Thursday, November 12, 2009

Alan Bligh - The Voice

Attracted to the voice featured in commercials for radio and television – CELCOM, Nestle Cereals, Head & Shoulders, 7-Eleven and Shell?

What about corporate videos from Telekom Malaysia, SIRIM, MIMOS, Singapore Tourism Board among others and Voice-Prompts / Message On Hold for ASTRO, Maybank, RHB Bank, Southern Bank, the Ascott Kuala Lumpur, Maxis, The Holiday Inn Glenmarie, Bank Rakyat, Starworld Casino, Petrosains, Pizza Hut, The Pan Pacific and Kuala Lumpur International Airport?

The Voice belongs to Alan Bligh, a Michaelian who completed his Form Five in 1983 during the Brother Paul and Brother Vincent era. 


Alan’s voice is also used on board Malaysia Airlines aircraft for their auto-announcements. He has also created a niche as a popular emcee. Among his present and previous clients include Telekom Malaysia, Cisco Systems, CELCOM, Sepang International Circuit, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Yakult, DHL, Emirates, SIRIM, Perbadanan Putrajaya, Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of International Trade and Industry, The Ministry of Housing and Local Government, Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, DiGi telecomunications, The Embassy of the United States of America, Singapore Tourism Board, DBKL, Bentley Motors, UOB, The Associated Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry Malaysia, FMM, MATTA, AXA, The Edge, YTL Corporation, Avenue Capital, SM Summit Group Holdings, A1 Grand Prix to name a few.

Going through some old photographs, I singled out the one Alan Bligh took with the OMA president Mr Adrian Tsen during the 1996 Old Michaelians dinner held at the Chin Woo Hall.

I decided to give him a call. After introducing myself, Alan, without hesitation, expressed his sincere gratitude to the Brothers and teachers who made him who he is today.
"Other places stressed only on academic achievements but at St Michael's, we were taught to excel in both, academic and co-curricular activities. I took part in drama and many other activities organised by the school. That was the beginning of my success today", said Alan.

Our best wishes, Alan.

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