On a recent Thursday night, guests of Robb Report Malaysia showed up at The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur’s Astor Bar to witness a vision of the future with the introduction of UK developer St Joseph’s luxury waterside residences; Snow Hill Wharf – high quality apartments in central Birmingham (starting from £227,500). At the brass-trimmed Astor Bar, redolent with modern-day glamour and old-world elegance, guests enjoyed a zoom presentation by Berkeley Homes’ Lucy Darby, while Snow Hill Wharf’s Malaysian listing agent Savills supported on-site. Guests were regaled by stories of the city’s romantic canals, its proliferation of Michelin-starred restaurants (second only to London’s in the UK), the project’s members’ club-styled facilities and its location being a mere hour and twenty minutes by train to London.
The evening was made all the more enigmatic with tastings of the 2016 Bodreaux vintage of Maison de Grand Esprit’s L’etre Magique, The Dalmore’s 18 Year Old and King Alexander III Scotch paired with exceptional cigars. Also offering a feast for the senses and imagination were masterpieces of horology from Hublot with exemplary art of fusion pieces such as the Spirit of Big Bang King Gold Rainbow (RM366,700), Big Bang Sang Bleu ll King Gold Blue Pave (RM262,100) and the Classic Fusion Ferrari GT 3D Carbon in 45mm (RM108,000).
Photos: Sunlee Khan