The ASEAN Business and Advisory Council (ABIS) is launching the inaugural Miss ASEAN Contest this year to stimulate regional solidarity and promote in intra-ASEAN tourism. Eight ASEAN countries have selected a young woman deemed to best represent her country to compete in a gala final evening scheduled for Jakarta, March 19, 2005.
As part of the lead-up to the final selection, the eight contestants have participated in a tour of ASEAN member countries to increase their knowledge of ASEAN as a destination and help prepare the young lady finally selected to reign for the coming year become an effective international spokesperson for the Region.
Beauty Comes to Bali
The 8 finalists will come to Bali, March 12 14, 2005, to tour the island and participate in a gala dinner at the Sheraton Laguna Nusa Dua Resort - Bali on Sunday evening, March 13, 2005.
Tickets are available for the evening at a cost of Rp. 1,200,000 per person (approximately US$130) inclusive of tax and service. The ticket includes the opportunity to join a table hosted by one of the eight contestants; a four-course dinner; free flow wine, beer, soft drinks and juice; a fashion show; live music and dancing; a lucky draw and a closing fireworks display.
A special guest of honor also attending the Garden Dinner Party will be the reigning Miss Australia Sarah Davis, who is also that Nation's delegate to the Miss World competition.
The 8 finalists in the Miss ASEAN contest are:
Miss Brunei Dayangku Farhana bte Pg Hj Bujang
Miss Indonesia Imelda Fransisca
Miss Malaysia Joselynn Lee Pek Wan
Miss Myanmar Ei Yupar Win
Miss Philippines Jhezarie Javier
Miss Singapore Mindy Ng Geok Boey
Miss Thailand Panisa Chaikanarakkul
Miss Vietnam Nguyen Thao Huong
For Tickets and More Information
For tickets and more information call the Sheraton Laguna Nusa Dua Resort Bali at ++62-(0)361-771327 asking for Yanti (extension #632), Mika (extension #655), or Flo (extension #654).
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