(This is for the launch of the latest Times bookstore at KL's latest shopping mall).
Date: 23 November 2007
Venue: Times bookstore at Pavilion KL
Time: 9.30am till 12pm
Arrival of Guests & Media
Arrival of Guest-of-Honour, Dato Seri Rafidah Aziz, Minister of International Trade and Industry
Welcome Address by Dato’ Ng Jui Sia
Speech by Dato Seri Rafidah Aziz
Opening Gambit comprising the book signing activity by 5 authors (Daphne Lee , Lydia Teh, Rehman Rashid, Amir Muhammad and Florence Thomas)
GOH tour of Times bookstores and demos (self-help kiosk, PDA) led by Mr Ong Khiaw Hui
Proceed to early lunch/refreshments
For the launch mechanism, the books of all attending authors will be printed on the backdrop of the stage.
Dato Seri Rafidah will sign on a large book located in the middle of the backdrop and this will be followed by all the authors signing on their books on the backdrop.
After all books are signed lights and music effects will precede the opening of a hidden door on the backdrop which will take all guests into the bookstore.
Some authors will be participating in pockets of entertainment. The pocket entertainment will be held inside the bookstore when Dato Seri Rafidah begins her tour. For example, Chef Wan has agreed to make the GOH of Merdeka Salad to try.
We have also asked some of the other authors to participate by reciting poerty or reading a passage from a book.
(end of press release)
I wonder if Wanita UMNO leader Rafidah Aziz will make reference to the fact that the shopping mall is built on the grounds where one of the country's most famous girls' schools, BBGS, had stood for a century?