Dewi scores another win for Sarawak with achievement award
Blessed with one achievement after another, multi-talented Dewi Liana Seriestha recently received the Asia Outstanding Achievement Award during the Asia Golden Dragon Awards 2015/2016 held at Pullman Kuala Lumpur on November 15.
She received the award for her series of achievements including representing Malaysia at the World Championships of Performing Arts held in Los Angeles in 2014, where she won the gold medal for classical opera, three silver medals for contemporary, world music and variety category (vocal); a special accolade under Industry Award and a medal for classical champion of World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA), as well as becoming Miss World Malaysia 2014.
Commenting on her Asia Golden Dragon Award, she hopes that it would open the eyes of those who underestimated her capabilities.
“I am delighted to receive the award, although I have never been acknowledged by people from my own state, at least this shows that there are people who still recognise my accomplishments. This is my first award and it is one of my biggest achievements so far in my entire life,” said the 26-year-old Bidayuh beauty from Kampung Tematu when interviewed by The Borneo Post SEEDS recently.
“Certain parties and bodies in Sarawak had once said that I could not receive anything through performing arts or by winning a title in a beauty pageant. I hope that this award will point out that it is not true.”
This prestigious recognition was awarded by Golden Mind Sdn Bhd which works hand in hand with Persatuan Kebajikan Sehati Malaysia by funding charity programmes to support our community in need.
On her latest development, Dewi said that she had just signed a two-year contract as an ambassador with Furley Bioextracts last month.
“I feel really grateful that my career did not end there, and recently I was chosen to sing and be nominated for Muzik-Muzik. Hopefully my song entitled ‘Hati Telah Dimiliki’ will win next year,” she added.
Dewi will be graduating from the National Academy of Arts, Culture and Heritage (Aswara) November 28, and “after four years of struggles, including the fact that I had to extend my studies when I had to represent Malaysia at the Miss World competition last year, I will finally be graduating soon.”
She added that she had also written a new song, which will probably include a music arrangement by Malaysian music producer, songwriter, arranger and musician Helen Yap since both of them had plans for a collaboration.
“Since this year is coming to an end, I will be focusing more on singing and slowing down on other activities but by the beginning of next year, I will be busy with other activities that include photoshoots, video shootings and shows.”