With a theme relating to SG50 (Singapore’s 50 years celebration as an independent state), the Swedish business community and friends gathered at the Tanglin Club on 28th of November for the annual SBAS Ball. There was a colourful display of guests dressed in Chinese, Malay, Indian and British Colonial costumes. Some 120 guests were treated to a sumptuous four-course dinner while a live band played some great music. A Bollywood performance and an award ceremony were other appreciated events during the course of the evening.
Among the three nominated Swedish companies, the winner of ‘Swedish Company of the Year‘ was Envac Singapore Pte Ltd. With their automated refuse collection systems they play an important role in promoting Swedish “smart technologies” for sustainable city development.
Mr P Jeyaratnam received a ‘Life Time Achievement award‘ for his long term support of the Swedish business community and commitment to helping Swedish SMEs to enter the Asian market.
As for the very special ‘Årets Svensk – Swedish Person of the Year’ – award, it went to an organization called Together for Charity, founded in Singapore by seven close friends to help and support less fortunate children.