1. Mr. Shanmugam opens the event with a performance

1. Mr. Shanmugam opens the event with a performance

It was a unique evening at the 14th annual Malam Alam Ratu Kebudayaan.

2. duet by Mr. Shanmugam (R) and Mr. Baskaran (L)

2. duet by Mr. Shanmugam (R) and Mr. Baskaran (L)

3. Vice President Persatuan Kebudayaan & Pelancongan Kinta Perak, Ms. Shirley Angeline Woodworth

3. Vice President Persatuan Kebudayaan & Pelancongan Kinta Perak, Ms. Shirley Angeline Woodworth

This charity beauty pageant saw the three major cultures and traditions of Malaysia blending together, with the simultaneous crowning of Kebaya Queen, Cheong Sam Queen, as well as Saree Queen.

4. mock cheque presentation from Persatuan Kebudayaan & Pelancongan Kinta Perak to Perak Association for Intellectually Disabled  (PAFID) represented by President Dato' Dr. Yeoh Beng San (L)

4. mock cheque presentation from Persatuan Kebudayaan & Pelancongan Kinta Perak to Perak Association for Intellectually Disabled (PAFID) represented by President Dato’ Dr. Yeoh Beng San (L)

 5. Bhangra performance

5. Bhangra performance

The event was organised by the Kinta Cultural & Tourism Association. Proceeds from this occasion were donated to Perak Association for Intellectually Disabled (PAFID).

 6. the panel of judges (L-R):  Ms. Alice Ong, Ms. Carrie Lam, Ms. Shirlery Angeline Woodworth, Ms. Zuraini & Mr. Tamil Selvam

6. the panel of judges (L-R): Ms. Alice Ong, Ms. Carrie Lam, Ms. Shirlery Angeline Woodworth, Ms. Zuraini & Mr. Tamil Selvam

7. the contestants

7. the contestants

The 17 contestants, aged between 21 and 59, were clad in resplendent traditional costume of either kebaya, cheong sam or saree.

 8. catwalk

8. catwalk

9. kebaya contestants (L-R): Anne Yusni, Norliala & Suraya

9. kebaya contestants (L-R): Anne Yusni, Norliala & Suraya

They took to the catwalk confidently, followed by a self-introductory round, to the cheers and wolf-whistles from their family, friends and fans.

10. kebaya contestants (L-R): Ara Nazrah, Lenny & Lam Woon Nee

10. kebaya contestants (L-R): Ara Nazrah, Lenny & Lam Woon Nee

11. cheong sam contestants (L-R): Sandy Lee, Chong Boon Geok & Annie Wong

11. cheong sam contestants (L-R): Sandy Lee, Chong Boon Geok & Annie Wong

The charming competitors were narrowed down to the top two finalists for each category, and then they were once again adjudged for their eloquence during the Question & Answer session.

 12. cheong sam contestants (L-R): Chong Choon Lean & Lim Kiew Ngor

12. cheong sam contestants (L-R): Chong Choon Lean & Lim Kiew Ngor

13. saree contestants L-R): Susan Dason, Mani Megalai & Santha Ramaletchumanan

13. saree contestants L-R): Susan Dason, Mani Megalai & Santha Ramaletchumanan

After some tense moments, the winners were declared and the queens were crowned. Can you guess who came out victorious that evening?

14. saree contestants (L-R): Tarshini Vijaykumar, Saravana Rani & B. Vivasheni

14. saree contestants (L-R): Tarshini Vijaykumar, Saravana Rani & B. Vivasheni

 15. stage performance by Alice Ong, Mrs. Gorgeous Malaysia / Mrs Hong Kong International 2017

15. stage performance by Alice Ong, Mrs. Gorgeous Malaysia / Mrs Hong Kong International 2017

The Kebaya Queen title went to Lam Woon Nee, Cheong Sam Queen title to Sandy Lee, while Saree Queen was bagged by B. Vivasheni.

16. top two finalists in each category

16. top two finalists in each category

17. lucky draw prize presentation

17. lucky draw prize presentation

Each of them took home a tiara, sash, trophy and cash prize. Congratulations to all the winners!

 18. crowning of Kebaya Queen

18. crowning of Kebaya Queen

19. crowning of Cheong Sam Queen

19. crowning of Cheong Sam Queen

Phew, what a pageant that was! In truth, all came out winners, for the fact that these amateurs challenged themselves to be up on stage.

 20. crowning of Saree Queen

20. crowning of Saree Queen

21. congratulations to all winners

21. congratulations to all winners

Event: Charity Night-cum-Cultural Queen Pageant 2018
Venue: Kinta Riverfront Hotel, Ipoh
Date: 4th Aug, 2018
Time: 7.30pm

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