Known for her beauty, passion and incredible on-screen success, OMEGA brand ambassador Nicole Kidman was the perfect candidate to officially open OMEGA’s celebratory exhibition in St. Petersburg entitled “Her Time”.
OMEGA’s well-travelled showcase of women’s watchmaking was launched with signature OMEGA style at a special cocktail party and dinner attended by international guests and media, as well as Oscar-winner and OMEGA ambassador Nicole Kidman. OMEGA’s “Her Time” displays OMEGA’s evolution of women’s timepieces and changing styles, from early Lèpine pendants and the iconic Ladymatic, through to “secret jewellery watches” and today’s latest creations.
The granite and marble of St. Petersburg’s famous neoclassical palace provided a stark and striking backdrop to OMEGA’s quintessentially feminine timepieces, and brought a real sense of drama to the display. OMEGA’s journey with women has been a synchronised story of time and fashion. No matter the decade, the brand has always kept step with society’s many changing attitudes and styles.
After its successful editions in Singapore and Phuket, Southeast Asia’s most anticipated luxury lifestyle event, Asia Rendezvous, brought the excitement to Penang Island where guests were treated to one-of-a-kind experiences by renowned brands in luxury lifestyle. From yachts, classic cars and supercars to high-end properties, art, fine wines and gastronomy, this four-day event also introduced visitors to world-renowned brand showcases offering unique customisation options.
The event took place at the scenic Straits Quay Marina, a picturesque sea-fronting space where it saw Kronenbourg, Leopard Catamarans, Martell, Bentley, Pen Marine and many other event partners converge to showcase their latest product and services.
Aditus, a luxury access platform for crypto-affluents and sponsor of Penang Rendezvous, hosted a number of seminars to introduce the powerful method of investment and building the standard of luxury in the lifestyle industry through cryptocurrency.
Asia Rendezvous continue its focus to strengthen its position as the premier luxury lifestyle event and is seeking to secure more anchors and partners to enhance global collaborations.
Connect CHT with Hunza in Melbourne Melbournens gave Penang developer Hunza Property an amazing reception during the recent introduction of Alila 2 in SpACE@Collins. More that 100 guests were invited to understand first hand why it is beneficial to invest in Penang properties in terms of investment or simply owning holiday homes on a resort island. It has always been developers promoting Melbourne properties in Malaysia but never the other way round. This maiden event marks the first in Malaysia history where a Malaysian property was introduced to the people down under. Directors of Hunza were impressed with the reception and confident that they would be returning to Melbourne in the near future. Among the guests were West Moreland, Consul General of Malaysia, Khor Tze Ming and Lily Tan, Executive Directors of Hunza, investors and industry players including David Liao, Hubert Jahja, Idamo Lee, Andrew Lee and many more.
The oldest art society in Malaysia turns 65 this year and celebrated this auspicious milestone in style. An exhibition show-casing 160 works by 160 artists from various states and abroad was held at the Penang State Art Gallery. The President of Penang Art Society in his speech mentioned that the government should support the local art scene by collecting local art and also using art as gifts to foreign visiting dignitaries. He also took the opportunity to thank the support from the Penang Chief Minister, YAB Chow Kon Yeow, YB Yeoh Soon Hin and private donors such as Tan Sri Tan Khoon Hai, Dato Sri Khor Teng Tong, Lee Khai and many others that have contributed to the success of the event.
After the opening ceremony, artists and guests adjourned to The Top Penang to visit its latest attractions and enjoyed a lovely buffet dinner at The Top View Restaurant. Everyone joined in to sing Happy Birthday and a cake cutting ceremony was held in celebration of the 65th birthday of Penang Art Society.
The Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Broadway Theatre or commonly known as the Tony Award this year saw the musical “The Band’s Visit” being the big winner of the night, taking home 10 Tony Awards, including best musical, best actor in a leading role in a musical and best actress in a leading role in a musical.
“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two” won six awards, including best play and best director. Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban hosted the 72nd annual awards show at Radio City Music Hall for the first time. Anna Wintour, Michael Cera, Christine Baranski, Lindsay Mendez, Bruce Springsteen and many other big names in the industry were seen walking the red carpet in the best outfits.
Now the new trend for the branded is Pop-up! IWC Schaffhausen recently opened its first pop-up store at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol with a fully dedicated concept celebrating the brand’s 150th anniversary celebration. With a total surface area of 139 square meters and spread over two floors, it features a library, a lounge area, and a bar where visitors can enjoy a refreshing drink upon invitation. The pop-up store is operated in cooperation with Gassan, official IWC retail partner in the Netherlands. Visitors can expect to discover exclusive selections from IWC’s six product families including the iconic Pilot’s Watches, Portugieser, Haute Horlogerie, Portofino and Aquatimer.
Connect CHT with Astalift was held in Penang’s prestigious E&O Hotel where specially selected guests were treated to an exclusive English afternoon tea. Astalift is an award-winning brand by Fujifilm Japan which aims to achieve Photogenic beauty. It is a lifestyle that will bring out one’s photogenic beauty on his or her forthcoming birthday and many more birthdays to come. Some of the guests were well known Penangnites such as Datin Annie Chin, June Goh and Chou Pei Yee.
Good friends and associates were invited for dinner with Ronald Kam, owner of Yung Kee Restaurant in Hong Kong famous for its delicious roast goose and other authentic delicacies. Nicole Wong from Nicole’s Kitchen, Roger Teow from Bank of China, IT specialist TK Tan were some of the invited guests. This was the first Connect CHT in Hong Kong where specially invited friends exchanged thoughts and ideas from Malaysian politics to the definition of good food. It was indeed a successful and memorable evening.
