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The Inaugural Fullerton Concours d'Elegance Concluded on a High Note, Bringing together Communities in Celebration of the Iconic Fullerton Building's 90th Anniversary

2018-07-05 23:49
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  • The headline event of the Fullerton Building's 90th anniversary welcomed over 30,000 visitors from Singapore and overseas, who embarked on a journey through time across The Fullerton Heritage precinct
  • In support of the President's Challenge, the event raised SGD200,000 for beneficiaries in Singapore
  • Dato' Jaya J B Tan's beautifully restored 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet won both the Best of Class (Modern Classics) and Best of Show Awards

HONG KONG and SINGAPORE, July 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Fullerton Heritage precinct was abuzz with excitement and activity over the weekend as The Fullerton Hotel Singapore under Sino Group celebrated the 90th anniversary of the iconic Fullerton Building with the inaugural Fullerton Concours d'Elegance.

1960 Mercedes 300SL Roadster
1960 Mercedes 300SL Roadster

Held between 29 June and 1 July 2018, the event welcomed more than 30,000 visitors from all over the world. During the three-day celebration, guests were treated to an array of specially curated festivities, including the display of 12 rare and collectable cars from the collection of His Majesty, Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar, Sultan and Sovereign Ruler of The State and Territory of Johor Darul Ta'zim, Asia debut of the latest Bugatti Chiron Sport, Concours d'Elegance, Leica photography workshops and fun filled activities from LEGO and Tamiya. Visitors were also treated to culinary delights by The Fullerton Hotel Singapore in commemoration of the Fullerton Building as Mile Zero, the reference point from which all roads in Singapore were previously measured.

A commemorative Mile Zero Marker, paying tribute to the significance of the historic building, was unveiled. The unveiling was graced by Guest of Honour Mr Lim Eng Hwee, CEO of the Urban Redevelopment Authority; Deputy Chairman of Sino Group, Mr Daryl Ng and Group General Manager of Sino Group, Ms Nikki Ng. They were joined by generations of Fullerton Building alumni, partners as well as distinguished guests.

Mr Daryl Ng, Deputy Chairman of Sino Group (left); Guest of Honour Mr Lim Eng Hwee, Chief Executive Officer of the Urban Redevelopment Authority (centre) and Ms Nikki Ng, Group General Manager, Sino Group (right), officiated the opening ceremony of the inaugural Fullerton Concours d’Elegance, held in celebration of the 90th anniversary of the Fullerton Building, now home to The Fullerton Hotel Singapore.
Mr Daryl Ng, Deputy Chairman of Sino Group (left); Guest of Honour Mr Lim Eng Hwee, Chief Executive Officer of the Urban Redevelopment Authority (centre) and Ms Nikki Ng, Group General Manager, Sino Group (right), officiated the opening ceremony of the inaugural Fullerton Concours d’Elegance, held in celebration of the 90th anniversary of the Fullerton Building, now home to The Fullerton Hotel Singapore.

 

Mr Daryl Ng, Deputy Chairman of Sino Group (left); Guest of Honour Mr Lim Eng Hwee, Chief Executive Officer of the Urban Redevelopment Authority (centre) and Ms Nikki Ng, Group General Manager, Sino Group (right), unveiled the commemorative Mile Zero Marker.
Mr Daryl Ng, Deputy Chairman of Sino Group (left); Guest of Honour Mr Lim Eng Hwee, Chief Executive Officer of the Urban Redevelopment Authority (centre) and Ms Nikki Ng, Group General Manager, Sino Group (right), unveiled the commemorative Mile Zero Marker.

As part of the celebrations, we are pleased to announce the following:

Celebrating the finest in automotive excellence

Twenty-six cars competed in the Concours d'Elegance, a world-class event where prestigious cars are displayed and judged based on appearance, originality and accuracy of their preservation or restoration. The winners from the three competition classes were:

  • Best in Class (Pre-World War II Vintage): 1926 Rolls-Royce Twenty Connaught Tourer by Larry Lim
  • Best in Class (Post War Classic): 1953 MG TD by Derek Addison
  • Best in Class (Modern Classic): 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet by Dato' Jaya J B Tan
  • Best of Show: 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet by Dato' Jaya J B Tan

Winning the hearts of fans was the 1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1.5 Roadster, which received the 'Crowd Favourite Award'.

