In late June, Robb Report Malaysia, in collaboration with Knight Frank Property Hub, showcased Flagstaff Hill, an upcoming 25-storey residential tower in Melbourne due to be completed next year. Its developer, United Asia Group (UAG) which has enjoyed28 years of growth in the Melbourne premium apartment market, was represented by founder and managing director Nicole Chow, as well as its architect Tony Battersby.
In both Penang and Kuala Lumpur, guests were given insights into the Melbourne market by Nicholas Keong who heads Knight Frank Singapore’s private office, with insights of; the city’s scarcity of upcoming new apartments due to the pandemic-enforced lack of new launches and a compelling look at its present-day investment outlook. Battersby then offered a walkthrough of Flagstaff Hill (1-bedroom configurations start at AUD481,000), from its apartment layouts and many design touches, to the luxurious amenities such as a sun terrace, winter gardens and thoughtful planning which makes it easy for residents and tenants to enjoy a city lifestyle at its location by the fringe of Melbourne’s central business district.
Over canapes and cheese platters, agents of Knight Frank Property Hub provided guests with a concise view of the Flagstaff Hill investment opportunity, its proximity to world-class universities such as the University of Melbourne, Monash and RMIT, the Queen Victoria Market and the entertainment and F&B precinct by the Yarra River, a mere 10 minutes away.
In Penang’s Ascott Gurney Penang, guests also enjoyed an introduction by sommelier Justin Ho into the delicious wines of Jacob’s Creek and St. Hugo’s with the standout being the DR3 x St Hugo, a fine wine collection produced in collaboration with Australian Formula 1 driver Daniel Ricciardo.
Over at Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur, a series of whisky tastings by Johnnie Walker offered guests a journey deep into the heart of its flagship bottling, the Blue Label. The sessions opened with the classic offering, segueing into the Ghost and Rare editions of Glenury Royal and Pittyvaich, before culminating with the King George V, an intense smoked whisky of orange notes, raisins and cinnamon.