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KUCHING: International movie star Datuk Seri Michelle Yeoh’s arrival was kept extra low-key when she arrived here to attend the Asean International Film Festival Awards (AIFFA) 2013 over the weekend.
The Ipoh-born actress who acted in the 1977 James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies and star of several blockbuster Hollywood movies appeared to be in high spirits after arriving at Kuching International Airport from Paris at 3.45pm yesterday; just in time to attend the inaugural movie festival which will be held over a period of three days.
Yeoh, who featured in the 2000 international blockbuster multiple Academy Award-winning Chinese martial arts film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, was greeted by officials from the Sarawak Tourism Board upon her arrival at the airport, spending several minutes speaking to them in private to discuss her schedule.
She was then escorted to the exit of the airport’s VIP arrival hall, where press photographers were waiting.
The demure actress obligingly posed for several photographs before being whisked away to her hotel.
Yeoh is scheduled to visit several tourism spots during her visit here, including Pulau Talang Besar, which is renowned for its turtle population, Semenggoh Wildlife Centre and Annah Rais Longhouse.
She will also make an appearance during the AIFFA 2013 Gala Dinner at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching on March 30.
Bollywood actress Geeta Busra will also be attending AIFFA 2013, having arrived earlier at 10.10am. Geeta was first seen in Dil Diya Hai (2006). She will be visiting the Sarakraf Pavillion, Semenggoh Nature Park and the Laila Taib Orphanage Complex.
AIFFA 2013 highlights include an ongoing seminar on March 29, where filmmakers as well as actors and actresses will meet with the public for a Q&A session and a public screening of nominated films at the Kuching Waterfront on the same day.
The film festival is endorsed by Tourism Ministry Sarawak and supported by the Information, Communications and Culture Ministry, Foreign Affairs Ministry, Tourism Ministry Malaysia and the National Film Development Corporation Malaysia.
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