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RICE Charity Auction 2012

RICE charity auction 2012

Returns Invested in Children and Education, RICE, is thrilled to be a part of this year’s Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Awards. RICE is a philanthropic organisation funded by the alternative investment industry in Asia. 100% of the donations it receives are spent on improving the lives of children in Asia – the region which has supported our businesses and success.

On the evening of the Asian Hedge Fund Awards, RICE will be holding an auction to raise money for the charity. All money raised from the auction will be passed to benefitting charities, which include: Goutte d’Eau – Damnok Toeuk, an organization in Cambodia working with children living with disabilities; Starchildren / CWS, an organization in Nepal working with children infected, and affected, by HIV/Aids and Angkor Hospital for Children, a paediatric hospital and education centre for Cambodian health workers.

We have a range of interesting items available for auction, including an evening with famed investor, Jim Rogers. RICE wishes to thank you in advance for your support.

Items for Auction

Dinner with Jim Rogers at Iggy's:

Don't miss the chance to share a meal with author, financial commentator and successful international investor, Jim Rogers. Jim is offering his time to the highest bidder and promises an exceptional evening of good food and interesting conversation – be it on economics, finance, his 100,000 miles motorcycle trip across six continents or whatever your heart desires.

Iggy’s, one of Singapore’s most renowned and accoladed fine dining restaurants, is offering a top-notch gastronomic experience to the successful bidder and to Jim. To top this off, with a supreme selection of wines chosen by the respected proprietor/sommelier Ignatius Chan, you will certainly leave feeling that your money was well spent.

  Jim Rogers
Osvaldo Forlino
Private dinner at home, cooked by Michelin-Star Chef Osvaldo

For food enthusiasts everywhere, we are delighted to offer a special private dinner for you and your family and friends, cooked by famed Michelin-Star Chef Osvaldo Forlino. Chef Osvaldo will personally come to your kitchen and cook up an unforgettable classical Italian feast.

Chef Osvaldo’s brings over 30 years of experience, spanning from northern Italy to the top restaurants in Singapore, including il Lido. Owner of Amarone and No Menu-Osvaldo Forlino Family’s Kitchen, Chef Osvaldo is considered one of the best Italian chefs in Singapore. He will bring his passion and signature style, featuring authentic flavours from his hometown of Piedmonte, Italy, straight to your table.

Table for 10 at the Miss Singapore Universe 2012 pageant with 2011 winner Valerie Lim:

Here’s your chance to bid a table for 10 at Miss Singapore Universe 2012 Pageant. Miss Singapore Universe is an annual beauty contest, in which all the beauty queens work very hard to put up a good show and to be considered for the prestigious titles. The pageant, one of the most entertaining events of the year in Singapore, will be held in July at the Shangri-La hotel.

Another highlight of the night is that Valerie Lim, Miss Singapore Universe 2011, will join the highest bidder’s table as a special guest. With a Psychology degree from NUS under her belt, the behavior therapist aims to change people’s attitudes towards beauty pageants. Beauty, as she believes, is a matter of the mind. Valerie is looking forward to sharing with you her thoughts on beauty and life.

  Miss Singapore Universe 2011 Valerie Lim
Nozawa Onsen Jake Aramaki

photo by Daizo
Deluxe apartment and snowboarding day with a pro

For snowboarding enthusiasts or aficionados of Japanese culture, we are offering a two-night stay in an apartment for 4 people in Nozawa Onsen. Nozawa’s serviced apartment-style lodging is the first of its kind in the village. It provides the comfort to relax and experience life in a traditional Japanese village.

Spend your day with 2012 all-Japan alpine snowboarding champion, Jake Aramaki as she teaches you the tips and tricks for deftly manoeuvring your way around the slopes. After your efforts have paid off, pamper yourself at the hot spring bath, and stroll out to dinner in one of the many excellent local restaurants and bars.

From street beggar to talented artist; a unique painting by a Cambodian friend of RICE:

SP is a 19 year old boy that suffers from a condition called Marfan syndrome which strongly affects the structure of his bones and eyes. Despite his condition, SP is a budding artist with a bright future. His works are filled with inspiration from his troubled life. Raised in Thmoobang district in the mountains close to the Thai-Cambodian border, he comes from a family of six. Due to the family's vulnerable economic situation, he was trafficked to Thailand at the age of 11 where he worked as a street beggar.

In 2005, he was repatriated from Thailand to Poipet and a few months later to Damnok Toek, a centre for children with disabilities in Phnom Penh. Once in the centre he attended public school and also discovered a passion for drawing and painting. He is currently taking classes at an art school in Phnom Penh to further develop his already great skills.

SP has painted a special piece for RICE and Eurekahedge. We thank you in advance for your support of this young man’s talent.

  SP artworks
Liquid Strategies
Liquid Strategies - Private party for 20 with hedge fund servers

Spend an evening at Private Affairs with some of the most prominent hedge funders in Asia, who will be mixing up their own specialty cocktails for you and your guests. Considered one of the best venues to indulge in European specialties in Singapore, Private Affairs features breathtaking views and good music.

Here, you and your friends will experience the delectable, one-of-a-kind lychee martini and gin tonic from Albourne Partners’ own Debra Ng. Champion allocators including David Walter and Misha Graboi from PAAMCO, "the Sultan of seed" Paul Smith from Triple-A, hedge-fund consulting virtuoso Peter Douglas, and prime brokerage superstar Rebekah Pang, will be serving up their personal favourites.

Wong How Man Photograph, Miao Dragonboat Festival of Guizhou:

Considered one of Time Magazine’s 25 Asian Heroes, Wong How Man began his journalistic career in 1974 and later as a frontline National Geographic writer and photographer. He has been credited with the discovery of the Yangtze, Mekong, Yellow River and Salween sources. Wong How Man’s exquisite works have been featured by

Discovery Channel, CNN, and National Geographic. His photograph, Miao Dragonboat Festival of Guizhou was taken during a 1983 National Geographic Expedition and highlights the yearly dragonboat festival as a ritualistic occasion. The captivating work shows different villagers dressed in traditional dark purple costumes making prayers to the gods for rain and good harvest. The photograph was featured in National Geographic in 1984.

  Wong How Man Miao Dragonboat Festival photo
Raffles Hotel Siem ReapRaffles Hotel Siem Reap
2-night stay at Raffles Hotel in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Jet away to the ancient temples of Angkor and enjoy a two-night stay at the Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor. Located in the heart of Siem Reap, the luxurious hotel is steps away from the historic ruins. Considered one of the greatest hotels in the world by Travel + Leisure, Raffles Grand d’Angkor is a destination unto itself. Travellers can soak in the warm sunsets over Tonle Sap Lake and the whimsical charm of its Floating Village.

For a one-of-a-kind private dining experience, enjoy an exotic Khmer cuisine at one of the breathtaking temples of Angkor. This incredible getaway includes two return flight tickets and a tour of the Angkor Children’s Hospital by beneficiary of RICE fund, with Executive Director Dr. William Housworth.

Case of Wine from Stephen Diggle:

Stephen Diggle of Vulpes Investment Management has donated a case of wine from his private collection. Anyone who Stephen has entertained will understand the pleasure he derives from collecting and sharing his exceptional and carefully selected wine.


We will be adding more items to this auction page so do check back regularly.
For more information on the RICE fund please visit their website.