Posted (admin) in Datuk K,, Gossip, Brand, Personal Siti, Career on March-23-2008

Siti Nurhaliza telah ditemuramah oleh di Carta Era. Berikut merupakan rakaman interview tersebut.

 Siti Nurhaliza - Era [Part 1]

Siti Nurhaliza - Era [Part 2]


Posted (admin) in The New Straits Times, Brand, Career on March-19-2008




IT looks like multiple award-winning singing sensation Datuk Siti Nurhaliza is reinventing herself and it entails more than just razzle-dazzle!


Her new venture will see her promoting beauty products using “halal” ingredients. The range will even bear her own name.

“Insya’allah, if everything works out, the makeup collection is slated for release sometime next year. I’m currently negotiating the business positioning of the product — the branding, the look and other aspects,” said Siti recently.

The products, she said, will contain skin-friendly natural ingredients with no chemical additives.

“For the moment, all I can say is the products will encourage women to be more adventurous. The ingredients, which include silky smooth minerals, will settle nicely on all types of skin and are suitable for women on the go,” she said.
The singer, who last appeared on RTM1’s musical variety show Zoom In … Bersama Datuk Siti Nurhaliza earlier this month, had no comment when asked if she was following in the footsteps of her good friend and singer Kris Dayanti.

She said she had always wanted to launch her own makeup range.

source: the new straits times

Posted (admin) in Datuk K, berita harian online, Brand, Career on February-29-2008


Oleh Nur Farhatul Aishati Azharie

SYARIKAT jualan langsung, DCHL-RZ yang terkenal dengan aktiviti kebajikan melancarkan program terbarunya menerusi kerjasama dengan Yayasan Nurjiwa untuk mengadakan kempen mengumpul dana bagi mereka yang miskin dan lebih memerlukan.

DCHL banyak membantu kanak-kanak di Malaysia melalui Yayasan Sin Chew dan juga mengadakan aktiviti bagi mengumpul dana untuk menyokong Yayasan Pencegahan Jenayah Malaysia.

Kali ini, DCHL bekerjasama dengan Yayasan Nurjiwa yang ditubuhkan atas iltizam Datuk Seri Khalid Mohamad Jiwa dan Datin Seri Siti Nurhaliza Tarudin bagi menolong golongan yang memerlukan terutama anak-anak yatim, keluarga miskin, mangsa bencana alam dan menyumbang untuk peralatan perubatan serta keperluan persekolahan.

Pengerusi DCHL, Kim Huynh, berkata kempen bertemakan ‘Towards a Better Society’ itu diharapkan dapat mengumpul dana menerusi ahli dan pengedar DCHL yang dianggarkan sekitar 80,000.

“Walaupun ini hanya kali kedua kami terbabit dengan acara berunsur kebajikan, pihak kami amat berpuas hati dengan pencapaian yang diperoleh setakat ini dan syarikat kami sudah pun memberikan kerjasama yang cukup memuaskan dan ingin meneruskan aktiviti seumpama ini,” katanya ketika ditemui pada acara Recognition Rally di ibu negara, baru-baru ini.

Acara kali kedua dianjurkan itu bertujuan meraikan ahli DCHL-RZ selain meraikan pengedar yang berjaya membuat pencapaian tertinggi.

Turut hadir, wakil syarikat, Mary Lim dan pengedar yang berjaya membuat jualan tertinggi iaitu Archduke Steven Yeam dan Duke Winnie Lim.

Beliau berkata, kempen yang berjalan selama dua bulan itu juga tidak hanya meminta derma ikhlas malah memberikan penderma peluang untuk memenangi hadiah menarik bernilai lebih RM100,000.

Sementara itu, Siti Nurhaliza berkata, pihaknya gembira dengan kerjasama dijalinkan dan diharap lebih banyak pihak tampil membantu yayasan yang ditubuhkan bagi membantu golongan tidak bernasib baik itu.

