Looking back, the month of May was packed with shoots and media events and any mention of Hari Raya Aidilfitri at the time may seem ridiculously early. Not so for the team at BiG Magazine when you consider the difficulty in gathering everyone involved in the shoot from the personalities, make-up artist, photographers, art directors, florist and so forth in the same room even if it’s just for an afternoon. Such a delight to work with the personalities and BiG Magazine team members for this shoot at the Ambassador Suite of Empire Hotel and Country Club. Thank you Wan Zainal, Pauline Chan, Cheryl Tan of BiG Magazine and in no particular order, the personalities: Sofiah Isa, Azhani Daniel, Lisa Dato Ibrahim, Dr Shafiq and Rosdi Amin (ok, I lied, I listed them in order of appearance on Page 19).
“Hari Raya Aidilfitri is a time when family and friends partake in joyous festivities together after a month of fasting and prayers. It is time to put on your best outfits and celebrate. Five personalities join BiG Magazine and share their fond memories of the past, gratitude for the present and dreams for the future with us” — Reflections of Aidilfitri | BiG Magazine
Behind the scenes (pictures courtesy of my assistant Gavin)
About BiG Magazine Borneo Insider’s Guide is a free, quarterly magazine that aims to entertain and inform BiG readers on essential information on lifestyle and travel in enigmatic Borneo and beyond. It is the official magazine for Brunei Tourism Board and is distributed at travel fairs, international events and Brunei high commissions abroad. BiG is available at the arrival hall of the Brunei International Airport, Brunei Tourism offices, Royal Brunei Airlines business class, all hotels, popular food and beverage outlets, and foreign missions in Brunei.