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Simply Eclectic

by CHT

Interior designer house Splendid Interior Décor’s distinctive signature is found in many luxurious apartments in Penang. Ranging from the elegant and minimalistic to the richly decorated and unusual are some of the styles that were conceived through its creativity and experience. Splendid’s latest penthouse project definitely provides an insight to its creativity when it comes to finding the perfect blend where East meets West.

Anyone visiting this penthouse will have the first impression of …’it’s going to be another Chinese design’ before knocking on the old yet solid pair of Chinese doors. Upon entering, one will definitely be convinced that the feeling of it will be a typical Chinese designed penthouse when greeted by a pair of Ming style chairs. However the confidence will be distracted with an unexpected but impressive vertical greenery along the hallway dividing the entrance and the dining areas where it is guarded by a red terracotta soldier.

The 19th century Chinese intricately gold gilded wood carving Chinese antique bed is an amazing piece and adding to its beauty is the owner’s antique Oriental musical collection within. Not only the living area is perfect but surprisingly this penthouse has a kitchen that fits a Master Chef where class and brands are not compromised. A magnificent place for fine dining especially with a streams of sunlight and the breeze that sweeps through the rooms.

Another very interesting sight is the unique island-shaped table in the dry kitchen. Meanwhile, the simple yet fashionable blue tiled top in the balcony can easily captivate the attention of guests. It is not an overstatement that guests could be invited to dinner for a week and be seated on different tables!

In short, this penthouse has a luxurious taste of both East and West.

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20th Anniversary Celebration of Maison&Objet

Images courtesy of MAISON&OBJET

MAISON&OBJET is the major event for professionals working in the art of living in all its rich and varied expressions.

For 20 years this large lifestyle platform, at the crossroads of business and creativity, provides solutions that meet the needs of visitors from around the world.  It is also the key meeting place for professionals in the art of living which brings together a 360° offer that is in line with the diverse needs of global markets.

The lifestyle show also brings together a 360°product offering such as decoration, design, furniture, accessories, textiles, fragrances, the world of children, tableware… The styles coexist in a multifaceted way, throughout the inventive show design which enlivens the spaces. This extraordinary diversity is in line with the varied expectations of global markets. With each session, the great lifestyle platform, at the intersection of business and creativity, reveals solutions to visitors from around the world in search of uniqueness.

It is the multi-multicultural crossroads of contemporary living. Places for meetings and exchanges, our shows welcome exhibitors and visitors from around the world and showcase a high-quality international offer. They provide a comprehensive overview of the excellence and innovation that help to share the best of creativity. It is continuing on with its successful international dynamic and opening up to new horizons. The MAISON&OBJET philosophy and exceptional expertise are now being exported through the creation of two international shows, which should increase opportunities near markets with high growth potential: MAISON&OBJET ASIA and MAISON&OBJET AMERICAS, two annual meetings promising good growth.

It decodes emerging signs of creativity, its Observatoire de la Maison identifies compelling, new innovative ideas. Each year, the show celebrates the Designers of the Year and Talents à la Carte. An inspired talent detector, it picks out emerging talents and celebrates the values of style. Through its lecture series on major themes explored by international experts, MAISON&OBJET provides a source of exclusive and forward-looking information to help understand and foresee market trends.

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Impressive Food, Excellent Service at Maple Palace

Choosing a place to dine in comfort, whether for leisure or business, can sometimes be a hassle but for Senior Agency Manager Chan Chee Hin, his place of choice is obvious. He loves the bold exciting flavours coupled with excellent service at Maple Palace restaurant and would not hesitate to go back to the restaurant for any dinner events be it a family dinner or a business dinner.

“I am usually here with my colleagues because of the quality of food, service and easy parking and they have a very pleasant environment that makes it easy for us to talk about business or leisure,” he said. One of his favourite dishes at the restaurant is their simple yet flavourful steamed fish in soy sauce. “It may be a simple dish but it is delicious and full of flavours due to their quality and fresh ingredients used in preparing it,” he added.

Chan is not the only person to find Maple Palace the perfect place for a satisfying and delicious meal as Datin Seri Joanna Lim also constantly dines there. The socialite especially likes the desserts served there, particularly the sesame glutinous rice balls and chilled mango sago with pomelo.

“I love going there for my meals because of their wonderful ambiance and very efficient service,” she said. She also highly recommends the restaurant’s signature dish, an aromatic fish steamboat with soup so flavourful, it is delicious on its own. She commended the restaurant for its wide array of delicious food while pointing out that all the food prepared does not contain MSG.

Maple Palace has ample parking space for patrons and it has a seating capacity of 320 persons so it is also the perfect venue for society weddings, milestone celebrations as well as regular family gatherings.

Dato’ Wira Louis Ng, who is another regular customer at Maple Palace, could never get enough of the restaurant’s traditional crispy Peking duck which is one of the best he’s ever eaten. “I often order their steamed pumpkin with assorted seafood casserole and their Mini Buddha Jump Over The Wall too as these two dishes are my favourites,” he said.

He thinks the restaurant provides not only good service but affordably priced food in a pleasant environment.

“This is a great restaurant for dinners,” he said.

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please call +604 227 9690 / +604 227 4542
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