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From The Brunei Times:
THOUSANDS gathered last night at the Jerudong Park Amphitheatre for the Anugerah Pelangi or Pelangi Awards 2008/2009 showcasing some of Brunei’s most talented artists competing for the coveted award.
The Pelangi Awards hosted by Radio Televisyen Brunei (RTB) is a highly anticipated event held once in every two years to honour and recognise the hard work and efforts Brunei’s artists has put into the entertainment industry.
This year’s event was themed "Fantasy", taking escapism from the "daily hustle and bustle of life". The five categories contested during the event consisted of Chosen Female Vocal in which Maria was awarded, whereas Chosen Male Vocal went to Fakhrul Razi. The Chosen Newcomer went to "A Band Once" and the Chosen Duo/Group category was taken by "The Seeds".
The B.Mobile’s Most Voted Award was chosen based strictly on public votes. This award is a partnership between PelangiFM and B.Mobile and was taken by Maria, who was awarded by the Chief Executive Officer of B.Mobile, Song Kin Koi, who is also Managing Director of Telecom Brunei Sdn Bhd (TelBru).
The presentation of the awards to the winners for each category was delivered by the sponsors of the event, consisting of Managing Director of TelBru Song Kin Koi and Dato Jack Ting of Cityneon Displays and Construction, who presented the awards for the Chosen Female and Male Vocals respectively.
All pics courtesy of SACRED-VISION. Thanks bro!
ABO in da house!
No surprise as Best Female Vocals went to Maria.
Telbru MD presenting the award to her.
Best Duo, The SEEDS in action
Best Newcomer, ABO. On ya boys!