Last Day for Members’ Early Bird Melbourne Cup Tickets!

Last day to get your Melbourne Cup tickets at our Members’ special Early Bird price of RM425.  It’s going to be an amazing Melbourne Cup Luncheon and Party at the Grand Hyatt Hotel this year!  Ticket prices will revert to RM450 at midnight tonight – Friday 11th.  So don’t be Cinderella at midnight!   Get your tickets at:

https://manzamembers.org/event/9  or call in to MANZA House before 3pm and see lovely Shirley if you would like to pay in cash.

If you aren’t a member and would like to join MANZA, you can sign up on line when you are buying your tickets, and then get your Tickets at Early Bird price.  The membership is RM200 and will be valid until 31st December 2020 (covering next year’s Melbourne Cup as well as well as members’ discounts on all our functions and activities during the year.)

Non member tickets are available at RM500 with Non-Member tables of 10 available at RM4,800. 

Member Tables are RM4250 until midnight tonight.  They will then revert to RM4300.

It’s going to be a fantastic day to remember starting at 9am right through till 5pm with breakfast and bubbles, the big race itself on screens round the room, buffet lunch and dancing through till 5pm, as well as free flow Prosecco,  the prestigious West Winds Gin (all the way from the Margaret River region in Western Australia), Beer and Wine; and not forgetting the fabulous Raffle Prizes ready to be won.  Don’t be spare be there!

Check Those Puppies!

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A timely reminder as it is October and Breast Awareness Month to, “Check those Puppies”.

And don’t forget to come and support our Pink October Drinks Night at the very popular Barat Restaurant in Bangsar on Friday 11th October.

If you are able to join us that night, apart from having a great night with good friends over a few drinks and nibbles, you will also be helping the Pink Wellness Centre in its goal of purchasing a new Mammogram machine for use in small villages.

Come along and have a great evening with our friendly MANZA family! Please register that you are coming at: https://manzamembers.org/event/13 so we can advise numbers to the restaurant!

Look forward to seeing you there!

https://manzamembers.org/event/13

MANZA Christmas Charity Bazaar

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MANZA’s Annual Christmas Charity Bazaar will be held on the 24th November this year at the Bukit Kiara Equestrian Centre.

We would like to invite Vendors to MANZA House on Monday 7th October between 8am and 10.30am to book your tables for this very popular, well attended, MANZA event.

Be sure to get there on time to pick the best spots for your product display! Put the date in your diary now! Don’t miss out!

RC Deaf Mission Malaysia

One of the Charities that MANZA is very proud to work with is RC Deaf Mission Malaysia, founded by Agnes and Mario Peter in 2006. The Charity seeks to provide career opportunities for deaf people in Malaysia and change the perception amongst the general community of people who are hearing impaired. MANZA is a long time supporter of this very worthy cause.

Recently they have relocated their office and opened a RC Deaf Café at No 55G, Jalan SS 25/2, Taman Bukit Emas, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan.

If you are in that part of the world, please do pop in for coffee or try one of their delicious meals and let them know you are from MANZA!

Another fun MANZA Dinner Club!

The great thing about the MANZA Dinner Club is we get to visit restaurants we have never been to or heard of before and with great company!

Last night we met up at Zoe’s in Bangsar.   The food was excellent with some of the favourites of the night being their delicious Baba Ghanoush, Black Garlic Tagliatelle, The Lamb Ragout Pappardelle and their Moussaka.  There was plenty to choose from on the menu and the staff were extremely attentive and efficient.   The conversation and wine flowed well!

Zoe made the effort to come out and speak with us about our meals to ensure we were all happy!

It was an excellent night and we’ll definitely be back!

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! ????

Melbourne Cup Pre- Party

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: [email protected] or visit her website at www.josshindmarshmillinery.com

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 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!