Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Food: Malaysia Tourism with Martha Stewart
Guess what people?? Martha Stewart's coming to town!! I read Daily Express just now and I'm so excited!! In the local section, the top part has an article that caught my eye- INSTANTLY.

With the title "US Talk-Show Celebrity Martha Stewart to Visit Sabah Next Month", I continued to read excitedly. xD

food malaysia tourism sabah martha stewart 2010

It seems like she'll visiting Malaysia for a week from May 19, according to a Tourism Malaysia official. Salahuddin Mohd Ariffin, vice president of Tourism Malaysia in New York, said that they have prepared an elaborate programme for the talk-show icon and her group that will be accompanying her.

food malaysia tourism fatty crab Zachary C. Pelaccio 2010

Her group consists of her two associates, Memrie Mosler Lewis, a landscape architect and Sophie Martha Herbert and Zachary C. Pelaccio, a celebrity chef and owner of the Fatty Crab in New York City. Fatty Crab is actually a restaurant that serves Malaysian cuisine!! How wonderful!

It seems that this good news was due to Datin Amy Hamidon, wife of Malaysia's Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, Datuk Hamidon Ali, president of the Women's International Forum. She persuaded Stewart on visiting Malaysia! Hurray Datin Amy! So Malaysia Tourism supports Amy's initiative and made all the arrangements for her visit.

food malaysia tourism martha stewart Raja Permaisuri Agong Tuanku Nur Zahirah 2010

The US group will be visiting Kuala Lumpur, Melaka and Kota Kinabalu. One of the highlights of the plan is the Colours of Malaysia event. In Kuala Lumpur, the group will witness the intricacies of songket weaving at Tunku Nur Zahirah Foundation which is under the royal patronage of Her Majesty the Queen of Malaysia, Seri Paduka Baginda Raja Permaisuri Agong Tuanku Nur Zahirah. Her Majesty will be there too!

food malaysia tourism martha stewart Bijan Bar and Restaurant 2010

Stewart, known to be passionate about food, she and her patronage will be treated to a "hawker's dinner" at Kampung Baru! Zulkifli Razali, executive chef of Bijan Restaurant at Jalan Bukit Ceylon in Kuala Lumpur, has invited Stewart to a cooking demonstration. Read their review here. The group will also be visiting the Petronas Twin Towers.

For Melaka, they will be visiting various landmarks of the city that has strong Dutch, Portuguese, Chinese and Indian influences that shows in their daily life as well as their food.

martha stewart Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary 2010

The Sabah visit will be organized by the Sabah Tourism Board and they will be visiting the Hosue of Skulls at Mansopiad Cultural Village, Marine Eco Research Centre at Gayana Eco Resort and the Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary in Sandakan.

Guess what?? This visit will be held the day after my birthday! I'll consider this my birthday gift- Sabah to be known more! ^^

Shine on,


  1. Thanks for sharing this its a very useful information for me.

  2. you're very welcome MAS! =) too bad this has already passed.


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