Mandarin Oriental’s grand ballroom was bedecked with all kinds of colours and decorations to welcome the invite-only 1000-strong guests that attended Valiram’s Diwali open house. Dressed up to the nines in accordance with the theme that night, which was Diwali Festive, guests such as Dato' Simon Foong, Dato' Sri Meer Sadik Habib, Azran Osman RaniRaja Teh Maimunah and Elyna Effendi were personally welcomed by the Valiram family at the entrance. Accompanied by loud and festive music, guests tucked in to the lavish buffet feast serving the best of Indian food, and queued up for the Godiva ice cream vending machine that night for a sweet end to their meal. 

Photos: Khairul Imran/Malaysia Tatler 


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Photo 1 of 37 Datin Mina-Cheah Foong and Dr George Lee
Photo 2 of 37 Kamariah Mohd Ali and Farah Philip
Photo 3 of 37 Kavita and Lal Chand
Photo 4 of 37 Dirk Luebbert and Melinda Looi
Photo 5 of 37 Dato' Ajay and Datin Kaysha Ubrani, and Vimi and Ashwin Rajgopal
Photo 6 of 37 Esme Low and Elyna Effendi
Photo 7 of 37 Azran Osman Rani and Azreen Pharmy
Photo 8 of 37 Dato' Simon Foong, Noraini Abdullah, Selina Yeop Jr, Chef Wan and Qamal Daud
Photo 9 of 37 Dato' Dr Devan Pillay and Datin Dr Kalpna Maghji
Photo 10 of 37 Abrar Anwar, Tan Sri Bashir Ahmad Abdul Majid and Dato' Seri Mirza Mohammad Taiyab
Photo 11 of 37 Tan Sri Tan Kean Soon and Puan Sri Shirley Law
Photo 12 of 37 Balraj and Rani Gill
Photo 13 of 37 Allegra Abishegam, Christine Sterk, Dato' Sri Meer Sadik Habib, Henk Sterk and Datin Sri Chris and Dato' Sri Andrew Abishegam
Photo 14 of 37 Datin Sunita Rajkumar and Ria Thomas
Photo 15 of 37 Suresh and Jayshree Gorasia
Photo 16 of 37 Amarjit Chhina and Ferhat Nazri
Photo 17 of 37 Tengku Permaisuri Norashikin and Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Al-Haj
Photo 18 of 37 Dato' Joyce Yap
Photo 19 of 37 Saroj and Rajkumar Sheth
Photo 20 of 37 Puan Sri Anna Foong
Photo 21 of 37 Suraj and Kimmi Arora
Photo 22 of 37 Mariella Merlino, Conchi Gago and Shirley Low
Photo 23 of 37 Deborah Henry and Dr Rajiv Bhanot
Photo 24 of 37 Baljit Valiram and Sylvia Saw
Photo 25 of 37 Diane Douglas and Bart van Hoek
Photo 26 of 37 Tunku Dato' Mu'tamir and Datin Paulene Tunku Mu'tamir
Photo 27 of 37 Mark Neo and Ai Ling
Photo 28 of 37 Datuk Shamrat Sen Gupta and Datin Safira Gupta
Photo 29 of 37 Dr Andrea Lim and Mida and Malek Bekdache
Photo 30 of 37 Florence Fang and Datin Sri Joyce Raymond
Photo 31 of 37 Peter Godwin
Photo 32 of 37 Renzo and Maya Viegas
Photo 33 of 37 Terry and Mel Teo, Lessi and Bally Saputra
Photo 34 of 37 Ida Lokman and Lynette Lau
Photo 35 of 37 Dato' Mohd Redza Shah Abdul Wahid and Raja Teh Maimunah
Photo 36 of 37 Neeraf, Lavina, Sharan and Devesh Valiram
Photo 37 of 37 The Valiram family portrait