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The Rich Going Under 富豪往海底钻

The struggle of the super-rich today is how to enjoy life even more than just owning magnificent mansions filled with luxury automobiles and probably a super yacht parked at a nearby harbour.


Not to mention the exclusive tailor-made fashion accompanied by million of dollars of exquisite jewelleries, branded watches, bags, etc. Of course it is instinct that some will never admit to any form of major plastic surgeries, claiming that most of the parts are still genuine and natural. So now the question is, what is the luxury frontier for these ultra-rich?

The recent new buzz for those with a lot of spare is to go under. The new toy topping the list of beyond contemporary luxury is a ‘personal’ submarine. Everyone can fly but not many can dive. Imagine being the Captain Nemo, swimming next to a great white or a flock of sardines with some light music and a bottle of fine expensive champagne together with your loved ones – it is going to be well beyond few simple sentences can describe.

Actually, private submarines have been around since a few years ago, but only in the past two years that it has caught the attention of those high net worth. It is believed that there are approximately 100 proud submarine owners in the world sailing in the Seven Seas. However, most prefer to remain anonymous. These mainly two-seater submarines come in a very hefty price tag of around USD1-3.5 million while some of the prices are only available upon request.

Currently, there are not much issues about these cute little swimming machines but many have foreseen that the governments, environmentalists and those affected in one way or the other such as the fishermen will be knocking on their doors.






Have Yourself a Wedding of Kings

Every wedding tells a story and starts a new chapter. What story will your wedding tell and where will the new chapter begin?  Having a wedding away from your hometown is perfect for couples who like to keep things intimate and want only their closest friends and family to attend.

 If a wedding is in the air for you, consider an exotic wedding in a palace of luxury in India. India offers a choice of exotic palace venues that make it an exhilarating choice process and will turn out to be indeed, a wedding to remember.

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Morning Poolside at the Oberoi Udaivilas Udaipur, India

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Taj Lake Palace Weddings

Famed as the most romantic hotel in the world, this fairytale pleasure of white marble floating on the shimmering waters of Lake Pichola offers the perfect setting for a royal wedding. Elegant suites adorned with ornate glassworks, bohemian crystal lights and intricate miniature paintings testify the royal love that once courted their corridors.

Palace of Jag Mandir

Udaipur is the most romantic city in Rajasthan as acclaimed by many who have been there. Known as the City of Palaces, this majestic palace built in 1600 is the venue of choice for those desiring an Indian palace wedding. Surrounded by the scenic Pichola Lake the island makes a romantic wedding and honeymoon retreat.

Shiv Niwas Palace Weddings

A wedding here is indeed a wedding to behold! Impressively furnished with fountains in the rooms, glass inlay works on walls, period furniture, chandeliers, portraits and original paintings complete with breath taking views of lakes and mountains add to the majestic charm of this “Heritage Award for Excellence” luxury palace hotel.

Oberoi Udai Vilas Palace

Designed to emulate a traditional Rajasthani Palace this magnificent palace will take you back into time when the Mewar rule was at its height of glory. Its breath-taking architecture ad scenic beauty will stamp your wedding as an exotic event. Add to that, the leisurely walks around the area which were the designated hunting grounds of those times amidst the Indian spotted deer and peacocks that are kept there now will be an imprint never to forget.

Class Act Wheels!

The top 10 most expensive cars in the world


1. Lamborghini 1. 1. Veneno USD4.5Million RM 16.4Million)

An exclusive limited edition of 4 created and 3 sold this baby is nothing less than a breath-stopper, jaw-dropping moment when you lay eyes on this performer for Lamborghini’s 50th anniversary!

The Lamborghini Veneno with its focus on optimum aerodynamics and cornering stability brings the experience of a racing prototype homologated for the road.  Described as the racing prototype for the road it brings to speed all the driving fun elements of a light weight car. Veneno – Spanish for “poison” – is one Italian thunderclap complete with lightning flashes that will bring 60 in 2.8 seconds which is probably faster than sound can leave your body during a terrified scream.

Lykan HyperSport 2014 Dubai Motorshow

2. W Motors Lykan Hyper sport USD3.4Million (RM 12.4Million)

It’s not just about kebabs and baklavas, but the Lebanese can now lay claim to having presented the first supercar to be produced in the Middle East. Only seven units of the car are planned for production. The pre-production Lykan Hyper Sport by W Motors was launched at the International Dubai Motor Show in November 2013.

The cause of the car’s expensive price tag is due to its included options. It is the first car to have diamonds in its headlights. The front lights are made up of titanium LED blades with 420 diamonds (15cts). The buyer can choose which rubies and diamonds they want embedded in the headlights. In addition, the client can choose between a selection of rubies, diamonds, yellow diamonds, or sapphires to be integrated into the vehicle at purchase.

