Speaking at the launch, Tan Sri (Dr) Francis Yeoh, Managing Director of YTL Corporation said, “Not only are we witnessing the opening of a new boutique in Starhill Gallery, but this is HYT’s first eponymous boutique in the world!
“Extreme alchemists, HYT’s Hydro-Mechanical Watchmakers have turned utopia into reality – mixing mechanics and liquid within a wristwatch. This independent Swiss luxury brand has drawn upon the strictest codes in fine watchmaking – and felt entirely free to shatter them!
“Never since the water clocks of the pharaohs, have the laws of gravity been overcome to transpose this energy in a portable watch. HYT has done it!
“Starhill Gallery, known for being the epitome of luxury and sophistication, is continuously on the lookout for dynamic and niche brands to offer its loyal customers; brands that offer something different, something qualitative, something unique. HYT is that and we welcome them to the family and look forward to further innovations and amazing developments from the Hydro Mechanical Horologists in the years to come!”
Spa Village at The Gainsborough Bath Spa, Bath - A savvy Malaysian hotel and spa group has opened an East-meets-West water wonderland in Britain’s most famous spa city. Thermal waters are the draw at The Gainsborough: its Spa Village has thermal pools, powerful massage jets, ice alcoves and thermal fountains. Other treatments include “freedom” – controlled submerging with a therapist, which is liberating both mentally and physically – ginger exfoliation and magnesium wraps (the mineral antidote for anxiety). Massages draw on Malaysia’s rich healing heritage. You can even access thermal waters from your bathroom, a UK first. Double rooms from £285....
Last year, the YTL Group set out to tackle various issues highlighted in The Sustainable Development Goals, an initiative by the United Nations. The Goals for Sustainable Development or The Global Goals is a 17-point plan to end poverty, halt climate change and fight injustice and inequality. It is known as the biggest attempt in the history of the human race to make the world a better place.
In meeting the need for Gender Equality as outlined by The Global Goals, the W@Y initiative was borne, spearheaded by Jillian Quah, Corporate Finance Manager at YTL Corporation.
The views from serious commentators range from a hard landing in China, a US recession, and the unwinding of European integration; to the current turbulence being more sentiment-driven than fundamentals-based and that growth - while not stellar - is reasonable and moving in the right direction....
As Chinese consumers cut back on gold purchases for a second year in a row, nowhere is the slowdown being felt more than in the country's once-bustling jewellery manufacturing and retail hub of Shuibei....
This short film tells the story of Ratnadewi Lim, a YTL Foundation scholar. Although she was an exceptional student, Ratna had difficulty gaining admission into local universities after STPM. Her desire to pursue a tertiary education meant enrolling in a private university that she lacked the funds for. It is at this point that a friend’s mother stepped in to encourage her to apply for a YTL Foundation scholarship, and she would later go on to complete her degree in a private university.
The simple act of intervention and belief changed Ratna’s life. Today, Ratna is a government teacher in a high-need school with students who come from low socio-economic backgrounds. She firmly believes that everyone can achieve excellence as long as given the chance, and spends her time these days helping students reach their full potential.