MYNM celebrates arrival of Bespoke BMW Individual cars

Updated 28 February 2013
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MYNM celebrates arrival of Bespoke BMW Individual cars

Mohamed Yousuf Naghi Motors (MYNM), the official BMW Group importer in the Kingdom, is celebrating the arrival of the BMW Pearl Series, the latest creation from BMW’s bespoke optioning program – BMW Individual, which enables customers to tailor their vehicle to a bespoke design that suits their individual style by using a range of premium materials, paints and interior trims.
A collection of specially designed and produced BMW 7 Series and 6 Series Individual models, the BMW Pearl Series has been produced and inspired by the Pearl – the treasure that brought the region its first taste of wealth. BMW Individual designers were challenged to transfer the mystery, elegance and beauty of the Pearl to a BMW 7 Series and 6 Series Gran Coupe. The result? A series of unique vehicles that are expected to capture the imaginations and appeal to the discerning tastes of BMW customers in Saudi Arabia.
The Pearl Series models feature an exclusive frozen matt brilliant white exterior color and merino amaro brown leather interior with newly developed white piping and individual wood trim in ash grain white. An elegant 'Pearl' designation on the chrome trim adorns the rear of both models as well as the door entry seals.
“It is rare to find a brand that can offer you the chance to personalize such a high-end product – the BMW Individual program ensures that your BMW vehicle reflects your own personal taste and unique sense of individuality. The program is a specialised service offered to MYNM clients whereby the client may specify features of the car, in order to create one’s own, unique model,” commented Stavros Paraskevaides, MD, MYNM (BMW).
Established in 1991, BMW Individual was the first of its kind in the premium automotive industry. “A BMW Individual vehicle comes fully loaded with features and options permitting the driver to convey even further their fondness for superb quality and unique styling. And to make the BMW Individual even more special it provides the customers with the opportunity to choose their favourite seams in the leather from some patterns proposed by the program, from the stitching to the vehicle trim. It has been a success here in Saudi Arabia, as our customers have come to expect only the finest and most exclusive ownership experience available in the premium segment.” Paraskevaides added.


Malaysia mosque bans tourists after ‘sexy dance’ goes viral

Updated 25 June 2018
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Malaysia mosque bans tourists after ‘sexy dance’ goes viral

KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysian mosque has banned tourists after a video of two female visitors in skimpy outfits dancing in front of the Muslim holy site went viral online.
The pair, of East Asian appearance and believed to be foreigners, were filmed doing the dance in skimpy shorts and tops exposing their midriffs on a wall outside the main mosque in the city of Kota Kinabalu, a popular site for visitors and tour groups.
Residents and local Muslim groups were incensed by the risqué moves outside the holy site on Borneo island, which is renowned for its huge blue and gold dome and ornate minarets.
An outraged onlooker can be heard in the video saying: “Why don’t they just fall off the wall?”
Mosque chairman Jamal Sakaran at the weekend slammed “the unacceptable behavior by foreign tourists” and announced a temporary halt to any tourists visiting the mosque in Sabah state, adding the move was to preserve the sanctity of Islam.
The nationality of the women involved was not clear.
State Tourism Minister Christina Liew told The Star newspaper legal action would not be taken against the pair as they were likely unaware of the severity of their actions. But authorities wanted to track them down to explain “that something they deemed as ‘fun’ was actually disrespectful and not right in Sabah.”
Large numbers of tourists — both local and foreign — visit the mosque, often during a brief stop in Kota Kinabalu before heading into the jungles of Sabah to see the jungle-clad state’s abundance of wildlife.
Tourists can usually visit mosques in Muslim-majority Malaysia, where most practice a moderate form of Islam, but are advised to wear modest clothing.
It is not the first time that foreign visitors have landed in hot water for disrespecting local culture in Sabah.
In 2015 four Western tourists pleaded guilty to obscenity charges for taking nude photos on popular peak Mount Kinabalu, an act some in the country blamed for causing a deadly earthquake.