by Top 10 of Asia | May 22, 2023 | Faces & Happenings
Phuket, Samui and The Eastern Seaboard among the resort destinations included in the country’s longest-running real estate awards programme.
The long-running PropertyGuru Thailand Property Awards programme returns for its 18th edition as travellers and international property seekers return to the kingdom’s world-renowned tourist attractions and resort destinations.
The 18th PropertyGuru Thailand Property Awards 2023, presented by Mitsubishi Elevator (Thailand) and supported by JLL, are now calling for submissions from the kingdom’s recovering resort markets and other dynamic locations in addition to Greater Bangkok. Awardees will receive the opportunity to stand beside Thailand’s finest property developers, design practices and developments—together raising the Gold Standard in real estate.
Award categories open to competitors this year include recognitions for developments in locations as diverse as Chiang Mai, the Eastern Seaboard, Hua Hin, Khao Yai, Koh Phangan, Krabi, the Northeast, Phang-Nga, Phuket and Samui.
Submissions are accepted online via: asiapropertyawards.com/nominations
The economic rebound of Thailand ushers in the 2023 edition of the Awards in Thailand. The recovery of the tourism industry, driven in part by the reopening of China, is one of several positive indicators that the real estate market will recover from its slump in 2023, according to DDproperty.com, the official portal partner of the Awards.
Phuket, among other bright spots throughout the country, has become a haven for international home buyers seeking refuge from conflict in Europe, according to research on Property Report by PropertyGuru, the official magazine of the Awards. Home buyers seeking working holidays have also flocked to Koh Pha Ngan, where they are fuelling a building boom for luxury properties.
The Price Index for residential properties in Phuket rose 8% QoQ in Q4 2022, buoyed by rising demand for townhouses (+4% QoQ and +25% YoY), according to DDproperty.com, the official portal partner of the Awards. A majority (32%) of residential properties in Phuket are priced greater than THB15 million.
Apart from the return of tourism, transport infrastructure developments are expected to continue galvanising the property market, according to the latest DDproperty Thailand Property Market Report. Fringe and outskirt areas of Bangkok with access to the SRT (Red Line), MRT (Blue Line) and BTS (Green Line) routes, in fact, recorded the highest Price Index growth in Q4 2022.
Overall housing Demand Index in Bangkok in the fourth quarter of 2022 increased 47% from the pre-pandemic period (Q4 2019). The Price Index of residential property for sale in Bangkok is also likely to increase in 2023 while property seekers need to be ready for higher inflation and interest rates.
Wittaya Apirakviriya, general manager of DDproperty, Marketplaces (Developer) and Think of Living, said: “We expect the residential property market in Thailand this year to benefit from several factors, including the return of tourists from China and the continued expansion of rapid transit lines in Bangkok. Overall, there is no indication of an oversupply and the remaining stock on the market will gradually continue to be absorbed. Home buyers, however, must be financially ready this year for the increased cost of housing due to inflation and interest rate hikes, among other reasons.”
Jules Kay, general manager of PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards and Events, said: “We are delighted to be launching the 18th PropertyGuru Thailand Property Awards at a time when Thailand’s property market is showing momentum. Market optimism is high, with domestic buyers showing a healthy appetite for real estate purchases, while international buyers and investors are returning on the back of a strong travel rebound. With their proven regional impact, well established credibility and an independent judging process the PropertyGuru Thailand Property Awards support this positive market sentiment by pushing the bar of quality upwards for Thailand’s real estate industry.”
Suphin Mechuchep, chairperson of the PropertyGuru Thailand Property Awards, said: “We are happy to open the 18th edition of the PropertyGuru Thailand Property Awards to entries from all over the kingdom in 2023. In nearly two decades, the Awards in Thailand have greatly diversified, expanding its roster of categories to recognise the finest real estate not only in Greater Bangkok but also in Phuket, Samui, Phang-Nga, Krabi, Hua Hin, the Eastern Seaboard and other resort destinations throughout the nation. We are excited to continue our tradition of spotlighting real estate excellence in such attractive locations as 2023 shapes up to be a bullish year for hotel and resort investments and the Thai tourism sector in general.”
