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Hong Kong Here Come

  It was an unexpected surprise for 35-year-old, Albert Fred when he got a call from Paradise Beverages yesterday informing him that he was one of the lucky winners in
22 Mar 2016 11:25
Hong Kong Here Come
Paradise Beverages General Manager Tony Scanlan at the Paradise Beverages HongKong Draw yesterday.Photo:VILIMONI VAGANALAU.

 

It was an unexpected surprise for 35-year-old, Albert Fred when he got a call from Paradise Beverages yesterday informing him that he was one of the lucky winners in their Hong Kong 7s promotion.

Fred has won a return trip for two, four nights’ accommodation at the Regal Hong Kong Hotel and tickets to watch the Hong Kong 7s from April 8-10.

Excited about the chance to watch our Vodafone Fijian Sevens team in action, Fred said this is a dream come true and a double treat for him as this would be the first time for him to travel overseas.

“I’m really overwhelmed right now after hearing the news,” he said.

“I just still cannot believe that I won and I’m really excited because this is my first time going on a plane and flying to another country. Not only that but I will be able to watch Fiji play and cheer my heart out for them.

I know one thing I will be soaking up the atmosphere and everything new I will be experiencing as soon as I get on that plane.”

The promotion was intended for the winner and their partner but Fred said he is not married and would be taking his best friend Bharat Lal.

“He (Bharat) is like an elder brother to me and I’m really looking forward to go on this trip. It’s funny because I remembered when I was filling the docket, I told Bharat to get his passport ready, little did I know I would actually win it.

I guess the saying is true, that you have to be in it to win it and I do not normally enter these sorts of promotions but after this I think I will be playing doing it more often.”

Paradise Beverages general manager Tony Scanlan said this was their way of giving back to the community and rewarding their loyal customers.

“It is about making the connection with the consumer and the connection with Fiji Bitter who has a long history of sport and particularly rugby sevens which is our national sport,” Scanlan said. “We want to reward our consumers for their loyalty to the brand and it’s always good to give back to the company and to also keep Fiji Bitter at the top of minds and also give the people something that they love,” he added.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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