Press Release 2006

UOB Malaysia Blends Superior Lifestyle & Cultural Experience In Festival Cubano 2006

Kuala Lumpur, 4 May 2006 - United Overseas Bank (Malaysia) Bhd [UOB Malaysia], today announces its sponsorship for Festival Cubano 2006 and officially kicked off a series of events for the festival in Qba, Westin Kuala Lumpur. Festival Cubano 2006, a 3-month Cuban fest showcasing the best in Cuba will be traveling to different locations all across Malaysia with a series of events lined up for the public from May till August 2006.

According to Mr Chan Kok Seong, Chief Executive Officer, UOB Malaysia, "UOB Malaysia is delighted to be a part of the even more exciting Festival Cubano 2006. Over the years, the lifestyle trends among the Malaysians have changed dramatically. More and more Malaysians now aspire to live the superior lifestyle and value the finer things in life. We could see this through the increasing popularity of fine dining and the growing appreciation of wine and cigars. With that in mind, we at UOB Malaysia believe that Festival Cubano 2006 is an excellent opportunity for fellow Malaysians to be a part of a unique experience."

"From fine dining to sampling the finest Cuban products, participants at the festival will get a taste of the Cuban lifestyle and be enticed with exceptional Cuban products that match their distinct lifestyle", he added. Participants at the festival will get to enjoy an array of Cuban cuisine prepared by a much-celebrated Cuban chef, who brings along years of experience and exposure in the international culinary scene. To top it all up, participants will also be entertained by a 7-piece Cuban live-band and have the opportunity to sample the fine Cuban cigars and wine while watching a master Cuban cigar roller in action.

In line with UOB Malaysia's continuous efforts to bring further excitement and enhanced experience to its cardmembers, UOB Malaysia will be extending exclusive invitations paired with preferential privileges to its privileged UOB Visa Platinum Cardmembers.

"We feel that there's no better way to share this celebration with our UOB Visa Platinum Cardmembers than to bring them in for the real experience. This privileged group of UOB Visa Platinum Cardmembers can therefore look forward to the many events in the coming three months", Mr Chan added.

On top of the exclusive invitations, UOB Visa Platinum Cardmembers will also receive exclusive discounts on the dinner packages and freshly rolled Cuban cigars, complimentary cash vouchers on Cuban products and many other exclusive rewards throughout the festival.

For the month of May, upcoming events are scheduled to take place in Rum Jungle Kuala Lumpur from 8-9 May 2006, Beach Club Kuala Lumpur on 10-11 May 2006, Rum Jungle Kuala Lumpur on 12-13 May 2006, Hotel Nikko Kuala Lumpur from 15-18 May 2006, RP - The Saujana Kuala Lumpur from 19-20 May 2006, Sunway Lagoon Petaling Jaya on 22-27 May 2006 and Eastin Hotel Kuala Lumpur from 28-31 May 2006. Readers who are interested to find out more about Festival Cubano 2006 are encouraged to visit the website or call Siti from Trinidad Distributor at 03-2166 1336 for the full list of events.


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