BEAUTY entrepreneur Datuk Seri Hasmiza Othman (pic), better known as Dr Vida, is ready to bid for two special vehicle registration numbers for luxury cars for her son, reported Kosmo!
The daily reported that Hasmiza wanted to bid for the VIP1 and VIP6 registration numbers, one of which she hoped to affix on the Bugatti Veyron sports car that her son was interested in.
With a maximum speed of 407km per hour, the Bugatti Veyron is one of the fastest cars in the world and comes with a price tag of US$3.6mil (RM14.5mil).
Hasmiza’s nine-year-old son Muhammad Eric Zaquan had done his own research online about the car before voicing his interest to his mother.
“I saw the VIP registration numbers and thought it would be appropriate to have such a number plate on the car my son wants to have,” she said.
Hasmiza declined to disclose the bidding amount she was allocating for both registration numbers.
> Cat lovers celebrating Hari Raya will have the option to dress their pet felines in custom-made traditional baju Melayu and songkok.
The brainchild of Mohammad Affan Aizat Anuar, 27, and Nur Athirah Ahmad, 24, the colourful baju Melayu with matching songkok sparked public interest when they posted the images on their Facebook page “Meowku Shop”.
Harian Metro reported that the idea had attracted the attention of cat owners in Singapore and Brunei.
Mohammad Affan said it all began during Hari Raya last year when he dressed his family cat, Koko, in a baju Melayu.
“We initially opened orders for the first 10 people but the overwhelming demand led to 40 orders at this moment,” he said.
The mechanical engineering graduate said the baju Melayu was stitched by his mother, Rosmani Abd Ghani, 57, while Nur Athirah made the songkok.
“We charge RM70 for the baju and songkok,” said Mohammad Affan, adding that the outfits were usually ready within a week.
Cat owners can decide on the colour of the costume or the material.
He said pet owners should only allow the cats to wear the outfit for 15 to 30 minutes or on an irregular basis to avoid stressing out the animals.
Nur Athirah, who holds a degree in biotechnology, said they also planned to make baju kurung for cats.
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