THE STAR HOSTED A COCKTAIL AND CANAPES EVENING ON 8 OCTOBER AT THE PAVILION KL. SPONSORED BY THE STAR, MALAYSIA'S UNRIVALLED LEADING DAILY, THE DECADENT NIGHT WAS IN CONJUNCTION WITH 'THE ART OF TIME' WATCH EXHIBITION.
Organised by Swiss Watch Gallery, 'The Art of Time' runs from 4 till 14 October at Pavilion Centre Court so make time for timely timepieces! Admission is free.
The highlight was a parody on a radio talkshow presented by Capital FM 88.9 which happens to be owned by The Star Media Group.
It was billed as 'Confessions of Datin X and Y---the Unaired Interview'.
Datin X was played to seductive perfection by the sexy and smouldering (too bad she is married!) Xandria Ooi. Datin Y was outrageousness personified Joanne Kam Po Po while the radio host was Asha Gill.
Xandria Ooi wore a stunning Michael Kors red gown as scarlet as Scarlett O'Hara's passion with a cut-out at the back that made wearing bra impossible. I tried but could not see Xandria's nipples so her dress was within the law. It cost a whopping RM 75,000 too! "You mean RM 7,500?" I asked Xandria who, after all, did not major in Mathematics. She replied indignantly, "No, RM 75,000 as in same price as a car. If you add RM 25,000 then it becomes RM 100,000." So she studied Arithmetic at least.
Joanne Kam Po Po, having a larger than life body with matching persona, wore a custom made zebra dress while Asha Gill was her usual unglam self. I don't ever remember seeing her in long, flowing locks, stilettos, make-up and sequinned gowns. But you don't get to see a radio talk host but then why were Xandria and Joanne dressed to kill and thrill in heels?
Asha sat in the middle as the two Datins bitched and clawed ar each other as pussies tend to do in close quarters. Both boasted of rich husbands who, as time went on, appeared to own the same sort of properties and have similar personality traits and finally when the husband of Datin X arrived to pick her, he also happened to be the husband of Datin Y aka Joanne Kam Po Po.
Of course both cuckolded women thrashed him with their designer handbags and stormed off, hand in hand. Maybe to start a lesbian relationship in a deliciously wicked twist. Why not?
The arrival of the stars of the talkshow aka Capital FM 88.9
Xandria Ooi, Asha Gill and Joanne Kam Po Po
All ready to go on air
Xandria's hair makes her look like a gorgeous china doll while Joanne's two-toned locks match her zebra dress but Asha needs to visit A Cut Above
"My husband gave me a diamond this big"
The 2 Datins were able to co-ordinate their fingers nicely
The terror 3some
Xandria Ooi looking peeved and petulant, the pretty thing
Enjoying the show
Catfight between 2 bitches or should that be pussies?
Larger than life
Oh no, both Datins discovered they were married to the same man!
A whack on the two-timing Datuk's head and both Datins stormed off hand in hand!
If you have it, bare it. If not, cover up. I checked on your behalf and Xandria Ooi's back is flawless and had no pimples, scars or teeth bites left by Yuri Wong
This Michael Kors couture gown costs RM 75,000 and there is a big hole too!
Luckily there is a big, gaping hole. If not, extra fabric would be needed which would jack up the price to RM 100,000!
Only the gorgeous Xandria Ooi has a drop dead body to be able to carry this drop dead dress
Leanne Goh, Asha Gill, June Wong, Xandria Ooi and Non
The darlings were so happy to see me as proven by their megawatt smiles
Sean Ooi, sexy baby brother of Xandria Ooi and Yuri Wong, hubby of Xandria Ooi who gets to ravish her body nightly
I can tell by the devilish, mischievous and er, cock-y look Yuri Wong is wild in bed...the lucky girl!
Handsome hunk Sean Ooi who is a great cook!
