By Sang Dewi & Rosh Abidin Yahya
Bandar Seri Begawan – Songbird Siti Nurhaliza yesterday launched ‘Ctea’, her very own brand of tea, at The Mall in Gadong.
A huge crowd gathered at the atrium and screamed her name when she walked in.
The ceremony’s guest of honour was Pehin Orang Kaya Ratna Setia Dato Paduka Hj Abd Hapidz.
In her opening remarks, Dyg Norhaizan, Manager of Vivid Trading Co and sole distributor of Ctea in the Sultanate, revealed their plans to market the product in major local supermarkets.
Siti Nurhaliza also signed an important document with the company before some fun activities-were, held.
There was a karaoke competition; slogan contest, proper tea-making demonstration and guessing game among others.
Those that can come up with the best slogans will win “A Day with Siti” and meet her personally.
The superstar hoped her product would soon make itsway to Indonesia after Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei.
She explained that Ctea acts as a stepping stone in her established career as an all-round entertainer.
Siti wants to be a businesswoman on top of producing programmes for RTM and TV3, a well as singing.
A VCD of her recent concert at the Royal Albert Hall is due out later in August. Her next pop album will also be released sometime this month.
Guests at the ceremony were treated to cups of the hot > and unique Ctea.
Fans that came late, however, could not hide their disappointment after missing out on a session with the artiste as she had left for the airport earlier thai1 scheduled.
They thought she was going to be a, tiic launch from l0am to 6pm. Organisers apologised to those who didn’t get to see her.
“We are very sorry she was not able to be here for the full duration of Ctea’s launching,” they said.
Siti also performed for the Konsert Muhibbah Diraja at JPCC Amphitheatre on Friday night. Since her debut a decade ago, she has been considered a national icon, won hundreds of awards and called; the most successful Malaysian artiste ever.
Ctea meanwhile is exclusively available from Vivid Trading on The Mall’s second floor. — Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin