Noble Excellence Awards honours the achievements of exceptional completed property developments that made a difference in the lives of the communities they touched…with passion and excellence!
Kuala Lumpur, 16 January 2017 – The inaugural Noble Excellence Awards (NEA) was held tonight at Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPAC). The glitzy and glittery event was attended more than 300 guests comprising the property development’s industry stalwarts and society’s iconoclasts including YB Senator Dato’ Dr. Loga Bala Mohan, Deputy Minister of The Federal Territories who officiated the ceremony. Upon the arrival of the guests and VIPs, a light mocktail was served in the lounge/cafeteria reception area followed by a light buffet-style evening dinner. The emcee of the evening is none other the iconic and popular TraxxFm radio deejay, Mr. Albert Ng. Despite experiencing a slight hiccup and delay in commencing with the programme, the opening ceremony itself proceeded rather smoothly. Suffice to say, the entire event was a runaway success, and it created a huge buzz or impact among social media circles as well as within the local property industry.
Proudly organized by TTien Media Group, the inaugural Noble Excellence Awards serves to highlight outstanding projects, as well as identify and honour conscientious developers and personality icons who seek to make a real impact in the community residing within and around these projects. It is also Malaysia’s first-ever award to brand the property development profession as noble. It is a refreshingly new definition and awe-inspiring breakthrough in human civilization. As Award winners, they are recognized as being a part of great living testimonies of excellence in ‘Livability, Environment & Community’.
“As organizing chairman of this eminent property award, we feel the need to continuously recognise and reward the good work that has been done in developing better living through modern housing and affordable homes, as well as building smarter and greener communities. It is also about transforming and changing the way we live for the better. The judges posed many questions as they wanted to know if property developers were deserving of the awards. It is a rarity to witness developers who willingly submit themselves to such scrutiny. The majority of the participants have also proven their willingness to be transparent, which is a testament to their integrity. We hold our judges to the highest standards of fairness, accuracy and integrity and the team is helmed by the highly esteemed Y.Bhg Datuk Ng Seing Liong PJN, J.P, who is Past President and Patron of Real Estate Housing Developers’ Association Malaysia (REHDA). Noble Excellence Awards is the one of the few Malaysian awards to honour the achievements of exceptional and completed property developments that made a difference in the lives of the communities they touched.” – Mr. Eddie Tan, Organizing Chairman, Noble Excellence Awards 2016
The award also serves to distinguish itself from other awards by being open for completed projects only, as we believe recognition should be given after excellent work has been completed. We have received multiple invitations from various industry leaders who share a similar vision. As a result, this has led us to forge strategic partnerships to benefit all stakeholders for the future. The property projects were assessed by a group of judges in two judging sessions. The best among them are awarded with the Platinum, Gold or Silver Noble Excellence Award (based on the scores from the judges and public rating) under 9 categories. Seven other categories were bestowed to individuals and organisations who have revolutionized the industry.
“It is also interesting to note that this particular property Award consists of unique and ‘one-of-a-kind’ categories which could revolutionize the local awards industry, and is not your typical ‘run-of-the-mill’ property awards. Notable award categories that deserve mention include Service to Industry Award, Decades of Excellence Award and Home Buyers Champion Award – these are just some of the ground-breaking awards that will be presented during the award ceremony. The ‘Decades of Excellence’ award encompasses recipients who are veterans in the real estate industry who have been working tirelessly behind the scenes to bring value, integrity and professionalism to the industry that benefit the people.” – YB Senator Dato’ Dr. Loga Bala Mohan, Deputy Minister of The Federal Territories.
The judges for the Noble Excellence Awards comprise of individuals who have distinguished themselves in their respective fields and who demonstrate exceptional leadership ability and vision. According to Tan, the judging sessions comprise presentations by property developers followed by a Q&A session with the judges. During both sessions, the judges were thoroughly impressed by the boldness of participating developers who were willing to answer the many questions from various angles.
