Sunday, May 14, 2006

Tip of Borneo's musical experience like no other

THE sounds of music and songs reverberated through the breathtaking Tip of Borneo, against the backdrop of sunset, captivating some 1,500 people, on Saturday.

On a special stage erected at Simpang Mengayau, the crowd consisting of invited guests, locals and more than 100 foreign tourists, were spellbound listening to a variety of classical favourites and popular Kadazandusun, Malay, Chinese and English songs rendered by the Kota Kinabalu Symphony Orchestra.

Among those present were Deputy Chief Minister-cum-Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister, Tan Sri Chong Kah Kiat, and his wife Datin Ivy, and Sabah Tourism Board Chairman, Tengku Datuk Zainal Adlin.

Although the raging wind condition was beyond human control, music conductor Yap Ling was in full control of his 100 young and aspiring musicians who were able to provide performance with great precision and excitement.

The overlooking blue sea with the evening sunset at the brink was an enchanting moment for the audience although the clouds were not permitting to watch the largest moon in 19 years even after the show ended at 7pm.

The outgoing Resident Conductor of the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Datuk Ooi Chean See's special appearance as the guest conductor at the symphony event added extra beauty and value to the concert, the second held at the popular tourist spot after the first last year.

Source: Daily Express

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