As part of GDAB Gala Lunch (in conjuction with International Guide Dog Day 2017), a live auction will be held. Items up for bidding are generously sponsored by various companies and individual, and they range from flight tickets to photography by Dr Chua Ee Kiam! Without further ado, let’s get looking at the items up for bid:
- 1 Night Weekend Stay (with Breakfast) at Fullerton Hotel‘s Quay Room
Housed in Singapore’s 71st National Monument, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore’s Quay Rooms are a popular accommodation choice offering charming views of the historic Singapore River and Marina Bay. Equipped with thoughtful digital initiatives such as the Handy Phone, which grants complimentary internet connectivity with unlimited data anywhere in Singapore, local calls and selected international calls, the 400 sq ft room also features your personal Tapendium, a tablet that assists with in-room dining requests and serves as a comprehensive digital guide. Embark on a Monument Tour or Maritime Journey Tour just steps away from your cosy accommodation, explore the building’s rich history at The Fullerton Heritage Gallery, or dine at any of the five F&B establishments within the Neo-classical landmark.
Starting bid: $280 (U.P.: $364 – $428 without breakfast at Booking.com)
- 2 Night Stay (with breakfast) at 137 Pillars Suites Bangkok‘s Sukothai Suite
137 Pillars Hotels & Resorts newest edition; 137 Pillars Suites, showcasing 34 exquisitely appointed suites just opened on 2nd April. The property is a sister hotel to the award-winning 137 Pillars House Chiang Mai, and is located on Sukhumvit Soi 39, a short distance from the upscale and fashionable shopping district of Emquartier/Emporium. The hotel suites are located from the 24th to 32nd floors of the building and feature private dining tables, private butler service, maxi bars with wine cellars, user friendly mood lighting, high ceilings, large walk-in wardrobes and stunning marble en-suite bathrooms with chic circular baths complete with built in TV. The sleep experience is of the highest standard and the spacious balconies are the ultimate chill zone, complete with the traditional 137 Pillars House signature rocking chair and an oversized day-bed for two, with superb view of the Bangkok skyline. The 2 night stay includes access to the exclusive Leonowens Club, use of the hotel’s private London Cab to Emquartier shopping complex and complimentary wi-fi as well as 24 hour private butler service.
Starting bid: $480 (U.P.: $685 at Booking.com)
Flight Tickets (proudly sponsored by Scoot Tigerair)
- A pair of ScootBiz tickets from Singapore to Kaohsiung (with 30kg check-in luggage + meals)
Visit Kaohsiung’s tourism page here.
Starting bid: $680 (U.P.: $900+ to $1500+)
- A pair of Tigerair FLYBAG tickets from Singapore to Ho Chi Minh City (with 20 kg check-in luggage)
Visit Ho Chi Minh’s tourism page here.
Starting bid: $280 (U.P.: $300+ to $400+)
- A pair of Scoot FLY tickets from Singapore to Perth
Visit Perth’s tourism page here.
Starting bid: $380 (U.P.: $600+ to $700+)
Photography (proudly sponsored by Dr Chua Ee Kiam)
A winner of two prestigious photography competitions as well as a local and five book international awards, Dr Chua Ee Kiam is an avid photographer of nature and wildlife. He sees nature as God’s gift to man, and even has a stick insect – Neoasceles rayi – named after his baptised name, Ray, bearing testament to his love for nature. Dr Chua is a Senior Consultant with the National Dental Centre, Clinical Associate Professor with NUH and Honorary staff member of the Lee Kong Chian Museum. He has always been concerned about the constant degradation and devastation of the rainforests and coral reefs in the region. He would like to share his vision of a better tomorrow by highlighting the beauty of the natural heritage. His focus is on the tropical rainforests and intertidal areas where he spends much of his free time. All of Dr Chua’s work are framed prior to auction.
- Bearded Bee-eater with Beetle
Starting bid: $3500
- Banded Kingfisher (female) taking turns to feed its young
Starting bid: $3500
- Banded Kingfisher (male)
Starting bid: $5000
100% of the proceeds from the auction will go to GDAB. Thank you everyone who is bidding – we are deeply appreciative of your generosity and the funds will aid us greatly in running our programmes to support our beneficiaries’ journey to independence!
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