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Thursday December 17, 2009

Magazine honours ten men best in their respective fields

MEN’S magazine August recently presented the inaugural issue of its annual Men of the Year edition with a cocktail soiree at the Jaguar Showroom in Pavilion Kuala Lumpur.

The term August is derived from the Greek term ‘Augustus’, which means ‘to inspire’. It was based on this that August Man Malaysia embarked on its first ever Men of the Year issue, concluding the year with the celebration of 10 distinguished individuals from various industries who have made significant achievements over the past year.

These 10 men represented the best of their field.

Celebrity sightings: Some of the guests posing with Caunter (second from right) and Flizzow (right) at the event.

Among them who attended were Joe Flizzow for Music, Bob Chua for Entrepreneur, Casmad Sanuri for Style, Hans Isaac for Theatre, Ivan Lam for Artist, and Niki Cheong (of The Star) for Social-networking; others were Afdlin Shauki for Film, Ragunath Kesavan for Activist, Henry Golding for TV and Sazali Samad for Sport.

“We believe that it is the right group to launch what we hope will become a yearly affair,” said Rubin Khoo, editor of August Man Malaysia.

Each of the participant walked away with a RM1,000 voucher from Thomas Pink, a special custom-made trophy with his name inscribed on the metal plate and a framed photo of the August Man Men of the Year cover.

Hot wheels: The event was held at the Jaguar showroom.

Throughout the black-carpet event, over 250 guests, including the who’s who of KL society, industry movers and celebrities such as Marion Caunter, Camilia, Hansen Lee, Daniel Tan and Daphne Iking (who was the event emcee), were treated to delectable cocktail food and champagne.

It was indeed a night to remember when Joe Flizzow pumped up the crowd with an energy-filled performance of Do It, Do It from his latest album, President.

As a token of appreciation, a lucky draw was held where a guest won a luxury watch from Edox.

Gorgeous ladies: (from left) Alison Teoh, Kelly Khor and Michelle Koh pose for a picture.

The event instantly became the talk of the town. Computers and mobile devices were provided for guests to send their comments and messages to the August Man Twitter page, which was instantly shown on the screens. At the same time, cigar connoisseurs were indulged with premium cigars sponsored by Trinidad while lounging in the gentlemen’s corner. Guests continued to rock the away with pulsating music provided by DJ Johan Nasir.

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