好友与合作伙伴受邀与香港镛记掌门人甘琨礼共进晚餐，镛记是以驰名中外的烧鹅及香港风味美食见称。这场晚餐盛会的座上宾还有来自 Nicole’s Kitchen 的创办人黄婉秋，中国银行的 Roger Teow，科技专家 TK. Tan 等。这也是 Connect CHT 首次在香港与友人们共同分享从美食到政治的想法和课题，共度一个难忘又有意义的夜晚。
The first Connect CHT with RHB Premier in Ipoh was indeed a success where some of Ipoh’s who who were invited for a luxury dinner evening in the famous Italian restaurant Marianis@7 by Dato Dr. Wendy and Kim Goo. An investment sharing session was presented by Head of RHB Premier Calvin Goon whereas Singapore fine jeweler Royals Blue flew in two specialists, Noel Lo and Michael Yau from Hong Kong to share about investing in precious color stones and showcase an exquisite collection of jewelry that commands a market value of about RM15 million. Among the guests were Datin Caroline Wong, Dato Yen, Dr. Kelvin Yong, Elena Phor, David Yam, Ooi York Seng and many other beautiful people.
Connect CHT 与 RHB Premier 这次移师怡保，首次在由拿督蒋慧莹和 Kim Goo 经营的 Marianis@7 意大利风情餐厅举办一场珠光宝气的奢华聚餐会。这项珠宝分享会由兴业银行高端市场 (RHB Premier) 资深副总裁阮晨祐主持，并连同新加坡珠宝商 Royals Blue 的香港籍珠宝专员 Noel Lo 与 Michael Yao，向大家分享珍贵的珠宝彩石和市价1500万令吉的精致珠宝收藏品。出席的美丽嘉宾们有 Datin Caroline Wong、Dato Yen、Dr. Kelvin Yong、Elena Phor、David Yam 和 Ooi York Seng 等。
CHTNetwork recently organised the 7th edition of CHT International Awards awarding some of the most successful and inspiring individuals and companies internationally and nationwide at the prestigious Sheraton Petaling Jaya Hotel in the capital city of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. The evening began with the arrival of ladies adorned with elegant dresses and men in dapper suits and bow ties at the ballroom foyer where cocktails were served. Arriving guests sneak-previewed some of Emily Ward and Serena Lindeman’s designs before the grand reveal when models, clad in the designs, paraded them among guests during the cocktail session. The foyer also saw the display of to-be-auctioned and newest designs by Corum, Nasim Carpets, Astalift and Royals Blue.
President Ch’ng Huck Theng founded CHT International Awards and CHTNetwork for an ambitious vision to forge the spirit of “Where All Good Things in Life Meet”. He promoted the limitless possibilities when the old and new captain of the industries meet in his opening speech: “This CHT International Awards is not only to honour those who have achieved success in their respective industries and contributed to the society, it is also to creating a platform for old comrades and new friends to connect.”
The evening welcomed over 400 national and international guests including Guests of Honour YB Senator Datuk Ng Chiang Chin, Tan Sri Michael Yeoh, Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dato Richard Koh, and Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Tan Khoon Hai, who was also awarded the “CHT Lifetime Achievement Award”. The event saw 10 Malaysian nationals awarded the “CHT Pursuit of Excellence Awards” and 7 “CHT International Awards” given to international organisations for their contributions to their respective industries.
While guests enjoyed the first-course meal of the evening, they were presented with a stunning performance by Singapore’s award-winning instrumentalist The TENG Company followed by Indonesia’s singer Hendrik Wijaya. The evening came to a close with Tourism Australia’s very own fashion showcase and has specially flown in Australian designer Emily Ward and Serena Lindeman with makeup sponsored by Young Blood.
Leaving the best for last, the show ended with its trademark programme chosen exclusively for the CHT International Awards 2018 – the auction of six one-of-a-kind items sponsored by Nasim Carpets, Corum, Royals Blue, a painting by Erica Hetsu Wahyuni and a Chinese Familie Rose porcelain pot made around the Chinese Republic period. Top auctioned items include ‘Everlasting’, a18K white gold and sapphire ring by Royals Blue was sold to Steve Woon from Lexis Hotel Group for RM24,000; and the limited edition watch by Corum was sold to Calvin Goon from RHB for RM28,000.
Guests left the evening clad with tote bags sponsored by Tourism Australia of which were filled with IM First Class magazine, EZ magazine, CHTNetwork’s angpaos and beauty products from Davines. Other sponsors for the evening include Lamborghini Kuala Lumpur, RHB Premier, SpACE@Collins, Thai Airways International, and Ichi Media.
一直来到晚会精彩的后半部，由2018年CHT国际大奖呈现的独一无二的拍卖会，由 Nasim Carpets、Corum 和 Royals Blue 联合赞助的商品，其中一幅 Erica Hetsu Wahyuni 的画作和民国时期的玫瑰瓷锅。另外，顶级拍卖品包括“永恒”，Royals Blue 的a18K 白金和蓝宝石戒指，由来自 Lexis 酒店集团的 Steve Woon拍得，售价2万4000令吉; 而 Corum 的限量版手表则卖给了 RHB 的 Calvin Goon，售价为2万8000令吉。