The peace and quiet of spanking new business enclave of "The Strand" in Kota Damansara was broken yesterday afternoon when the King came a-calling.
His Majesty the Yang DiPertuan Agong Sultan Mizan, unassuming as he has always been (a trait well-known to his Terengganu subjects), was there to officiate at the opening of the new building for PESAT (Persatuan Anak-anak Terengganu di Selangor & Wilayah Persekutuan).
Present were some 200 guests led by Terengganu Menteri Besar, Datuk Seri Mohamad Said and his Exco.
The guest list included several Terengganu-born Ministers and MPs, members of Terengganu royalty, corporate and business personalities, as well as selected members of PESAT.
The four-and-a-half storey building, purchased to the tune of RM4 million some time this year, will, among others, be the hub of information for those seeking to know more about the East Coast State, in particular business & investment opportunities and tourism.
The building will also act as the point of convergence for Terengganuese living out-of-state to meet and keep themselves in the loop of matters concerning their home state.
Pak Abu and I arrived at 2pm, an hour ahead of event proper as per invitation. My stomach by then was making wild music; we were too rushed to lunch before leaving.
But we more than made up for it after the official ceremony, with satay, mee rebus and kuih muih. His Majesty however didn't stay for the makan-makan; he was fasting.
Now, if you see Makcik Taman Tun with mouth drooping, looking miserable in the third picture above, you know why. Muka lapar tuu..
But Makcik's mood improved considerably after she saw an image of herself in one of the pictures displayed. Such vanity!