KOTA KINABALU – The Mr and Ms Culture Asia beauty pageant held last night at Oceanus Mall hoped to promote cultural interaction between the contestants in Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore and India.
The two days event from 25 Feb until 26 Feb was organized by Bakri Arfha, the owner of Sri Andaman Bridal Beauty and Boutique.
“Apart from promoting cultural interaction, it will also help to educate the young generation about their traditional custom,” he said.
The event was also attended by Congresswoman Representative, Lone District of Tawi-Tawi House of Representatives in Philippines, Ruby M. Sahali.
According to Ruby, every nation has its own beautiful culture and it is important for the people to experience cultures from different countries.
Kota Kinabalu UMNO Vice Chairman, Datuk Fatimah Shara Ahmad Noor, the guest of honour said that the beauty pageant showcases the beauty of youths in Sabah and its consumer-oriented cultural products.
Prizes and venue for the talent show was sponsored by Oceanus Waterfront while Nandos sponsored the crew and contestant’s lunch.
Other sponsors include Lorea’l Malaysia, Bed, Sugar Yamada, Ming Garden Hotel, Abha Sport Shop and Simon Flower. – By Saila Saidie/SayangSabah