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Welcome to The Moodie Davitt Report Interim Singapore Bureau.
The view from my 15th floor hotel room at the Marina Bay Sands is the perfect morning antidote to any tiredness that has set in after a hectic few days on the road, culminating in our Duty Calls Charity dinner on Saturday night at Jewel Changi Airport.
What an amazing event that turned out to be. The setting was spectacular with the dinner held at Cloud9 Piazza, which overlooks the entire Jewel and its stunning illuminated 40 metre Rain Vortex.
Just as excitingly, we raised over US$265,000 for Friends-International, the wonderful Southeast Asian children’s charity, funds that will make a critical difference to the organisation’s life-changing work.
Now it’s showtime here in Singapore as the TFWA Asia Pacific conference and exhibition kicks off. Some busy days and nights lay ahead before I head out of here on an early bird flight to Beijing on Thursday. I look forward to seeing old friends and making many new ones this week. If you don’t know me, look out for a slightly weary antipodean with a big grin on his face – delighted that our industry made such a difference to the lives of so many children on Saturday night.