Sean Ooi and his gf with complicated chinky name I forget
I elbowed her away to pose with her bf
Kee Hua Chee knows how to ruffle feathers in the right direction
Pat Liew of British India
Princess Dr Becky Leogardo, Pat Liew and Iris Tan
Angelina Villaneuva, deputy Group Chief Marketing Officer of The Star and Non, programme consultant of Capital FM 88.9
A man's watch looks great on a female wrist
A last lookee at his watchee
Swiss Watch Gallery presents its second installation of Malaysia’s Premier Watch Luxury Exhibition
THE ART OF TIME
Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, 4 October 2012 to 14 October 2012
Kuala Lumpur, 4 October 2012 –Swiss Watch Gallery, the premier Malaysian owned regional luxury
watch retailer, presenting arguably the most comprehensive collection of the world’s luxurious, most
desirable and iconic watch brands under one umbrella proudly presents the second installation of its
timepiece exhibition – THE ART OF TIME.
Guest of Honour, YB Dato’ Sri Dr Ng Yen Yen, Minister of Tourism, Malaysia officiated the Grand
Opening of Swiss Watch Gallery’s “ART OF TIME” exhibition.
Over the 11 days, set to be enthralled by imaginative, captivating horological works of art from leading
timepiece brands, which include limited edition timepieces, high jewelry timepieces, grande
complication timepieces, many of which will be unveiled for the FIRST time in Malaysia. Additional
exhibition highlights include behind the scenes live demonstrations of ingenious watch-making and
craftsmanship by Master Watch Maker from Ulysse Nardin & Engraver from Jaeger Le-Coultre seen for the first time in Malaysia. Among the line-up of brands include, Bell & Ross, Girard-Perregaux, Graham, IWC Schaffhausen, Jaeger Le-Coultre, Richard Mille, Tag Heuer, Ulysse Nardin, and the ultimate in luxury phones - Vertu.
Ashvin Valiram, Executive Director of Valiram owned Swiss Watch Gallery said, “The ART OF TIME" timepiece exhibition presents our dedication, passion and continued commitment to present a truly exquisite selection of magnificent, extraordinary and captivating masterpieces from the most sought after brands within the watchmaking world.
Guests and visitors can discover and immerse themselves in the breathtaking horological works of art
from leading timepiece brands and experience the rare and unique insights into the fascinating artistry
presented by the world’s finest master watchmaking artisans and how they have blended traditional
heritage and cutting-edge technology to making every detail of a luxury timepiece, constantly pushing
the ingenuity of art”.
The 4000 sq ft. exhibition will also showcase a line-up of leading timepiece brands in a luxurious and
seamless shop-in-shop setting with each brand outfitting its own ‘salon’ to stay true to its DNA. It will
provide a platform for watch connoisseurs, aficionados, discerning individuals to experience the world
of luxe horology and for the new generation of consumers – an introduction to the world of horology.
Swiss Watch Gallery’s growth signifies its passion, ability, experience and dedication in continuously
bringing to market exciting retail environments, concepts and brands.
The exhibition also celebrates our long-standing partnership with our watch partners, customers and
business partners and commitment in continuing to bring value to them.
Other lifestyle partners for this exhibition include Tourism Malaysia, UOB Bank, BMW, The Star, Glen Grant. These partners bring a synergy and spectrum that appeal to their discerning clientele which share similar pursuits and passions and a penchant for appreciating exacting craftsmanship which this
timepiece exhibition presents.
Guests will have the opportunity to experience behind the scenes live demonstrations of watch making
techniques by Master Watch Makers from Ulysse Nardin and live demonstrations of engraving
techniques by Jaeger Le-Coultre Engraver , Ms Maroussia Gsteiger.
Experience behind the scenes live demonstrations of watch-making techniques: Creation of High End
Complications and Movements by Ulysse Nardin Watch Master Watchmaker, Mr Simon Marclay from
Ulysse Nardin perform and assemble complex movements . Try your own hand in assembling and
Mr Marclay will be available at the exhibition from 4 October – 7 October 2012
About Simon Marclay
Master Watchmaker in High Complications, Simon Marclay specialises in the extremely complex
mechanisms of the Perpetual Calendar GMT, Sonata, astronomical movements and Freak’s caliber. His
watchmaking talents have been used to service the famous in-house conceived and produced Ulysse
Nardin manufacture movements such as Freak Collection, El Toro, Sonata Streamline, Marine
Chronometer Manufacture timepieces.