“Yayasan yang ditubuhkan pada tanggal 21 Ogos 2006 ini sudah pun berbakti kepada masyarakat dengan menganjurkan majlis jamuan dan konsert amal bagi mendapatkan sumbangan daripada syarikat serta individu. Melalui program amal yang akan berlangsung lebih kurang dua bulan ini, penjualan kupon kebajikan kepada ahli dan para pengedar DCHL diharapkan dapat mengumpulkan jumlah yang besar,” katanya.

Recognition Rally yang berlangsung pada hari sama itu mendapat sambutan amat memuaskan dengan lebih 10,000 pengedar dari Malaysia dan luar negara yang bersama-sama memeriahkan Stadium Putra Bukit Jalil itu.

sumber: berita harian

Posted (admin) in covergirl, Brand, Career on January-13-2008

Siti Nurhaliza graces the REAL Undergraduates Conference 08 which took place at Pusat Konvensyen Antarabangsa Putrajaya on January 13, 2008.

source: minaq jinggo

Posted (admin) in Datuk K, the star online, Brand on January-5-2008

The weddings of celebrities or high-profile individuals are among the most glamorous and elaborate around.

You can expect an extravagant affair, with anything from an exclusive venue to diamond-studded shoes. For them, money is no object.

A Bollywood fairytale in France
Estimated cost: US$78mil

Said to be one of the most expensive weddings the world has ever seen, the grand nuptials of Vanisha Mittal, 23, daughter of billionaire steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal, to investment banker Amit Bhatia, 25, took place in June 2004 over a period of five days in some of France’s most famous settings.

Around 1,000 guests from all over the world received 20-page-thick, silver-encased invitation cards to the lavish event, which included feasts at the world’s best hotels, partying at fancy nightclubs, top-of-the-line Kristal champagne, exclusive performances by Bollywood heartthrob Shah Rukh Khan and pop kitten Kylie Minogue, and a splendid fairytale wedding at 17th century Vaux le Vicomte, described as the “finest chateau and garden” in France.

Apparently, it took Lakshmi Mittal over a year to get the requisite permission, as this was the first time the palace allowed a private function to be held there.

Double extravagance
Estimated cost: US$2.5mil

One wedding was not enough for model-actress Elizabeth Hurley, 41, and businessman Arun Nayar, 42, as they wed in two lavish ceremonies with festivities spanning eight days.

The first league of their marathon celebration was set in the medieval Sudeley Castle in Gloucestershire, England attended by some 300 guests, before the couple flew off to Mumbai for the Indian leg of the festivities, held at Meherangarh Fort, a lavish 18th century palace in Rajasthan.

The groom trotted down the aisle on a horse amongst a backdrop of thousands of orchids and daffodils flown in from the Netherlands, dancing white horses and walkways lined with millions of red chillies. Female guests were dressed in pink saris while the men wore Kesariya safas, all of which were chosen from a shop opened by the wedding couple a few days before the event.

Malaysia’s ‘Wedding of the Year’
Estimated cost: RM12mil

The wedding of Malaysian pop darling Siti Nurhaliza, 27 and businessman Datuk Khalid Mohamad Jiwa, 47 – said to be Malaysia’s 2006 “Wedding of the Year” – was held in September 2006 at a lavish garden-themed reception.

The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre’s hall was spectacularly decked in fresh roses and white carnations while white drapes and green creepers adorned the ceiling.

Siti’s gowns included a RM50,000 Khoon Hooi cream Italian duchess silk gown studded with South Sea Pearls worth RM400,000, a diamond-studded Radzuan Radzwill songket kebaya paired with a RM2mil diamond-studded platinum tiara, a RM35,000 Michael Ong off-white and pink Christian Lacroix lace Swarovski-studded gown with a matching RM1.5mil pink sapphire ruby tiara, a Radzuan Radziwill traditional Malay attire encrusted with diamonds and Swarovski crystals, and custom gowns by Indonesian designers Natrah Hisham and Ana Avanti.

