PUBLICITAS Advertising Sales and Marketing Perlyn de Rouvray
Philippe Girardot, managing director philippe.girar[email protected] MALAYSIA
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