PUBLICITAS Ad­ver­tis­ing Sales and Mar­ket­ing Per­lyn de Rou­vray

Philippe Gi­rar­dot, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor philippe.gi­rar­dot@publicitas.com MALAYSIA

Robb Report (Malaysia) - - Malaysia - Ger­many Lon­don

Di­rec­tor Re­gional Sales IMV

ROBB Re­port ME­DIA, LLC

In­terim Chief Op­er­at­ing Of­fi­cer

This month, Robb Re­port Malaysia whisks you on an ex­plo­ration of the global city that is toronto (pg 52), be­fore head­ing south to sam­ple fine Bar­ba­dos rum (pg 78). We then cross the isth­mus of tehuan­te­pec and into the wildlife fan­ta­sia of the Gala­pa­gos is­lands in­hab­ited by giant tor­toises and lava lizards (pg 66). Be­fore long, you are mak­ing your way up the Nile (pg 84), cross­ing the mediter­ranean and ar­riv­ing at the eter­nal party venue that is ibiza, where a new Nobu ho­tel has risen on the shores of ta­la­manca Bay (pg 40). Should this som­nam­bu­lar ex­is­tence prove to be too much (or lit­tle) to bear, why not con­sider the other end of the spec­trum. in the ki­netic city of hong Kong, you can call in at the man­darin ori­en­tal, which opened in 1963 and still bears many hall­marks of its time (pg 64).

its cur­rent it­er­a­tion – which in­curred a US$ 150- mil­lion (rm660-mil­lion) ren­o­va­tion bill – re­tains the ho­tel’s gra­cious charms and un­de­ni­able sense of lux­ury.

if one were to ex­plore the back of house be­yond its olden- day Chin­nery Bar, one would chance upon the world’s only Krug room, rem­i­nis­cent of a train’s car­riage car but stocked with rare Krug vin­tages and an in­ti­mate din­ner table for a party of 12.

in all these ex­pe­ri­ences, one is re­minded of Cuban Amer­i­can es­say­ist and mem­oirist Anais Nin, who once re­marked: “We travel, some of us for­ever, to seek other places, other lives, other souls.”

A Well-trav­elled Life

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