A REFRESHING URBAN OASIS
Work in Progress is now Whipped Into Place for its 10th year anniversary
A NEW ERA dawns for one of Bangsar’s favourite night haunts, as WIP opens its doors once again to the public, after an intensive facelift since December last year.
From its beginnings as a Work In Progress, WIP is now Whipped Into Place, and has firmly established itself as a polished diamond glittering in the dining landscape of Kuala Lumpur in the last 10 years, offering a cosy and relaxed ambience throughout the week, and transforming into a high-energy, vibrant night-spot for weekends.
The new chapter begins amidst a vibrant new interior, reminiscent of a tropical holiday getaway with pillars shaped as trees providing shades to the guests. Not only that, some added joie de vivre is instilled into a refreshed menu, paired with live music entertainment̶all the while retaining the casual and relaxed vibe KL-ites tend to gravitate towards to unwind after a hard day’s work, or even just to catch up with friends.
In keeping with the Northern Mediterranean influences in the menu, WIP’s new menu carries delectable dishes, such as Ambrosia Salad, Aged Baby Tomahawk, Greek Lamb Pizza, Moroccan Lamb Stew, Vietnamese Crab Noodles and much more.
With the advent of craft spirits in Malaysia, WIP has also brought in some unique labels for the informed drinkers looking to explore beyond the usual repertoire of available spirits, such as Heineken, The Balvenie, The Botanist and The Dalmore, some of which have been incorporated into new cocktails to complement the new menu. AM
watches don’t come under ethical scrutiny. The conditions that miners work in and the civil strife that mining companies bring into the region are brushed under carpets. While there isn’t much Chopard can do as one brand, it aims to promote greater transparency in its production at least.
The brand defines ethical gold as “gold acquired from responsible sources, verified as having met international best practice environmental and social standards”. This doesn’t mean that all of its gold will be of Fairmined quality.
Rather, all gold by Chopard will be responsibly sourced from one of two traceable routes. The first is artisanal freshly mined gold from small-scale mines participating in the Swiss Better Gold Association (SBGA), Fairmined and Fairtrade schemes. The second will be through the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC)’s Chain of Custody gold, through Chopard’s partnership with RJC-certified refineries.
It is heartening to see a brand take such a firm stance. There are many brands that
“CHOPARD’S COMMITMENT TO 100 PERCENT ETHICALLY SOURCED GOLD IS PROOF THAT LUXURY NEED NOT BE SO FAR REMOVED FROM THE REAL WORLD”
adopt various corporate social responsibility through external projects, but Chopard’s work on its own production line is something to be applauded.
Admittedly, it may be easier for an independent family owned brand such as Chopard to make such a commitment, since it doesn’t need to reach a board concensus the way a public company does, but its direction is one that the entire industry should emulate. AM
Aged Baby Tomahawk
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