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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