MANZA’S Melbourne Cup Luncheon and Party!

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Breaking News!

MANZA has just announced an Early Bird Special on our Melbourne Cup Luncheon and Party (for members only), from now until midnight on Friday 11th October!

Member tickets are reduced from RM450 to RM425 for this period only.   (Members’ Table bookings are also reduced from RM4300 to RM4250.  Please note all table guests must be members, we’ll be checking 🙂 !

You can now also renew your membership online at the same time you book your tickets, or join up as a new member straight away to take advantage of our Early Bird Special.   (MANZA membership is an annual family membership of RM200.)

By renewing or joining MANZA now you will get 14 months’ membership (from November 1st 2019 until December 31st 2020) and will be eligible to get Member’s Early Bird tickets throughout 2020, as well as for our Melbourne Cup Lunch in 2020! 

Just remember that these Early Bird Tickets will go offline at midnight on the 10th October!

MANZA is so excited to be holding our Melbourne Cup Luncheon in the beautiful Grand Hyatt Hotel KLCC on Tuesday 5th November.

Forget any previous Melbourne Cup Lunches you have attended! This year we are stepping up.   Its going to be so good.  

Start the day with a light Breakfast, free flow Prosecco, the prestigious West Winds Gin (all the way from the Margaret River region in Western Australia), Wine and Beer. 

There will be a Calcutta and Sweeps and we have fabulous prizes in our “Fashion on the Field” for all those amazing outfits that we know you will be wearing.

The big race will be on screens around the room, so you won’t miss any of the day’s action. 

The Grand Hyatt is preparing a beautiful buffet lunch to satisfy all tastes and the beverages will keep flowing all day.

And for the first time we will be dancing the day away after the excitement of the Melbourne Cup itself!

So start planning what you will wear to the MANZA Melbourne Cup, put on your dancing shoes and get ready to party all day from 9am till 5pm on Tuesday 5th November!

We know this event is going to be a sell-out, so please book online as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.   Or pop into MANZA House.  Please click here to book now.

Melbourne Cup Pre- Party

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We had so much fun last night (Tuesday 17th September), trying on Joss Hindmarsh‘s amazing millinery designs whilst supping on free champagne at MANZA House! Such a very talented lady! The work and skill required to create these beautiful fascinators and hats is quite extraordinary. We all learnt so much! And we were kept spellbound by talk of what the Royals get up to at Ascot with their fashion “do’s and dont’s” and the odd faux pas along the way!

We are now all kitted out for the race that stops Australia and MANZA’s Melbourne Cup Lunch and party on the 5th November!

Joss was happy to make exactly what we wanted in the colours we needed if we couldn’t find the match amongst her huge collection there last night!

If you were unable to make it last night, you can contact Joss direct on Whatsapp: 07511447293 Email: josshindmarsh@hotmail.co.uk or visit her website at www.josshindmarshmillinery.com

Farewell Carolyn!

Sadly we had to say goodbye to another of our long time MANZA Mahjong players today! Carolyn has been in KL for four years and is now heading back to Europe with her husband. She treated us to champagne and cake with our mahjong (we really do things in style at MANZA!) and afterwards we lunched at Pinch restaurant in Bangsar.

Bon Voyage Carolyn, safe travels and happy Mahjonging in the future! Please come and see us if you are back in KL! ????

MANZA Charity Christmas Bazaar – 24th November

It’s nearly that time of year again! Christmas is just around the corner and time to start thinking about all those Christmas presents, decorations and delicious Christmas fare we have to buy.

Come along to MANZA’S annual Charity Christmas Bazaar on Sunday 24th November at the Bukit Kiara Equestrian Centre and have a fun family day out, while finding special treasures to put under the Christmas Tree. The fun kicks off at 11am until 4pm.

Look forward to seeing you there! For more information, please check out www.manzamembers.org.

MANZA attends TEG Coffee Morning – 11th September

MANZA was invited by TEG to a coffee morning at the Oakwood Hotel and Residence to watch a presentation by Dr Aslannif Roslan, a top Cardiologist from the IJN, (Institut Jantung Negara), the National Heart Institute.

We were welcomed by Mr Ramesh Ronald, The General Manager of the Oakwood Hotel (which has just been renovated) and the hotel kindly served complimentary coffee and tea with refreshments, as well as a light lunch during the break, when two lucky guests won door prizes generously provided by The Oakwood Hotel.

