SkyPark Business Aviation Centre
Nothing more literally represents the height of luxury than flying in a business jet. Being seated in beautiful leather seats, either in a luxurious armchair or spread out on a couch, surrounded by beautiful wood trim and gold plated fixtures, while cruising at a ceiling of 40,000 feet at a speed of nearly 500 KTAS (Knots True Air Speed) or 500 mph, is an experience nearly out of this world.
From such great heights landing can be a letdown, but the Skypark Business Aviation Centre (BAC) is the perfect solution. The BAC is located within the confines of Skypark Terminal which was formerly known as Terminal 3 of the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah International Airport, Subang that has recently undergone a RM42 million renovation and refurbishment. The BAC has since been reinvented as a corporate and business jet destination for Malaysia and the region. This newly revamped, sleek and sophisticated facility, conveniently located a mere half an hour from Kuala Lumpur, now offers stateof- the-art facilities and world-class services. It caters to local and international visitors, high-net-worth individuals, global corporations and high value investors.
Private jet charter and personal ownership is high in Malaysia, and the BAC in the SkyPark Terminal is a popular destination for those who seek to hanger and maintain their aircraft at an affordable and convenient location. The BAC is managed and operated by SkyPark FBO Malaysia, a joint venture company between Subang SkyPark and Hawker Pacific. The BAC is equipped with a luxurious lounge that serves food and beverages, a corporate meeting room, a gymnasium and even a cigar room.
Mercedes-Benz S500 L
It takes something very special to replace the luxury and serenity of a private jet as a mode of transport. But Mercedes-Benz, celebrating 125 years of innovation, has just the answer in the exquisite form of its S500 L, which has now been complimented by a state of the art BlueDIRECT bi-turbo power unit generating 435 Horsepower with a consumption of only 9.3 l/100km.
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class has always been an icon of style and luxury. Its unmistakable design combines elegance and effortless superiority in their purest form. The S-class sedans have featured many technological innovations over the years. The new S-Class upholds this tradition right down to the smallest detail. “This car was the first with airbags, anti-lock brakes and air suspension,” notes Roland Folger, President & CEO of Mercedes Malaysia. The S500 L is the pinnacle of the executive transports offered by Mercedes. Its unmistakable front end, distinctive side line and muscular tail end appear to be cast from a single mould. The S-Class embodies exclusivity on four wheels.
For more information on the S500 L and other Mercedes vehicles, visit www.mercedes-benz.com.my.
What better way is there is to relax than with a private cruise on board a luxury motor yacht? The change of pace and informal environment on a yacht brings people together and gets them talking while enjoying themselves in unparalleled luxury.
Sabrina, a luxury motor yacht, is an elegant, stately vessel with a relaxing ambience. Sabrina offers sumptuous elegance and comfort that will take your mind beyond the ordinary. With well-appointed interiors and glorious outdoor areas, this corporate charter yacht can accommodate up to 15 guests for a day cruise in its spacious social areas ideal for entertaining and featuring a massive upper deck which affords spectacular panoramic views.
The Sabrina’s expansive open saloon incorporates dining, bar and lounge areas, all of which are roomy enough for sizeable gatherings. For longer charters, accommodations are for six guests in two luxurious en suite staterooms and a twin cabin.
Email [email protected] for more information about chartering the Sabrina yacht.
For over 130 years, van Laack shirts have exemplified tailor-made excellence.
Heinrich van Laack established van Laack in 1881 with two partners. He had a simple but bold vision: to manufacture the most luxurious shirts in the world. This luxury is manifest in the smallest of details and expresses the personality of the wearer. In the “golden twenties” van Laack became one of the first brand-name products in the fashion industry with a classic logo and the slogan “van Laack – the royal shirt”. In 1972, the company unveiled its first van Laack collection for ladies.
Although the range of products has expanded to encompass home wear and night wear for men, the van Laack tradition continues today with the company’s signature superb workmanship and passionate attention to detail.
