Cake Presentation to His Majesty, Yang di-Pertuan Agong and Her Majesty Raja Permaisuri Agong
His Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong and Her Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda The Raja Permaisuri Agong graced the Hari Raya Aidilfitri cake presentation ceremony at the Istana Negara presented by 15 hotels from the Klang Valley, Pahang and Melaka on Monday, 3 June 2019. Federal Hotels International Group of Hotels that includes The Federal Kuala Lumpur, Hotel Capitol Kuala Lumpur, The Grace Sydney and Tribeca Serviced Suites presented the magnificent Balik Kampung theme fruit cake to their Majesties. Weighing 35kg, the fruit cake well decorated with floral motifs, showcased a model of Pahang traditional Kampung House made by edible sugar. This beautiful masterpiece, sitting on Rebana – a traditional Malay tambourine (musical instrument) in Pahang, was the result of weeks of research hard work by the team from The Federal Kuala Lumpur’s pastry team led by Chef Mohd Sabri. Chef Mohd Sabri said “According to history, the 98 years old traditional house was owned by the late Penghulu (head of Kampung) Ismail bin Khatib Bakar, Penghulu Mukim of Kelola in Jerantut Pahang. The house is now listed as the Malay Heritage Museum in Pahang”. Ms Ooi Lee Ping, Director, Group Marketing, Sales & Business Development of Federal Hotels International said “Inspired by the Hari Raya Celebrations, we chose the Balik Kampung theme as this is a very meaningful act filled with joy and happiness of returning home spending quality time with families and loved ones for the Hari Raya celebrations.