Most of the items were sponsored by various companies and individuals.

Simple yet costly
Estimated cost: RM3.5mil

The wedding of Datuk Roslan Hashim, 49, and Pahang royal Puteri Shahanaz Hazlin Hamdan, 24, took place with less fanfare at Dewan Jubli Perak Sultan Ahmad Shah, Kuantan, also in September 2006.

Gifts for the bride included RM444,444.44 in cash, RM22,222.22 in dowry, a BMW 320i worth RM250,000, a RM150,000 jewellery set, a 20-carat diamond ring worth RM20,000, a RM25,000 Rolex watch, and other designer items.

The bride reciprocated with 20 trays of gifts which include a Rolex watch worth RM84,000, a wedding ring and other designer items.

The couple filed for divorce a year later.

source: the star online

Posted (admin) in Datuk K, The New Straits Times, Brand, Personal Siti, Career on December-14-2007



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Siti hopes her hopes for a child will be fulfilled soon.
Siti hopes her hopes for a child will be fulfilled soon.

Pop queen Siti Nurhaliza’s off on the Haj after launching her new album. SHUIB TAIB finds out what her plans are.

SONGSTRESS Datuk Siti Nurhaliza turns 29 next month. And yesterday she left for Mecca to perform the Haj, something she has wanted to do before turning 30.

She may sport a headscarf on her return but that’s a decision she’ll take when she is back.

“I can’t really say when, though; but when I do, it will not be because of anyone else but because I want to,” said the singer at the launch of her latest album Hadiah Daripada Hati earlier this week.

“I don’t think (wearing the tudung) it will lessen my popularity because my fans accepted me because of my talent first, not my hair or my image.

“Besides, you can still create all kinds of images with the tudung,” said the singer who was once criticised for refusing to take pictures with male celebrities.

(For the record, Siti has been been photographed with male personalities but mostly at awards shows and never for a cover of a magazine).

Siti recently renewed contracts with Pantene (a haircare product) and said the company doesn’t seem to mind although she has made it known to them her intention to cover up.

Of her album, Siti said she chose the title as it is more direct, unlike the previous album Transkripsi which was “tinged with messages”.

Hadiah Daripada Hati is really that (a gift from the heart). Hati (heart) is the most lonely organ but it is the one that whispers hopes, aspirations and dreams to you.

“I wasn’t sure if it would be on par with Transkrispi (which won Best Album at the last Anugerah Industri Muzik) but once it was mastered, I thought it sounded quite good.”

The album contains more mid-tempo than slow numbers, she said, and of the slow numbers Melawan Kesepian (composed by Pongky Barata who also wrote her hit Seindah Biasa from her 10th album, Prasasti Seni) is one of her favourites.

The album features compositions from Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore.

Siti included works by Azlan Abu Hassan (Biarkan and Sekian lama) and Sharon Paul (Hati, the theme song for Shuhami Baba’s latest film, 1957:Hati Malaya, and Cintamu).

For the first time, a composition by Singapore songwriter Dick Lee is on Siti’s album. The song, Mulanya Cinta was performed by Siti in the recently-concluded P. Ramlee, The Musical.

Then there is Ku Mahu, the theme song for drama series Spa Q composed by Audi Mok with lyrics by Rina Khan.

Siti said that if Anuar Zain has a song called Lelaki Ini, she has one called Wanita (Muhammad Fahmi Rizal/Shanty Ramadani) while Tanpa Kalian (Taufik/Siti Nurhaliza and Taufik) best describes her relationships with close friends like fans and the media.

The other two are Kerana Dirimu (Cynthia Lamusu) and Sutramaya (Aubrey Suwito/Tinta S), a song which she recorded last.

Although it was a bit of a rush, Siti managed to get it all done by the release date, three days before she left for Mecca.

“It was planned that way. I wanted this album out before I leave so that I can fully concentrate on my pilgrimage,” said the singer.

