Melayu UK hosted a dinner for the Malaysian Nashid Group, Raihan, on Monday 14 November 2005. Raihan had been touring the UK as part of the Celebrate Eid concerts. Because of the limited number of seats at the function room of Jati Malay-Thai Restaurant in Manchester, tickets for the dinner were sold out within 1 hour of announcement. However, Raihan fans who were not able to dine in the function room were allowed to occupy the main area of the restaurant and had the opportunity to meet Raihan, take photos with them and get their autographs.
The dinner was a splendid family event and the scheduled 2 hours dinner proved too short for everybody and went beyond 3 hours. Diners also had the opportunities to make new friends and get bonus entertainment when Raihan sang a nashid.
For those who were unable to meet Raihan, do not despair. Raihan will be in the UK again, 3 times within the next year Insha'Allah. They will also endeavour to reserve a day for Melayu UK on each visit.
We are glad that Melayu UK has been able to deliver quality events and activities to our members. In the words of one of the diners, "You can't get this anywhere else".