P. Ramlee’s lyrics hit the streets

RAPID Penang has been roped in to help promote ‘Paradise Classical Film Festival 2011’ karaoke singing competition in honour of the late Tan Sri P. Ramlee.

The bus company, which is collaborating with the organisers, Paradise Sandy Beach Resort, will feature the lyrics of P. Ramlee’s greatest hits in the interior of its buses from Komtar to Batu Ferringhi and vice-versa.

The preliminary rounds of the competition, themed ‘Irama & Lagu Tak Dapat Dipisahkan’, are scheduled to held tomorrow, July 13, July 20 and July 27 from 9am to 6pm at the hotel.

Hotel public relations manager Virginia Ann said the competition was open to Malaysians aged 18 and above and the first 50 entries would get a discount on the entry fees.

The early birds will also receive special gifts or special room rates.

She said the entry fee per person was RM90.

“Among the songs picked for the competition are Anakku Sazali, Getaran Jiwa, Madu Tiga, Jeritan Batinku, Dendang Perantau, Merpati Dua Sejoli and Penarik Becha,” she said during a press conference recently.

Resort deputy general manager G. Nithi said more than 10 participants had so far signed up for the competition.

“The finals, which will be held during a dinner, will see the top three finalists battling it out at the resort’s Laguna Ballroom at 8pm on Sept 17,” he said.

He also said that veteran actors Tan Sri Jins Shamsuddin, Datuk Mustafa Maarof and Datuk Aziz Satar would be attending the finals which would be graced by the Yang di-Pertua Negri Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas.

Tickets for the final’s dinner will be sold at RM500 per table or RM50 per person.

Nithi said the winner would win a fully paid 5D/4N trip to Bali for two and RM500 while the second place winner would get a fully paid 4D/3N trip for two to Sabah and RM300.

The third prize winner can enjoy a 3D/2N stay at the Taj Hotel in Rebak Island, Langkawi and RM200.

Details of the competition and dinner can be obtained at www.paradisehotel.com or call Virginia Ann at 019-5434833 / 04-8999999.

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