Siti also launched her latest business venture, SN Mobile Digital, through which fans can download her songs by mobile phone (just type SN and send the text message to 33777).

Since her marriage to Datuk Seri Khalid Mohamad Jiwa, local media have been vying for a scoop on her expected pregnancy.

She said she was not concerned about having put on a few pounds. “I’d rather be healthy. Since I’m trying to get pregnant, I don’t think going on a crash diet is a good idea. Yes, my husband has noticed that I’ve grown in size but he’s never asked me to shed any. In fact, he’s been very supportive of what I do,” she said.

Siti said she had cut back on 70 per cent of her singing activities and found it harder to not only stay slim, but to sing as well.

“There were a few songs which took me longer to record. The thing is, when I was still single, I used to sing almost every night, which was good practice. But now I don’t perform that much and the lack of practice has made it difficult to sing perfectly.

“When you don’t sing as often, you tend to get pitchy here and there and breathing correctly is a factor.

“However, my producer Aubrey Suwito never pressured me and told me to go home and come back when I was ready because he knew that I could sing better,” said Siti.

Siti is scheduled to be in Mecca for two weeks with Khalid, mother Siti Salmah Bachik, brother Saiful Bahri and others in an entourage comprising slightly more than 20 people.

When asked what she would pray for in Mecca, Siti flashed another smile and replied playfully in a child-like manner, “Adalah!

“Well, of course I would ask God the best for my family and me, and for a child. Khalid will be extremely happy if we have a girl, since he already has four boys,” said Siti matter-of-factly.

She also admits to being slightly pressured for not having conceived, but said: “All I can say is, belum ada rezeki (it’s not meant to be yet).”


source: the new straits times

Posted (admin) in The New Straits Times, Brand, Career on December-12-2007


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What do Malaysians think about Malaysia? What are the experiences that shape our feelings for the country? Over the next few weeks, we will hear from different Malaysians as they share with us their thoughts and ideas about Malaysia in this series called Voices. Not coincidentally, this is also the theme for the NST’s year-end pullout. ABDUL RAZAK AHMAD gets the ball rolling by talking to Datuk Tony Fernandes who is doing everything he can to sell Brand Malaysia to Malaysians and the rest of the world.

Q: What has the year been like?

A: It’s been a phenomenal year. Our profits have been great, we won airline of the year (Airline Of The Year 2007 award by the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation), the first time a Malaysian company has done that, beating Emirates, Singapore Airlines and others. I suppose getting the Singapore-Kuala Lumpur routes represents a feather in our cap. We also launched AirAsia X, and it’s great to be in partnership with (Sir) Richard Branson, who is an icon himself.

One accomplishment I’m really proud of is that wherever I go we’re always referred to as Malaysia AirAsia, or Malaysia’s AirAsia. If I walk around in KL people know me but in London, very few do. But that number is growing, and that shows that our brand is becoming more significant.

Q: What are the major lessons?

A: Maybe, patience. It has its virtue sometimes, but we are a company in a rush. Malaysia Airlines is celebrating its 60th year, and we are only celebrating our sixth year, but we’re still proud to see what we’ve been able to achieve. It shows what Malaysia and Malaysians can do if we put our minds to it.

Q: What were the low points? And how did you overcome them?

A: I’m disappointed that another uneven surface has been opened, that Firefly can operate from Subang and we can’t. I pray for the day that we can have a level playing field with Malaysia Airlines. I feel that we could do many more things together, and I feel that as Malaysian companies, competition is good and we should compete, and the real competition is out there. And we should do more together.

Q: You often lament about an uneven playing field between your private company and the government-linked MAS. Is this a problem in general for other private companies in the country?

A: Sometimes the problem of a private company versus a GLC is we just don’t get the airtime the GLC gets with the political leadership. There’s no one to blame for this. I have confidence in the government but it is frustrating. I think we could be twice the size we are now.

