Ex­clu­sive showcase by Sheila Ma­jid

New Straits Times - - Groove - Den­nis Chua

COME April 29, fans of Datuk Sheila Ma­jid will be the first to ex­pe­ri­ence a showcase of songs from her lat­est al­bum, live at the Belum Rain­for­est Re­sort in Pu­lau Band­ing in Grik, Perak.

The ex­clu­sive event will be held in an in­ti­mate set­ting against the nat­u­ral back­drop of one of the world’s old­est rain­forests.

The re­sort is sur­rounded by the BelumTe­men­gor Trop­i­cal Rain­for­est Com­plex, mea­sur­ing four times the size of Sin­ga­pore and car­bon-dated to be ap­prox­i­mately 130 mil­lion years old (older than the Ama­zon and Congo).

Be­sides pro­vid­ing a treat for fans, the showcase also aims to high­light the im­por­tance of en­vi­ron­men­tal con­ser­va­tion, a cause deeply in­grained into the cor­po­rate DNA of Belum Con­ser­va­tion, as well as the Pu­lau Band­ing Foun­da­tion, which was set up to pre­serve and pro­tect its nat­u­ral sur­round­ings.

Pu­lau Band­ing Foun­da­tion is a non-profit or­gan­i­sa­tion which pro­motes re­search and eco-tourism through the sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment of the rain­for­est ecosys­tem of the Belum-Te­men­gor Rain­for­est Com­plex.

A por­tion of the pro­ceeds from the showcase will be chan­nelled to­wards the foun­da­tion.

“It is a priv­i­lege to work with Belum Con­ser­va­tion and the Pu­lau Band­ing Foun­da­tion in their noble ef­forts of pro­mot­ing en­vi­ron­men­tal con­ser­va­tion,” said Sheila.

“Belum Rain­for­est Re­sort presents a breath­tak­ing venue for this ini­tia­tive, and I can’t think of a bet­ter way to in­tro­duce my lat­est al­bum to the world,” she added.

Sheila was speak­ing at the re­cent launch of the showcase at the Belum Con­ser­va­tion of­fice in Me­nara Mustapha Ka­mal, Da­mansara Per­dana, Petaling Jaya.

It was also at­tended by Belum Con­ser­va­tion ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Ah­mad Khalif Tan Sri Mustapha Ka­mal and Pu­lau Band­ing Foun­da­tion chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Datuk Dr Ab­dul Rashid Ma­lik. “We at Belum Con­ser­va­tion would like to see BelumTe­men­gor still be in ex­is­tence not only in our life­time or our chil­dren’s, but for gen­er­a­tions to come. This mis­sion can only suc­ceed when more peo­ple un­der­stand the ur­gency of why it needs to be pro­tected start­ing today,” said Ah­mad Khalif.

Spe­cial pack­ages are avail­able for pur­chase at Belum Rain­for­est Re­sort, start­ing at a 2 Days/1 Night (in­clu­sive of ac­com­mo­da­tion, food and bev­er­ages and ex­clu­sive ac­cess to the showcase).

Pack­ages are priced RM3,100 to RM6,000. Call 012-678 8676 / 017-330 8017 / 016-217 1687. De­tails at www.belum­rain­fore­stre­sort.com.

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