PIA St. Patrick’s Day 2022 Ball at E&O Hotel, Penang

PIA St. Patrick’s 2022 Ball © Adrian Cheah

On Friday, 4 March 2022 PIA celebrated the St. Patrick’s Day Ball at E&O Hotel in Penang with a scrumptious 5-course, sit-down dinner. Misneach (mish-knock) refers to courage, spirit and hopefulness was the theme of the ball. 196 friends of Ireland gathered in the spirit of friendship, the hope of good things to come, and in the knowledge that fortitude sustains all.

The Black Tie affair was packed with live entertainment from Ronald, the famed De Leon Jazz Experience and Dram Band.

PIA St. Patrick’s 2022 Ball © Adrian Cheah

PIA St. Patrick’s 2022 Ball © Adrian Cheah

Since the Ball was held under the Covid-19 pandemic, strict measures were taken to ensure safety for all guests. Guests had to check into their MySajehtera account upon arrival and hand sanitizers were easily made available. Each table sat not more than eight guests and the tables were well spread out with ample room provided between them in the elegant ballroon. All the fully vaccinated waiters and hotel staff wore masks at all times. Each meal was served individually. Many guests also took it upon themselves to run a Covid-19 Antigen Rapid Test before attending.

Here is a pictorial essay of the vibrant festivities photographed by Adrian Cheah and Frankie Yap.

PIA St. Patrick’s 2022 Ball © Adrian Cheah

PIA St. Patrick’s 2022 Ball © Adrian Cheah

PIA St. Patrick’s 2022 Ball © Adrian Cheah

PIA St. Patrick’s 2022 Ball © Adrian Cheah

PIA St. Patrick’s 2022 Ball © Adrian Cheah

PIA St. Patrick’s 2022 Ball © Adrian Cheah

PIA St. Patrick’s 2022 Ball © Adrian Cheah

PIA St. Patrick’s 2022 Ball © Adrian Cheah

PIA St. Patrick’s 2022 Ball © Adrian Cheah

PIA St. Patrick’s 2022 Ball © Adrian Cheah

PIA St. Patrick’s 2022 Ball © Adrian Cheah

PIA St. Patrick’s 2022 Ball © Adrian Cheah

PIA St. Patrick’s 2022 Ball © Adrian Cheah

PIA St. Patrick’s 2022 Ball © Adrian Cheah

PIA St. Patrick’s 2022 Ball © Adrian Cheah

PIA St. Patrick’s 2022 Ball © Adrian Cheah

PIA St. Patrick’s 2022 Ball © Adrian Cheah

PIA St. Patrick’s 2022 Ball © Adrian Cheah

PIA St. Patrick’s 2022 Ball © Adrian Cheah

PIA St. Patrick’s 2022 Ball © Adrian Cheah

PIA St. Patrick’s 2022 Ball © Adrian Cheah

PIA St. Patrick’s 2022 Ball © Adrian Cheah

PIA St. Patrick’s 2022 Ball © Adrian Cheah

PIA St. Patrick’s 2022 Ball © Adrian Cheah

PIA St. Patrick’s 2022 Ball © Adrian Cheah

PIA St. Patrick’s 2022 Ball © Adrian Cheah

PIA St. Patrick’s 2022 Ball © Adrian Cheah

PIA St. Patrick’s 2022 Ball © Adrian Cheah

PIA St. Patrick’s 2022 Ball © Adrian Cheah

PIA St. Patrick’s 2022 Ball © Adrian Cheah

PIA St. Patrick’s 2022 Ball © Adrian Cheah

PIA St. Patrick’s 2022 Ball © Adrian Cheah

PIA St. Patrick’s 2022 Ball © Adrian Cheah

PIA St. Patrick’s 2022 Ball © Adrian Cheah

PIA St. Patrick’s 2022 Ball © Adrian Cheah

PIA St. Patrick’s 2022 Ball © Adrian Cheah

PIA St. Patrick’s 2022 Ball © Adrian Cheah

PIA St. Patrick’s 2022 Ball © Adrian Cheah

PIA St. Patrick’s 2022 Ball © Adrian Cheah

PIA St. Patrick’s 2022 Ball © Adrian Cheah

PIA St. Patrick’s 2022 Ball © Adrian Cheah

PIA St. Patrick’s 2022 Ball © Adrian Cheah

PIA St. Patrick’s 2022 Ball © Adrian Cheah

PIA St. Patrick’s 2022 Ball © Adrian Cheah

PIA St. Patrick’s 2022 Ball © Adrian Cheah

PIA St. Patrick’s 2022 Ball © Adrian Cheah

PIA St. Patrick’s 2022 Ball © Adrian Cheah

PIA St. Patrick’s 2022 Ball © Adrian Cheah

PIA St. Patrick’s 2022 Ball © Adrian Cheah

PIA St. Patrick’s 2022 Ball © Adrian Cheah

PIA St. Patrick’s 2022 Ball © Adrian Cheah

PIA St. Patrick’s 2022 Ball © Adrian Cheah

PIA St. Patrick’s 2022 Ball © Adrian Cheah

PIA St. Patrick’s 2022 Ball © Adrian Cheah

PIA St. Patrick’s 2022 Ball © Adrian Cheah

PIA St. Patrick’s 2022 Ball © Adrian Cheah

PIA St. Patrick’s 2022 Ball © Adrian Cheah

PIA St. Patrick’s 2022 Ball © Adrian Cheah

PIA St. Patrick’s 2022 Ball © Adrian Cheah

PIA St. Patrick’s 2022 Ball © Adrian Cheah

PIA St. Patrick’s 2022 Ball © Adrian Cheah

PIA St. Patrick’s 2022 Ball © Adrian Cheah

PIA St. Patrick’s 2022 Ball © Adrian Cheah

PIA St. Patrick’s 2022 Ball © Adrian Cheah

PIA St. Patrick’s 2022 Ball © Adrian Cheah

PIA St. Patrick’s 2022 Ball © Adrian Cheah

PIA St. Patrick’s 2022 Ball © Adrian Cheah

PIA St. Patrick’s 2022 Ball © Adrian Cheah

PIA St. Patrick’s 2022 Ball © Adrian Cheah

PIA St. Patrick’s 2022 Ball © Adrian Cheah

PIA St. Patrick’s 2022 Ball © Adrian Cheah

PIA St. Patrick’s 2022 Ball © Adrian Cheah

PIA St. Patrick’s 2022 Ball © Adrian Cheah

PIA St. Patrick’s 2022 Ball © Adrian Cheah

PIA St. Patrick’s 2022 Ball © Adrian Cheah

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Photographed by Adrian Cheah and Frankie Yap © All rights reserved
4 March 2022