Members of the Malaysian International Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MICCI), Penang & North Branch took a sunset cruise journey from the Swettenham Pier Cruise Terminal recently.

The gesture was a departure from their customary appreciation of the annual lunch or dinner gathering for its branch committee members.

The fine semi-buffet Western dinner was catered by the Food & Beverage Department of the G Hotel here.

The get-together also served to show recognition to members and the committee for their services since they serve on a voluntary basis and are supportive of the chamber and its activities. 

The well decorated long tables were arranged for the dinner where guests could be seated to enjoy the sumptuous spread prepared. 

Meanwhile, the ferry trip took the guests on a scenic journey to the Penang Bridge where they were allowed onto the rooftop of the ferry to experience the stunning view of the Penang bridge and the surroundings.

As the sun went down and day turned to dusk made it a spectacular sight to behold. Teluk Kampi then sailed back to Gurney Bay while guests returned to the deck where dinner was served. 

Lights came on along Gurney Drive and Gurney Bay was a whole different scene of blinking lights and darkness of the sea merging as a mesmerizing canvas of Penang’s beauty.

After dinner the Branch Chairman, Dato’ Brian Tan Guan Hooi gave a very heartwarming speech to thank all present and especially those who were stepping down from their tenure as branch committee members due to various reasons. 

For their years of service on the branch committee they were each presented souvenirs as a memento for their keepsake. The branch chairman also took the opportunity to introduce and welcome the newly appointed branch committee members.

As guests disembarked and bid farewell, they had collected many photographs to commemorate the evening.

Source – MICCI Penang