More than just a few tears were shed by friends and associates of Tourism Malaysia aboard the Royal Vancouver I this week.
An exclusive group of trade and media professionals were welcomed onboard the Canadian-themed Vancouver harbour cruise on Thursday evening to say farewell to Kausar Kassim, who has completed her term at Tourism Malaysia in Vancouver.
Lovingly known as ‘Ms K’, Kassim has served as vice president of Tourism Malaysia in Canada for some four years.
Following what has to be the most challenging year in Tourism Malaysia’s history, she will not be replaced at this time due to necessary downsizing measures. However Sandra Ngoh-Fonseka and Ann Leong will remain in the Vancouver office.
Despite the inescapable sadness of the occasion, industry representatives were in celebratory form, as they gave their beloved Ms K the fond farewell she deserved.
Were you spotted partying with Tourism Malaysia by our roving reporter? Scroll down to check out the pictures from the evening.
Photos: Vickie Sam Paget