A Royal Toss

An Empress’ Lo-Hei Worth The Annual Wait

Nana Au-Chua’s Lunar New Year treat is always a highly anticipated affair.

An Empress’ Lo-Hei Worth The Annual Wait

Anchor Image: Patricia Yuen, Lim Chi Wen, Maisy Koh, Nana Au-Chua, Paige Parker, Iroshini Chua, Lynn Yeow, Trina Liang-Lin and Ruth Yeoh

Million Lighting COO Nana Au-Chua’s annual Chinese New Year celebration with her friends is always a cheery riot. The celebration usually occupies the whole of Empress, the elegant restaurant at the Asian Civilisations Museum which overlooks the Singapore River and the historic Boat Quay precinct. The best of society friends all gathered in celebration on 17 January, including Cheryl Lee, Marilyn Lum, Carmen Ow and Tan Min-Li. The theme of the luncheon was Fashionably Festive, emblazoned on the invitation cards with a blue and white porcelain print, and everyone came dressed to match. After all, this luncheon is a highly anticipated event on everyone’s social calendar each Lunar New Year. Even the thoughtful take-home gift of a zodiac stuffed toy has become somewhat of a collectable — each year, Au-Chua has a stuffed toy of the year’s zodiac specially created and wrapped in a series of different fabric designs, just as a fun way to commemorate the beginning of a new year.

(standing) Celina Lin, Elaine Kim, Tina Cheng, Simran Bedi and Jaelle Ang (seated) Shirley Crystal Chua, Ho Ching Lin, Ginny Wiluan and Tjin Lee
Ivy Goh, Nana Au-Chua and Celeste Basapa
Caroline Low-Heah, Karen Cheah, Nana Au-Chua, Gerti Iwatake and Rosalynn Tay
(seated) Kara Tan, Renee Tan, Paulina Bohm, Elaine Lim-Chan and Stephanie Cheah (standing) Karen Ong-Tan, Serene Sorensen, Monica Alsagoff, Melissa Lwee and Marie Wee
Nana Au-Chua and Jane Luhur-Soon
Nana Au-Chua and Florence Neo
Jocelyn Tjioe and Nana Au-Chua
Tan Li Guat and Nana Au-Chua
June Goh-Rin and Nana Au-Chua
Dolly Cheong, Nana Au-Chua and Laura Lim
Winnie Chan and Nana Au-Chua
Sharon Heng and Nana Au-Chua
Nana Au-Chua and Zeena Tan
Karen Soh and Eugenia Gajardo
Tan Min-Li and Marilyn Lum
Pauline Chan
Leonica Kei and Ingrid Prasatya
Serene Tan
Sylvia Loi, Nana Au-Chua and Wendy Poh

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