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A brilliant night celebrating Friendship, Multiculturalism and Excellence!

Our recent celebration of Friendship, Multiculturalism and Excellence is setting the scene for the upcoming awards in 2024.

All tickets for AMSA's Annual Dinner 2023 were swiftly snapped up, creating an atmosphere of eager anticipation among attendees from diverse multicultural backgrounds. The evening proved to be heartwarming and touching, serving as a memorable celebration of Friendship, Multiculturalism, and Excellence. Despite the convenience of technological connections spanning continents, there's an unparalleled joy in physically being together.

It allowed us to truly appreciate the presence of remarkable individuals who contribute to the prosperity of our communities, becoming cherished members of our continually growing family. This evening was so timely for AMSA to announce the launch of our 2024 Australian Malaysian Singaporean Awards.

Highlights of the evening

Special message from Senator the Hon. Penny Wong, Australia's Minister for Foreign Affairs

Special message from the Hon. Chris Minns MP, Premier of NSW

Special message from Mr Thomas Matthew, Group CEO, TalentCorp Group of Company, Malaysia

AMSA Annual Dinner 2023 was graced by several government officials and community leaders:

  • Ms. Donna Davis MP, Member for Parramatta representing the NSW Minister for Multicultural Affairs

  • Dr. Patricia Prociv, Deputy Lord Mayor, City of Parramatta

  • Mr Simon Chan AM, President, Chinese Australian Forum (CAF)

  • Mr Benjamin Chow AO, President, Australian Chinese Charity Foundation (ACCF)

  • Mr Anthony Pang, Deputy Chair, Chinese Australian Services Society (CASS)

AMSA Annual Dinner 2023 was made a reality thanks to our amazing partners and sponsors:

Supported by the Singapore Global Network (SGN), a division under Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB). SGN is passionate about building relationships and connecting with individuals all over the globe.

TalentCorp is a Government agency under the Ministry of Human Resources (MOHR) that attracts, nurtures and retains the best and the right talent to enable Malaysia to reach its economic aspirations.

Phillip Au & Associates (Partner Sponsor)

Phillip Au & Associates has been a trusted migration agency since 1994. They have earned an exceptional reputation for their unwavering commitment assisting countless migrants in optimizing their prospects for success and embarking on their journey to Australia with absolute confidence. Their team of migration specialists boasts fluency in multiple languages, including English, Malay, Mandarin, Indonesian, Cantonese, Hokkien, and Hainanese for comprehensive support.

iPAN Property International (Partner Sponsor)

iPAN is Australia’s Most Extensive Brand New Property Portal that has over 400 Brand New/ Off-the-plan projects in major cities across Australia, including Luxury Apartments, Home and Land Packages, and Townhouses. Its unique business model emphases on a Referral system mainly amongst Asian communities in Australia and overseas. They currently have over 2000 agents and business introducers throughout Australia, Singapore, Indonesia, Taiwan, Vietnam, China, Thailand, Malaysia, etc. and continuously expanding.

“We are delighted to have been a Partner Sponsor of the AMSA Annual Dinner 2023. We were thoroughly impressed by the dedication and hard work of the AMSA committee in planning and executing such an exceptional event. Thank you for your efforts in making it a truly fantastic event.” - iPAN Property International, Partner Sponsor for AMSA Annual Dinner 2023

The Grace Hotel Sydney (Dinner Sponsor)

Situated in the heart of Sydney CBD, the heritage-listed Grace Hotel offers the service and luxury of a 4.5-star city hotel that will meet the needs of discerning guests today. Discover Sydney from its heart at The Grace Hotel and be steps away from Darling Harbour and King Street Wharf, plus the best shopping, theatres and entertainment. The 387-room hotel has been beautifully restored to its former glory, making it one of Sydney’s most prominent historical landmarks, it is a fine example of Neo-Gothic architecture with a contrasting Art Deco interior featuring a unique blend of old-world charm with modern comfort.

Scape Student Living (Dinner Sponsor)

Disrupting industry norms, Scape has become known for curating world-class living and learning environments for students. With stylish rooms and creative spaces, we provide a sanctuary that nurtures and shapes the minds of our future leaders. At Scape, residents have everything they need to feel safe, calm, and at home while also feeling challenged, clued up, and plugged in.

Medibank (Dinner Sponsor)

Medibank is a health company providing private health insurance and health services to more than 3.9 million people in Australia

Brilliant-Online (Media Sponsor)

Brilliant-Online is a magazine that brings businesses to their communities. Its interactive content is similar to the magical Daily Prophet newspaper of the Harry Potter books and films.

Accor Hotels (Accommodation Partner)

Accor's fantastic Sydney Olympic Park Hotels include Novotel, Ibis Sydney Olympic Park and Pullman Sydney Olympic Park. Accor is committed to open innovation, people and sustainability making a meaningful impact by unlocking lifestyle experiences and shaping the hospitality of tomorrow.

Bunnamagoo (Wine Sponsor)

Bunnamagoo is named after our beloved farm in the high-country of New South Wales, near the township of Rockley. It is where our first Paspaley family vineyard was planted before our second vineyard and winery were established at Mudgee. From homestead to winery, the Paspaley commitment to traditional winemaking methods that focus on quality, promise wines that reflect their varietal character, our terroir and pristine climate.

