A walk in the parq

This article first appeared in Options, The Edge Malaysia Weekly, on April 9, 2018 - April 15, 2018.

Photography By Mohd Izwan & Soophye

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UEM Sunrise and The Edge Malaysia recently co-hosted an evening of fine art, gourmet food and single malt whiskies to treat readers to an intimate preview of a luxurious new lifestyle development


The torrid Tuesday night traffic, following a torrential downpour, thankfully did not serve as a deterrent for The Edge Malaysia’s 48 guests to make it perfectly on time for a private dinner celebrating the upcoming luxury residential development by UEM Sunrise, Residensi Solaris Parq. The project forms part of the award-winning developer’s latest lifestyle destination and integrated development, Solaris Parq Dutamas. For those unfamiliar with the desirability of the location — such a key component when it comes to property shopping — Residensi Solaris Parq will be one of the last prime freehold properties set in an iconic two-acre urban park right within the key Dutamas vicinity and will be conveniently connected to Publika via a proposed walkway bridge.

The dinner, held at the UEM Sunrise showroom in Mont’Kiara, also showcased a small art exhibition by The Edge Galerie featuring some of the brightest names in contemporary Malaysian art, including

Dr Jolly Koh, Datuk Sharifah Fatimah Syed Zubir, Awang Damit and Eng Tay. The pieces were curated by Johnni Wong, general manager of The Edge Galerie. Naturally, with the cultural component well taken care of, the food and drink benchmark was kept matchingly high. Chef Korn Yodsuk, the talent behind Erawan at DC Mall, crafted a stunning four-course fusion Thai menu, complemented perfectly by a flight of Macallan whiskies. Throughout the evening, guests took the opportunity to tour the show units, located on the same level, to get a feel of UEM Sunrise’s flair at crafting modern, luxurious living spaces. Coincidentally, 2018 also marks five decades since the company was established or, as its managing director Anwar Syahrin Abdul Ajib more aptly put it, “50 years of building communities”.

UEM Sunrise’s Zadil Hanief Mohd Zaidi, head of strategy, MD & CEO Anwar Syahrin Abdul Majid and CFO Mohd Rastam Shahrom flank Ho Kay Tat (second from right), CEO & Publisher of The Edge Media Group

A special selection of contemporary Malaysian art curated by The Edge Galerie was also on display

Tanny Tee , Sherlynn Tan, Datin Elaine Daly and Datuk Nick Boden, founder, Spine & Joint Clinics

Vincent Seah of DMP Architects, Arthur Tan, Brand Advocate of Macallan Malaysia, Aidil Azman, Director - Investor Relations of MTC Asset Management and Ferhat Nazri-Aziz

Jason Monteiro, Asia marketing director of iflix and Lyndon Felix, CFO, WCE Holdings

Edrington’s Brian Lau and Nicole Sia, senior business development manager, Lendlease

Corinne Lee, Fern Chua, Sharon Teh, chief commercial officer of The Edge and Avinash Satwalekar, CEO of Franklin Templeton Investments

XXArtist Jolly Koh, Johnni Wong, general manager of The Edge Galerie and Datuk Douglas Cheng, co-founder of TrecX

Daly, Mida Bekdache and Claire Sancelot, director of The Hive

Karin Tan, Ho, Teh, Diana Khoo, Editor of Options, and Tee

Donovan Ng, co-founder & deputy CEO, MTC Asset Management, Ho and Devan Linus, CEO & Chief Investment Officer of MTC Asset Management

Syed Haizam Jamalullail, founding principal of Tuas Capital Partners, and artist Sharifah Bahiyah Jamalullail

Karl Loo, CEO & founder of ServisHero

Ignatius Ong, CEO of Firefly Airlines

Datin Elaine Daly and Ferhat Nazri-Aziz, founder, FNA Consultancy

Satwalekar, Nelly Khong and Jerry Lee, managing director of Wearnes Quest

Andrew Cheng, director of Machines, and Malek Bekdache, managing director of L’Oreal

Angela Liu

Sampson Looh, managing director of Pros Holding Group

Joyce Goh, presenter/producer, bfm

Marcia Yim and Julius Lim, CEO of Beaubelle Group

Clara Goh, marketing director of Fendi SEA

Zadil, Mark Lee, deputy general manager - analytics & strategy at Berjaya Corp, Ho and Cheng

Sancelot, Khoo and Goh Miah Kiat, CEO of Karex

Syed Haizam and Anwar Syahrin

Jessica Monteiro and Alice Tan

Jennifer Ker and Fern Chua, founder of fashion label FERN

Vincent Tan, co-founder of Container Hotel Group and Sia