The other judges are composed of members of Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM), Malaysia Institute of Estate Agents (MIEA), Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA), Medini Iskandar Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia (RISM), Construction Project Managers Malaysia (ACPM), ASEAN Retail-Chains Franchise Federation (ARFF) and Branding Association of Malaysia (BAM).
Public ratings contributed some 30% while the judges are responsible for 70% of the winning outcome. This ensures house buyers have a say in the winners’ line-up. As Malaysians continue to seek better living and affordable housing, we believe this award will boost the homebuyer and investor confidence. We also hope with this award will impact local real estate and continue to flourish in the foreseeable future amidst complications and challenges. We also believe we can elevate our brand towards greater heights, inspired by passion and driven by excellence.
The Noble Excellence Awards was designed for the industry to benefit home buyers, and to create a healthy and sustainable ecosystem between buyers and sellers. It is a very fair and conclusive award which its prize winners can be proud of. We are honoured and pleased at the glowing reception from leading market players who highly appreciate the Award concept and the way it is conducted as proposed by us. Our inaugural Noble Excellence Awards truly reflects our continuous dream and constant quest towards property excellence and we hope that it will be the first of many more awards yet to come.
The glitz and glamour of the NEA Awards 2016 is further enhanced with exclusive performances from two eagerly-awaited favourite Malaysian artistes, namely violinist extraordinaire Joanne Yeoh, as well as stand-up comedian Douglas Lim. The award-winning solo violinist serenaded the audience throughout the evening with an impressive repertoire of popular songs, classical tracks and contemporary numbers. The crowd was utterly captivated and awe-inspired by her mesmerizing mind-blowing skills on her electric violin.
Meanwhile, local funny man Douglas Lim stole the show, and had the attendees as well as participants in stitches during an hour-long one-man sketch with impromptu antics about Malaysian norm, culture & idiosyncrasies. The evening culminated in a token of appreciation presentation ceremony to honour our esteemed panel of judges as well as well-deserving award winners. Another highlight of the evening is the ‘personal handover’ by Mr. Eddie Tan of a special gift to Dato’ Dr. Loga Bala Mohan in commemorating the event itself – an exclusive acrylic on canvas artwork/masterpiece entitled “Understanding” aka ‘The 3 Frogs’ by renowned resident KLPAC artist, Muhammad Faizal Ramli.
Before the event drew to a close, there were the ‘not-to-be-missed’ group photo sessions between judges and winners. We also love to see you folks next year at our subsequent edition of NEA at the Noble Excellence Awards 2017! Finally, we wish all Malaysians a Happy Chinese New Year and Gong Xi Fa Cai! May the Year of the Rooster bring forth greater prosperity for home buyers, property investors and real estate developers alike. Cheers and happy CNY! ;)
About TTien Media Group
TTien Media Group is a property lifestyle trendsetter and a pioneer in home living media since 2006, with content featuring current issues as well as latest trends in real estate development, property investment and home improvement. Its prime objective is advocating affordable homeownership and espousing a healthy property lifestyle. With a diverse portfolio in property investment and real estate development, its ground-breaking work as a leading content provider is often unparalleled. It also offers an ideal platform for prospective businesses to thrive in today’s competitive market of online entrepreneurship. We believe we can elevate our brand toward greater heights – inspired by passion and driven by excellence! In addition, its inaugural Noble Excellence Awards 2016 aptly reflects its constant quest and continual move towards property development excellence. For additional information on Noble Excellence Awards 2016, please check out our website: www.nobleexcellenceawards.com, and alternatively our social media FB page at: www.facebook.com/NobleExcellenceAwards. For more information about Homefinder Malaysia, go to: www.facebook.com/HomefinderMalaysia, and www.homefinder.com.my. For additional media enquiries, kindly contact:- Ms. Liza (03-7803 6877) and Mr. Jeffery (012-358 7296).
Honouring the NEA 2016 Judges
NEA 2016 Award Winners Pix