Brunei Darussalam

COLOURS OF 1MALAYSIA PRESENTATION AND WELCOME RECEPTION 2011

Colours of 1Malaysia is a signature tourism event held every year on the third Saturday of May and this year it’s held on 21 May at Dataran Merdeka (Merdeka Square). Tourism Malaysia invited foreign members of the media and travel trade to join in the Colours of 1Malaysia festivities, and welcomed a total of 179 participants from 21 countries as part of the Mega Familiarisation Programme. The participants, comprising mostly of travel agents, TV crews, and journalists, come from Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Canada, China, Germany, India, Indonesia, Laos PDR, Mauritius, New Zealand, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, Thailand, United Kingdom, USA and Vietnam.

MORE IMAGES FROM THE EVENT AT RENAISSANCE KUALA LUMPUR HOTEL

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It’s not difficult to assume that the conversation here is about hydration. Tourism Malaysia rep (red) making sure delegates have bottled water to keep themselves hydrated in the hot Malaysian weather.
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Mr Abdul Khani Daud (centre) Director of Advertising & Publicity of Tourism Malaysia with a photographer from the Singapore delegation.
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Mr Abdul Khani Daud (centre) of Tourism Malaysia delivers the welcoming remarks.
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Inside Ballroom A of the Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel where media delegates congregate for the welcoming remarks and Malaysia Truly Asia video presentation.

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Presentation by YB Dato’ Zakaria Ahmad from Quality Management Consultant on Malaysian Culture and Dance. Media folks are briefed about the DOs and DON’Ts, Apparently, some pointers proved to be a culture shock for our Caucasian friends while some were equally eye-opening for rest of us.

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Aside from the big screen presentation, Dato’ Zakaria Ahmad had our international guests on their feet getting some hands-on guide to traditional Malaysian dance.

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Balle Balle welcomes guests with their songs at Ballroom entrance.
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Tourism Malaysia staff walks in with goodies bag that contain a Tourism Malaysia cap, programme details including a poncho in anticipation of wet weather.
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Michele Mitschiener, contributing editor of Bagus Magazine introducing the Brunei Media to Mr Inder Raj, a travel journalist from India.
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Her Tourism Malaysia hat didn’t stay in her goodie bag for long.

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The arrival of Guest of Honour, YB Dato’ Haji Azizan Noordin, Acting Director General, Tourism Malaysia.
YB Dato’ Haji Azizan Noordin ushered into the ballroom by two guys each holding a glittering “Bunga Manggar” (a pole with colorful pole tassels usually seen during ceremonial events)

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YB Dato’ Haji Azizan Noordin, Acting Director General of Tourism Malaysia welcomes media delegates to an evening of great food and live entertainment.
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The Brunei Times journalist Zatty Joanda receives Friends of Malaysia certificates on behalf of the Brunei Media from YB Dato’ Haji Azizan Noordin, Acting Director General of Tourism Malaysia.

My second Friends of Malaysia Certificate to date. First one was Mega Sale Carnival Mega Fam 2009 TourismMsia-0747A

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Live entertainment by Balle Balle + The Puspanita Cultural Group
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Mouth watering dishes served in Malay Silver Dome: Beef Dry Curry, Lemon Chicken, Sweet & Sour Fish, Starfruit Vegetables w Mushroom Oyster Sauce, Brised Seafood Roll w Vegetables, Tomato/White Rice finishing off with fresh cut tropical fruits and coffee/tea.
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Brunei Media group photo with the D’Kayangan Cultural Group that performed the welcome dance.

MORE IMAGES FROM THE EVENT AT RENAISSANCE KUALA LUMPUR HOTEL

If you’re in Brunei and would like more information about events or places of interest in Malaysia,
email Noorezamy or contact Tourism Malaysia Brunei office:

MALAYSIA TOURISM PROMOTION BOARD
Unit 1.14 – 1.15, First Floor, The Rizqun International Hotel
Gadong BE3519,  Negara Brunei Darussalam
Tel: 673-2381575 / 673-2381576 | Fax: 673-2381584
Official Tourism Malaysia website

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