When I reached KLIA at 8.30am earlier today, the Avon entourage was already there. I was introduced by Elaine Aisyah (Avon’s PR Manager, Malaysia) to Siti from Harian Metro, Mei Sin from China Press, Soo Wincci, Ms World Malaysia; who is also Avon’s ANEW ambassador and Aspalin (Avon’s Head of Marketing, Malaysia). After checking in our bags, we went for a breakfast at Delifrance Kiosk situated at Satellite Building while waiting to board Air Mauritius.
Soo Wincci, Mei Sin and Siti.
Aspalin and Elaine Aisyah.
The flight was a bit delayed and we reached Pudong airport around 5.30 pm instead of ETA 4.30pm. From the airport, we took the MAGLEV, a magnetic levitation train. It is the first commercially operated high-speed magnetic levitation line in the world. The train line was designed to connect Shanghai Pudong International Airport and the outskirts of central Pudong where passengers could interchange to the Shanghai Metro to continue their trip to the city center. The top operational commercial speed of this train is 431 km/h (268 mph).
From Shanghai Metro, we took a van and reached the hotel at about 6pm. 6pm is like 8pm, already dark.
We had dinner with Bob M. Briddon, Avon‘s Vice President Asia Pacific and China and Dr. Xiaochun Luo, Avon’s Gloval Vice President of R&D and Chief Scientific Officer. Also attending the dinner were two Avon’s spokespersons; Soo Wincci from Malaysia and Lucy Torres-Gomez from The Philippines. Not leaving behind are Avon’s personnels and journalists from Shanghai, The Philippines and Malaysia.
Lucy Torres-Gomez and Soo Wincci.