Monte Casino Ballroom came alive on Saturday when the masquerade ball was hosted. Exquisite gowns and tuxedo’s filled the venue to its maximum capacity. Mind-blowing bands took the attendees by storm with their well-composed songs that were played at the ball.
What is a ball without style taking over? Well, that was proved as two stylish Maserati’s were parked outside the venue for the guests to feast their eyes on. Maserati and a masquerade ball in place bring in nothing but class to the table.
The TCA or rather The Chinese Association (previously known to be Transvaal Chinese Association) is an association that has been established during the fall of 1903, making the association the oldest out of all the Chinese associations in Southern-Africa. The association has represented approximately 900 Chinese nationals currently residing in the Southern-Africa national.
During the ball The Huaxhing Art Trope Traditional band and the Ruby Tuesday band were the band’s that kept the guests moving at the ball. A beautifully prepared buffet was served to guests and VIP personnel.
This was not just a normal ball at all; it was a ball that was extraordinary in many ways. There was a raffle competition held for the guests, which had some jaw-dropping prizes to be won. 1st prize included: 2x return economy flight tickets from Johannesburg via Hong Kong valued at over R20 000 which was sponsored by Emirates Flights, 2nd prize included: A white and gold pendant set with one carat Tarantine and Diamonds valued at R18 000 which was sponsored by Impilo Collection and the 3rd prize was a flat screen TV valued at R2200 sponsored by Mr. Wu Xiao Kang.
Some of the honourable attendees included the TCA committee: Mr Erwin Pon (The TCA Chairman), TCA Women’s Federation Chairlady – Ms. Shirleen Man, Representative of the Chinese Consulate of Johannesburg – Acting Consul General Mr. Yang Pei Dong, Esteemed community leader and auditor to the Chinese Women’s Association – Mrs. Li.
Other honourable attendees that showed some face at the masquerade ball included: Mr. Wu Xiao Kang the executive director of the China-Africa Police community forum, Ms. Anita Zhu the chairlady of the All Africa-Chinese Women’s Association, Ms. Serena Yan the chairlady of the Taiwanese Women’s Association, Ms. Sherry Chen – Former member of Parliament and esteemed leader of the Chinese community, Mr. Michael Sun of the DA city Councillor of Johannesburg and Mrs. Sandy Huang – the chairlady of the Hua Xing Art Trope.
It was a beautiful evening that was aimed at giving a memory that the guests will enjoy and take home with them, remembering that the masquerade ball brought in different people from different cultures together to host a very successful evening.