5 Oct 2012
Island Ballroom, Shangri-La Hotel Singapore
W!LD RICE is thrilled to announce that Hublot - the world’s leading alchemist of revolutionary timepieces - has stepped forward as the presenting sponsor of the RICE BALL for the next three years.
One of Singapore’s most highly anticipated society events, the 11th edition is themed DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER - an unmissable evening inspired by the glamour and excitement of the James Bond films.
Mr. Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot, said, “Mastering the ‘Art of Fusion’, Hublot symbolizes the merging of tradition and future. Hublot is recognized for our continuous pursuit for excellence, pushing boundaries with the designs of our timepieces similar to W!LD RICE’s pursuance of originality and distinction in the theatre world. We are thrilled to embark on this partnership that marks the strengths of both brands. We look forward earnestly to a rewarding and enriching long partnership with the group.”
Mr. Ivan Heng, Artistic Director of W!LD RICE, said, “We are elated Hublot has stepped forward as Presenting Sponsor of the RICE BALL. This marks a particularly meaningful partnership between one of the world’s most creative and revolutionary watch brands and W!LD RICE, especially because we share the same values of a commitment to innovation, connecting with human emotion and the relentless pursuit of excellence.”
License to Thrill, Dress to Kill
The World Is Not Enough as DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER promises to pull out all the stops to indulge your senses. Gastronomes will be treated to a menu helmed by Justin Quek, one of Asia’s most celebrated chefs and the man who singlehandedly put Singapore on the global gastronomic map, in collaboration with the chefs of the Shangri-La Hotel. For those who live wild, and a little dangerously, our bartenders will be mixing up Bond’s favourite drinks. But be warned when we say ‘They’re rather stiff!’
Ivan Heng and Glen Goei, our creative maestros, direct the evening’s proceedings For Your Eyes Only. Dine to the fine sounds of the Thomson Swing Band. Gaze upon Frederick Lee’s sartorial artistry in a special haute couture collection inspired by Hublot’s timepieces. Let your fantasies comes alive with our Bond girls’ burlesque routines. Be dazzled by an all-star concert featuring top theatre and entertainment talents including Hossan Leong, Rani Singam and Tony Eusoff. And finally, dance like Tomorrow Never Dies as DJ Colaco spins your favourite tunes.
The dress code for the night is ‘License to Thrill, Dress to Kill’ and the mission, should guests choose to accept, is to have a good time! With W!LD RICE’s promise of a lavish affair, even Dr No says Yes! And it’s all for a good cause!
Directors Ivan Heng & Glen Goei
Music Director Elaine Chan
Choreographer Lisa Keegan
Fashion Choreographer Daniel Boey
Multimedia Designer Brian Gothong Tan
Sound Engineer Bob Wong
Costume Designer Frederick Lee
Hair Designer Ashley Lim
Make-Up Designer Beno Lim (M.A.C.)
Production Manager Leong Mun Hoi
Stage Manager Juraidah Rahman
Producer Tony Trickett
Performers & Collaborators
DJ Keith Colaco
Tan Kheng Hua
Thomson Big Band