Dr Roslan started his presentation by telling us that many years ago after Dr Mahathir had his first heart attack, (and he insisted on having his by-passes performed by surgeons in Malaysia and not travel to Singapore) he wanted Malaysia to have a world class Heart Facility and the INL, National Heart Institute, was born.

Dr Roslan discussed with us common and not so common heart problems, as well as the latest treatment options and in particular how the IJN, National Heart Institute, has 6 top cardiac specialists on duty 24 hours a day! We all came home with the hospital’s Ambulance and Telephone details firmly entered into our mobile phones. He told us that very often with complicated cardiac cases, other hospitals send their patients to the IJN for their expertise.

It was such a fascinating morning and the time just sped by. I think we could all have carried on all afternoon, listening to Dr Roslan. He was so passionate about his field of medicine and we were shown videos of him performing echo-cardiograms and other procedures whilst he explained how to read them and interpret the results. He also showed us a video of what he called a simple procedure (!) inserting a pacemaker into a patient’s heart. It really was spellbinding and he was equally happy to answer our numerous questions.

Dr Roslan’s top tips to try and prevent a heart attack and heart disease:

• If you have high blood pressure get it under control urgently
• Take statins if you have high cholesterol
• Stop Smoking
• Stop or severely limit alcohol
• Control Diabetes as this is a leading cause of heart disease
• Eat a healthy diet
• Exercise at least 30 mins a day, five days a week, and be panting slightly at the end

And go straight to hospital if you have any of these symptoms: Chest pain (like someone heavy sitting on your chest), pain down both arms, profuse sweating, violent vomiting. If you can get there within an hour for treatment there will be very little damage to your heart muscle.

There was so much other information he gave us. Make sure you are there next time!

MANZA EGM – 7th October

MANZA will be holding an EGM (Extraordinary General Meeting) on Monday 7th October to discuss and then vote on proposed changes to our Constitution as well as changes to the Committee Membership.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

Time: 10am

Place: MANZA House

Date: 7th September 2019

MANZA Trivia Night

MANZA held it’s first Trivia Night Saturday, 7th September, and it was a sell out and a resounding success! Thank you to everyone who contributed to a great night, from our wonderful Quiz Master, and Events Co-ordinator, Carmel, who organised the whole evening; everyone who helped with the organisation and especially to all our guests who came and made the night such fun.

On arrival we were greeted with stunning 360 degree views of Kuala Lumpur from the top of Sentral Residences and that was reason enough to be there!    

After quenching our thirst and enjoying a satisfying buffet dinner, it was heads down, pens in hand, concentrating on the questions being fired out by Carmel.   They were certainly no walk in the park!   We were tested time and time again. 

One of the central reasons for MANZA existing is to help with charities in Malaysia and this evening we were so proud to raise RM1,500 which will go towards buying hearing aids for under-privileged, hearing-impaired children in Malaysia.   Thank you so much to the enormous generosity of everyone who attended and bought raffle tickets or donated to the cause.  It makes all the work worthwhile.

Despite fierce competition and teams being neck and neck through the night, it was The Warriors Team that took first prize!  Congratulations on fantastic work ladies!   They were followed in close second place by The Trivial Sharks and third place went to the Multiple Scoregasms (the writer of this brief account of the night was on this table and has to confess it was a two-woman team that almost single-handedly carried us to this prestigious third place!  Thank you Lisa and Georgina!)

It was another late night as tired but happy people made their way back down to the ground floor and headed home!   See you all at the next Trivia Night for another epic battle!

MANZA Announces New Functions Online Registration System

MANZA is growing and we have so many different functions and events covering very diverse interests, there literally is something for everyone!

We are very proud to announce that we now have an online registration system available and it’s as easy as 1-2-3 to register online to let us know you are planning to come to one of our upcoming get togethers.

To see what’s happening at MANZA, click on www.manzamembers.org 
and put your name down for one or more of our fun events! This way we can let restaurants or caterers know how many to expect in advance.

It’s also a quick way to see all our functions at a glance in one place, so you can decide which events are right for you!
Check it out now at www.manzamembers.org

Melbourne Cup Pre-Party – 17th September – Free glass of Bubbles!

The Melbourne Cup is one of our biggest and best MANZA functions each year and this year it is going to be bigger and better than ever! In preparation for the big day in November, we are having a Melbourne Cup Pre-Party at MANZA House on the 17th September. This event is free!

Come and learn about hats and fascinators from one of the top experts in the field. And don’t miss out on a free glass of Bubbles when you arrive! Let us know you are coming, please register here