NST, November 19, 2014
BY KASMIAH MUSTAPHA
A longstanding watch exhibition aims to boost the country’s reputation as a luxury shopping destination, writes Kasmiah Mustapha
SINCE 2007, A Journey Through Time has gathered watch and jewellery enthusiasts as well as renowned brands to celebrate beauty, luxury and excellence.
This year’s event offers rare private collections, first-in-market editions and exquisite pieces from over 125 luxury brands, some of which are debuting here such as HYT, Lilla Rio, Moiseikin, Carlo Barberis and Gem Palace.
YTL Land & Development and YTL Hotels and Properties vice-president Joseph Yeoh said the showcase this year will be more diverse, as they are creating a complete experiential event.
“Ultimately, our objective is to solidify this showcase as a key event in the Malaysian calendar, to not only drive tourist arrivals and increase spending, but also to enhance the position of Malaysia as a destination of choice for luxury shopping and dining.”
“A Journey Through Time VIII is poised to be the perfect show starter for Baselworld 2015, the world’s biggest and most important event for the watch and jewellery industry,” said Yeoh.
Various activities have been planned for the exhibition, starting with regional road shows in Singapore, Jakarta, Bangkok, Shanghai, Hong Kong and throughout the country.
It is presented by Starhill Gallery and endorsed by the Tourism and Culture Ministry.
The event previously attracted more than a million visitors with over RM1 billion worth of luxury pieces on display.
A Journey Through Time VIII
When: Nov 21 - 28, 10am-10pm
Where: Starhill Gallery