The Malaysia International Gourmet Festival 2008 (MIGF 2008) – Media Launch

The Malaysia International Gourmet Festival 2008 - Media Launch

The Malaysia International Gourmet Festival, into its 8th successive year since its debut in 2001, is bound to set the local fine-dining scene ablaze come November 2008.

The buurps.com crew was invited to attend the Media Launch of this prestigious event.

On behalf of the Buurps crew, I would like to thank the organizer AsiaReach Events Sdn Bhd for inviting us to the Media Launch of MIGF 2008.

The Malaysia International Gourmet Festival 2008 - Media Launch
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The Media Launch

The event started at around 11am, with the arrival of guests, sponsors, special advisory committee and the members of the media, as long with the arrival of YB Dato’ Seri Zulhasnan Rafique, who is Minister of Federal Territories.

YB Dato’ Seri Zulhasnan Rafique was then escorted to Dataran Merdeka, to await the arrival of the Master Chefs of the Festival land, ferried by a fleet of helicopters.

The Malaysia International Gourmet Festival 2008 - Media Launch

This was then follow by the launch sequence at the landing site

The Malaysia International Gourmet Festival 2008 - Media Launch

The Malaysia International Gourmet Festival 2008 - Media Launch

The Malaysia International Gourmet Festival 2008 - Media Launch

The Malaysia International Gourmet Festival 2008 - Media Launch

The Master Chefs were then made their way to the press conference venue,

The Malaysia International Gourmet Festival 2008 - Media Launch

which is the ballroom at Royal Selangor Club.

The Malaysia International Gourmet Festival 2008 - Media Launch

Photographers such as myself, we’re busy at the corner where the dishes from the Master Chefs were on display.

The Malaysia International Gourmet Festival 2008 - Media Launch

Shortly, the VIPs arrived and YBhg Dato’ Steve Day (Organising Chairman, Malaysia International Gourmet Festival 2008 and Group Managing Director, Vision Four Media Group) proceeded to give his speech.

The Malaysia International Gourmet Festival 2008 - Media Launch

Of course, with the audience of the attentive crowd – including the Master Chefs who were seated on the other side of the room.

The Malaysia International Gourmet Festival 2008 - Media Launch

The Malaysia International Gourmet Festival 2008 - Media Launch

This was then followed by a speech from YB Dato’ Seri Zulhasnan Rafique and also

The Malaysia International Gourmet Festival 2008 - Media Launch

a presentation of plaques to festival partners, sponsors and chefs.

The Malaysia International Gourmet Festival 2008 - Media Launch

Then of course, there’s the MIGF 2008 billboard, unveiled by the both the Dato’.

The Malaysia International Gourmet Festival 2008 - Media Launch

YB Dato’ Seri Zulhasnan Rafique was then escorted to view the display of dishes by Master Chefs of the Festival.

The Malaysia International Gourmet Festival 2008 - Media Launch

I bet you food-lowers are probably thinking…… “WHERE’S THE FOOD PICTURES!?!?!?!” by now. Are you?

Well, here they are……. (Sorry la, no name for the food. Just enjoy the pics!)

The Malaysia International Gourmet Festival 2008 - Media Launch

The Malaysia International Gourmet Festival 2008 - Media Launch

The Malaysia International Gourmet Festival 2008 - Media Launch

The Malaysia International Gourmet Festival 2008 - Media Launch

The Malaysia International Gourmet Festival 2008 - Media Launch

After that, both Dato’ were ushered back to the center of the ballroom for a press conference

The Malaysia International Gourmet Festival 2008 - Media Launch

So did I get my share of those yummielicious delights? Sad to say …… NO 🙁 but I do get to help myself to some delicious buffet, catered by Renaissance Hotel. 🙂 I truly enjoy the well seasoned roasted beef and fresh salmon, among many other sinfully tantalizing array of mouth watering culinary goodies of course.

The Malaysia International Gourmet Festival 2008 - Media Launch

So, are you looking forward to MIGF 2008? 🙂 Be sure to set your time for it!

The Malaysia International Gourmet Festival 2008 - Media Launch

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7 Responses to “The Malaysia International Gourmet Festival 2008 (MIGF 2008) – Media Launch”

  1. October 17, 2008 at 12:45 pm #

    Are those foods for display only (not the last pic)?

  2. October 19, 2008 at 12:08 am #

    From what I know – certainly not for us. 🙂 I’m not sure if the VIPs had any portion of it.

  3. October 1, 2014 at 9:51 pm #

    constantly i used to read smaller posts which as well clear their motive, and that is also happening with this post which I am reading here.

  4. October 3, 2015 at 5:41 pm #

    Why is it that most of the time, when a girl is converted, she copeeltmly loses touch with her family and friends? Why do these girls go missing’? Why dont these girls visit their mother and father every once in a while like girls usually do? Why was Rinkle converted inside the shrine (women are not allowed inside the shrine) instead of in front of everyone? Mian Mitho’s excuse was that since she was Hindu who had converted, she was just like a saint, which is why they let her inside the shrine; but if that was the case, why was the only hindu given this privilege? Other hindu girls, whose abduction did not attract such publicity, were also converted but never inside the shrine. Despite so many allegations against Mian Mitho, why has there not been launched a judicial inquiry into this case? Why did the President not take action where his orders to recover the girl were ignored? If Mian Mitho is such a farishta, why so many court cases against him? If Mian Mitho is such a farishta and this conversion is real, why such a huge show of strength (thousands of his followers hounding the courts) and repeated threats by him against the President and the Supreme Court. why so many hindu girls who converted live on his dera? is he running a prostitution ring, as many have accused of him? Bina aag ke itna zyada dhuan nahi uthta, agar Pakistani betiyon ki salamati chahte hain, to inquiry karni padegi. Varna agle teen saalon mein ye haal hoga ke din dahaade upper middle-class Karachi/Lahore/Islamabad ke families se larkiyan agwa ki jaayengi aur unke bhi maa baap itne hi besahara honge jitne ki Rinkle, Asha aur Lata ke maa baap aaj hain.

  5. June 4, 2016 at 10:11 pm #

    I’ve officially changed my mind about him. My buddy tells me that he did a show where he looked back at old eps and he actually commented on the one that I happened to see first. He more or less said that he was a jerk on that ep and wished that he hadn’t been. As for skin care, I’ve been adding new stuff into the mix, too — vitamin C and anti-oxidants! How are you liking your Garnier cream?

  6. June 5, 2016 at 5:00 am #

    I LOVED your launch, Tanja! It was so much fun and I met some great people too. Thank you for sharing on the lessons learnt from it. What a great idea! Your voice and direction with your business seems to be clearer and clearer. Big hugs, Karina

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