The Stunning Pencarian Wanita Melayu 2016

It was a stunning and colorful costume parades traditional wear of each state by Jabatan Kesenian Kebudayaan Malaysia. The Pencarian Wanita Melayu 2016 (PWM) it’s Plaza Shah Alam’s annual beauty pageant and last weekend, 8th May was the finals. All the contestants decked in stunning Batik from Istana Batik Plaza Shah Alam and the breathtaking attire designed by Bahari Asyek Plaza Shah Alam.

The Stunning Pencarian Wanita Melayu 2016 

The finals of this pageant are held in conjunction with Mother’s Day and various activities organized in May where it is all about celebrating women who care and nurture us amid the occasions of Teacher’s Day and Nurse’s Day as well. The contestants of Pencarian Wanita Melayu come from different states in Malaysia and from various professions and interesting backgrounds, some are doctors, medical students, aeronautical engineering students and even a mother of 4 children.

From Bottom Left, Pn. Yanti Ahmad, Founder of Yann Rifft, Juries of Pencarian Wanita Melayu 2016, Pn Vanida Imran, Pn. Azura, Senior Centre Manager, Plaza Shah Alam, Pn. Dinas Mokhtar & Cik Marini along with the winners of Pencarian Wanita 2016 and the winners of Pencarian Wanita Melayu 2014 & 2015

This is the third successive year of PWM and it is a competition amongst Malay women who are out to prove that they are the ultimate Malay woman living and succeeding as a professional in the modern era while still holding on to her traditions and cultural roots.

Top Ten Finalists of Pencarian Wanita Melayu 2016

The finale comprises of Top Ten (10) Finalists showcasing beautiful traditional wears representing the uniqueness of the different states in Malaysia with the evening ending with us crowning our Top Three (3) winners as well as Miss Photogenic and Miss Personality for of Pencarian Wanita Melayu 2016.

The Juries of Pencarian Wanita Melayu 2016 (from left) Pn. Azura, Senior Centre Manager, Plaza Shah Alam; Cik Marini Mat Zain; Pn. Dinas Mokhtar and Pn Vanida Imran

The judges at the pageant include celebrity judges Vanida Imran, Dynas Mokhtar and Marini Mat Zain. The exciting finale will feature a spectacular costume parade by the contestants which includes Batik and traditional wear of each State by Jabatan Kebudayaaan Kesenian Malaysia and Traditional Wear by Bahari Asyek.

Winner of Pencarian Wanita Melayu 2015, Cik. Nurul Ayu Alwani with Winner of Pencarian Wanita Melayu 2016, Cik Norhazwani along with Dato Sri Meer Sadik Habib, Managing Director of Habib Jewels

Distinguished guests at Pencarian Wanita Melayu 2016 included Yang Berbahagia Dato’ Sri Meer Sadik Habib, Managing Director of Habib Jewels Group, a major sponsor of Pencarian Wanita Melayu (PWM).

For more information about The Stunning Pencarian Wanita Melayu 2016, please visit Plaza Shah Alam Facebook Page and Website


  1. Congrats to the winner =D I love the malay traditional wear such as Baju Kebaya or Baju Kurung!

  2. I like the Baju Kebaya and is great to see such event in Malaysia ^^

  3. They all looks so stunning and lovely.. COngrats to the winners!

  4. Really impressed to see Malay ladies wear baju kebaya, baju kurung and traditional costumes. They look more beautiful with these costumes and congratz to the winner. ^.^

  5. nice event and the baju kebaya is really beautiful...

  6. manis bila masih ada wanita melayu berbaju kebaya / kurung.. hee~


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