The German Embassy's Press & Culture New Year Reception
Members of the press, community leaders and representatives of German and international institutions in Malaysia recently gathered at the Double Tree Hilton. They all attended a joyful New Year’s reception, hosted by Mr. Carsten Fischer, Deputy Head of Mission, and members of the German Embassy's Cultural and Press Department. An-hour long mingle “al fresco” on the terrace was followed by a buffet style “all-Malaysian” dinner. In his welcome speech, Mr. Fischer reminded the guests that 2017 is a special year for Malaysia and Germany relations, as 60 years ago diplomatic relations were established between the two countries, only weeks after “Merdeka” (Independence) was declared in August 1957.
The Embassy and other German institutions in Malaysia are planning to host several events throughout 2017 to mark the 60 year jubilee.
As for the reception, a ‘yee sang’ prosperity toss was a fitting end to a night where people had the opportunity to catch up with old friends and colleagues while being introduced to new contacts.