Maroussia Gsteiger is one of the 3 specialist engravers at the Jaeger Le-Coultre Manafacture, having
studied at the Art School of La Chaux de Fond.
Ms Gsteiger will be available at the exhibition from 11 October – 12 October 2012
During the exhibition period we have tailor-made preferential privileges for this very special occasion for acquisitions made during the limited period:
Receive a special edition Swiss Watch Gallery watch winder , a special edition luxurious leather
watch & jewellery box or a Tumi Vapor
Receive an additional gift – a Tumi gift voucher with purchases made with any UOB credit card
issued in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand or Indonesia
Receive an additional gift - a Tumi gift with purchases made when you present your BMW White
For purchases made with a Malaysian UOB credit card, enjoy 12 or 18 months 0% interest
instalment payment plan
Pre-registration for admission is required.
To register, simply log onto www.swisswatchgallery.com.my
email :firstname.lastname@example.org OR Type SWG
*Exhibition opening hours: 10.00am – 9.00pm daily
About Swiss Watch Gallery Horologer Extraordinaire
Swiss Watch Gallery epitomises the best of Swiss Watch makers featuring a wide collection of iconic fine watch making brands to high-end jewellery brands and luxurious accessories. The boutiques offers a stylish, elegant and unpretentious ambience that’s worthy of the luxury and lifestyle timepieces and
accessories that it carries. Swiss Watch Gallery is wholly owned by Valiram Group.
Swiss Watch Gallery started in Penang international airport in 2011 with 16 brands. Since then, Swiss
Watch Gallery’s expansion includes more than 20 watch boutiques in Malaysia and Singapore and retails more than 50 renowned timepiece brands across Malaysia and Singapore.
Swiss Watch Gallery boutiques are located at:
Level 2, Pavilion KL Tel: +603 2142 9977
LCCT International Airport Tel: +603 8775 2639
KLIA, Domestic Airside Tel: +603 8776 0077
Luxury Fashion, Resorts World Sentosa Singapore Tel: +65 6723 8025
Swiss Watch Gallery is wholly owned by the Valiram Group.
About Bell & Ross
A master of military-inspired watchmaking, the Franco-Swiss brandset the pace by updated the 1920s
timepieces that were first worn on the wrist to today's tastes. Bell & Ross is thus paying tribute to
military timepiece history by introducing a pocket watch (PW1) transformed into a wristwatch - the
Bell & Ross is particularly passionate about aviation, which made precise timekeeping one of its key
navigational tools. Now, Bell & Ross has again demonstrated its expertise, with the creation of an
exclusive model illustrating the unique parallel between the history of aviation and that of watchmaking.
The creation of the Vintage WW1 Chronographe Monopoussoir is part of this history.
A true ode to the past, it is the worthy successor to the first wristwatches used by pilots in the 1920s.
About Girard Perregaux
Girard-Perregaux is one of the few authentic Swiss watch Manufactures. It designs, creates, develops
and produces both the external components of a watch and its “heart”, the movement. This
comprehensive approach enables it to offer a complete portfolio of top-of-the-range movements (over
100 variants) and prestigious mechanical watch collections.
Inspired by its history dating back to 1791, Girard-Perregaux applies its expertise with a modern
approach, with the support of its Research and Development department. Marked out by nearly 80
patents filed, the company's heritage is reflected in the application of the latest technologies. The
watches are not mere reproductions of past successes, but innovative creations guided by the quest for
GRAHAM traces its origins to London clockmaker George Graham (1673-1751) who is considered as the father of modern watch making. He is known as the father of the chronograph as he invented the start
and stop device of the chronograph, the dead-beat and cylinder escapement, the mercury pendulum to
compensate the influence of temperature on pendulums, to name a few. He also built the master clock
for Greenwich Royal Observatory which timed most of the 18th century and lots of science instruments
for astronomers and physicists. GRAHAM was revived in 1995 and is today a privately owned Swiss
watch company. GRAHAM SA creates and manufactures its watches in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland.