The annual black-tie gala celebration of the 18th PropertyGuru Thailand Property Awards will take place at the Crystal Hall of The Athenee Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok on Friday, 1 September 2023.
Key dates for the 2023 edition:
16 June 2023 – Entries Close
3 July – 4 August 2023 – Site Inspections
9 August 2023 – Final Judging
1 September 2023 – Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony in Bangkok, Thailand
8 December 2023 – Regional Grand Final Gala Presentation in Bangkok, Thailand
Nominations and entries are being accepted online until 16 June 2023: asiapropertyawards.com/nominations
Eligible entries are rigorously selected by the independent panel of judges, comprising experts in diverse fields such as real estate consultancy, architecture and interior design, and sustainable development.
Supervised by HLB, the global network of independent advisory and accounting firms, the Awards programme makes full use of a professionally run and fully transparent judging system with an established reputation for fairness and transparency.
From coast to countryside
Outstanding real estate companies from coast to countryside were honoured at the 17th edition of the PropertyGuru Thailand Property Awards in 2022. Tropical Life Real Estate was named Best Developer (Samui) while Pearl Island Property Co., Ltd. won the Best Developer (Phuket) title. The Riviera Group won the Best Developer (Eastern Seaboard) title.
Thailand was well represented at the 17th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final. Companies from around the kingdom gained seven regional wins, including the award of Best Housing/Landed Landscape Architectural Design (Asia) for Jaytiya 2 Private Pool Villas Residence by Jaytiya Property Co., Ltd., a development from Khon Kaen in Thailand’s Northeast region.
Main country winners of the PropertyGuru Thailand Property Awards this year qualify to compete for regional honours at the 18th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final 2023 on 8 December in Bangkok, Thailand.
Established in 2005, the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards continue to reward high-calibre work within the industry, encompassing property development, construction, architecture, interior design and sustainable building practices. The series initially covered Southeast Asia and has expanded over the years to include the region’s dynamic property markets, including Australia, China, Greater Niseko in Japan and India.
Organised by PropertyGuru Group (NYSE: PGRU), Southeast Asia’s leading property technology company, the 18th PropertyGuru Thailand Property Awards are supported by platinum sponsor Mitsubishi Elevator (Thailand); gold sponsor JLL; official portal partner DDproperty.com; official magazine Property Report by PropertyGuru; official publicity partner Infinity Communications; media partners Think of Living, REm, Discover Pattaya, Hot Magazine, and Top 10; supporting association IFC-Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies and official supervisor HLB.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the official website: AsiaPropertyAwards.com.
by Top 10 of Asia | May 16, 2023 | What's New
Presented by award-winning Malaysian chefs, the three-series dining programme for 2023 will highlight contemporary and nostalgic Malaysian cuisine at Malaysia’s premier destination resort
Desaru Coast is pleased to announce the return of its signature dining programme, Gourmet Series – A Malaysian Journey. In its second instalment, the exclusively curated culinary series invites food lovers to rediscover iconic Malaysian flavours and local ingredients via three unique fine-dining experiences throughout the year.
The Desaru Coast Gourmet Series for 2023 will feature three of the country’s most acclaimed chefs with notable mentions in the first MICHELIN Guide Kuala Lumpur and Penang. Starting Series I is Chef Johnson Wong, founder of gēn Penang, a Select Restaurant in this year’s guide, and Communal Table by gēn, a Bib Gourmand Establishment. Series II will feature Michelin-starred Chef Su Kim Hock of Au Jardin, Penang; with Series III seeing Chef Raymond Tham, co-founder and executive chef of Skillet KL and Beta, both Select Restaurants in this year’s guide.
Each instalment of the series includes a collaboration between these award-winning Malaysian chefs and the Executive Chefs at Desaru Coast’s five-star resorts and properties. In addition, each visiting chef will also create a special signature dish that will be available at the host restaurant for a limited time.
