CloudBridge hosted The Sixth Best of Kunming
"These top businesses were directly voted each year by our online users. It is a gathering to bring locals and foreigners together. Tonight was also our chance to give back to all of the people who use our website, as well as to reward the city’s top businesses for their creativity and ongoing effort to make Kunming a more international city,” said CloudBridge CEO Yereth Jansen.
Yereth made the remarks on the evening of January 12. CloudBridge – Media by Design hosted its annual Best of Kunming Awards show that day and it is the sixth year of the event. That night, more than 200 VIP guests from more than 20 countries attended.
This is the twelfth year in a row CloudBridge has organized voting through its English-language website GoKunming.com. CloudBridge has given its online users the chance to vote on their favorite restaurants, cafes, bars, nightlife options and travel destinations.
Voting was available from last December on the website and WeChat account. 10,000 people cast their ballots in 15 categories.
During the night, categories like Best Yunnan Travel Destination, Best Kunming Attraction, Best Mandarin School, Best Bar, Best Night Club and so on were awarded.
Attendees also entered into a lucky draw. Winners were awarded prizes including free trips to Shangri-La, hotel stays in Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture, Chinese calligraphy classes, tickets to Yang Liping’s show Peacock of Winter and many others. The event was also a chance for foreign friends to have a better understanding of Yunnan.
Reporting by John Li