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MELAKA, December 2021- As part of its ongoing effort to turn Melaka into a fashion centre-of-excellence, award-winning property developer and property tourism specialist, Sheng Tai International Sdn. Bhd. (Sheng Tai International), together with Bill Keith, one of Malaysia’s fashion trailblazers hosted the inaugural Met Gala Malaysia (MGM) 2021. 

The Southern Region’s biggest fashion night out was presented at The Moonbar, Ames Hotel, Melaka, against the iconic skyline of Melaka as the perfect backdrop. 

The event featured innovative, bold yet glamourous masterpieces from Bill Keith and 25 young and upcoming local fashion designers. Guests also witnessed breathtaking performances by Poova. 

Dato’ Leong Sir Ley, Founder and Chairman of Sheng Tai International, said, “Sheng Tai International’s first Met Gala Malaysia has been a success. The response we have received to date has been overwhelming. This is all thanks to the support of Bill Keith and the local fashion industry.

According to Dato Leong, Met Gala Malaysia aims to provide a platform for young locals designed to showcase their talent. “Through our partnership with FashionTV from Paris, we believe there will be more opportunities for our local talents, be it models, influencers or fashion designers, to shine at the international arena.”

“The 25 local designers today will also be showcasing tonight’s masterpieces at the Straits Designer Gallery at Metrasquare that is scheduled to open by the first quarter of 2022.  The second Gallery will open at The Sail Melaka when fully completed. The Gallery is part of our commitment to elevate Melaka into the next fashion capital like Milan.” 

“Moving forward, Sheng Tai International will continue to create opportunities like this to showcase our local talents, boosting the country’s economy,” Dato’ Leong added. 

Metrasquare is a 6-acre commercial development comprising a residential component called the Metrasquare Serviced Suites, a three-star premium hotel called Hotel Metrasquare, a five-star hotel – Ames Hotel as well as retail lots, meeting and conference facilities, F&B amenities, as well as Melaka historical gallery and art social space.   

Located just five minutes drive away from the Ayer Keroh toll off the North-South Expressway, Metraquare is also close to the Melaka International Trade Centre (MITC), government offices, hypermarkets and a host of tourist attractions such as Melaka Zoo and Night Safari; Melaka Bird Park; Wonderland Theme Park; Melaka Planetarium, World’s Bees Museum and Melaka International Trade Centre.

For more information on the Straits Designer Gallery, kindly contact Sheng Tai International at +6011 3737 3399 or visit our Facebook page @ShengTaiInternational. 

Photo Caption: Bill Keith, Dato Leong Sir Ley – Founder and Chairman of Sheng Tai Internaitonal, Betty Ann Brohier – Former Miss Malaysia kicked start first Met Gala Malaysia2021