Twenty-two Mrs Malaysia Tourism Queen 2017 finalists, including a 75-year-old grandmother made heads turn during a fun, easy and adventurous tour in the old town of Ipoh.

The road trip saw the beauties, who were all married women between the ages of 27 and 75 on the two-day visit on October 23rd & 24th 2017.

Aimed at promoting tourism, culture and friendship, Pageant Director of Mrs Tourism Queen International 2017, Jenet Foo said that it was thrilling to see the presence of 75-year-old Ng Hong Lian, from Sandakan in Sabah, together with the married women and several single mothers on this trip.

“Madam Ng made it a point to fly from Sabah for the tour with the rest of the finalists. At 75, she is still active at work, looking after the plantation business left by her late husband. Her participation in this pageant is an empowering call for all of us to bravely pursue our dreams no matter how old we may be. Her sheer grace and passion aptly matched up to the pageant’s theme of ‘Crowning the Strength in You.’ We are truly happy to have her.”

Jenet noted that the finalists visited many exciting places in Ipoh for photoshoots and filming while promoting the Malaysian hospitality – in line with Malaysia’s target of achieving 31.8 million visitors in 2017 under the theme ‘Malaysia Truly Asia’ and the Visit Perak Year 2017.

“They all had an unforgettable trip, mesmerised by the beautiful heritage attractions and delectable food in Ipoh,” said Jenet, who is also Mrs Malaysia World 2015 Champion, ERM Beauty Ambassador 2017 and Founder of Sentinel Pageant Sdn Bhd, the organiser of Mrs Tourism Queen International.

On the first day of the tour, the finalists checked out the Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat and Lost World of Tambun theme park upon arriving in Tambun.

On the second day, they donned the elegant Baju Kebaya for photos and video filming around the old town areas, such as the famous Concubine Lane, Hale Street and The Happy 8 Café. The beauties also tried their hands at making the local delicacy ‘kayang kok’ (Kaya puff) at the famous Sin Weng Fai Peanut Candy Shop.

The grand finale of Mrs Malaysia Tourism Queen 2017 will be held at the Shangri?La Hotel in Kuala Lumpur on November 24, 2017.

For more information: Vanessa (012 399 1138); Jenet (012 657 7689).