“Following the success of our inaugural Gourmet Series in 2018, we are proud to once again invite guests to Desaru Coast to indulge in this incredible, experiential culinary journey,” said Roslina Arbak, Chief Executive Officer, Desaru Coast. “For Malaysians, our food is our pride – and as an international destination, we are committed to showcasing the best of Malaysian cuisine to guests from around the world. Through collaborations with some of the most acclaimed and globally recognised chefs, we look forward to presenting our homage to Malaysia’s distinctive, iconic and multicultural flavours and cuisine.”
Series I of 2023 starts in May with Chef Johnson Wong, whose innovative contemporary Malaysian dishes are attracting the attention of the fine-dining world. Chef Wong will be at Sea.Fire.Salt. Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas from 26–28 May, presenting two intimate dinner seatings on 26 and 27 May, as well as a brunch offering on 28 May. Aptly themed Straits Food Redefined and prepared in a four-hand style, Chef Wong will collaborate with Fahdrul Abd Malek, the executive chef of Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas, to create a degustation menu featuring playful and inventive elevations of Peranakan classics, while the seaside brunch menu serves up a decadent array of dishes.
Chef Raymond Tham
Guests can expect to savour distinctive dishes including succulent oysters with cucumber broth, herb oil and floral vinegar, and the familiar spice of nyonya acar with a twist with whipped tofu and house bread. Also on the menu are Char-grilled prawns with a coconut butter sauce infused with gula melaka, tender racks of lamb and rendang tok braised lamb cutlets, nasi ulam with salted duck egg and so much more.
As an integral part of the dinner, guests will enjoy wine pairings by Moët & Chandon, with selections by Whispering Angel and Terrazas de los Andes, handpicked by a sommelier.
Guests to Desaru Coast can embark on this culinary journey through two different package options: RM450 nett per person for a dinner or brunch session, with an additional RM200 nett for wine pairings.
Guests travelling from Singapore for the brunch can enjoy a seamless trip with a special package rate of RM780 nett per person for brunch with return ferry tickets, add on RM200 nett for wine pairings.
Chef Su Kim Hock
Series II of the 2023 Gourmet Series takes place in September at One&Only Desaru Coast and features Chef Su Kim Hock partnering with Chef Johnson Wong to create an exceptional six-hands dining experience. Series III of 2023 will take place in November and will be helmed by Chef Raymond Tham at the Big Easy Bar & Grill, The Els Club Desaru Coast.
The Desaru Coast Gourmet Series is proudly sponsored by Moët & Chandon, Veuve Clicquot and the Johor Economic, Tourism and Cultural Office (JETCO), which seeks to support and promote Malaysian cuisine to the world.
For more information on the event, and to find out more about the destination and its unique offerings, please visit Desaru Coast’s website. For bookings, please contact Desaru Coast Concierge at +6016 771 7442 or +6016 913 0813.
by Top 10 of Asia | May 16, 2023 | Enterprises
Coffee lovers would be intrigued to get a hassle-free solution when it comes to having high-quality coffee in office environments. In this issue, Top 10 of Asia takes a look at Daiohs Malaysia, a leading office coffee service (OCS) provider that offers a range of services, including coffee and tea beverages, cleaning services and purified and mineral bottle water service. With regular visitations and maintenance services, the company ensures that offices are always stocked with freshly brewed coffee and that equipment is always in top condition. With its commitment to quality and customer satisfaction, Daiohs Malaysia is a perfect provider for businesses looking for good OCS.
Daiohs Malaysia Sdn Bhd was established in 2014 and it began its operations a year later. The company’s aim was to offer high-quality, freshly brewed coffee to Malaysian offices, leveraging on its partner’s more than 50 years of experience in OCS. The company was formed through a business matching initiative. Daiohs was looking for a B2B company to partner with in Malaysia and expressed interest in Daiohs Malaysia. Its Managing Director, Jess Hew had the pleasure and opportunity to meet the founder of Daiohs. Hence, the joint venture between Daiohs Malaysia and Daiohs began.
