Steve Watts and Tunku Naquiyuddin at the birthday celebration

Steve Watts and Tunku Naquiyuddin at the birthday celebration

Yang Amat Mulia Tunku Laxamana Tunku Dato’ Seri Utama Naquiyuddin Tuanku Ja’afar recently celebrated his 70th birthday, and as one of the most prominent and influential members of the Asia Plantation Capital Board of Directors, was feted with panache and in customary style.

Tunku Naquiyuddin has long been a passionate and committed advocate of sustainability, environmental awareness and social responsibility – core tenets in Asia Plantation Capital’s corporate ethos – and joined the Board of Directors as a former high-level diplomat and a well-respected businessman with a wide range of interests and considerable expertise.

Asia Plantation Capital was honoured to be able to join in the celebrations of Tunku Naquiyuddin’s 70th birthday at a glittering event held in the Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur , where guests embraced the theme of the night with gusto. Drawing inspiration from Francis Ford Coppola’s multi-Oscar-winning film ‘The Godfather’, and Mario Puzo’s novel of the same name, everyone gathered in their ‘Mafia-chic’ finery.

Royal families in Malaysia were well represented among the guests, as were dignitaries from many walks of life – reflecting the popularity, charm and inclusiveness of one of the country’s most popular Princes. Also present was Asia Plantation Capital Berhad’s CEO, Steve Watts , who was delighted to be able to represent the company at such an auspicious gathering.

“Everyone at Asia Plantation Capital wishes Yang Amat Mulia Tunku Naquiyuddin a very happy birthday,” he said,” and we hope that he and his family will continue to be blessed with good health, happiness, joy and success.”

Tunku Naquiyuddin was presented with a very special birthday gift, in the form a bespoke, original and utterly unique, luxury fragrance – commissioned by Asia Plantation Capital, and created by Fragrance Du Bois’ Perfume Specialist, Mathilde Haguier . Named ‘Minangkabau’ – reflecting the people, culture, language and architecture of Tunku Naquiyuddin’s home state of Negeri Sembilan – the fragrance is a delightful melange of superb ingredients, including 100% pure, organic and sustainably produced Oud, sourced from Asia Plantation Capital’s very own plantations.

“Creating a bespoke fragrance is always a great pleasure,” said Mathilde Haguier, “and in this particular case it was also a great honour to conceptualise and produce something unique for a man who is held in such high regard. We know how special Tunku is to Asia Plantation Capital, both in terms of support and shared values, as well as to the country of Malaysia as a whole.”