The annual Ambassadors’ Cup in Singapore has evolved into the biggest informal social event in the diplomatic circle, with this year’s exceeding expectations like never before. On November 12, a 3-hour race with 55 yachts and 37 participating countries was held at the Changi Sailing Club; 23 High Commissioners were in attendance, together with their families and embassy officials. As refreshing cocktails, great wines and beers and a sumptuous dinner pleased guests, a live band set the perfect ambience. The extraordinary function was possible with conglomerates including CosmoSteel, Tiger Beer and the World Of Diamonds Group as sponsors. The winds cooperated well this year, with a strong north-easterly system blowing over Tekong taking the fleet all the way to North Angler and back with ease.
Among those in attendance were prominent individuals including Chong Siak Ching (CEO, National Gallery Singapore), Karan Tilani (Director, World Of Diamonds Group), Steve Puckett, Wilfred Walsh, Claudius Dennis Nhema (Charge d’Affaires, Embassy of Zimbabwe), H.E. Yael Rubinstein (Ambassador of Israel to Singapore), H.E. Andrey Tatarinov (Ambassador of Russia to Singapore), H.E. Dr Michael Pulch (Ambassador and Head of Delegation of European Union to Singapore), H.E. Alfredo A. Spiegel Aponte (Ambassador of Panama to Singapore), H.E. Alexandru Irimia (Ambassador of Romania to Singapore), H.E. Roberto Blanco Dominguez (Ambassador of Cuba to Singapore), H.E. Jairo Hernandez Milian (Ambassador of Costa Rica to Singapore), H.E. Dr Michael Witter (Ambassador of Germany to Singapore), H.E. Paula Johanna Parviainen (Ambassador of Finland to Singapore), H.E. James Sinclair Manley (Ambassador of Chile to Singapore and President of the Ambassadors’ Cup), H.E. Nimal Weeraratne (Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Singapore), H.E. Tumur Lkhagvadorj (Ambassador of Mongolia to Singapore), H.E. Dmytro Senik (Ambassador of Ukraine to Singapore), H.E. Karin Fichtinger-Grohe (Ambassador of Austria to Singapore), H.E. Manuel Gerardo Talavera Espinar (Ambassador of Peru to Singapore), H.E. Miguel Angel Navarro Portera (Ambassador of Spain to Singapore), H.E. Thomas Kupfer (Ambassador of Switzerland to Singapore), H.E. Flavio Soares Damico (Ambassador of Brazil to Singapore), H.E. Nguyen Tien Minh (Ambassador of Vietnam to Singapore), H.E. Sven Hakan Oskar Jevrell (Ambassador of Sweden to Singapore), H.E. Usen Suleimen (Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Singapore) and H.E. Adaljiza Magno (Ambassador of Timor-Leste to Singapore).