Monday, October 19, 2015

THE ROYAL EVENT AT TERENGGANU MALAYSIA: 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF SULTAN MIZAN ROYAL FOUNDATION

THE ROYAL EVENT AT TERENGGANU MALAYSIA: 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF SULTAN MIZAN ROYAL FOUNDATION

I was of a self-imposed dilemma if I packed the right set of clothes for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of having been invited for a royal event in Malaysia.  I should have brought my everyday corporate attire at the very least or Barong Tagalog but I might be overdressed for the event.  I settled for a casual attire and definitely not on my tsinelas (slippers).

For the Philippine delegation, I was with a good friend and a fellow Filipino travel blogger, Edgar of eazytraveler


THE ROYAL EVENT AT TERENGGANU MALAYSIA: 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF SULTAN MIZAN ROYAL FOUNDATION
THE KENYIR ELEPHANT VILLAGE
The Kenyir Elephant Conservation Village in Kenyir, Terengganu, Malaysia was in a festive mood on the 1st of October 2015, as it becomes the venue for the royal celebration.  Colorful batiks worn by high officials of the State of Terengganu as well as important guests and stakeholders were prominently displayed at the area.

THE ROYAL EVENT AT TERENGGANU MALAYSIA: 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF SULTAN MIZAN ROYAL FOUNDATION
OFFICIALS OF TERENGGANU DOING OCULAR INSPECTION
In keeping with Malaysia’s campaign of integrating the ASEAN Nations, the theme for the celebration was Exchange Friendship & Network through ASEAN Art, Culture and Tourism activities.  The promotions of peace and friendship through friendly business relations between Asean countries, China and Japan is one of its specific purpose as well.

Booths were positioned on the side of the dining area where ASEAN delegates showcase their meticulous arts and crafts.  Unfortunately, there is no booth from the Philippines but there is a delegation from Kunming, China.  We opted to roam around the booths before the event started.

THE ROYAL EVENT AT TERENGGANU MALAYSIA: 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF SULTAN MIZAN ROYAL FOUNDATION
BOOTHS SET UP
THE ROYAL EVENT AT TERENGGANU MALAYSIA: 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF SULTAN MIZAN ROYAL FOUNDATION

THE ROYAL EVENT AT TERENGGANU MALAYSIA: 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF SULTAN MIZAN ROYAL FOUNDATION

THE ROYAL EVENT AT TERENGGANU MALAYSIA: 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF SULTAN MIZAN ROYAL FOUNDATION

 
 


Sultan Mizan Royal Foundation (Yayasan Diraja Sultan Mizan) is a charitable organization officially launched by His Royal Highness Sultan of Terengganu, Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin and is a brainchild of the sultan with the latter concurrently playing the role as founder, patron and chairman. 

The event was graced by His Royal Highness and it started with a tour of the village facilities’.  Noticeable are the elephants being part of the welcoming committee as well.

THE ROYAL EVENT AT TERENGGANU MALAYSIA: 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF SULTAN MIZAN ROYAL FOUNDATION
A PART OF THE WELCOMING COMMITTEE
THE ROYAL EVENT AT TERENGGANU MALAYSIA: 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF SULTAN MIZAN ROYAL FOUNDATION
PROGRAM
THE ROYAL EVENT AT TERENGGANU MALAYSIA: 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF SULTAN MIZAN ROYAL FOUNDATION
ELEPHANTS BOW DOWN BEFORE THE SULTAN
THE ROYAL EVENT AT TERENGGANU MALAYSIA: 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF SULTAN MIZAN ROYAL FOUNDATION
THE STAGE
The program was brief but worthwhile.  There were cultural performances in the form of dance presentations, presentation of gifts from other ASEAN ambassadors or representatives and the symbolic donation of the Sultan to the Elephant Conservation Village. 


THE ROYAL EVENT AT TERENGGANU MALAYSIA: 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF SULTAN MIZAN ROYAL FOUNDATIONTHE ROYAL EVENT AT TERENGGANU MALAYSIA: 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF SULTAN MIZAN ROYAL FOUNDATION
 
THE ROYAL EVENT AT TERENGGANU MALAYSIA: 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF SULTAN MIZAN ROYAL FOUNDATION
DELEGATES IN COSTUME
THE ROYAL EVENT AT TERENGGANU MALAYSIA: 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF SULTAN MIZAN ROYAL FOUNDATION
THE ASEAN DANCE PRESENTATION
The celebration ended with a festive lunch.  Living up to its theme, I am grateful I have met new friends from neighboring Southeast Asian countries during the event.

Years ago, I have conditioned myself to be a Foreign Service Officer after I got my CPA-Lawyer license, and particularly embracing that banquets and royal events would be an indispensable activity, but time constraints and priorities made me accept that it will not happen.  I am lazy to do my review anytime soon. 

The opportunity of being able to attend the 10th Anniversary of the Sultan Mizan Royal Foundation nevertheless is truly an honor and that I get to attend a royal event sans the FSO license.







Special thanks to Tourism Terengganu, Sultan Mizan Royal Foundation and media coordinator, Gaya Travel Magazine Malaysia for making this trip possible.

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