Malaysia Tatler Society 2015

Society is the definitive who’s who guide to the top 300 individuals to know in Malaysia. This annual magazine also names Malaysia’s top style icons, most invited guests, Asia’s most stylish ladies as well as the best parties of the year.

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2 min.
editor’s letter

Another list that will intrigue is the Best of Life. From mega yachts to the most expensive crisps in the world, a whale-like piano, to a hoverboard using maglev technology—feast your eyes on the wondrous inventions that were the highlights in the world of luxury. It was an exhaustive, tedious process as we pored through the whole year’s worth of pictures and stories that were published in Malaysia Tatler. However, it gave us a chance to look back on the past year, and recollect. With the tough economic climate, and the depreciation of the ringgit, businesses are tightening their belts and practising caution. Having said that, there are also those who seize the opportunity to grow their business, sensing it’s the right time to do so. According to research by the…

3 min.
snap shots

182 The number of days bearded street-style star Justin O’Shea spent in his role as creative director of menswear brand Brioni before departing in October. 5’2” The height singer-songwriter Prince, who died in April, stood. Surprisingly, his diminutive stature didn’t stop him from earning a place on a Michigan State University basketball team in his teens. 300 000 THE AMOUNT IN US DOLLARS THAT AN ANONYMOUS BUYER SPENT AT CHRISTIE’S IN HONG KONG FOR A WHITE CROCODILE SKIN HERMÈS BIRKIN, MAKING IT THE MOST EXPENSIVE BAG EVER SOLD AT AUCTION. 5,600,000 people follow Chiara Ferragni, founder of The Blonde Salad, on Instagram, making her the most popular fashion blogger in the world. She has also appeared on the cover of 25 magazines. 60 The number of years since the release of High Society. Grace…

13 min.
where to be seen in 2017

JANUARY CHINA Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival Take your classic winter carnival, put it on steroids and you’ll get the Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival. There are four vast theme parks—Sun Island International Snow Sculpture Art Expo, Harbin Ice and Snow World, Songhua River Ice and Snow Happy Valley, and the Zhaolin Park Ice Lantern Fair—and each one is more fantastical and rainbow-coloured than the last. Marvel at colossal sculptures that seem remarkably lifelike for frozen water and partake in sledding competitions and parades. Don’t forget your furs as the temperature can hit a bone-chilling -30C. Jan 5–Feb 8; COLOMBIA Cartagena International Music Festival For eight days each January, Cartagena, one of Colombia’s most photogenic cities, opens its bougainvillea-covered colonial spaces to the public for performances by classical musicians from around…

5 min.
best of life

Oceans of Style Exploring new frontiers of luxury at sea, this futuristic mega yacht is indeed mega: at 145 metres long, the Admiral X Force 145 is the length of two jumbo jets. Dobroserdov Design and Admiral Centro Stile came up with the concept for this Italian Sea Group project—and what a concept it is. It boasts two cinemas, a garage for cars and helicopters, multiple gyms and two helipads, which explains the estimated price tag of more than US$1 billion. Windows run nearly the entire length for fabulous views and plenty of natural light. Inside, there are crystal chandeliers, marble floors, a spa, and bi-level indoor and outdoor pools with lounges, sunbeds and bars. VIP suites with personal balconies could be modelled on the swankiest of five-star hotel rooms, while…

5 min.
a luxe life

Travel The ringgit may have its ups and downs, but travelling has become such an integral part of life for society’s elite that it was difficult for them to give it up. The emotional rewards gained from hotfooting around the globe are perceived as a sound investment for personal growth, which is why our social media feed is still bombarded with travel images from these adventurous souls. In fact, the continuous interest in exploring new countries and cultures has become so embedded in our readers’ lifestyle that Malaysia Tatler even introduced its first travel supplement, which included a segment where they shared their thoughts and experiences from their travels—complete with personal photos to show for it. There is no doubt that as long as there are new horizons to explore, Malaysia’s…

17 min.
top parties of the year

Ballin’ in Style WHAT Malaysia Tatler Ball WHEN October 21, 2016 WHERE Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur From the moment well-heeled guests stepped onto the red carpet at the Malaysia Tatler 27th Anniversary Ball in show-stopping gowns and glimmering diamonds, spiffy tuxedos and priceless timepieces, it was their smiles that said it all. For many, the ball was a big reunion that’s hard to come by: for the first time, the event was graced by the Nasimuddin siblings, and our Entrepreneur of the Year’s brother, Amir Arshad, who flew down in time to see his beloved sister Raja Jesrina receive her award. The 500-strong crowd adjourned into the grand ballroom to a dazzling five-course dinner and the anticipated awards presentation ceremony, speckled with some of the most moving speeches. Guests then danced the night away, leaving…