Q: You have travelled widely, lived and worked abroad, yet you chose to come back to Malaysia. Why?

A: I came back, and I’m a big advocate (of returning). When I went to a UKEC (United Kingdom and Eire Council for Malaysian Students) programme and gave speeches at universities in England, I advocated that people should come home.

One, it’s home. I don’t care what anyone says. There is only one home. Anywhere else is adopted. And no one can take that from me. I have a blue IC and a red passport. And I’m proud of it, even though I can live anywhere in the world, and most places would welcome me.

Two, I’m very nationalistic. From a young age, my mother used to be so pro-Singapore Airlines and anti-MAS, and now, funny how life has changed - I always argue with her about MAS being the best. In the last Olympics I watched every single Malaysian perform. If I support the All Blacks in rugby, or the West Indies or India in cricket, it’s not my country.

Third, I was born here; I received a good education because my parents did well in Malaysia, and so I felt it was my responsibility to come back. It’s not perfect, Malaysia. But where is perfect?

I’m the sort of person who doesn’t believe in just sitting back and complaining. Come back and make a difference. Now especially, more and more have this perception that, oh, there must be someone behind Tony Fernandes. I’ve heard so many different names. The most famous being Ananda Krishnan, Tan Sri Azman Hashim, (Tan Sri) Vincent Tan, (Datuk) Mokhzani Mahathir, Khairy Jamaluddin, I mean you name it. But we are the best advertisement that anything is possible in Malaysia.

Q: Was there any point in the early years when you returned that you felt you should have stayed away?

A: No, never. I’ve always loved this place and our people. We’re unique. James Ingram (American soul musician) — I brought him down when I was in Warner Music — once said to me the American government should visit here. Because he couldn’t get over how all the races here get together, the intermarriage, the people going out together. Yeah, we have our racial problems, but we generally get on with each other.

I know I’ve persuaded many people to come back. I know that I have been involved in bringing many who migrated abroad to come back. And I don’t think for one minute they have regretted it.

Q: Who are your Malaysian heroes, the people who inspire you?

A: There are so many. I always talk about “Mr IOI” (Tan Sri Lee Shin Cheng, founder of the IOI Group). I love his story of how he started, selling ice cream on a bicycle, and now he’s owner of one of the biggest oleo-chemical companies. And you know what I love about him? I went to one of his estates, and I noticed his passion. He’s obviously now a very, very rich guy, but he still enjoys going out there and showing me seeds. I mean, to me, a seed is just a seed, but his passion! So that guy really stands out for me.

Tan Sri Naza (Tan Sri S.M. Nasimuddin S.M. Amin, Naza Group chairman and chief executive officer) is another guy I really like. He never ages and is always pushing to be the best, and Tan Sri G. Gnanalingam (Westports Malaysia Sdn Bhd chairman), too. He started in one industry, got a chance in another. All of them seized their chances.

And look at what Nazir Razak (Datuk Mohamed Nazir Razak, group chief executive, CIMB) has done. Yeah, he was born with a silver spoon. He’s my friend. He wasn’t my friend three years ago — I thought he was arrogant. I didn’t give CIMB our IPO. But I’m proud of what he’s done and to be associated with him now. He’s gone out there and put CIMB on the map of banking in the world. He goes out there and he brands. I mean, come on, CIMB is now a household name.

Q: What’s the common trait of the people who inspire you?

A: Most of them managed to come up from nowhere and just do something. They are people whom, given a chance, will do much more, and who succeed despite adversity. I love it, I love seeing it.

Q: Every now and then, something happens that unites all Malaysians and there is an overwhelming “proud to be Malaysian feeling”. Recent examples are usually sports-related, like when Nicol David became the World No 1 in women’s squash. Do you think we as Malaysians have lost that feeling?

