Diplomatic Network (Asia) hosted on Wednesday the April’s DNA networking lunch which was attended by diplomats from Cambodia, Jordan and the Czech Republic. 

April’s special networking event took place at one of DNA’s distinguished members, the Pan Pacific Singapore’s Chinese restaurant, Hai Tien Lo. The event was hosted by the prestigious hotel’s general manager, Melvin Lim, seconded by the hotel manager, Loo Chooi Li.


DNA hosts exclusive monthly networking events where DNA members and members of the diplomatic community come together to enjoy a meal together and network.

The guests of honor for the occasion were the Cambodian ambassador, His Excellency Sok Khoeun; the ambassador of the Czech Republic, HE Michaela Fronkova; as well as the Jordanian head of mission, HE Samer Anton Naber. Another special guest was the vice president in charge of membership and training at the Association of Small & Medium Enterprises, Dainial Lim. 

Amongst the other Diplomatic Network (Asia) members present were content production company MM2 Entertainment, represented by Wee Boo Sim, head of distribution and marketing; realtor Aaron Wan from AWD; Felipe Espinosa, the head of partnership & alliances Southeast Asia of the Latin American Chamber of Commerce Singapore; and Lawry’s the Prime Rib Singapore, represented by Juan Ramon Jimenez. 

Water crisis 

During the networking lunch, one of the focal points was the pressing challenge of water scarcity faced by humanity. Climate change, a topic debated for decades, is gradually manifesting its consequences. 

The foreign diplomats shared insights from their respective countries’ experiences. In Jordan, renowned as one of the world’s most water-scarce nations, a mere ninety cubic meters of water is available per person annually, with expectations of further deterioration in the coming decades. 

The crisis in the global water domain has had a profound impact on vital arteries of commerce, exemplified by the Panama Canal, where authorities and inhabitants grapple with what appears to be an enduring drought. Singapore’s innovative water supply solutions garnered praise. 

This media-networking event aims to underscore the significance of this issue, emphasizing its crucial relevance to the future and well-being of our planet. 

DNA’s guests were treated to a succulent Chinese banquet prepared by Hai Tien Lo’s top chefs. South African red and white wines were sponsored by South African Wine Cellar.