Shinichi Ohkubo, President and CEO of Daiohs
Daiohs has been providing office service for over 50 years since its establishment in 1969. It is OCS leading company that has a total sales of some USD300million and has served 200,000 corporate customers globally. Compared to its competitors, the company has the largest market share in the west coast of the United States and third largest market share throughout the entire United States.
Daiohs Malaysia provides one of the best coffee machine rental services for offices, cafes and homes in Malaysia. Its OCS include providing beverages such as coffee and tea, as well as cleaning services to over 350 corporate clients Malaysian wide. Daiohs Malaysia schedules regular visitations, free inspections and clean-ups with a high customer satisfaction rate. It also provides purified and mineral bottle water service and also direct pipe-in water filter service.
The company understands the importance of providing hassle-free coffee services to its customers, which is why visits are conducted at customers’ offices every month to refill their coffee beans. Daiohs’ MIONE Fully-Automatic Espresso Machine is one of its best-selling coffee machines. The machine automatically switches off when it is not in use and has an auto cleaning feature. It also has an intelligent one-touch control with an easy-to-remove water tank with 1.8 litre capacity.
During monthly visits for cleaning and inspection of the coffee machines, Daiohs not only refills the coffee beans but also performs equipment maintenance to ensure that its customers have a comfortable and enjoyable coffee break experience in their office environment. In the rare event of equipment breakdown, the company offers its customers a free of charge repair or exchange service to ensure that customers are always satisfied with its products.
Daiohs takes pride in its coffee beans, which are carefully roasted and monitored by its own Daiohs factory with detailed quality control measures. This allows Daiohs to provide customers with the highest quality coffee that is both rich in flavour and aroma.
Daiohs Malaysia has ambitious plans for the future. One of its primary objectives is to be a public listed company and it is currently in the process of achieving this goal. It also plans to open distributorships to expand its reach in Malaysia and the ASEAN region. Daiohs Malaysia aims to be the top OCS provider in Malaysia and is committed to providing exceptional services for its customers.
by Top 10 of Asia | May 9, 2023 | What's New
Set above the city skyline, the Ritz-Carlton, Melbourne celebrates ancient stories and vibrant cultures with stunning design and immersive experiences
The Ritz-Carlton, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 exceptional hotel brands, recently announced the opening of The Ritz-Carlton, Melbourne, debuting an oasis of elevated luxury in the heart of the metropolis. Soaring 80 stories above the city, the new hotel brings the brand’s legendary service and contemporary aesthetic to Australia’s arts and epicurean capital.
“We are thrilled to bring The Ritz-Carlton brand to Melbourne, and to open our second hotel in Australia,” said Tina Edmundson, President, Luxury at Marriott International. “With its destination-driven design inspired by the city’s past and present, combined with the finest amenities, exciting culinary offerings and highly personalised service, The Ritz-Carlton, Melbourne exemplifies our commitment to delivering unparalleled experiences and creating meaningful memories in inspiring cities, the world over.”
Set on the western side of Melbourne’s central business district, The Ritz-Carlton, Melbourne celebrates the country’s ancient stories and vibrant cultures, filtered through a distinctly Melbourne lens. Designed by Australian architects Cottee Parker, the hotel’s stunning spaces, from the ground floor gallery to the Sky Lobby Reception on Level 80, showcase an acknowledgement of place and indigenous heritage, expressed through the beautifully curated artworks that adorn the arrival lobby walls.
The interiors of the hotel, designed by BAR Studio, capture Melbourne’s unique identity with influences from its indigenous story, Victorian-era gold rush, European heritage, and fabled laneway life. Further bringing the destination to life for guests, every evening in the arrival lobby an immersive cultural soundscape maps the city’s story and combines the beat and rhythm of Australia’s past, present, and future.
