The day started early for Team Brunei. We had to gather at The Rizqun Hotel lobby by 6:30 am as we need to take a bus to Miri to catch our flight to KL.
After close to 3 hours, we reached Miri International Airport. We were sent off by Pg Hj Noorezamy from Tourism Malaysia Brunei who unfortunately was not coming along with us. At this time, everyone in the team is still feeling rather awkward as we didn't really know each other that well yet! LOL!
Our ride was on a new Malaysian Airlines Boeing 737-800. So it has the feature which all techies love i.e. the USB slot! Food was pretty alright too.
We arrived to a sunny day at Kuala Lumpur International Airport almost 2 pm in the afternoon. As we make our way to the city, it started to rain quite heavily. After an hour or so we reached Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur, where the Welcome Dinner will be.
We were then registered by the committee and introduced to our Marshall. We also given goodies and the essential wear that we need to wear during the Quest. There was even a free Digi sim card and recharge included.
After resting for a bit, we all had to get ready for the Press Conference of ASEAN Explore Quest Malaysia #AEQM2014. It was the first time, all the ASEAN delegates got to meet each other. I was so chuffed to meet Soo Wincci - Singer/Presenter/Actress and Miss World Malaysia - who was recently in the Yasmine movie. Pictured is also Khin Wai Phyo Han (Miss Myanmar International 2014) and Nan Myat Phyo Thin (Actress/Singer/Model/Presenter), both from Myanmar. By the way, we had to wear our National costume, hence the Baju Melayu.
Group photos of the ASEAN delegates with Dato Mirza Mohammad Taiyab, Director General Tourism Malaysia and some of the event sponsors after the press conference.
We were then ushered to the Grand Ballroom where the launch of the #AEQM2014 will be. Pictured are the Indonesian celebrities recording their show on-the-fly as the event goes.
The food served was excellent. The Durian Tiramisu with Green Tea Ice Cream was the star of the dinner! As we dine, we were entertained by cultural dances and songs. Check our the video below to official launch of the Quest.
And with that, I conclude the first day of #AEQM2014. Stay tuned for Day 2.
- Soo Wincci
- Alvin Anthons
- Cindy Chen
- Mytha Lestari
- Terry Puteri
- Isabella De Leon
- Kem Seyha
- Yem Sam Onn
- Kong Chansreymom
- Annabelle Voo Pei Pei
- Maethi Thapthimthong @ Tayme
- Ying Kanyapatch
- Khin Wai Phyo Han
- Nann Myat Phyo Thinn
- Touly Bidalack
- Duong Mac Anh Quan
- Si Thanh