Malaysia Tatler (July issue), 1 July 2014 - Monumental man

Malaysia Tatler (July issue), 1 July 2014

Tan Sri Danny Tan celebrated turning 60 with a lively dinner party that encouraged his guests to laugh, live and enjoy with him on this special day

Fresh from ins recent entry into the Forbes list of Malaysian billionaires, Tan Sri Danny Tan of Tropicana Corporation Berhad marked another milestone in his life by celebrating his 60th birthday in the company of cherished family members, trusted associates and close friends at the grand ballroom of Tropicana Golf & Country Resort. Themed as an 'Evening to Live and Laugh1, this sensational bash was attended in full force by VVTPs and society luminaries of the highest order.

Due to the glittering guest list, security was tight throughout the entire evening. Tan Sri Danny was all smiles when he arrived early for his birthday party, hand-in-hand with his radiant wife Puan Sri Ivy. Ever the dedicated businessman, he would pause to speak to early comers as he shook hands and said hello to every well-wisher with exuberant warmth and sincerity.

Also playing the role of hosts with fashionable aplomb wrere his children: Dato' Dickson, Dillon, Diana and Dion and their partners. The youngest of the family, Din Tan, was unable to make it for the birthday bash as he is currently based overseas, pursuing his studies. To showcase their happiness for this auspicious celebration, Tan Sri Danny's sons and Diana's partner Jarcd Ang wore red tics with their dinner suits—just like the man of the hour. Diana, the only girl in the brood of five, wore a stunning red dress to complement the look. Also doing their part to entertain guests were Lee Kyungbin and Pham My Anh, partners to Tan Sri Danny's elder sons.

Upon arrival, guests were invited to the VIP room to have their pictures taken with Tan Sri Danny and his family. These photos were printed, framed in a Royal Selangor pewter frame and then presented to guests in appreciation of their friendship and support for Tan Sri Danny, throughout the years.


There was no shortage of camaraderie during this auspicious event, which saw some of the most respected business tycoons in the city attending in full force. When the birthday cake (a towering six-tier confection featuring the animals of the Chinese zodiac) was wheeled out, Tan Sri Danny was beaming from ear to ear in happiness. After the cake-cutting ceremony, a special video was aired, featuring Tropicana Corporation's board of directors and employees wishing him warm felicitations on his special day. There was also a heartfelt footage from the absent Din, who warmly expressed his affection for his esteemed father. At the end of the video, Tan Sri Vincent Tan bounded up to the stage to deliver a persona happy birthday greeting to his younger brother. Befitting the grandness of the occasion, the evening also featured impressive performances from Tan Soo Suan and the Dama Orchestra, Dato' Siti Nurhaliza, King Baizura and comedian cum doctor Jason Leong.