A: Do I think Malaysians feel this less? No, but I think Malaysians need icons. When Zainal Abidin and Sheila Majid gained success as music artistes, and even Siti Nurhaliza, they’re about the only artistes able to ignite that Malaysian pride. You’ll see all the races supporting them, able to transcend their differences.

So we do want a Malaysian “brand”. I’m proud of being part of it. We don’t sell it enough — this Bangsa Malaysia we talk about. I hope for the next generation, well, it’s my dream anyway, that we don’t put ourselves down as Chinese, Indian, Malay, but as Malaysian. And I hope there’s a Barisan Nasional that I can join. I think our “brand” is our biggest selling point, because there’s no country in Asia quite like us.

Q: How do you think we can get the youth of Malaysia to be proud of our country?

A: What I tell them is, one, I say, look at AirAsia. We were just three guys from the music industry with not a lot of money, no experience, no political connections — zero. Datuk Pahamin Rajab was the only guy with connections, and with due respect to him, he’s not the person with the strongest political connections around, though he is respected.

But we’ve been able to build an airline and compete with Malaysia Airlines and have slowly been able to close the uneven playing field. No one has an answer to explain that away! So who says you can’t do anything?

Where else in Asean can this (AirAsia) happen? In the aviation industry, nowhere. Singapore hasn’t managed to do it. And in Singapore it’s a function of the government. Tiger Air is owned by Temasek and Singapore Airlines.

So no one can give me an answer and say Malaysia is not fair. No one can say that no one gets equal opportunities. I did. I am living proof that we can. That’s what I tell the students, like those in the UK. I said you live in a wonderful country, don’t believe what you hear, it’s up to you, because Malaysians are their own worst enemy.

But I don’t think anyone in any country would have been able to achieve what we have, and it’s because of our government, and it’s because of the fairly level playing field. Of course, I want it completely level, who wouldn’t? But in six years, we’ve achieved a lot, and we owe a lot of it to the government.

Q: What’s your wish for 2008 — for AirAsia, and also your hopes as a Malaysian?

A: I hope the country can spur more private investors. I hope there can be more encouragement given, and that it’s not rhetoric. I hope more investment can be put in education, much more emphasis on education.

You asked is it just sports that bring us together. No. It can be music, movies, and companies. When we have something to be proud about, that brings us together. So what’s lacking in education? More emphasis on sports and the arts.

From the sports field, you get your first eradication of colour. No one can say “pass the ball to him — he’s an Indian winger, or a Chinese or Malay”. It’s from there you first learn teamwork and working together.

Now, we’re just memorising 15,000 books to get 15As. How sad it is to see a girl committing suicide because she didn’t get it. Education is not about getting 15As, which I didn’t come close to getting.

Education is also about sports, interaction, about learning how to work as a team, about leadership. And we do not put enough emphasis on sports.

You can put all the money into FAM, but where did the Soh Chin Auns and Arumugams and all those guys come from? Schools, and playing football in the padang. Where are the padang nowadays?

Two, is art, drama and music. That’s where you gain a sharing of culture and breaking down the invisible barriers.

Q: Do you face problems getting people with the right qualities when you recruit?

A: Yeah, I do. We’re not getting enough people who can think out of the box. Because you don’t have creativity in schools anymore. Like in art and drama, which is where you learn to express yourself. So, getting enough creative thinkers is a problem.

Q: On occasion though we do see bits and pieces of a Malaysia united and able to transcend ethnic barriers.

A: It’s coming, it was there, we lost it, and now I think the government’s aim is to promote it. I don’t believe that anyone is marginalised. I believe that ultimately we marginalise ourselves.

Malaysians are their own worst enemies. They just sit there and say, “No, it can’t be done,” even before they try. My philosophy is, try and, if you fail, try again. Because I don’t want to reach 55 and say “I should have done this”. But my dream for the future is my belief — I really believe in Malaysia as a Malaysian.

Take the AirAsia Academy. It’s a microcosm of what I’d like to see in Malaysian schools. I don’t think any pilot training academy is like ours. We have lots of social functions, we get the crew and pilots and engineers to do concert productions, we involve ourselves in sports.

