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Big Dreams Little Bear fundraising event 2013

Date: July 23rd 2013

Text by Gloria Ganang

“BIG DREAMS LITTLE BEAR” a definitely big event initiated by businessman Mr. Anton Ngui had successfully raised RM433,000.  Mr. Anton who is also the organizing chairperson of the event runs several businesses in Sandakan including the Nak Hotel, Ba Lin Rooftop Bar & Restaurant & Paganakan Dii Tropical Retreat. Behind this event were also more amazing individuals involved: Mr.Johnny Lim (Sepilok Jungle Resort), Mr. Gert Van Opstal & Mr. Jason Tan (The Last Frontier Resort), Mr. Cede Prudente (North Borneo Safari), Mr. Lai King Hang, photographer Mr. Jonathan Tan, Mrs. Linn Yong, Ms. Michelle Lo, Mr. Keith Koh, Mrs. Jaswinder Kaur (LEAP), Mr. Wong Siew Te himself & BSBCC staff and many other individuals & organizations that had directly & indirectly supported the event.

The date was finally set on the 20th July 2013 after several postponement. More than 50 tables were sold which made more than 500 guests attended the event.

Thanks to the support from the local Sandakan community that made up most of the guests.

The arrival of guests was welcomed by a beautiful performance from Amir Yussof Acoustic Project. One of their songs “Calling On You” was written especially for the sun bears.
A welcoming speech by organizing
chairperson Mr. Anton Ngui.


CEO & Founder of BSBCC, Wong Siew Te
delivering speech & introducing sun bears
to the audience.
The event was hosted by two outstanding
individual Vincent Huang & Lina Teoh.
Pink Tan, a talented singer born in
Sabah entertaining our little guest.
We are privileged to have Jaclyn Victor,
1st Malaysian Idol winner
perform during the event.
We are glad that people are enjoying themselves!
Thanks Jaclyn!
One of the contributors to the success of the event,
auction of Jonathan Tan’s photograph.
Gary Cao, local but internationally known.
Thank you for the amazing performance!
BSBCC staff & volunteers celebrating
the success of the event.
anton pop champaign
All the struggles had finally paid off! Everyone deserves
a glass of champagne!
Or perhaps 2 glasses of champagne.
Or perhaps 2 glasses of champagne!

















1 comment:

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