is set to combine live entertainment, fashion and culinary excellence in a unique setting when it returns to the Sime Darby Convention Centre on October 7, as it looks to raise the bar for charity events of its kind in Malaysia.
The evening will be hosted by television personality Elaine Daly and will feature live stage performances by Adibah Noor, Ning Baizura, Jaclyn Victor and Malaysian jazz icon Dato’ Sheila Majid. The four acclaimed divas will be joined by celebrity chef and winner of Masterchef Malaysia Season 1, Dr Ezani Monoto who will be designing the whole Gala Dinner menu prior to joining guests and the stars of the LPGA Tour, including defending champion Lexi Thompson, Lydia Ko, Stacy Lewis, Jessica Korda and Ryu So-yeon.
Guests will also be treated to a live performance by stand-up comedian Harith Iskandar before the entertainment culminates with a fashion show presented by Elle Malaysia, featuring a live catwalk by some of Malaysia’s leading design houses, together with runway appearances from the divas themselves and the stars of the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia.
Once again, the evening will raise funds for the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia’s official charitable partner – leading Malaysian breast cancer organisation Cancer Research Initiatives Foundation (CARIF), and will include a silent auction enabling guests to bid for some top prizes including unique pieces of jewellery, exclusive experiences and musical instruments from top Malaysian artists.
The golf tournament has raised in excess of RM2 million for the charity to date and has big plans for this year, with a number of new initiatives planned when the action returns to Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club from October 9-12.
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