|The most interesting media invite which I had received so far|
I could feel my adrenaline rush when I reached Singapore Turf Club that day. It is a place filled with much excitement and glamour as guests and invited influencers dressed up to the nines to attend this event. With a rich history dating back to 1924, this longstanding race marked the climax of the Singapore Triple Crown Series after the running of the first two Legs in the Panasonic Kranji Mile and the Raffles Cup.
|Singapore Turf Club|
So what did I wear that day? I told one of my #ootd sponsors that the dress code is elegant cocktail dress and immediately she suggested this dress as she felt that the green colour is pretty striking and the design is unique too.
The event was off to a great start when you realized that most of the influencers that were invited are friends that you know. Hence the moment I got to Level 4 Grandstand, I got a chance to catch up with a lot of friends. It is extremely fun when you get to enjoy watch the horse racing at Dester Singapore Gold Cup, with food and Dester Beer, amidst great company of friends, in Singapore Turf Club.
|Me and the lovely Jessie|
|Me and my bro, HP. I love the tie he was wearing and he said it was Singapore Turf Club corporate tie. Nice one!|
|My lovely friends!|
|Let’s enjoy some Dester Beer together!|
The Dester Singapore Gold Cup is also the Singapore Turf Club Annual Charity Race Day. This year, together with Tote Board, the club will be donating S$1.5 million back to community and society.
|My favourite Dester Beer!|
|Best served chilled at 4 degree celsius, Dester 100% Malt pairs well with fresh seafood and equally rich delectable local cuisines|
With the first sip, drinkers will experience a deep malty flavour from the finest golden malt. The rich body of the beer is complemented by the slight lingering sweetness of pure malt. The beer’s perfect gold and amazingly smooth finish distinctly leaves a clean and crisp finish on the palate. I simply love the smoothness and richness of Dester 100% Malt!
|The process of making Dester Beer|
Inspired by the luminosity of the lager against the morning light, the company crafted the name Dester from its Dutch equivalent “The Star”, signifying a time of celebration and glory.
Besides enjoying the food, we were given a S$5 betting voucher to try out luck at horse betting.
|My S$% betting voucher… which horse should I choose?|
I didn’t know how to bet so I asked the friendly lady at the counter and she explained to me that each bet is S$5 and you can place bets on the placing of the horses such that if the horse you place bet on, comes out to be Top 3, you win the amount indicated on the screen under ‘PLC’ column. You can also place bets on the horse that you feel will win the race and if the horse is the winning horse, you win the amount indicated on the screen under ‘WIN’ column.
Lady Luck shone on me as I won S$6 from this bet… hahaha!
Pardon me but I became very trigger happy when I saw these horses at a closer distance as I was watching them from afar at the Committee Box (Level 4 of the Grandstand), Singapore Racecourse earlier on.
One of the races was ongoing and I managed to watch it from where we were.
Just look at the happiness and excitement! The winning jockey got himself weighed, followed by an interview.
In the spirit of sharing, we are going to throw an intimate Christmas gathering with our loved ones to share with them the goodness of Dester Beer. For those who want to know more about Dester Beer, check out their Facebook page now.
Overall, the Dester Singapore Gold Cup was an amazing event and at the same time, meaningful as more than 26 selected beneficiary organisations benefitted from the donation. Can’t wait for next year’s Dester Singapore Gold Cup to happen again!
Meanwhile, if you missed the ‘live’ action that day, check out http://www.goldcup.sg for more updates and coverage on the event.