Why do I do that? Because I have a bigger problem than just Malaysia. I have Thailand, Philippines and Indonesia. And they all have different cultures and they all want to do their own thing.

I bring them all to the academy, I don’t care if you’re from Cambodia or whatever, you train in one place. It’s in that one place that we mould one culture.

Q: Would you please share with us what you think is a quintessential Malaysian experience?

A: Two things come to mind. One is food. If you want to see one thing that unifies our country it’s food. Whether it’s a mamak stall or Malay stall, everyone knows everything about all our good food regardless of race.

The other quintessential experience I find peculiar to our country is how we criticise our sportsmen.

Whether you’re Indian, Chinese, Malay, Punjabi, when you sit in the audience at Bukit Jalil and our team is playing badly, the insults are all the same!

That’s the other thing I love about Malaysia. We always know how to do it better!

But anyone can try to argue with me about Malaysia not being a great place and I’d tear them apart. I really would, because I believe in Malaysia.


source: the new straits times

Posted (admin) in Sitizone, Brand, Career on November-7-2007

Written by Siti Nurhaliza
Tuesday, 06 November 2007
Assalamualaikum dan salam sejahtera.

Masih lagi berada dalam bulan Syawal, kita sibuk mengadakan rumah terbuka, menziarahi teman dan saudara mara dan juga meneruskan kerja seharian seperti biasa. Lega. Alhamdulillah, pementasan teater baru saja habis dan Siti dapat bernafas seperti biasa semula. Hambatan waktu sewaktu menjayakan teater P.Ramlee The Musical benar-benar terasa dan sekarang ini Siti gembira kerana sekurang-kurangnya dapat menimba pengalaman dan berkenalan dengan ramai pihak yang menjayakan produksi tersebut. Segalanya berjalan dengan baik dan berakhir juga dengan baik.Terima kasih kepada peminat yang sudi datang menonton dan memberi sokongan atas pengalaman pertama Siti ini.

Album yang tertangguh harus diselesaikan. Siti kembali ke studio menyiapkan rakaman vokal dan Alhamdulillah semuanya sudah diatur dengan baik. Siti mengharapkan satu hasil yang terbaik dan juga mahu album kali ini bukan dibanding-bandingkan dengan yang terdahulu. Setiap hasil atau produk terbaru adalah berbeza sama ada konsep, hala tuju atau matlamat dan album kali ini Siti hasilkan sesuai dengan diri Siti. Kesesuaian itu penting kerana Siti juga akan melalui hari-hari perubahan tentunya mahu segalanya lebih dari sebelumnya. Doakanlah.

SN Mobile Digital yang diwujudkan juga mendapat sambutan yang baik, InsyaAllah akan lebih banyak isi kandungannya nanti kerana Siti sedang menyiapkan album baru. Selepas ini Siti akan menambah lagi kandungan-kandungan baru di dalamnya. Begitu juga yang mahu mengetahui Tanya, Diari dan Rahsia Siti, ramai yang telah melanggan. Siti seronok menjawab soalan yang ditanya. Memang ramai yang menghantarnya dan Siti menjawabnya secara berperingkat, harap anda bersabar.

Bulan ini juga Siti akan terlibat dengan pertandingan separuh akhir Muzik-Muzik untuk kategori balada dan pop rock. Agak kekok juga kerana lama tidak menyanyi di pentas sebegini. Siti akan berusaha memberikan yang terbaik. Siti akan cuba mencari masa untuk membahagikan antara kesibukan di studio dan juga pertandingan ini. Bagi Siti lagu Bisakah (balada) dan Destinasi Cinta (pop rock) ada kehebatannya yang tersendiri. Kebetulan Siti menggalas tanggungjawab komposer suami isteri iatu Aubrey untuk lagu Bisakah dan ciptaan isterinya pula untuk lagu Destinasi Cinta.

