Success Story | Puteri Gunung Ledang | Tiara Jacquelina.

Puteri Gunung Ledang is reimagined for success. Puan Sri Tiara Jaquelina Eu Effendi announced on her Instagram that a remake of Puteri Gunung Ledang The Musical will premier on 3 July 2020 in Kuala Lumpur. I was delighted.

Puteri Gunung Ledang – The Movie and Its Success.

The movie starred M.Nasir and Tiara Jacquelina. The 77th Academy Awards in Hollywood considered it for an Oscar. WOW! Saw Teong Hin produced it a cost of USD 4 million.

Other Awards include 2004 Malaysia Film Festival (Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Art Direction, Best Music Score), 50th Asia Pacific Film Festival (Best Actress – Tiara Jacquelina), the inaugural Asian Festival of First Films (Best Producer – Tiara Jacquelina).

Puteri Gunung Ledang – The Musical.

The musical was a stage adaptation with beautiful and dramatic costumes, stage sets, sounds and choreography. It is about a forbidden romance in the 15th century between between the mystical Princess of Mount Ledang and the gallant Malaccan warrior Hang Tuah.

Puteri Gunung Ledang Reimagined for Success.

Tiara reimagined Puteri Gunung Ledang in a magical, refreshed experience. It will premier in June at Singapore’s Esplanade Theatre and at Istana Budaya on 3 July. A national tour is planned, and the team is preparing to go international.

Tiara shares:

“I’ve been waiting for the day when I can revisit this project, that’s been such a big part of my world. This announcement of the return of Puteri Gunung Ledang is my 21st anniversary (of Enfinit Malaysia) gift to the fans and supporters of the PGL brand who have been so loyal all these years.”

The soundtrack of Puteri Gunung Ledang The Musical, is now available for download on iTunes, Spotify and Apple Music. Check out Instagram and Facebook postings @enfinitimy.

Enfiniti’s Success.

Her production company is Enfiniti. It is 21 years in business.

Enfiniti’s most recent production was the highly successful OlaBola Merdeka Tour, which saw full houses for every performance in 4 states across the country (Pulau Pinang, Kuching, Kota Kinabalu and Kuantan). 82,000 people saw the show. She is a Dream Maker.

In 2004, Enfiniti Productions produced the movie Puteri Gunung Ledang. It is now a musical and even a children’s illustrated book.

Between 2007 and 2017, Enfiniti created several original musicals – P. Ramlee The Musical, The Secret Life Of Nora, MUD KL – The Story Of Kuala Lumpur and OlaBola The Musical.

Enfiniti Academy of Entertainment and Performing Arts, established in 2011, supports the theatre in Malaysia. The academy has produced over 8,000 students (between ages 3 and 53) to date, through their Performing Arts classes and outreach programs in underprivileged schools nation-wide.

Corporate companies can use drama based experiential training by experienced directors and actors.

Tiarasa Escapes.

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Glamping in Luxury Safari Tents in Tiarasa Escapes

Tiara Escapes is Glamping where guests sleep in luxury safari tents and treehouses. The resort in Janda Baik won two major Malaysian Landscape Awards, including Project Of The Year.

In the pipeline are two cultural villages in Kuala Lumpur and Langkawi, for Visit Malaysia Year 2020.

Tiara’s Success.

Wikipedia says:

“Tiara Jacquelina Eu Effendi is a Malaysian award-winning actress, film producer, musical theater producer, and the proud founder of The Enfiniti Academy of Musical Theatre and Performing Arts, an institution that aims to nurture creative talents in Malaysia. She is well-acclaimed for her role in Puteri Gunung Ledang, the biggest budget movie ever produced in Malaysia up until 2005, in which she played the lead character and sang the theme song, “Asmaradana”.

It is refreshing to see her progress on exciting projects and activities. She is very down to earth, warm & personable. A true humble and passionate Malaysian. 

She says:

“One day, I called for a meeting with my events team and told them, guys, we’re going into TV production. I’ve organised for a group from Indonesia to organise production management and script writing workshops starting next week. And every one of us just looked at each other, took a leap of faith and survived the deep end together. The rest of our journey is pretty much the same drill. Leap of faith, jump. Leap of faith, jump!”

What Made Her Successful?

Malcolm Gladwell in his book The Tipping Point talked about the Law of the Few. With a good proposition, what he calls “Stickiness Factor”, and solid “Context”, a tipping point can be achieved with a few key people – Connectors, Maven and Salesman. The tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behaivor crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire.

Gladwell in his other book Outliers: The Story of Success said that success is not just about innate ability. It’s combined with a number of key factors such as opportunity, meaningful hard work (10,000 hours to gain mastery), and your cultural legacy. Random factors of chance, such as when and where you were born can influence the opportunities you have.

This lady is dynamic. She went on from success to bigger success and is great crowd puller. People want to see her, and they like what they see. The Malaysian theatre scene is a tough one. Efforts were made to educate the public, and nurture the young artists.

Tiara is a maven, and an outlier. And has her 10,000 hours of mastery, and is now a veteran of the industry. The company has built a great network locally and in South East Asia. The team is passionate about sales. Puan Sri Tiara Jacquelina and her team have all the elements described in Gladwell’s books. They are successful, and destined for even bigger successes. Kudos, and thank you for making dreams come true.


We are looking forward to Puteri Gunung Ledang 2. I am very proud of Puan Sri, and what she has done for her career, and the industry. Truly a Champion. Proudly Malaysian. A Treasure.

“Climb every mountain, ford every stream, follow every rainbow till you find your dream.” The Sound of Music

“Do or Do Not. There is no Try.” YODA

“Life is not the amount of breaths you take. It’s the moments that take your breath away.” Alex Hitchens in the movie, HITCH

“Believe, Dream, Dare, Do.” Walt Disney

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