Emulate Zee Avi, youths told
by Jacqueline Raphael, email@example.com. Posted on June 16, 2012, Saturday
MIRI: Singer Zee Avi is an inspiration to youths here.
She has proven that youths can turn their dreams into reality if they put enough commitment into their endeavours.
Her achievements at the international stage thus far has so impressed permanent secretary to the Ministry of Social Development and Urbanisation, Datuk Ik Pahon Joyik that he had no qualms in advising youths to take Zee as an example in their pursuit of their dreams.
“She is a good example for our youths, and the ministry has appointed her as a tourism ambassador for Sarawak.
“Wherever she performs, she will also promote the state,” said Ik Pahon in a press conference concerning Zee’s upcoming concert here next month.
Also present at the press conference at Parkcity Everly Hotel were Deputy Miri Resident Emang Oyo Imang and Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) chief executive officer Rashid Khan.
According to him, the petite Miri-born singer’s impact in the international music scene is something Sarawakians should be proud of because she had also indirectly carved Miri and Sarawak’s name at the international stage.
“Youths should see her achievements as a motivation for them to move further forward and realise that they too can succeed if they put in some effort.”
Meanwhile, members of the public are urged to purchase tickets to watch Zee’s Homecoming Concert at the Miri Indoor Stadium on July 7.
The tickets are priced at RM300, RM200, RM150, RM80 and RM60.
“Tickets will be available at all Visitors Information Centre, major hotels, shopping malls and other participating outlets here starting next week.”
He added that the cost of the tickets was to finance the concert, including flying Zee and her band here.
“We expect the concert to finance itself through the sale of tickets. Even if there is an overflow of the cost which we need to cover, it will be very minimal.”
To show support to a local talent, Rashid said STB would also be putting up promotional banners and buntings around the city, including at Sungai Tujuh entry point and Miri airport.