Marina Mahathir at JEWEL

Marina Mahathir is coming to town!!

To be guest speaker at the Jewel International Women’s Day High Tea

Thistle Hotel Johor Bahru, 15th March 2014

  Iconic social activist Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir will be delivering the keynote speech at the Jewel International Women’s Day High Tea on March 15. She will speak on the topic of “Equality for women is progress for all”, this being the United Nations’ International Women’s Day theme for 2014. DYMM Raja Zarith Sofiah binti Almarhum Sultan Idris Shah, consort of the Sultan of Johor, is to grace the occasion as Guest of Honour. Some 200 people are expected to attend the high tea. International Women’s Day is celebrated annually around the world on March 8. It is generally a day of celebration, to mark the economic, political and social achievement of women. The other highlight of the afternoon will be an exciting orchid name dedication auction. Ipoh-based Singaporean orchid breeder Robert Ang has selected two new breeds of orchids – one from the catasetum family, and the other a phelaenopsis – for Jewel to auction. The winning bidder will gain the right to name the orchid. Bids start at RM5,000. All proceeds of the orchid name dedication auction will go towards Jewel’s projects for women and children. Popular deejay Jay Nathan will be master of ceremonies. There will also be an art exhibition-for-sale of the oil paintings of Pontian-born artist Grace Lim, who paintings feature women and children in rustic kampung settings. The Jewel IWD high tea will be held at the Thistle Hotel Johor Bahru, on March 15 @ 2.30pm sharp. For details / tickets, contact Priya 019-3377 956; or Thanam 016-716 0405.