Starhill's 'Journey' Stands the Test of Time
Jakarta Globe, 7 December 2015
The ceremony featured the vocal prowess of British mezzo-soprano Carly Paoli and Italian tenor Alessandro Safina, who performed for a virtual “who’s who” of the country’s elite. Among them was Malaysian Minister of Tourism and Culture Mohamed Nazri Bin Abdul Aziz, whose office has been a staunch supporter of Journey since its inception.
Speaking at the event, Tan Sri (Dr) Francis Yeoh said, "We would like to thank the Ministry for its continuous strong support of A Journey Through Time. I have always thought Malaysia had the potential to be a shopping paradise and in 2013 and 2014 CNN voted Kuala Lumpur as a 4th top shopping city in the world!
"The YTL Group and Starhill Gallery are proud to support the Ministry of Tourism and Culture to achieve Malaysia's agenda to have tourism remain as one of the prime contributors to the development of the nation. We hope that our successful collaboration over nine years will continue to grow from strength to strength."
“We have seen [the exhibit] grow both in scale and reception each year,” Dato' Seri Mohamed Nazri said in his opening speech.
“Now in its ninth year, we remain strong in support for the grand endeavor that Starhill Gallery has put in to organize such a prestigious event that is both revered and anticipated by all watch and jewelry enthusiasts in Asia.
“We are excited with what Starhill Gallery has in mind for next year when the event will be in its 10th year,” he added.
True to its word, the business conglomerate tapped into the creative talents of music and fashion, inviting British pop star Gareth Gates to perform at Journey’s opening ceremony on Nov. 20 and celebrity favorite Julien Macdonald to present his bold brand of haute couture.
Sensational Finale to A Journey Through Time IX with Carly Paoli
Kuala Lumpur, 28 November 2015
“We share this proud moment with YTL Group and Starhill Gallery. The Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Malaysia has been a keen collaborator with Starhill Gallery on A Journey Through Time ever since its inception nine years ago,” said Dato’ Seri Mohamed Nazri Bin Abdul Aziz.
“We have seen it grow both in scale and reception each year. Now in its ninth year, we remain strong in support for the grand endeavour that Starhill Gallery has put in to organise such a prestigious event that is both revered and anticipated by all watch and jewellery enthusiasts in Asia. We are excited with what Starhill Gallery has in mind for next year when the event will be in its 10th year,” he further added.
Delivering the opening address, Tan Sri (Dr) Francis Yeoh said, “We hope that our successful collaboration since the inception of A Journey Through Time nine years ago will continue to grow from strength to strength. We are committed to diversify and build on the event to make it a bigger draw for overseas visitors to our country each year.”
British songstress voices out support for mall's charity drive
The Star, 27 November 2015
THE crowd in Starhill Gallery stood in stunned silence when Carly Paoli took the stage and showcased her powerful vocals.