Wednesday, September 26, 2012



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Starhill Gallery, Kuala Lumpur with Tourism Malaysia Will Launch
‘A Journey Through Time VI’ – Asia’s Leading
Luxury Watch And Jewellery Showcase

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Hosted by YTL Hotel’s Starhill Gallery, the showcase in November 2012 shines a
light on Malaysia as a luxury retail destination for Chinese travelers

Starhill Gallery, Kuala Lumpur’s ultimate city centre destination for lifestyle, fashion, beauty, art and food, is playing host once more to the glamorous ‘A Journey Through Time’ watch and jewellery showcase which will be held for its sixth consecutive year, from November 22nd to December 1st, 2012. The event has become Asia’s largest and most decadent luxury watch and jewellery showcase.

Themed ‘The Art of Time’, over 120 leading brands will participate with luxurious watches and jewellery pieces amounting to approximately RMB 2 billion in value are to be exhibited. The 10 days of festivities at the exquisite event are set to be bigger than ever before. ‘A Journey Through Time’ has grown from strength to strength each year to include rare private collections, first-in-market editions and exquisite pieces from brands such as global watch and jewellery brands that include Rolex, Frank Muller, Mouawad, Richard Mille, Bedat & Co, Van Cleef & Arpels, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Omega, Carrera Y Carrera and Boucheron.

Also, for the first time in Asia, world renowned brands Maitres du Temps, Garrard and Gubelin boutiques will be launched in Starhill Gallery during the event. Throughout A Journey Through Time, fashion parades, haute cuisine and performances that represent Malaysia’s creative and artistic culture, plus huge international headline musical artists, will all take place in Starhill Gallery.

A Journey Through Time will come to a grand conclusion with a Gala Dinner and Starhill Gallery’s Watch of the Year Awards. Determined by an esteemed judging panel, nominated watchmakers will have a chance to be crowned the best of 2012 under seven categories including the coveted “Tourism Malaysia Most Revered Watch of the Year” won in 2011 by Van Cleef & Arpels. Workshops and talks from experts in luxurious watches will take place throughout the event to present enthusiasts with the opportunity to discover how each watch was crafted and what makes each timepiece unique.

Anticipation is building ahead of announcements for the opening and closing events for the 2012 edition as last year’s event had a live performance from the legendary multiple Grammy Award winner Julio Iglesias. Guests on the night included Dato’ Sri Dr. Ng Yen Yen, Minister of Tourism and Tan Sri Dato’ (Dr.) Francis Yeoh, Managing Director of YTL Corporation Berhad as well as an extensive and elaborate guest list that includes the Royal Family and staples from the Forbes Asia Billionaire list.

A Journey Through Time is endorsed by Tourism Malaysia as the event helps raise the whole country’s profile as a destination for buying luxury goods, especially to the Chinese market. Year after year Malaysia has grown to become an enticing and exciting holiday destination for Chinese tourists. According to the China Outbound Tourism Research Institute’s analysis of China travellers, Malaysia was the fourth most popular overseas destination for Chinese travelers in 2011 with 1.25 million visitors throughout the year, with shopping accounting for 37.8 percent of overall spending.

Earlier in 2012, visas for Malaysia also became a lot easier to obtain for Chinese visitors, meaning 2012 is looking at over 1.3 million Chinese tourists.

Throughout A Journey Through Time, YTL Hotels, in conjunction with Starhill Gallery, has put together a series of enticing packages to stay at its myriad of exclusive hotels. These include JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur and The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur, plus its five resorts across Malaysia; Pangkor Laut Estates, Pangkor Laut Resort, Tanjong Jara Resort, Cameron Highlands Resort, and The Majestic Malacca Hotel.

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About Starhill Gallery
Starhill Gallery is Kuala Lumpur’s, Malaysia’s capital city, ultimate statement of taste and style in food, fashion, living, beauty & art. With 28,000sqm, Starhill Gallery is an exciting shopping destination in Malaysia providing a standard of privacy and exclusivity rarely seen in large shopping complexes. Starhill Gallery has seven themed floors that encapsulate a variety of experiences for each floor: Feast, Indulge, Adorn, Explore, Pamper, Relish and Muse. With 12 restaurants, some of the world’s most elegant fashion and exclusive luxury brands from Louis Vuitton to Christian Dior, Boucheron to Van Cleef & Arpels, Fendi to Valentino, over 100 fine luxury watch brands, and an open living art concept, Starhill Gallery is the ultimate city centre destination in Kuala Lumpur.

For more information on Starhill Gallery, contact Concierge at +603- 2782 3800.

About YTL Hotels
YTL Hotels owns and manages a prestigious collection of award-winning resorts, hotels, boutique experiences and Spa Villages in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, China, Japan, France and the UK, including Pangkor Laut Resort, voted the world’s best resort in 2003.

July 2012 has brought the addition of Gaya Island Resort, a luxurious resort on the exotic tropical island of Borneo to the fold. With each new experience which it unveils, the company strives to embrace and highlight the natural essence of culture, character and tradition of its surroundings. YTL Hotels is the hospitality arm of YTL Corporation Berhad.

Visit for more information. For reservations and enquiries, please contact YTL Travel Centers on the international hotline at 1 800 378 3000 or directly in:
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Starhill Gallery resembles an opera house when the red velvet curtains are down
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Elegant showcases containing watches to die for

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