To find more information on van Laack collections and outlet locations, visit www.vanlaack.de/en/web/home.
Tiffany & Co
Since 1837, Tiffany & Co has been one of the world’s premier jewellers and has been at the forefront of the world’s greatest design movements. Its Japanese silver won Tiffany & Co the highest honours at the 1878 Paris World Exposition and at the turn of the twentieth century, Louis Comfort Tiffany emerged as an Art Nouveau leader.
From glamorous, geometric Art Deco pieces and bold cocktail-style creations to the nature-inspired works of Jean Schlumberger and Elsa Peretti, Tiffany & Co has broken new ground time and again with exceptional designs that remain relevant today.
Rare and brilliant diamonds, dazzling in Tiffany’s legendary engagement rings, fine jewellery, yellow diamond designs and exquisite statement creations have made Tiffany & Co the destination for those seeking the best.
For more information on Tiffany & Co products and stores in Malaysia, visit www.tiffany.com.
Carcosa Seri Negara
Originally the residence of the British representative in the colony of Malaya (as it was known before its independence), the house sits high on a hill overlooking the lush gardens and the city beyond. Offering only five suites to privileged guests, massive rooms and the most superb and elegant appointments await those fortunate enough to stay there.
Afternoon tea in the drawing room is an indulgence that should not be missed with fresh jam, cream and scones along with the finest teas.There are actually two mansions on the hilltop, the first being Carcosa, built in 1897 as the official residence of Sir Frank Swettenham. It served as the official residence until the Japanese invasion of Malaya in 1941. The second house, Seri Negara, was originally known as the Governors House when opened in 1913 and served as the guest house to Carcosa. Later known as King’s House, it was renamed Istana Tetamu (Guest’s Palace) in 1957 following independence. In 1989, it was combined with Carcosa to form a hotel Carcosa Seri Negara.
The buildings sit on forty manicured acres of gardens separated by wide grassy expanses. Relaxing on the broad verandah following the high tea, a sense of calm and history pervades the air. To stay at Carcosa Seri Negara is to step back in time to a bygone era, and to experience the presence of the past.
For more information on Carcosa Seri Negara or to make reservations, visit [email protected]
Luxury can also be embodied in the quiet freedom of living in a strategically located, lavish home, set within a backdrop of lush greenery, gently rolling slopes and a serene lake. The residential development of Jade Hills provides such a paradisiacal environment.
The vision in creating this immaculately landscaped, eco-friendly development is simple. To deliver a seamless integration of nature and design, accommodating the land’s organic contours and preserving the existing ecosystem.
Jade Hills has succeeded in building in harmony with the natural surroundings. Jade Hills is an exquisite gated residential area elegantly designed to accommodate today’s contemporary lifestyle. The development boasts its own resident-exclusive clubhouse located on the gentle slopes by the lake which offers an ideal setting for exercise, relaxation, and rejuvenation. Residents can have the best of both worlds – the comforts of a luxury home with a natural atmosphere conducive for relaxation or interaction. If home is where the heart is, then Jade Hills epitomes the heart of luxurious living and natural harmony.
For more information, visit www.jadehills.com.my or call +603 8737 0122.
Rolex Watches 2011
At BASELWORLD 2011, Rolex was pleased to unveil five new models in its famous OYSTER collection. Each, in its own way, embodies the brand’s perpetual quest for excellence.
The common theme of these new pieces is the aspiration of Rolex wearers to constantly push boundaries, to continually challenge themselves. Be it at sea, in motor racing, on expeditions, in the arts or at pivotal moments in life, wherever performance, elegance and precision are the order of the day, Rolex watches are the faithful companions of passionate achievers and professionals.
With these new models, Rolex pursues the discreet evolution of its flagship products, enhancing them with its most recent technical and aesthetic innovations while drawing on its vast historical heritage.
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