About IWC Schaffhausen
With a clear focus on technology and development, the Swiss watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen
has been producing watches of lasting value since 1868. The company has gained an international
reputation based on a passion for innovative solutions and technical ingenuity. One of the world’s
leading brands in the luxury watch segment, IWC crafts masterpieces of Haute Horlogerie at its finest,
combining engineering and precision with exclusive design.
A major player in watchmaking history since 1833, Jaeger-LeCoultre is the first Manufacture to have
been established in the Vallée de Joux. It played a pioneering role by uniting the full range of technical
and artistic professions under one roof and made an indelible imprint on the watchmaking development
of the entire region. Guided by time-honoured know-how and a constant quest for technical
enhancements, the over 1,000 master-watchmakers, engineers and technicians craft each watch in
harmony with the same passion. Each masterpiece, heir to 177 years of expertise, calls for the exercise
of no less than 40 professions and benefits from cutting-edge technologies while being crafted in
harmony with the noblest traditions of the Vallée de Joux.
Building on a vast heritage encompassing over 1,000 calibers and over 300 registered patents, Jaeger-
LeCoultre remains the reference in high-end watchmaking.
About Richard Mille
The first Richard Mille timepiece revolutionized the world of fine watch making. Like the landmark
watch RM 001, Richard Mille’s timepieces are founded upon three crucial elements: the best in technical innovation, the best of artistry and architecture, the best of the heritage and culture of fine
watchmaking with hand finishing.
From the very inception of the brand, Richard Mille endeavored to apply the techniques and materials
found in the most innovative sectors such as in the domains of F1 racing car development and the
aerospace industry to watchmaking, with the goal of creating an extreme timepiece, without
compromise, without gimmicks.
Richard Mille’s watches, these diminutive marvels of technology painstakingly produced in limited
quantities, are designed specifically for those with a keen appreciation and love of fine watchmaking.
About Tag Heuer
Founded in Saint-Imier in 1860 by Edouard Heuer, TAG Heuer has set many major milestones of highend watchmaking, especially in the field of chronographs and ultimate precision. Today, one of the
largest and most desired brands in the luxury watch industry, the Swiss legend draws upon its active
engagement in the world of sports to create the most accurate timing instruments and watches in the
world. TAG Heuer is the first watchmaker to master luxury chronographs with an unsurpassed precision of 1/10th, 1/100th, 1/1,000th and 1/10,000 of a second. From the Olympic Games in the 1920s to its role as official timekeeper for Formula One in the 90s and the legendary Indy 500 race today, TAG Heuer, in a constant quest for innovation, excellence, performance and prestige, continues to aim ever higher. In 2011, the brand signed on as Official Watch and Timing Partner of the Fédération
Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM), and as Official Watch and Eyewear onboard Oracle Racing’s bid to defend its title in the world’s oldest sporting event — the America's Cup yachting competition.
About Ulysse Nardin
Swiss Watch Manufacturer Ulysse Nardin was founded in 1846. Ulysse Nardin has been dedicated to
excellence for over 165 years in manufacturing mechanical watches. Among the most reliable ever
made, Ulysse Nardin's marine chronometers are still sought by collectors around the world. Ulysse
Nardin continues to be in the forefront of watchmaking technology by pioneering new materials in
manufacturing high precision movement components and most innovative timepieces.
Vertu is the pioneer and leading manufacturer of luxury mobile phones. Created to complement the
discerning customer’s lifestyle, Vertu offers tailored, luxury services in combination with the finest in
design, engineering and manufacture. With three distinct collections – Signature, Ascent and
Constellation – Vertu uses innovations in manufacturing technology with traditional craftsmanship,
assembling each phone at the company’s headquarters in England.
About UOB Bank
United Overseas Bank (Malaysia) Berhad (UOBM) is a subsidiary of United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB).
