Siti sizzles at PWTC after London show

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  • Sunday, 10 Apr 2005

KUALA LUMPUR: Fresh from her successful debut concert at London's prestigious Royal Albert Hall, Siti Nurhaliza gave a sizzling performance at the Putra World Trade Centre here on Friday night. 

“It was really beyond my expectation”, said Jumaeah Tahrin 43, who came from Penang to watch her idol. 

Jumaeah, who said she had bought every album of the diva, was among the more than 4,000 people who attended the show that was organised by Samsung Malaysia Electronics for its customers, corporate clients and business partners. 

EFFORTLESS PERFORMANCE: Siti Nurhaliza switching with ease from slow to fast songs at her concert in PWTC on Friday.

Hasnun Yati Mohd Radzi, 29, said Siti's interaction with the audience was “simply amazing”.  

“She's really good and different from other artistes. I see lots of improvement in her performance over the years,” she said. 

The concert was a rare treat for customers who purchased selected Samsung IT products, including printers and monitors, between November last year and January. 

It was Siti's first concert on local turf after her historic debut at the Royal Albert Hall on April 1.  

She was the second Malaysian, after the late Sudirman Haji Arshad, to perform at the 134-year-old hall. 

She was, however, the first Malaysian and the third Asian to perform at a full-fledged concert there. The other two were India's Queen of Songs Lata Mangeskar and renowned sitarist Ravi Shankar. 

Siti, who has been appointed by Samsung as its “IT ambassador”, sang an array of tunes, ranging from mainstream pop to traditional songs. 

The audience was pleasantly surprised when she belted out a Mandarin hit, Zheng Fu, with almost perfect diction and intonation.  

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