Semoga segala yang berlaku bulan ini memberikan hari yang baik buat kita semua. Di penghujung Syawal kita tetap mendoakan agar terus diberikan keberkatan dalam hidup dan kerjaya.

Salam mesra selalu.
Siti Nurhaliza

Posted (admin) in The Electric New Paper, Brand, Career on November-4-2007

WITH her big eyes, sweet face and huge fan base, Siti Nurhaliza appears to have inspired the perfect cartoon ambassador for Malaysia.

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Tourism Malaysia has introduced an online female cartoon character named Siti who will provide basic information on Malaysia to travellers via the Internet, reported The Star.

Tourists who add as their MSN contact will be able to ‘chat’ with Siti about attractive tourist destinations through MSN messenger.

The move to put Siti online comes after the success of a 2005 advertising campaign in Japan featuring the pop princess, said tourism director-general Datuk Mirza Mohammad Taiyab.

Then, the singer appeared only in conventional media, such as television commercials, fliers and pamphlets.

‘Riding on our success today, we want to move forward and reach more target audience,’ Datuk Mirza told reporters at the launch of Malaysia Windows Live Agent - Siti in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday.

‘In Japan, Siti was well received as the Japanese are fond of cartoon characters. This is the first time we are introducing Siti online.’

Asked whether the cartoon character was named after Siti Nurhaliza, Datuk Mirza said: ‘Siti is a familiar name. It was not specifically named after her, but it did take into account Siti Nurhaliza’s popularity in Japan.’

He said there had been a slight growth in travellers from Japan since the campaign was launched. Japanese tourists visiting Malaysia have increased by 4.2 per cent from 340,027 in 2005 to 354,213 the next year.

However, Siti will only be able to communicate in English at the moment.

Said Datuk Mirza: ‘If it can attract more people from other foreign countries, we will consider adding other languages.’

He added that travellers may also get information on Malaysia in their own languages through their respective countries’ tourism satellite site links.

source: the electric new paper

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KUALA LUMPUR: Riding on the fame of top local singer Datuk Siti Nurhaliza, Tourism Malaysia has introduced an online female cartoon character named Siti who will provide basic information on Malaysia to travellers via the Internet.

All that tourists need to do is to add as their MSN contact. They will then be able to “chat” with Siti about attractive tourist destinations through the MSN messenger.

Tourism director-general Datuk Mirza Mohammad Taiyab said Siti had gone online following the success of her introduction as part of Tourism Malaysia’s advertising campaign in Japan in the last quarter of 2005.

Then, Siti only appeared in conventional media, including television commercials, flyers and pamphlets, during tourism campaigns as well as exhibitions.

“Riding on our success today, we want to move forward and reach more target audience,” he told reporters at the launch of Malaysia Windows Live Agent – Siti here yesterday.

“In Japan, Siti was well received as the Japanese are fond of cartoon characters. This is the first time we are introducing Siti online.”

»In Japan, Siti was well received as the Japanese are fond of cartoon characters« DATUK MIRZA MOHAMMAD TAIYAB

Asked whether the cartoon character was named after Siti Nurhaliza, Mirza said: “Siti is a familiar name. It was not specifically named after her but it did take into account Siti Nurhaliza’s popularity in Japan.”

He said there had been a slight growth in travellers from Japan since the campaign was launched three years ago.

Japanese tourists visiting Malaysia have increased by 4.2% from 340,027 in 2005 to 354,213 the following year.

From January to July this year, tourist arrivals increased to 211,633 compared to 193,463 during the corresponding period in 2006, which is an increase of 9.4%.

Asked how many languages could Siti communicate in, Mirza said she was only tailored to communicate in English at the moment.

“If it can attract more people from other foreign countries, we will consider adding other languages,” he said, adding that currently travellers could also get information on Malaysia in their own languages through their respective countries’ tourism satellite site links.

source : The Star Online

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