Check-in at The Ritz-Carlton, Melbourne is at the spectacular Sky Lobby Reception on Level 80. With a double-vaulted ceiling and windows spanning the entire level, the Sky Lobby affords guests uninterrupted views across Melbourne, from the sweep of Port Philip Bay to the Yarra below and the mountains in the distance. The hotel’s 257 guestrooms are understated and elegant, allowing the stunning city views to take centre stage.
Rooms and suites feature dark wood and simple natural stone punctuated with decorative hand-made glass panels, custom light fixtures, and touches of gold. The Ritz-Carlton Suite, one of the city’s largest, spans the length of the building and boasts a separate living and dining room, walk-through wardrobe, in-room sauna, and private pantry. Guests staying in Club Level suites will enjoy access to a signature Ritz-Carlton Club, a private sanctuary where they can work, rest, or play while experiencing the most elevated personalised service and curated culinary journeys throughout the day. Thoughtful touches such as a towel imbued with seasonal native fragrances, presented on arrival, are hallmarks of the Club.
Reflecting the city’s epicurean obsessions, three distinct culinary venues sit at the heart of The Ritz-Carlton, Melbourne. The hotel’s signature restaurant Atria is named for the brightest star in the southern constellation, Triangulum Australe. Atria features hyper-seasonal, innovative, inspiring dishes by Executive Chef Michael Greenlaw’s creative and progressive menu concepts, developed in partnership with Culinary Advisor Mark Best.
Located on the same level, Cameo is an intimate, sophisticated cocktail bar set high over the city and invites conviviality and a sense of discovery. Steeped in ceremony and imagination, Cameo is a luxurious showcase for exceptional spirits, rare vintages, and the art of mixology. The Ritz-Carlton Lobby Lounge offers the perfect setting for guests to enjoy coffee, casual luncheons, relaxed dinners, and receptions. The Lounge is also home to the hotel’s high tea experience, where a personal menu, customised tea blend, and a high tea stand created especially for the experience, reflect a sense of place, capturing the spirit of Melbourne.
For guests looking to unwind, The Ritz-Carlton Spa is an urban respite, with six serene treatment rooms where guests can embark on a journey to awaken the senses and rejuvenate mind, body, and soul. In addition to luxurious treatments featuring products from ESPA, guests may choose from The Ritz-Carlton Spa’s signature treatments such as The Indulgent Rose, a ritual blending foot massage, energy balancing warm rose otto oil massage, and a soothing rose quartz Gu Sha facial to create a profound sense of relaxation. A stunning infinity pool provides a serene oasis from which to look out over the city, and a carefully curated fitness centre and peaceful yoga studio complete the wellness experience.
With over 2,500 square metres of exceptional, customisable spaces, The Ritz-Carlton, Melbourne is set to become an exciting new event destination, offering personalised, bespoke experiences and state-of-the-art amenities. For intimate gatherings, celebrations, or corporate functions, The Ritz-Carlton, Melbourne offers sophisticated and versatile event venues spanning two levels of the hotel. The Ritz-Carlton Grand Ballroom, with soaring 7 metre-high ceilings and a vast floorplan that can seat up to 550 guests and a stunning floor-to-ceiling feature window is inspired by the Great Hall of Melbourne’s National Gallery of Victoria.
“I am excited to be opening our doors, welcoming guests and locals alike to experience Melbourne through a new and unique lens,” said Antony Page, General Manager, The Ritz-Carlton, Melbourne. “We look forward to creating memories for each and every guest, each and every day, bringing The Ritz-Carlton brand’s special sense of hospitality to this legendary city.”
For further information and bookings, please visit www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/australia/melbourne
by Top 10 of Asia | Apr 27, 2023 | Rankings
Jewellery is a form of self-expression and personal adornment that has been in existence for centuries and Malaysia has a rich history of crafting stunning and unique jewellery pieces. From white gold and diamond jewellery to handmade pieces; bespoke and custom-made pieces to luxurious and timeless designs, Malaysia has an abundance of inspiring jewellery brands that cater to a diverse clientele. In this issue, Top 10 of Asia shares its pick of the ten most inspiring jewellery brands (presented in no particular order) that have captivated jewellery connoisseurs and enthusiasts with their exquisite craftsmanship, creative designs, innovative services, commitment to excellence and popularity.
