Mum and daughter back at LIMA after 28 years

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  • Saturday, 30 Mar 2019

Chance of a lifetime: Norela (left), Nurul Dafila (second left) and the other three lucky visitors who had on-board experience of the submarine. — Bernama

LANGKAWI: A mother and daughter at the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition 2019 (LIMA’19) were there to enjoy a trip down memory lane, having attended the first LIMA 28 years ago.

Nurul Dafila Nor Azlizan, 34, said she was only six years old when her parents brought her to the first edition of LIMA in 1991.

This year, she came with her mother Norela Ibrahim, 55, and they planned to take a picture at the same spot they did 28 years ago.

“We went to the maritime segment at Resorts World Langkawi (RWL) first and took a lot of selfies and even sent our entries for the selfie contest organised by the Royal Malaysian Navy to find the lucky winners to board the submarine,” she said.

Nurul Dafila and Norela from Bayan Lepas, Penang were among the five lucky visitors who won the opportunity to experience going on board the Scorpene-class submarine KD Tunku Abdul Rahman.

“We spent more than 30 minutes in it and were briefed on various aspects of the submarine such as the task of the crew and the operating systems,” she added.

LIMA’19 takes place at RWL and the Mahsuri International Exhibi­tion Centre, with 406 defence and commercial firms from 32 countries taking part. — Bernama

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