Christmas Party at the New Zealand High Commission Residence 5th December

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We had a great turn out for Christmas Drinks last night at the residence of HE the New Zealand High Commissioner Hunter Nottage and his lovely wife Sara, who so kindly opened up their stunning home to us.

Members and friends of MANZA, MNZCC (the Malaysia New Zealand Chamber of Commerce) and MABC (the Malaysia Australia Business Council) met and mingled over drinks and canapes in the tranquil surrounds of the Residence on a beautiful, balmy evening.

MANZA organised a raffle for Charity and as always our guests opened their hearts and their wallets and by the time ticket sales closed and the Raffle was drawn RM1,700 had been raised for MANZA charities.  As always a huge thank you to everyone for your incredible generosity!

This will be the last official function for MANZA in 2019 and it just remains for us to wish everyone a very merry Christmas and a safe, healthy and happy new year 2020!

Enjoy the photos!

December 2019 – January 2020 MANZA Magazine

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Our bumper December 2019 – January 2020 MANZA magazine has just hit the stands! It’s been a very busy couple of months at MANZA with our successful Melbourne Cup Lunch, MANZA Christmas Bazaar and several other functions raising much needed funds for our worthwhile charities and we were all able to enjoy the events at the same time – a double bonus!

Once again thank you to our Editor Georgina and all the other hard working volunteers who make all this possible! Please click below to read and enjoy the latest MANZA Magazine!

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A Merry Little Christmas Party 5th December

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Bookings for this event are now closed.

Just a heads up that bookings will be closing at midnight tomorrow (Sunday 1st December) for the Christmas Party at HE The New Zealand High Commissioner’s Residence on Thursday 5th December. We have a great crowd of people already booked and are looking forward to celebrating the start of the festive holiday period! If you would like to join us make sure you click on the link below to make your booking. There will be no entry on the night to anyone who has not made a prior paid booking.

There are only 150 places available and bookings need to be made online at the latest by midnight 1st December. However it will close once we reach 150 bookings, so get your tickets booked asap!

We look forward to seeing our MANZA members and their friends on the 5th December!

MANZA’s Charity Christmas Bazaar

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What a busy weekend we have just had at MANZA. Our Christmas Charity Bazaar was held at the Bukit Kiara Equestrian Centre on Sunday and we had a dedicated team of MANZA volunteers working hard on decorating the ballroom and terrace for six hours on Saturday. It was lovely getting into the spirit of Christmas and putting up our first Christmas tree of the year!

Sunday morning our valued vendors arrived early to start setting up their glittering stalls. We were extremely lucky this year to have students from Sunway College as volunteers and these young men and women worked so hard all day, always with a smile on their faces and willing to do whatever was asked.

By the time the bazaar opened at 11.00am the Equestrian Club was transformed. There were so many fascinating stalls with a wide variety of beautiful wares for sale.

MANZA’s Trash and Treasure was a favourite of the day and we had a run on donated leather shoes for men! Ladies scooped up many of the beautiful clothes that had been donated and many kitchen appliances went home to happy new owners.

Our always popular cake stall sold out well before the bazaar closed and our Tombola and Book Stall did incredibly well. And whilst the ladies shopped, their husbands were able to enjoy a few beverages overlooking the beautiful pool at the Equestrian Club, whilst their children enjoyed our kids’ activities including face painting, crafts, a bouncy castle and sumo wrestling.

Our Craft Ladies meet up every Friday at MANZA and create works of art. Sales at their stall were excellent – such a contribution to our Charity Funds. Thank you ladies!

All these profits go to MANZA’s charities, so thank you so much to all our stall holders, everyone who donated cakes, clothes, books and their time as well as those who took time out of their valuable weekend to come and have fun on the day. A special thank you to our Charities Co-Ordinator Martha, who as always worked tirelessly and quietly in the background for several months to put everything together.

And finally a heartfelt thank you to our sponsors Asian Tigers and AGS whose sponsorship is so important to the success of MANZA.

MANZA’s Christmas Charity Bazaar

MANZA is very proud to once again be holding our annual Christmas Charity Bazaar on Sunday 24th November at Bukit Kiara Equestrian Centre, Off Jalan Damansara, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, from:11am – 4pm.