UOBM offers an exclusive range of commercial and personal financial services through its branches,
subsidiaries and associate companies: commercial lending, investment banking, treasury services, trade services, cash management, home loans, credit cards, wealth management, general insurance and life assurance. Today, UOBM operates 45 branches throughout Malaysia, making it the foreign bank with the largest branch network in the country.
About UOB Credit Cards - UOB is the leading card issuer and acquirer in Singapore and also the premier regional card issuer in Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia with a well segmented card product suite ranging from UOB infinite & Preferred Platinum for the high networth individuals to One Card arguably the best rebate card in the market for the mature and well established individuals to Ladies Card the only card that recognizes ladies unique needs and status.
About BMW Group
The BMW Group is one of the most successful manufacturers of automobiles and motorcycles in the
world with its BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce brands. As a global company, the BMW Group operates 25 production facilities in 14 countries and has a global sales network in more than 140 countries.
The success of the BMW Group has always been built on long-term thinking and responsible action. The company has therefore established ecological and social sustainability throughout the value chain,
comprehensive product responsibility and a clear commitment to conserving resources as an integral
part of its strategy. As a result of its efforts, the BMW Group has been ranked industry leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes for the last seven years as the Most Sustainable Automotive Company in the world.
BMW Group Malaysia (BMW Malaysia Sdn Bhd) is a joint venture between Bayerische Motoren Werke (BMW) AG and Sime Darby Berhad. BMW Group Malaysia’s activities cover the wholesale and retail of BMW and MINI cars, BMW Motorrad and the necessary spare parts and accessories for the vehicles. The organization also oversees the overall planning of sales, marketing, after-sales, and other related activities in Malaysia. Its dealership network covers 16 dealerships in various cities across the country.
About The Star Group
This year marks The Star’s forty first anniversary. What began as a regional English tabloid daily, is today the leading English daily read by over 1 million Malaysians. Over the years, we have progressively grown beyond our traditional print mediums into the realm of broadcast and digital media, allowing us to have various touch points to connect with the people. The Star currently has entities in print, radio (RedFM, 988 & SuriaFM), online, and most recently TV – with our venture in Li – Life Inspired (Available on ASTRO Beyond Channel 706) – Asia’s first pan-regional lifestyle TV Channel.
To complement the content development and media platforms we have ventured into, The Star
continues to play a pioneering role in bringing events and exhibitions to the Malaysian audience (Star
Events & Cityneon) while at the same time investing in talent development through our leadership
development arm (Leaderonomics Sdn Bhd). As The Star enters its fifth decade, we remain steadfast in
our commitment to bring to you content that drives action. And to tell stories that must be told,
because they have the power to inspire.
About Glen Grant
Glen Grant is a Single malt whisky with a distinctively crisp, fresh taste that has made it one of the
world’s favourites. It was founded in 1840 by two former illegal distillers, John and James Grant. James Grant also known as “The Major” – the son of the founder, also James, was renowned for being a legendary innovator, socialiser and traveler.
He was the first man in the Highlands to own a car. Glen Grant was the first distillery to have electric
light. And, more importantly, The Major was the first to do away with the crude pot stills in use at the
time, replacing them with the tall slender stills and purifiers, which create the fresh malty flavours and
clear colour that defines Glen Grant whisky to this day.
Since the era of “The Major”, the distillery has become one of the most famous in the world. In 2006
Gruppo Campari acquired Glen Grant, recognising in its pedigree, its production process, its reputation
and its international standing that it ranks amount the world’s finest distilleries.
Glen Grant is the only Scotch whisky distillery that bears the name of its founders and is one of the top
selling single malt whiskies in the world today. The naturally pure essence of Glen Grant is reflected in
the woodland setting of the distillery itself; where dappled sunlight, pure Highland air and fresh spring
water come together in a celebration of nature’s delicate and complex character.
Here, the vision of the founding family lives on in every mouthful of the exquisitely nurtured whisky the
Distillery produces; to ensure that Glen Grant is about pure enjoyment. No poetics. No pretensions. Just
authentic, smooth-tasting single malt whisky that’s ready to be enjoyed right now. Year after year.