Mansory Vivere

3. Mansory Vivre: Bugatti Veyron USD3.4Million (RM 12.4Million)

Should your idea of sophisticated glitter, razzmatazz and bling be accompanied by wheels, then the Bugatti Veyron is for you. Bugatti owners now have the option of venturing beyond the Bugatti Blue and Napa Leather interior.  With an exterior of lacquered carbon fiber, other touches include a new inner front grill, shortened hood, larger side scoops, a spoiler package that provides new diffusers, front apron, etc. Headlight and tail light clusters come with new LED versions and of course Mansory made sure the rims were not left out – shiny new ones!


4. Ferrari F60 America USD3.2Million (RM 11.6Million) 

Here’s the good news – an incredibly exclusive supercar based on the already outrageous F12 Berlinetta. Here’s the bad news – Production has been limited to only 10 cars and all 10 have been sold.

The F60 America takes the form of a roadster, with carbon fiber-trimmed flying buttresses that stretch from behind the cabin to the rear of the car. There’s no power soft- or hardtop available – instead, Ferrari says the car can be closed off with a light fabric top that’s usable at speeds of up to about 75 miles per hour.

The F60 is painted in the classic North American Racing Team livery, with a unique 60th anniversary Prancing Horse on the wheel arches and transmission tunnel inside the cabin. That NART tribute explains the car’s seriously limited production run, as well.


5. Koenigsegg One USD2.0Million (RM 7.2Million)

An impressive automotive first has been achieved – a one to one power to weight ratio in a road car which is a tremendous pay-off for having been labelled in the automotive industry as “the crazy uncle off in his corner doing his own thing”.

This machine weighs just 1,340 kilograms and puts out 1,340 horsepower. And that weight includes a full complement of fluids and an average driver. It probably stands as the fastest accelerating car if not plane, that money can buy – as in 0 to 250mph in less than 20 seconds and a claimed probable top speed of 273 mph or more.


6. Pagani Huayra USD1.3Million (RM 4.7Million)

The  Huyara is powered by two V12 turbochargers and the engine capacity is of 6 liters. The name ‘Huyara’ means the ‘God of Winds’ in Incan language and it is indeed capable of speeds event the deities would be envious of. The speed can be as high as 230 mph and the design is very unique in nature.  Comes with an accent on Gull wing doors, extra ordinary leatherwork and the Pagani patented mirrors.


7. Ferrari La Ferrari USD1.3Million (RM 4.7Million)

First there are sports cars. Above that come the exotic sports cars. The La Ferrari is positioned to be the king of all exotic sports cars. Capped as the most extreme performance ever achieved by a Ferrari, this beauty features the most advanced and innovative technical solutions which in future will be filtered down to the rest of the Ferrari range.

8. Envoi ST1 USD1.2 Million (RM 4.3Million)

 Pure power and style designed to have the eyes of the eagle and the prowling prowess of the lion. Entirely the result of a Danish Design, the ST-1 is made entirely by hand with the exception of a high performance, 5 axis CNC routers. The ST-1 comes equipped with keyless entry, satellite navigation, telescopic steering wheel adjustment and electrically adjustable leather racing seats. Zenvo uses a distinctive hexagonal pattern in many of the car’s components, such as the grill and the LED headlight pattern.  Zenvo adds to Denmark now being known for supercars and not just butter and Hamlet.


9. Hennessey Venom GT USD1.1Million (RM 4Million)

This speedster set a Guinness World Book record time of 13.63 seconds from 0 to 300kph or 186mph in January 2013. Its design is based on Lotus Elise roadster and Exige coupe model.

The Venom GT is created from a base Lotus Elise/Exige and utilizes components including but not limited to the roof doors, side glass, windscreen, dashboard, cockpit, floorpan, HVAC system, wiper, and head lamps. It is emphasised that Hennessey Performance and the Venom GT are not associated with Lotus Cars.


10. McLaren P1 USD1.1Million (RM 4Million)

Herein is the car that re-defined the supercar performance bar. Upon review, most headline writers loved the fact that the McLaren F1 was the fastest production car in the world – setting a record of 240.1mph – its greatest legacy was its technical innovation. It was the first road car to be built around a carbon fibre tub, a technology pioneered by McLaren in Formula 1, and one that lies at the heart of all of its current models. The McLaren F1 also used its hand-built V12 engine as a stressed component, had a unique central driving position, and the design team’s quest for lightweight perfection was such that gold foil was used in its engine bay to reflect heat. While it was never designed for competition, the F1 also morphed into an enormously successful race car – winning the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1995.

Artful Living For the 21st Century

For some people, luxury is a way of life rather than an occasional indulgence. Only those residences, cars, wines, watches, jewels and gadgets that live up to the highest standards of quality and style can ever win their approval. These are the people for whom EZ was created. Thanks to the magazine’s unique distribution, these are the people who read it. With a vibrant mix of luxury, fashion and people, EZ is the essential lifestyle companion to Malaysia’s ultra-discerning society.

Published quarterly, EZ can be found for your reading pleasure at the following establishments:

  • major hotels and hospitals
  • selected upmarket boutiques and prominent art galleries
  • food outlets such as restaurants and cafes
  • major bookstores such as Borders, Popular, and MPH
  • selected local and international airports