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 on: Today at 05:10:29 am 
Started by richy88 - Last post by richy88
Hi Peter

Nice to hear from you and thanks for your kind invitation.

Unfortunately, I will not be attending the London Convention this year due to some family matters.

As far as I know, Mr JK Foo and Mr Johnson Tan will be attending but I was told that they will be there for only the first 2 days.



 on: Today at 02:36:05 am 
Started by richy88 - Last post by Peter Bentley 彭达理
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaagh  !

Wish  I was  there  too ! Sultan  fish.....  Mmmmmmmmmmmmm

My wife  and I  once  stayed  at Kevin's  Eco  resort  hotel for a  few nights  -  wonderful  swimming  pool !

But beware  of the   home-grown  chillies in  the  roof  garden  (ask  Kevin about  it  !)

Will  anyone  from S'Pore   be  at the  ICSBS  London  convention ?

I will be  in London at that  time with my wife from  1 - 8  Nov ,  sharing  an  airbnb  apartment  with  Jill  and  Li Hui.  But  we  will not  attend the  convention

My UK  mobile  number  is   0 - 740- 431- 2121  if anyone  wants  to  contact  me  for a  lunch  or  dinner  when there  is a  free  slot  in the  Convention  program



 on: Today at 01:33:26 am 
Started by richy88 - Last post by Wattana
Dear Richard and Inn Bok,

I'm really envious! As if the fish and the cake weren't enough, there were bottles to handle as well.

Thanks for sharing.


 on: Today at 12:54:06 am 
Started by richy88 - Last post by Steven
Dear Richard,

Thanks for sharing!

The Sultan fish looks delicious. Grin Grin So do the bottles Shocked Shocked



 on: October 18, 2017, 11:35:16 pm 
Started by OIB - Last post by Steven
Dear Innbok,

It looks like that you guys had a lot of fun!:)

I always wish that there is some collectors living nearby , so that we can share the experience and have some fun together once a while. Forum is the wonderful, but you can't handle the bottles via screens.Smiley



 on: October 18, 2017, 11:27:39 pm 
Started by richy88 - Last post by richy88
More photos:

11. The Eco Resort information board
12. Bottle viewing time!
13. Some of the bottles from fellow member



 on: October 18, 2017, 11:24:44 pm 
Started by richy88 - Last post by richy88
Hi all

Apart from our regular monthly gathering on 1 Oct this month, the group members were also invited for a special treat on 15 Oct, a trip to Kelvin's Eco Resort at Sentosa!

We were treated to a delicious lunch whereby we savour the famous freshwater Sultan Fish. These were reared in Kelvin's resort and caught live for the meal. This fish was a delicacy and previously was only offer to the royal families in Malaysia, and hence it's named the Sultan Fish!

After dessert and coffee, we were taken a guided tour by Kelvin to explore the resort. We visited the farm where the Sultan Fish and other fishes were reared followed by a visit to the garden whereby Kelvin cultivated his earthworm compost.

After which is bottle viewing time!

We have a fruitful session in exchanging experience and viewing each other's bottles before we call it a day!

It was a wonderful session and the group would like to thank Kelvin for making this event possible!

Here are some of the photos taken at the event:

1. 7 members were present at the event, namely: Dominic, Daniel, Dr Lam, JK Foo, me, Kelvin and Inn Bok (from left to right)
2. Dr Lam with the Sultan Fish
3. Dominic and Daniel enjoying the lunch
4. The famous Sultan Fish
5. Dessert time!
6. The farm where the fish is reared
7. The garden at the resort
8. Eco-friendly furniture for the garden
9. The swimming pool at the resort
10. The waterfall at the swimming pool



(to be continued...)

 on: October 18, 2017, 11:49:28 am 
Started by OIB - Last post by Fiveroosters
Dear Inn Bok, great picture! You lucky guys.
Thank you for posting,

 on: October 18, 2017, 09:52:44 am 
Started by OIB - Last post by samsonlzj
Dear Inn Bok,

Wow! Sultan fish is one of the most delicious fresh water fishes!

Wish some day I get to join you guys for a nice meal and "
bottle chat"!


 on: October 18, 2017, 09:30:22 am 
Started by George - Last post by Tom B.
Dear Joey,

Thank you for catching that error in my vocabulary.

In my opinion the scroll ends are definitely Imperial M&P, since scroll ends are mentioned on the list of miscellaneous household objects in the inventory of the Imperial Storage records.   I now remember having seen an example on an important scroll at the preview of an auction being held during one of the past Asia Week New York auctions.

The archer's rings sold by Koller in Zürich Switzerland, Chiswick UK, and one other sold by Skinner all have good-for-me patinas.  There are precious few of this early type that have come on the market.  Their price level is below the limitations of the big auction houses, so they will remain reasonable for now. 

Best regards,

Tom B.

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