Support for President's Challenge

A total of SGD200,000 was raised at the inaugural Fullerton Concours d'Elegance for the President's Challenge. The amount was raised through private auctions organised during the Opening Ceremony Gala Dinner, Awards Ceremony Gala Dinner, and partial proceeds from ticket sales. Proceeds will go to charities, good causes, and social service organisations supported by the President's Challenge such as Association for Persons with Special Needs and Dyslexia Association of Singapore. Some of the auction items included an exquisite Audemars Piguet timepiece and a specially commissioned painting by artist  Stephen Peng, presented by Gallery NaWei.

Awards Ceremony Gala Dinner
Awards Ceremony Gala Dinner

 

Cheque presentation by Sino Group Deputy Chairman, Mr Daryl Ng to President of the Republic of Singapore, Mdm Halimah Yacob.
Cheque presentation by Sino Group Deputy Chairman, Mr Daryl Ng to President of the Republic of Singapore, Mdm Halimah Yacob.

 

The 1962 Ferrari 250GTE against the panoramic waterfront with fireworks
The 1962 Ferrari 250GTE against the panoramic waterfront with fireworks

 

Fullerton Concours d'Elegance coincided with the first of Singapore's National Day previews
Fullerton Concours d'Elegance coincided with the first of Singapore's National Day previews

A tribute to the Grande Dame

In honour of the 90th anniversary of Singapore's 71st National Monument, a team of LEGO Certified Professionals has spent 198 hours to construct the LEGO model of the Fullerton Building.  Weighing 500 kg and measuring 3.35 m (length) and 1.1 m (height), the impressive model comprises 478,500 bricks. It will be on permanent exhibition at the East Garden Foyer.

Creating new memories

The Fullerton Concours d'Elegance embodied the rich heritage and fine hospitality that The Fullerton Hotel Singapore is known for and served as a befitting celebration for the 90th anniversary of the Grande Dame. The Fullerton Hotel Singapore will continue to host a series of year-round events as part of its year-long celebration of the Fullerton Building's 90th anniversary. Keep a lookout for the postal heritage gallery that will be debuting in the months to come!

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About The Fullerton Heritage

Located where the dynamic developments of Marina Bay intersect with the world famous Singapore skyline, and where the historic district meets the future, The Fullerton Heritage precinct is the focal point for waterfront fine dining, upscale shopping and entertainment. The waterfront development's architecture combines both the historical and contemporary, adding vibrancy to the area's long- established cultural heritage within the Civic District. A landmark destination steeped in Singapore's illustrious history, the precinct consists of The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore, The Fullerton Waterboat House, One Fullerton, The Fullerton Pavilion, Clifford Pier and Customs House.

www.thefullertonheritage.com

About The Fullerton Hotel Singapore

2018 marks the 90th anniversary of the Fullerton Building, home to The Fullerton Hotel Singapore. Gazetted as Singapore's 71st National Monument, the hotel once housed the General Post Office, The Singapore Club and the Chamber of Commerce. It is a luxury hotel with 400 rooms and suites carefully designed to provide both business and leisure travellers with a sanctuary of serenity and comfort in which to retreat and rejuvenate. Dynamically located in the heart of the financial and arts districts, the hotel successfully blends rich heritage with contemporary style and personalised service to offer guests a world-class accommodation experience. Epicureans can enjoy a delectable array of dining selections. There are a total of 5 restaurants and bar in the hotel, namely Town Restaurant which presents international buffets and an a la carte menu, Jade features Cantonese cuisine, The Courtyard offers an Indian buffet, Japanese buffet and Afternoon Tea, and The Lighthouse Restaurant & Rooftop Bar with breathtaking views of Marina Bay serves authentic Italian cuisine. Post Bar, which features the original ceiling and pillars of the General Post Office, is the popular choice amongst the trendy elite.

www.fullertonhotels.com/the-fullerton-hotel

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For media enquiries, please contact:

Michelle Wan

Director of Corporate Communications

The Fullerton Heritage

Tel: (65) 6877 8190

Fax: (65) 6557 2591

Email: michelle.wan@fullertonhotels.com 

Cathy Chia

Assistant Director of Marketing and Communications

The Fullerton Heritage

Tel: (65) 6877 8972

Fax: (65) 6557 2591

Email: cathy.chia@fullertonhotels.com

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