Dorothy Jen Ng
Frou Frou is a renowned jewellery brand that has gained recognition on various media and news platforms. Led by Dorothy Jen Ng, a proficient jewellery designer, third-generation jeweller and gemologist, the brand is famous for its customised jewellery and gemstone expertise, passed down through many generations of family heritage. Frou Frou’s Crown Solitaire collection is a masterpiece, showcasing a minimalist and timeless design that exudes elegance and sophistication. The collection is crafted with meticulous attention to detail, making it one of the most sought-after engagement ring designs in the Frou Frou range, with an enormous fan base. Unlike most jewellers in Asia, Frou Frou has successfully integrated the timeless elegance of European fine jewellery into its pieces, making them practical for modern-day living.
Lim Wai Hung
Lazo Diamond, established in 2003, has emerged as one of Malaysia’s leading manufacturers and retailers of white gold and diamond jewellery. Led by Lim Wai Hung, Lazo Diamond has consistently surpassed expectations in crafting luxurious and exclusive pieces of jewellery for daily wear and special occasions. Through its unparalleled commitment to quality and design, Lazo Diamond has experienced exceptional growth, with an impressive network of 33 retail stores nationwide. It is now one of the largest white gold and diamond jewellery chains in Malaysia, synonymous with opulence, sophistication and timeless elegance. Its expertly curated collections are infused with a signature blend of contemporary and classic styles. With its unwavering commitment to excellence, it continues to captivate and inspire the most discerning jewellery connoisseurs across Malaysia.
Led by Eric Leong, MS Jewels Boutique Sdn Bhd is among the subsidiary companies of MS Gold Crafts Industries Sdn Bhd, one of the major gold jewellery manufacturers in the Malaysian and Southeast Asian region. Driven by passion in jewellery making, it values quality craftsmanship and customers’ satisfaction above all else. Its team of highly skilled goldsmiths and jewellery designers continue to produce gold jewellery that is magnificent in craftsmanship and elegance in design. MS Jewels is now a reputable online retailer for gold. MS Jewels sells over 900 gold items and has recently gained popularity for its customised gold jewellery and Gemological Institute of America’s diamond jewellery.
Tangan Jewellery is a handmade jewellery company that originated from Malaysia and started its business in 2021 by Naomi Wong. Tangan Jewellery prides itself in offering pieces of wearable art inspired by life, Malaysian culture, art and flowers. Every design is unique and handmade in small batches by Naomi Wong, a local artisan. Hence, every design is one of its kind. The materials used by Tangan Jewellery are high quality polymer clay, resin, hypoallergenic stainless steel and a mix of other raw natural materials. The brand’s mission and vision is to encapsulate the Malaysian spirit through art while bringing it to both local and international markets. Tangan Jewellery products are sold at APOM Store in KLCC, GLMM Penang, T2Bang Penang, PaKat Store Miri and numerous other locations in Malaysia.
Habib Jewels is a distinguished brand that has shown outstanding dedication to its customers for over 60 years. Led by Dato’ Sri Meer Sadik Habib, the brand is known for offering exclusive and unique world-class jewellery at reasonable prices. In 2011, Habib collaborated with Pandora from Denmark and became the sole distributor of the trendy and affordable luxury watch brand – Ice-Watch from Belgium. Habib also partnered with local businesses such as Chantique, Ar-Rahnu, TimeZone and Jewels Hotel. Habib offers a wide range of quality products, from elaborately crafted gold jewellery to diamond and gemstone creations that reflect Malaysia’s rich heritage. It is now a multi-award-winning brand and one of Malaysia’s premier jewellers, serving a diverse clientele from the United States, Europe, and all over Asia, including Dubai, Indonesia, Brunei, Singapore and Hong Kong.
