Thursday September 13, 2012
It’s a tea party with special guests, scones and teh tarik
PETALING JAYA: The British may love their tea and scones but their royals – the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge – will soon try the quick bread with Malaysia’s own teh tarik.
The royal couple, who are on a three-day visit here, will be treated to the popular Malaysian beverage at a tea party hosted by British High Commissioner Simon Featherstone tomorrow.
A source from the British High Commission said the pair would get to see a brief teh tarik demonstration during the event at Featherstone’s residence in Jalan Langgak Golf, Kuala Lumpur.
“We will be serving an assortment of food traditionally served at afternoon tea – scones, victoria sponge cakes, shortbread and small sandwiches,” the source said.
She said BOH’s commemorative Diamond Jubilee Tea, which was created to mark the royal pair’s visit to Malaysia, would also be served.
While there will be no speeches during the tea party, the royal couple will mingle about with the guests.
About 160 invitees, made up of mostly Malaysian public figures, are expected to attend the party.
“For the most part, we have invited unsung heroes who have made a positive impact on the bilateral relationship between Britain and Malaysia or have worked to improve society,” said the source.
“The chosen few have made a significant contribution in areas such as music, art, science, education, charity and advocacy for social issues,” she said.
Shuttler Datuk Lee Chong Wei, diver Pandelela Rinong Pamg, archer Hasihin Sanawi and shot putter Mohd Ziyad Zolkefli are also invited.