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Jan 18,2011

Honda Appreciates Media with Night of Revelry

Honda Malaysia kicked off 2011 with its annual media appreciation event at Malaysia's first green building, GTower in Kuala Lumpur; treating all media who had given their support to the brand in the past year to an evening of feasting and merry-making.

G Tower had a perfect bird's eye view of KL "Beyond Limits" - depicts the motto that Dreams are limitless
   
 The "Power of Dreams" board, a walk through the milestone of Honda  Valet parking with a beauty to greet the media
   
 Media Registration Counter Dinesh from zerotohundred.com getting his tag and lucky draw number

The night started with servings of canapés and drinks as the sweet celebrity emcee Jojo Struys conducted a lucky draw for guests who had arrived early.

Media had to write down their best interpretation of what does the "Power of Dreams" mean to them Marcus of motorsportchannel.com
   
Members of the media walking through the "Tunnel of Dreams" red carpet Winston and S.H. Chow (wheelersgate.com) with their 5 min of fame at the photo wall
   
Mr. S.M Wong and Mr. Chew Wooi Foo Faiz, from Fleet Auto trying his hand at the jigsaw puzzle game for early birds
   
(From Left): Lawrence, Dannis Tan and Yap Kam Foo playing the spot the difference game
LED cocktail tables that creates glows of inspiration
   
Albakry the winner of the early bird lucky draw Honda Malaysia’s Top Management: (From Left) Mr. Yuji Matsuzaki, Vice President, Mr. Yoichiro Ueno, Managing Director & CEO and Mr. Shunichi Kikuchi, Senior General Manager
   
 Monique Low and Lawrence The charming and lovely Jojo Struys, emcee of the day

Honda Malaysia's Managing Director and CEO, Mr. Yoichiro Ueno later officiated the opening of the event with a speech, in which he expressed his pleasure to meeting the Malaysian media for the first time.

With reference to the event's theme, "The Power of Dreams", Yoichiro said, "We believe Honda is a company built on dreams. All of Honda's products are inspired by the power of dreams -to provide better mobility; to create products that benefit society; and to build cars as green as the forest...And I believe it is also the Power of Dreams that brought Honda Malaysia to where it is today".

Mr. Yoichiro Ueno, the new MD & CEO of Honda Malaysia, addressing the media for the first time From Left): Hafiz, Faiz, Shamsul, Salihin and Wazid
   

(From Left): Lawrence, Yoichiro Ueno, Lim Beng Chuan, Yap Kam Foo, Yew Hong Chin and Monique Low

The lovely brand ambassadors

Media taking time to catch up with old acquaintances.

Hiroyuki Sato and Kentaro Iizuka

He then proceeded to highlight the Company's various achievements and milestones in 2010, of which included Honda Malaysia's record breaking sales, recognition of No. 1 in Customer Service by JD Powers, and encouraging response to its entry hybrid model Insight.  He also shared the Company's performance and Honda's community service efforts and progress in the previous years.

After all the corporate messages were delivered, the night was taken over by Michelle Quah, who delivered a powerful vocal performance with the song "Power of the Dreams". Her vocal number was accompanied by the strong and yet beautiful movements of Viva Vertical Team's solo aerial acrobat, who was strung in the air with two lengths of fabric and sheer body strength. The acrobatic team also gave a spectacular performance that expressed the spirit & passion of Honda's Power of Dreams with skill, agility, balance and coordination.

Soprano singer, Michelle Quah, with her rendition of the “Power of Dreams” accompanied by an aerial performer Media enjoying the delicious mixture of Western and Fusion dinner
   
A specially designed food art was one of the interesting foods that was on the menu Akkbar Danial, getting ready to kick start the first lucky draw of the night
   
Daniel Fernandez was the first lucky winner of the night Luck was also shinning on Serene Oung
   
 Akkbar Danial, delivering the toasting speech to the media thanking them for their endless support throughout the year Toasting ceremony by the Honda Malaysia family
   
Kon Wai Luen in action during the one of the stage games Daniel Wong had his eyes covered by Jojo just in case he peep at the answers
   
 Albakry having a chat with the boys from trafficmagonline.com Ernest trying to guess the missing word

As dinner was served, the media was further entertained with games conducted by Jojo. The climax of the evening was presented by Jaclyn Victor, who had risen from Malaysia’s first Idol to the Asian Divette with the golden voice from a dream of becoming a star. It was no doubt that her passion has brought her the success she enjoys today exemplary of Honda’s Power of Dreams.

Jaclyn Victor mesmerized the crowd with a stunning performance Aliana Roslan and Kaylee
   
Yew Hong Ching and Anna Ng  Rebecca Saw, the winner of the “Power of Dreams” contest
 A graceful yet synchronized team performance by the aerial artist to cap off the nights performance Hafiz and Faiz
   
Lee Pang Seng of Auto International Sean Chua of Sin Chew
   
Irwan, one of the lucky winners to walk away with an Ipad Mr. Yoichiro Ueno, getting ready to draw out the first number for the main event lucky draw
   
 The team from Advertlets.com Closing ceremony with the team of Honda Malaysia

The night ended on a joyous note, with the media looking forward on what Honda will be offering in the coming year.