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Sensational Finale to A Journey Through Time IX with Carly Paoli

Carly Paoli & Alessandro Safina

Kuala Lumpur, 27 November 2015

Starhill Gallery’s A Journey Through Time IX was brought to a close with a rousing performance by British singer Carly Paoli and renowned Italian tenor Alessandro Safina.  Guests of the Tourism and Culture Gala Night: Watch and Jewellery of the Year Awards Presentation 2015 were treated to an amazing repertoire of songs.

The star of the evening Carly Paoli recently performed at the Carcalla for UNICEF concert in Rome, Italy with the legendary José Carreras and Andrea Bocelli. Alessandro Safina who also performed at Caracalla has achieved international acclaim by combining his operatic roots with modern-day pop music. Their powerful performance was the perfect finale to the 8-day event which was held from 20 to 27 November 2015.

A Journey Through Time IX featured a series of curated experiences with the participation from over 125 international watch, jewellery and lifestyle brands. The myriad of activities had much to offer the thousands of watch and jewellery enthusiasts, fashionistas and trend spotters who turned up at Starhill Gallery this year.

In attendance at the Tourism and Culture Gala Night: Watch and Jewellery of the Year Awards Presentation 2015 was Dato’ Seri Mohamed Nazri Bin Abdul Aziz, Minister of Tourism and Culture, Malaysia and Tan Sri (Dr) Francis Yeoh, Group Managing Director of YTL Corporation Berhad.

Dato' Seri Mohamed Nazri & Tan Sri (Dr) Francis Yeoh, with the Judges and Winners of the Watch and Jewellery of the Year Awards

“We share this proud moment with YTL Group and Starhill Gallery. The Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Malaysia has been a keen collaborator with Starhill Gallery on A Journey Through Time ever since its inception nine years ago,” said Dato’ Seri Mohamed Nazri Bin Abdul Aziz.

“We have seen it grow both in scale and reception each year. Now in its ninth year, we remain strong in support for the grand endeavour that Starhill Gallery has put in to organise such a prestigious event that is both revered and anticipated by all watch and jewellery enthusiasts in Asia. We are excited with what Starhill Gallery has in mind for next year when the event will be in its 10th year,” he further added.

Delivering the opening address, Tan Sri (Dr) Francis Yeoh said, “We hope that our successful collaboration since the inception of A Journey Through Time nine years ago will continue to grow from strength to strength. We are committed to diversify and build on the event to make it a bigger draw for overseas visitors to our country each year.” 

The much-anticipated announcement of the winners for Starhill Gallery’s Watch and Jewellery of the Year Awards was made during the evening.

Awards were presented to:

Starhill Gallery Favourite Ladies’ Watch Award -  Bedat & Co.: Ref 328.550.600
Starhill Gallery Favourite Men’s Watch Award - Zeitwinkel: 273° Saphir Fume
Starhill Gallery Watch with Complications in Movements Award - Moritz Grossmann: Benu Tourbillon
Starhill Gallery Timeless Jewellery Award – Gubelin: Kashmir Sapphire Ring
The YTL Spirit of Classical Art Award – Breguet: Secret De La Reine
The Judges’ Choice Award   - Speake Marin: Magister Vertical Double Tourbillon
The Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Malaysia - Most Revered Award - Hermes: Slim d’Hermes Perpetual Calendar

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