Jan 1996 Leaving for Canada for college study. Farewell with high school friends and fellow scouts at Penang International airport.
Convocation 2000. Bachelor of Engineering, Computer Engineering, McMaster University, Canada. Deans Honour List. Graduated with distinction. Attended by my parents and brother.
Alcatel Canada (later known as Alcatel Lucent then Nokia) Year 2001-2002 photo with my Manager. Alcatel Canada was my first interview done before graduation, the first career job offer in my life – Software Designer 2001, Intermediate Software Designer 2002
Alcatel Canada 2001-2002 Lunch with colleagues. Intermediate Software Designer. My multicultural teammates were from Canada, France, UK, Romania, India, Vietnam and Malaysia.
11-22 November 2002 National University of Singapore (NUS) Marketing Management Program, Singapore.
2005-09-24 (Nbien) London Heathrow Hifi Show @ Park Inn Hotel. Went there with my colleague EK Tan as exhibitors.
2009-02-14 SMTT Annual Management Review. MR is our yearly tradition where all department heads presented past year and past 5-year KPI reports, key achievements and future strategic plans to all management and employees.
May 21, 2010. Visited Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman’s Faculty of Engineering & Science. I was one of the faculty’s industrial advisers.
May 2010. I handmade a wedding proposal ring using paper and she said “Yes!”
2011 Western Digital Corporation CEO & President Mr. John F. Coyne (Forth from left) visited SMT Industries Co. Ltd (Thailand)
2011-11-26 PUMM (Malaysia Entrepreneurs’ Development Association) Top 50 Team Enterprise Award – Platinum Award – SMT Technologies. Award given by Dato’ Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz, Minister in the Prime Minister Department. 首相署部长拿督斯里纳兹里颁PUMM 企业前五十强白金奖。
2012-06-22 SMT Technologies | First Supplier Conference was organized to convey the company’s five year plans (2012-2016) to our partners/suppliers so that they prepare themselves to support and grow together with the company, as well as appreciating their commitment to the company.
2012-10-13 SMT Technologies Team Building
2012-11-09 Sweden Elmis Show
2013-12-21 SMT Technologies Gala Dinner Celebrating 20th Anniversary (1991-2013).
29 March 2014. Co-found Central Kedah Tourism And Art Development Association, an NGO to promote local Kedah tourism and arts. 1st AGM held at Jerai Mount, the highest mount in Kedah state.
2014-11-23 Central Kedah Tourism Festival organized by Central Kedah Tourism And Arts Development association. This was an official Kedah state government’s sponsored event. The closing ceremony of the festival was officiated by Chief Minister of Kedah State, YAB Dato’ Seri Mukhriz, at Semeling town, Kedah. Vincent Tai Yeong Sheng was the Tourism Festival Event Chairman.
The carnival successfully attracted more than 15,000 visitors to Semeling town and surroundings during the 5-day period.
2016-02-27 Daiichi Art Space (FB: @daiichiartspace) Grand Opening & International Art Exhibition. This branch gallery was set up by me. Official opening by Y.A.B. Chief Minister of Penang (Left 4), and was accompanied by Datin Tai, Ch’ng Huch Theng (President of Penang Art Society), Dato Tai Keik Hock, Prof Dato’ Dr. Mohamed Najib Ahmad Dawa (Director General of National Visual Arts Development Board), LEONG Chun Hong, Stephen (President of the Federation of Arts Societies Singapore) and Haryany Mohamad (Director of Penang State Art Gallery)
2016-07-05 Established a French fine-dining cuisine Arte Restaurant Penang that is located within same premise as the Daiichi Art Space. The original objective of the restaurant is to attract more visitors to the gallery, so that we can promote and cultivate the fine arts to them. Photo: Arte opening team.
Read more on Arte Story at www.arte.my
3-7 July 2017 Strategic Marketing Management Program at National University of Singapore
MLA Golden Bull Culinary Challenge | Arte Restaurant Penang | Culinaire 2017
4 Feb 2018 | 4 Thai Masters Art Exhibition opening | Daiichi Art Space Penang
In conjunction with the celebration of Mr. Somsak Chowtadapong being conferred Thailand National Artist 2017.
Officiated by Mr. Lee Khai, DJN, Chairman of Penang State Art Gallery.
Exhibition period: 4 Feb – 14 Feb 2018
Venue: Daiichi Art Space Penang.
- Thongchai Rakpathum (Thailand National Artist 2010, 2nd from right)
- Somsak Chowtadapong (Thailand National Artist 2017, 3rd from right)
- Somchai Wacharasombat (3rd from left )
- Chalermsak Radanachan (1st from right)
2018-03-17 The Star Metro newspaper | Seeking refined dining standards | Awards show that Penang has very good restaurants | inPenang Best Restaurants 2018
2018-02-27 Arte Restaurant was awarded iNPenang Best Restaurants 2018 after two years in operations (established 5 July 2016). The certificate was presented by YB Danny Law Heng Kiang (left 3), Penang State Executive Councillor for Tourism Development and accompanied by Mr. Ch’ng Huck Theng (left 1), Chairman of Association of Tourism Attractions Penang (ATAP) / Founding President of iNPenang Magazine and CHT Network.
The restaurant operation was stopped on 1 June 2020 during Covid 19 pandemic and Arte was converted to an online wine store Arte Wine Shop.
2018 Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence award – Arte Restaurant
3rd Malaysia Art Biennale 2018 Opening Ceremony | Daiichi Art Space Penang
46 artists from 14 countries
Exhibition period: 31 Jul – 2 Sep 2018
Venue: Daiichi Art Space. 25, Jalan Argyll, 10050 Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia.
2018-11-25 Penang Bridge International Marathon (PBIM) 2018. My first full marathon, running during a thunderstorm and completed within under 5 hours.
23 Dec 2018. Renown TV host Axian’s Food Adventures, vlogger and food blogger Jason Yeoh (Axian)’s visiting Arte Restaurant Head Chef was aired on “Jason Can’t Cook” tv series at 10pm on Astro 301 & 306 satellite tv channels. Thanks very much to Jason Yeoh Axian and Astro.
Jay 鄭俊吉和 Arte 法式料理餐廳
The Art of Franco-Asian Cuisine
2019-09-28 Goh Beng Kwan Cresting The Waves Book Launch & Solo Exhibition | Daiichi Art Space
Artist: Mr. Goh Beng Kwan 吴珉权
Born in 1937, Singaporean.
1st Prize, 1st UOB Painting of the Year Competition, 1982
Cultural Medallion, Ministry of Culture Singapore, 1989
Officiated by: Lee Khai, D.J.N., Chairman of Penang State Art Gallery
Exhibition period: 28 Sep to 6 Oct 2019
Tripadvisor Traveller’s Choice 2020 Award – Arte Restaurant (4.5 Ratings)
31st May 2020 Our “Restaurant” operation (cooked food takeaway / dine-in) was closed indefinitely during Covid 19 restricted control period effective on 1 June 2020. We converted the business to online e-commerce wine store Arte Wine Shop.
November 2021 – Enrolled 9-week online course with NorthWestern Kellog Executive Education | Business Analytics – Decision Making with Data
- Leading with Analytics
- Exploratory Analytics with Visualization
- How to Distinguish Good from Bad Analytics
- Causal Analytics
- Predictive Analytics
- Maching Learning and Artificial Intelligence
Jan 2022 – Completed NorthWestern Kellog Executive Education | Business Analytics – Decision Making with Data