Event: A spectacular soiree

This article first appeared in Options, The Edge Malaysia Weekly, on October 30, 2017 - November 05, 2017.

The hosts: Chief Commercial Officer of The Edge Media Group Sharon Teh, EcoWorld Development Group Bhd president and CEO Datuk Chang Khim Wah, The Edge Media Group publisher and CEO Ho Kay Tat, and CEO of BBCC Low Thiam Chin

Rachel Chong, Mak Choong Moon and Michelle Mak

Tan Seong Teck, CS Fan and Melanie Yu

Macallan Malaysia Brand Advocate Arthur Tan (standing) introducing three whiskies specially selected for the dinner

Guests for the evening included Royal Selangor executive director Yong Yoon Li and Xeraya Capital vice president James Tee

Golden amber: The full-bodied and rich Macallan Rare Cask was a treat for the guests, alongside the Double Cask 12 Years Old and and Fine Oak 15 Years Old

After dinner drinks: (from left) JJ Phun, Lee Cheng Ngee, Ho, Wong Nyeon Thiat, Mak and Brian Lau

The Edge’s City & Country editor Rosalynn Poh, Karin Tan, Judy Tan and KH Lan

Ho, Emmy Tellier, Yong and Grace Leung

Crystal Koh, Marx King Chua, Datuk Liaw Choon Liang and Datin Joyce Liaw

Datuk Seri Jackie Tor, Ho, Chang and Liaw toasting the occasion

Datin Sue Ding and Datuk Francis Ong

Celest Thoi and Datin Seri Joey Low

Chef Nathalie Arbefeuille

Datuk Larry Gan, Datin Caroline Gan, Datin Dr Premila Kanagasabai and Datuk Thavalingam Thavarajah

Datin Seri Kwee See Yeoh and Datuk Seri Thong Kok Khee

Yap Hong Yee and Kevin Yap

Low, Bingley Sim Iskandar and Ima Norbinsha

Options editor Diana Khoo and Clara Goh

Haili Abdul Jamil and Mohamed Adam Wee Abdullah

Tan Thiam Hock, Lee and Chong

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The Edge recently co-hosted a private dinner to showcase the new Bukit Bintang City Centre.

 

It’s not often that a capital city gets a brand new, beating heart but Kuala Lumpur is about to with the new Bukit Bintang City Centre (BBCC).

Teaming up with The Edge, the developers behind BBCC recently hosted an exclusive sit-down dinner to let a select group of guests and readers find out more about the mammoth project. Designed as an integrated city-within-a-city, BBCC is poised to add another dimension to the already-thriving Golden Triangle of Kuala Lumpur.

BBCC will span a whopping 19.4 acres of prime city land offering state-of-the-art lifestyle and commercial spaces, complemented by thoughtfully-designed residences and luxurious hotels and interspersed with breathing spaces and green lungs in the form of lush parks and verdant gardens. BBCC will also be the city’s latest transit hub as it is linked to the existing monorail network, the LRT and the newly-opened Merdeka MRT station, giving residents, tenants and visitors alike unparalleled access to the entire Klang Valley and beyond. 

The evening, hosted by president and CEO of EcoWorld Development Group Bhd Datuk Chang Khim Wah and publisher and CEO of The Edge Media Group Ho Kay Tat, saw guests arriving early to discover all the nuances of BBCC at its stunning show gallery, which includes a retail mall spanning 1.4 million sq ft and operated by Mitsui Fudosan Group, a lifestyle street offering visitors a comprehensive selection of shopping, eating and entertainment options, five luxury residential towers, an iconic 80-storey tower of prime offices, hotels and an entertainment hub, anchored by a Zepp Concert Hall, the first outside of Japan and operated by Zepp Hall Network Inc, a subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment Japan, as well as a massive cineplex and the Malaysia Grand Bazaar. 

Guests were also treated to a fine-dining experience prepared by chef Nathalie Arbefeuille, complemented by a flight of Macallan’s finest single malt whiskies, including its Rare Cask selection. They went home with special gifts, including bottles of Issey Miyake fragrance from The Edge.