If you have been in this world long enough, you would’ve heard of the name Sheila Majid before. This songstress was dubbed as Malaysia’s own Queen Of Jazz. She made popular many songs, including the remake of Tan Sri P. Ramlee’s songs.
However, Sheila Majid’s most popular song, the song that catapulted her as Malaysia’s Queen Of Jazz would have to be the 1986’s “Sinaran“.
And on 29th April, located at Belum Rainforest Resort in Pulau Banding, Perak, with the backdrop of one of the world’s oldest rainforest, Sheila Majid did an exclusive performance for her fans.
Sheila Majid’s Showcase at Belum Rainforest Resort
Sheila Majid’s showcase at Belum Rainforest Resort lasted about an hour long, where she performed some of her songs from her latest album, Boneka. She also sang some of her timeless classics and our favourites, like Lagenda and Sinaran.
The showcase was not only a treat and performance for Shiela Majid’s fans but it was also meant to highlight the importance of forest conservation. This cause is one of the major objectives supported by Belum Conservation – a subsidiary of the EMKAY Group. Their drive is to preserve and protect the natural surroundings of the old rainforest.
A portion of the proceeds garnered from the showcase will be channeled to the Pulau Banding Foundation. A cheque from the showcase proceeds was presented by Sheila Dato Fazwinna Tan Sri Mustapha Kamal, Executive Director of EMKAY Group to the foundation.
Apart from her showcase, Sheila Majid also took some time to visit Pulau Banding Rainforest Research Centre that was set up by the Pulau Banding Foundation. Sheila Majid was brought to tour the centre and learn more about the work done by the organization before she set her mark through a planting session.
Sheila also visited Kampung Semelor, an Orang Asli settlement located within the Temengor forest. Here, she visited the i-Play Toy Library, which was set up by Yayasan EMKAY in 2008 to expose the Orang Asli children to education through play. There was also the Women’s Sewing Workshop, part of Orang Asli Educational Program in collaboration with the Ministry of Human Resource.
Pulau Banding Foundation
Belum Rainforest Resort and the island it is on is surrounded by 300,000 hectare Belum-Temengor Tropical Rainforest Complex – which is roughly four times the size of Singapore. The rainforest carbon dated to be 130 million years old – older than the Amazon and Congo!
Pulau Banding Foundation is a non-profit and non-political organization. It aims to promote research and eco-tourism through sustainable development of the Belum-Temengor Rainforest Complex.
Pulau Banding Rainforest Research Centre was set up by Pulau Banding Foundation. The centre carries out research of the flora and fauna of Belum-Temengor Tropical Rainforest. The centre disseminate information found through their research to make the area sustainable and to help make it an eco-tourism destination.