This is always such a popular event and with Christmas just over five weeks away, it’s a great way to stock up on your Xmas presents whilst helping some of MANZA’s very worthy Charities.

We have a jumping castle for the kids, and amazing donated items for our Tombola this year, so don’t miss that!

There will be something for everyone – a great family day out!

We have a plethora of stalls selling a whole range of wares from jewellery, to spices, books, cakes, greetings cards, handmade bags, candies, kids’ shoes, personal care luxuries, Xmas Decorations and the list goes on!

If you are able to volunteer to bake cakes, pies, muffins, whatever is your forte in the kitchen, for sale on our cake stall, MANZA will be incredibly grateful. Please contact Martha at [email protected] if you are able to help out, or pop into MANZA House and talk to Shirley.

Come along and get in the festive spirit! Here are a few photos from last year to whet your appetite!

MANZA Dinner Club at Malai Thai KLCC – Saturday 16th November

Just a reminder MANZA will be holding our Monthly Dinner Club this coming Saturday night, 16th November. This month we are meeting at 7pm at the excellent Malai Thai Restaurant in KL City Centre at Fraser Place, 10 Jalan Perak.

Come and join us for another fun evening of good food and good company. Just order your own meal and drinks with individual bills for everyone attending.

We look forward to seeing you there! Please register if you are coming to enable us to advise the restaurant on how many people they will be expecting. Just click here

Venue: Malai Thai Restaurant KLCC
Address: Fraser Place, 10, Jalan Perak, Kuala Lumpur, 50450
Date: Saturday 16th Nov, 2019
Time: 7pm

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Melbourne Cup Photographs

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MANZA would like to thank Asian Tigers for kindly sponsoring our official photographers for the Melbourne Cup Lunch on Tuesday. The photos are now available and here’s the link to the photographs. You can download any you would like to keep! Enjoy!

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MANZA Melbourne Cup 5th November 2019

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Well the MANZA Melbourne Cup at the Grand Hyatt was such a fabulous, fun day on Tuesday 5th November! It’s always so amazing to see the enormous effort put into the beautiful hats, fascinators and outfits worn by both ladies and the men, and today was no exception! And the photos can speak for themselves! (The professional photos aren’t available yet, so there will be more coming!)

Thank you to everyone who came and made it such a success. We really appreciate your support, as the Committee puts a lot of work into organising these events and to see such a great turnout was very rewarding for us.

The bubbles, West Winds Gin, (which was a favourite of the day, with many comments about the excellent quality of the Gin) wine and beer flowed smoothly all day. Thank you to Callan Green from West Winds for the generous sponsorship.

The race was beamed in on very large screens around the room, so we could all see and feel the excitement building up at Flemington whilst the Calcutta was being called and tables were vying against one another for the winning horse!

And the winner is….. no 23, Vow And Declare To Table No 1! Congratulations!

The day flew by so fast, a delicious lunch was followed by the Raffle Draw Prizes as well as prizes for Fashions on the Field. It was a difficult task for the judges and we just wish everyone could have been given a prize as the ensembles were stunning!

Bluestar Amg kindly donated a brand new Iphone 11 as a Lucky Draw Prize and there was a very happy winner of this valuable prize!

We then danced the afternoon away. It was nearly 6pm before the last of our guests left the Ballroom to head home, some of us to an early bed, but we’re sure the party carried on into the night somewhere else!

We would also like to thank Asian Tigers for their continued wonderful support of MANZA, Air Asia and Mandara Spa, as well as Laguna Resort and Spa in Bali, and Bali National Golf and Country Club. Thanks also to Joss Hindmarsh Millinery, the Grand Hyatt, Sao Nam Restaurant, Ramsay Sime Darby, Pearlz Etc by Priti Kumar, Milestone Productions and Bill Cooper from TEG. A really big heartfelt thank you to all our sponsors.

November Edition MANZA Magazine

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Please enjoy our information packed November edition of our MANZA Magazine, hot off the press! Thank you to our stellar team that works so hard to put this together and in particular our editor Georgina. We have so much going on in November at MANZA from our exciting Melbourne Cup Luncheon this Tuesday, dinner clubs, our Christmas Charity Bazaars, coffee mornings, etc. Make sure you don’t miss out. Please click here to enjoy!