HSBC Philippines welcomes the Year of the Tiger with “abundance”

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Peter Faulhaber (left), director of wealth management and personal banking at HSBC Philippines, and Sandeep Uppal, newly appointed chairman and chief executive, led the bank’s Lunar New Year celebration.

HSBC Philippines celebrated the arrival of the Lunar New Year with customers and the media through a virtual event showcasing traditional Chinese customs and traditions.

It was a night of plenty, where fortune, luck and prosperity came together in perfect harmony. The year of the Tiger, which began on February 1 and will end on January 21, 2023, represents strength and bravery.

The Songbird of Asia Regine Velasquez-Alcasid

The Songbird of Asia Regine Velasquez-Alcasid

The evening began with a lion dance performance to usher in good fortune for the year ahead and an opening statement from HSBC Philippines Director of Wealth Management and Personal Banking, Peter Faulhaber.

“The Lunar New Year is China’s biggest holiday for families and friends who come together for the festivities. May this evening bring us together to welcome the year with great possibilities and endless opportunities. We remain committed to growing and to stay in the Philippines to be of service to Filipinos, as we continue to steward your wealth by connecting you to not only local but global opportunities,” Faulhaber said.

Feng Shui Master Melvin Sua.

Feng Shui Master Melvin Sua.

During the celebration, guests had the opportunity to interact with Feng Shui Master Melvin Sua as he shared ideas to help guests navigate the highs and avoid the pitfalls that await them, as well only to attract more luck and fortune in life and business.

The festivities were taken to greater heights when “Asia’s Songbird” Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, sang classic ’70s tunes, Ryan Cayabyab favorites, as well as his rendition of other popular international favorites.

The bank treated the virtual guests with special treats.

The bank treated the virtual guests with special treats.

In addition to enjoying the show, guests were treated to an “abundance box” – a food box specially curated by Shangri-la at the Fort, filled with sumptuous Chinese delicacies to celebrate this year of abundance. To top off the meal, tiger-shaped chocolates called “Binondo”, named after the oldest Chinatown in the world, are a sweet blend of 3 Chinese spices, red tea and Filipino milk chocolate.

The celebration ended with a traditional toast led by Faulhaber who was joined by Sandeep Uppal, newly appointed President and CEO of HSBC Philippines.

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