MAS Yee Sang Dinner for bloggers

mas mums

Malaysia Airlines organized an yee sang dinner for bloggers at Mum’s Place. There were 25 bloggers in attendance occupying three tables – most of them familiar faces, but I met a couple of bloggers that I haven’t seen IRL before. It was fun! It’s my first yee sang dinner of the year.

yee sang

The yee sang with salmon!

lau sang

It’s a tradition in Singapore and Malaysia to lau sang during Chinese New Year. It’s supposed to kickstart an auspicious new year by collectively mixing the ingredients with chopsticks while chanting phrases like “prosperity in the year to come” and all that. 🙂

yee sang final

I just like the colors of the dish and the community aspects.


Steamed rice was served and a plethora of dishes came in quick succession after that. I love the huge prawns – very juicy and succulent.

assam fish

Another highlight is the Assam Fish. It’s fabulous!


Other memorable dishes were the chicken curry, vegetables, delicious beef slices and the desserts. I had a banana split.


Camwhoring time was scheduled after dinner.


Lots of familiar faces here…


…and people I haven’t met before or haven’t seen in a long time.


Miscellaneous group photos.


Eh, dun la mug me after I just got mugged.

wai fong

Miss Wai Fong who hosted the dinner. Thanks!

group photo

MAS was also very receptive to suggestions on how to improve their service – I offered an experience when I was flying KL – Melbourne on New Year’s Eve and nothing happened at 12 AM. Most of the passengers were left hanging, awake and waiting for some sort of in-flight celebration, but the New Year passed with nary a peep. They took note of that, so I hope your NYE’s flight would be filled with merriment (or at least some party favors and an announcement). 😉


MAS was kind enough to give us all some home made pineapple tarts and a gift pack containing a diary, a DVD and a nifty red USB drive that can be twisted around your wrist like a bracelet. Nice!

More coverage here:

Sultan Muzaffar
Red Mummy
Babe in the City



Eevon just sent me the wittiest offline comment a.k.a. text message this morning alerting me to a disastrous typo. Okay, it’s DIARY, not DAIRY. Amended. 🙂

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56 thoughts on “MAS Yee Sang Dinner for bloggers”

  1. HB,
    Ever since that time it happen many bloggers are very worry for your safety. We hope you are more careful at night now. That yee yang look very good. My cousin who is married to a former Singapore air hostess make it now in San Francisco and whole family enjoy this dish very much.
    Crime is bad in Beijing also. My mom got mugged at ShanLiTun near the U.S. Embassy Rd. She contact the US Embassy and they contact the police. Dress in plain clothing they tooked in the muggers. This happen in daytime . Great for shopping and for crime.

  2. too bad bro, i’m home in Miri now…can’t get the CNY feel. but the most important are gathering with friends..wish u a Happy CNY…look for u when i’m back in PJ ok…see you

  3. hb is all that food free?….looks very delicious.
    you’re the best looking dude their, so i bet you got the most attention out of the males by the females, you alpha dog you.

  4. Tan Yee Hou: Yeah, I had a second yee sang dinner too, with coworkers. At least got yee sang dinner in lieu of reunion dinner. 🙂
    hitomi: Ya, I already had two in fact. 🙂
    Vickie: Thanks!
    Yeah it’s a Singapore/Malaysia tradition that somehow spread its wings to other Chinese communities, AFAIK.
    ShaolinTiger: Ah too bad mate, it would have been fun to have you around. 🙂
    fish fish: Yeah, it’s my first time meeting up with her. 🙂
    No worries, next time you come back to KL then. 🙂
    Happy CNY fish fish!
    cwee: Ya, I’m so jealous. I wish I can be back in Sarawak too. Sibu sure got CNY feel.
    Anyway, yeah, call me when you get back to PJ. Cheers!
    WEEN: Yeah, the food is free, courtesy of MAS. Nah, I’m not the best looking dude there. Plenty of other people.
    Nicole: Oops…sorry, it’s on it’s way. Zipping up now and uploading. My memory is messed up, you have to remind me one. 🙂
    BB: Happy Chinese New Year buddy!

  5. hitomi: Tomorrow? Where? Eh, Genting you can or not? You got fake ID? I thought the entry is still 21? Or has it changed to 18? I’ll be using my passport if I get checked (which I did last year – it would be a compliment if not for the fact that the very and only day I was stopped for ID check was the day I lost). I can borrow you my temporary MyKad but there would be…er, gender discrepancies since I’m a guy. Good news is, I can get 1 guy in. =D

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