Robb Report Singapore

Soaking Up All That Goodness

The cutting-edge technology at Apollo Men’s Wellness Center in The Starhill, Kuala Lumpur, can help you look and feel like a paragon of masculinit­y.

- Words: Eugene Phua Photograph­y: Ting Yang Shan

Soaking in a bathtub is an unfamiliar experience. I’ve lived in condominiu­ms almost all my life, so having enough space just to shower was a treat. Yet here I am, having a dip in lovely Goldilocks water (not too hot, not too cold, just right), in a tub that surprising­ly yet comfortabl­y fits my 1.78m body. The lights are configured just enough so that I can either use my phone or have a power nap. The water contains more than double the oxygen in the atmosphere and at least five times the oxygen in my body tissue. This means that all this oxygen is being passively diffused into my cells, with the objective of revitalisi­ng my body from the inside out, so that I’ll step out of the tub feeling fresher, better and younger. So, did I?


Apollo Men’s Wellness Center covers 208sqm of prime retail space at The Starhill in Kuala Lumpur. It features the latest technology and services, the best menswear and grooming products as well as a panel of profession­als and experts, all with the singular goal of providing men with a one-stop destinatio­n to fulfil all their needs (and wants). As the health and wellness juggernaut grows year after year, the founders of Apollo Men’s Wellness Center noticed a significan­t opportunit­y to target and cater to men. “There was a gap in the market for men’s health and wellness,” says Nadzri Mokhtar, the medical director and co-founder of Apollo Men’s Wellness Center. Nadzri, who has bachelor’s degrees in medicine, surgery and obstetrics from Trinity College Dublin, also runs Nara Clinic. Located in Kuala Lumpur, the clinic has been specialisi­ng in anti-ageing, aesthetics and functional medicine since 2006. “I’d say around three quarters of my clients (at Nara Clinic) are women and the rest are men,” says Nadzri.

He continues: “Men are now more conscious of their health. They have a lot of issues with their health and well-being, but they don’t have a safe space for anyone to talk to. So Daniel Beltsos (YTL Land’s retail consultant) and I, as well as a few others, sat down a year and a half ago and asked, ‘Wouldn’t it be great to open a place for men that’s

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