And not forgetting our Venue Partner, who gave us an absolutely magical evening at the impressive Accor Stadium!

Beautiful memories of AMSA Annual Dinner 2023

The beautiful elegance of the Members Room at Accor Stadium, with its sky-high ceilings and room flooded with natural light.

The excitement bubbles as guests gather at the Stadium mingling and catching up with one another while AMSA's Head of Branding and Marketing interviews officials, guests and performers.

We were treated to a delightful array of performances. This is the luxury we have as a multicultural community where we get to enjoy Indian dancing, Chinese and Malay singing!

A feast in all senses of the word!
Audra Morrice brought her gastronomical magical touch that really lit up the entire evening. Her ability to honour authentic cuisine from everyone's culture while giving the menu a modern twist has left everyone feeling warm with nostalgia and incredibly pampered by the quality of every dish that was served.

AMSA Annual Dinner Menu 2023 specially curated by Audra Morrice, MasterChef Judge

Five spiced smoked duck breast, woodear fungus, radish, cucumber, roasted sesame, soy and black vinegar, dressing
Grilled butterflied tiger prawns, sambal hijau, ginger flower, roasted peanuts, kaffir lime, coconut milk
Alternate Main
Nonya chicken curry, potatoes, crispy ginger
South Indian fish curry, eggplant, tomatoes, crispy ginger, curry leaves
Shared Sides
Nasi Kuning
Steamed broccolini, crispy garlic and shallot oil
Bubor Cha Cha, taro, sweet potato, sago, coconut milk, pandan

"As AMSA is celebrating multiculturalism this year, everything on the menu needs to be straight from home, and I couldn't have picked better dishes because a couple of these are from my mother's kitchen. I am able to share that with everyone, and keep it authentic even as we jazz up the plating a bit to keep it more modern, but the flavours will always be succinct, authentic, and full of Southeast Asian, Singaporean or Malaysian umami flavours." - Audra Morrice, MasterChef Singapore Judge

A big shout out to our Raffle Prizes contributors:

The Grace Sydney, Eu Yan Sang, Ayam, Bunnamagoo Estate Wines, Sylvia Tiong, Mamak restaurant, Peranakan Place Nyonya Cuisine, Ho Jiak Town Hall, PappaRich Brookfield Place, Ipoh Dynasty, Just Go Shop and Killiney Kopitiam.

This is our beautiful Friendship, Multiculturalism and Excellence!

Here is what one of our guests' experience at our Annual Dinner 2023:
“Attending the AMSA Annual Dinner 2023 at Accor Stadium was a true pleasure! You could really sense the team's dedication to preserving AMSA's legacy while extending a warm welcome to new friends. Celebrity Chef Audra Morrice's culinary expertise created a dinner menu that stood out as the best in many years, and the varied performances by a lineup of Australian Asian artists made the evening both culturally proud and unforgettable! - Heidi Han, ex-journalist at SBS and The Australian

If you missed our Annual Dinner 2023, rest assured next year we will be back with yet another enchanting evening to celebrate every unique individual in our multicultural community! Check our Events page for more activities, and if you are not a part of AMSA yet, why not consider joining?

AMSA embraces diversity by extending its membership to individuals of Singaporean and Malaysian heritage, to become part of our association. Our primary focus is to provide exceptional value to our members and sponsors, organising well-attended events that leave a lasting impression. Our diverse range of activities, including makan events, sports, meet and mingle sessions, cultural events, and the highly anticipated AMSA Annual Dinner, are greatly appreciated by our members and friends. AMSA strives to create a welcoming environment that feels like home for everyone involved.

Australian Malaysian Singaporean Awards 2024

AMSA is excited to announce our upcoming Australian Malaysian Singaporean Awards in 2024.

Anyone of Malaysian or Singaporean diaspora, or Australian persons with Malaysian/Singaporean heritage or affiliation are eligible. Organisations must have a registered ABN and have a business relationship or affiliation with Malaysia or Singapore.

Here are the six categories of the awards:

1. Individual

Individual contribution to bi-lateral relationship

2. Organisation

Organisational contribution to bi-lateral relationship

3. Female Leader

Recognise the achievements for female leadership

4. Community Service

Organisational community impact to disadvantaged minorities

5. Young Professional

Professional or academic under 35 years of age

6. Innovation & Partnerships

New or existing business introducing new process or service

Judging and Voting

AMSA will select a public panel of judges to shortlist the top finalists. The panel will consist of Public, Private and NGO sector leaders and representatives.

The finalist details will be shared. AMSA will then open up to 50% public voting to allow AMSA members and judges, to select winners.

Winners of each award will be announced at the official AMSA Annual Dinner 2024. Our key sponsors will distribute prizes to winners live.

AMSA eagerly anticipates receiving submissions from the numerous talented individuals and organisations within our communities who embody the values of Friendship, Multiculturalism, and Excellence. We believe that everyone has unique contributions to offer, and these awards serve as a significant recognition of the dedication, skills, and abilities that are propelling our communities towards greatness.

Watch out for the launch of the Australian Malaysian Singaporean Awards 2024


Media contact: Veronica Lind

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