DELEGATES of the Miss Tourism Queen of the Year International 2016 had a great time visiting Leisure Park@i-City in Shah Alam recently.
Miss Tourism International 2016 pageant president Tan Sri Danny Ooi led the contestants to tour the various attractions in i-City, namely SnoWalk, the Trick Art Museum and Red Carpet, all of which are must-visit for local and international guests.
Furthermore, the delegates had the chance to experience the City of Digital Lights during the day while getting engaged in a photography session with the backdrop of newly erected attractions for the New Year celebration.
“This visit serves as a platform to educate and promote tourism and cultural exchange.
“The Miss Tourism International is a proverbial vehicle intended to capture the very essence of Malaysia and its tourism hot spots as well as its way of life through the eyes of beauties from 57 countries,” said Ooi.
Meanwhile, Miss Tourism Queen of the Year International 2014/15 Warangkanang Wutthayakorn and Miss South East Asia Ambassadress 2015/16 Yada Theppanom, were met at KL International Airport as they arrived to be the special guests of the Miss Tourism Queen of the Year International 2015 finals competition.
Both women said being a beauty queen was not only about physical beauty but a whole complete package that includes having wisdom and inner beauty.
Asked about the roles and responsibilities of beauty queens, both of them believed that winners of beauty pageants must be chosen based on their capabilities and not just their external looks.
Yada, who is currently a political science student at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, was involved in many social works, mainly in Thailand.
She related that one of her tasks was to visit orphanages to play with the children and to shower them with love.
As Malaysia once again hosted the home- grown pageant, Yada said it was the winner’s responsibility to promote Malaysia to Asean countries, and Asean to the world.
In order to do this, she said she needed to learn and understand Malaysia’s culture.
“I love nasi lemak and Langkawi is my favourite tourist destination in Malaysia,” she said.