Duli Yang Maha Mulia Tuanku Al-Sultan Ismail Putra ibni Almarhum Al-Sultan Yahya Petra the Sultan of Kelantan officially opened Bangunan Sukimi in Jalan Telipot on 14th July 2008. Bangunan Sukimi will house the Headquarters of Sukimi Group of Companies. Sukimi Group of Companies is an integrated petroleum company founded in 1997. The company's turnover for 2006 was RM300m and for the current fiscal year it is expected to reach RM500m.
Bangunan Sukimi a day before the actual event when a full dress rehearsel was carried out.
A fulldress rehearsel was carried out on 13th July 2008.A section of Jalan Telipot was closed for a few hours from 11.30 AM.
The company logo infront of the building.
The Chairman of Sukimi Group of CompaniesDato' Seri Hj. Mohd Shariff bin Haji Omar and President Dato' Hj. Ahmad Sukimi bin Hj. Ibrhaim.
The Chairman and President listening to Datin Hjh. Wan Rozyanis on the last preparation before the event.
The Deputy President Datuk Hj. Nik Mahidin @ Nik Din bin Nik Mustapha.
Dato' Hj. Ahmad Sukimi with his new lubricant products.
Tuan Hj. Awang Che Seman A board member of Sukimi discussing with Datin Wan Rozyanis another board member while Is and Ahmad Fadzil look on.
A beautiful bouquet of flowers in the Boardroom.
A oil painting hanging on a wall in the building.
The model of the independent oil terminal in Pantai Senok Bachok will be built at a cost of RM300 million in 2008 and will be fully operational by 2010. Multinational companies like Exxonmobil, Shell and Caltex have agreed in principle to use the facilities to distribute their products in the east coast and Southern Thailand.
On the day of the opening ceremony final touching up were still being done.
Work on the royal dais is still being done.
More power was needed for the outdoor due to the many fans being run to cool the hot weather at noon.The soundmen doing their last minute check.
En. Azimin Mahmood is the only master of ceremonies known to emcee at any function where the Sultan is involved. He is very well versed with the language of the 'istana'.
Some of the invited guests.
The arrival of Tok Guru Nik Aziz Nik Mat the Chief Minister of Kelantan. Ahmad Rizal is seen paying respect to TGNA.
The arrival of the motorcade escorting the Sultan.
The Sultan alighting from the car.
The state anthem 'Selamat Sultan' is being played.
The Chairman listening to Tok Guru.
The Chairman 'memohon sembah' to present his speech.
When the Sultan pressed the big palm sized button, the letters D A U L A T T U A N K U were revealed one by one with bangs from fire crackers.
Then colourful ballons started cascading down.
HRH the Sultan signing the plaque. All the other cameraman are on the otherside. Am I on the wrong side? Anyway I like this angle better.
These crystal vasses costing RM20,000 and RM15,000 respectively will be presented to the Royal couple. You dont have to buy the vasses, you just bring the cash.
Congratulatory bouquets from well wishers.The Raja Perempuan Kelantan cutting the ribbon to the entrance of the building. I was the only cameraman taking a shot from this angle.
Briefing the Royal Couple about the Independent Petroleum Terminal to be built at Pantai Senok in Bachok. The same place was reserved for Petronas to land their gas until they decided to bring the gas to Kedah via Thailand. Never in their wildest dream that one day Kedah may fall to the opposition too.
The chandelier lighting the staircase.
The Royal Couple went upstairs to inspect the upper flloor of the building. While they were upstairs Tok Guru Nik Aziz had a detailed briefing of the Independent Petroleum Terminal from the Engineering Consultant.
Tok Guru Nik Aziz took a keen interest on the project as the terminal will serve all of the oil companies. So far Exxon Mobil, Caltex and Shell had expressed intention to use the terminal. Three approvals are needed before the project can proceed. The first is a licensce from the Federal Government. The second is the Environment Impact Asessment from the Ministry of Environment and the third is the approval from the state Government for the land. With the keen interest shown by Tok Guru, the last approval is regarded as good as given.
After the Royal Couple left for lunch at The Renaisance Hotel where some entertainment will be held and the corporate video of Sukimi Group will be shown. Sukimi Group had reserved a table for the press but from what I heard the table was not taken. Either the press people didn't know or they prefer to have it at Bangunan Sukimi as it was more convenient. Everybody else were treated to lunch at the office either inside or outside.
The workers immediately dismantled all the equipments as the motorists had been inconvenienced long enough by the road closure.
To Sukimi Group of Companies and their staff, the people of Kelantan have high hope of your ability and may Sukimi Group of Companies be successful.
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