for their 30th anniversary celebration, the people at Yayasan Sime Darby decided to hold a gathering at the Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club (KLGCC). appropriately themed to the foundation's focus on the protection and preservation of the natural environment, the people wished to feature representations of endangered animals from the foundation's "our big 9" program in the decoration. what better way to highlight the animals than to add them to the centerpieces? so, we set about dressing the tables in alternative copper and olive overlays to evoke an earthly feel. then we created miniature tropical islands on the tables with elephant ears, river pebbles, sphagnum moss and sprinklings of colorful orchids. we made the islands in different heights and configurations to represent the diversity in our ecosystems. finally, on the islands, we placed cutouts of the animals from the big 9 list in black silhouettes labeled in green so guests would learn their names. here's a peek at the look of the evening.