Founded by Dato’ Choon Yee Seiong, Poh Kong is a well-known brand in the jewellery industry and was listed on Bursa Malaysia in 2004. Poh Kong has its own manufacturing facility in Shah Alam and 100 outlets, making it the largest jewellery retail chain store in Malaysia. Poh Kong has created several in-house brands such as Tranz, Happy Love, Anggun and The Art of Auspicious Jewellery. It is also the sole distributor for world-renowned international jewellery brands such as Schoeffel luxury pearls from Germany and two Italian brands, Luca Carati and Moraglione 1922. Poh Kong offers a wide range of gold and gemstones jewellery, including its own in-house brands, created by skilled craftsmen and designers. Its jewelleries range include those from simple to exquisite designs, collectibles to custom-made works of art and even international brands such as Disney.
Diamond & Platinum
Diamond & Platinum is one of Malaysia’s most trusted diamond jeweller and has over 500,000 satisfied customers. The brand is a highly skilled omnichannel diamond jeweller in Malaysia and Brunei that offers a wide range of quality jewellery and services to customers worldwide. Diamond & Platinum is one of the very few fully-fledged jewellers in Malaysia with the capacity to manufacture everything in-house. The brand has 11 showrooms in major malls nationwide and offers ready-made products as well as customisation and bespoke services. Diamond & Platinum is a pioneer and leader in premium diamond and platinum jewellery in Malaysia and Brunei. Its diamond brands, Estrella Diamond and De Beers Forevermark are highly sought-after and loved by customers for their supreme grade and responsibly sourced hallmark.
Founded by Ethon Low, Tailored Jewel is a jeweller in Malaysia that has revolutionised the industry by implementing a unique omnichannel business model. The brand is among the first jewellers in Malaysia to offer a 360-degree jewellery experience at their Galleria while also having an extensive eCommerce platform that caters to all jewellery shopping needs. Tailored Jewel has won various awards and has been featured in several media outlets. The brand is committed to providing virtual consultations that are as thorough as in-store ones. Hand models are presented throughout the session to provide customers with a demonstration of the look and feel of the ring they are interested in. Additionally, complimentary ring sizers are available upon request. Tailored Jewel offers nationwide and international shipment services. The brand’s services include polishing, resizing, refurbishing, restoring, repairing, resetting and replating.
Zcova is a well-known jewellery brand that has made its mark by modernising the way people purchase diamonds and gemstones. Founded by Low Ziwei and Low Ziyin in 2015, Zcova has served over 8,000 customers and has been featured in various media and news outlets. The brand’s primary focus is on providing proper education, high-quality collections and legitimate certifications to its customers. All of Zcova’s diamonds and gemstones are ethically sourced from the largest suppliers globally, who adhere to the Kimberley Process. Additionally, its diamonds and gemstones are evaluated by the most respected and leading gemological laboratories such as the Gemological Institute of America, International Gemological Institute and International Coloured Gemstone Laboratory. The brand’s jewellery is also handcrafted by its experienced jewellers in Malaysia. Zcova offers its services both online and through its branches.
Founded by Sammy Chong, Celovis Paris is a unique jewellery brand that focuses on crafting jewellery pieces for women in Malaysia using German imported titanium. One of the main selling points of Celovis Titanium Jewellery is that it is an excellent choice for individuals with an active lifestyle or those who prefer jewellery pieces of high quality that will last a lifetime. Additionally, the brand offers complimentary laser engraving services for all Celovis jewellery pieces. Customers could personalise their purchase and make the jewellery more meaningful. Celovis’ Titanium Jewellery series offers a guarantee that the jewellery will not tarnish over time, is corrosion-resistant, hypoallergenic and doesn’t break over time. It is suitable for individuals with skin allergies. Celovis also provides a lifetime warranty for customers and it has won several awards for its innovative approach to jewellery crafting.