A Night of Luxury邂逅在奢华盛放之夜

DSC07542 copyIt was an extravagant gala event at the launch of Essenze magazine in Australia at the SpACE@Collins in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD. On the night of May 28, every square meter of the hall come gallery was filled with guests who were treated to fine wine, award winning beer and boutique finger food.

It was evident that no expense was spared as Essenze Editor-In-Chief, Ch’ng Huck Theng works on his philosophy of “Go hard, or go home”. Well, from an expected guest list of 120, the actual turnout was double that (over 200) and while some graced the event from the same city, some travelled a fair distance to be part of the Art of Contemporary Luxury that night. Art aficionados, business people and VIPs gathered under one roof to engage in the grand spectacle of art, beauty and luxury.

In his opening speech, Ch’ng candidly said “Some have asked why launch luxury magazine here, in Melbourne when print is seen as the dying breed?” His answer was that high-end luxury products still hold true to their value that piques the five senses. A rather figurative way of seeing it, but it makes simple sense. “Online is the new medium, but as we’re representing luxury goods, the consumer still want to hold, feel and try the product as a physical commodity. You wouldn’t find the most premium brand in the world solely selling online unless they don’t understand the value of premium service, the level of exclusivity that’s all part experiencing the brand. Hence, we as a luxury magazine still believe in the traditional and tangible experience that consumers will always appreciate. This is what makes us exclusive and we will keep it that way.”

While the magazine will be sold at newstands and bookstores, they are also personally distributed to high-end brands with affluent clientele, hence representing the niche demographic of Essenze readers.


Ch’ng said that he still believes in the philosophy of connecting “beautiful people” and promoting quality products. The motto of Essenze “The Art of contemporary luxury” is not only about how rich or influential people are but it goes beyond to living the life and making the best out of what one can afford.

Australia Malaysia Business Council president of the Victoria Chapter, Joe Perri and City of Melbourne Councillor and chairman of planning, Ken Ong were also present and gave a moving speech. Both these influential men were also featured in the first issue of Essenze and this indeed puts Malaysia-in-Melbourne on the map. Among other VIPs were Sean O’Donnell from Bank of Melbourne, Nicholas Pang from Temple Brewing Company and Nicole Chow  from UAG.

Some of the VIPs who attended included Mering Corporation chairman, Jason Yeap who’s a lawyer and property developer. Featured in the first issue of Essenze, Yeap is known as philanthropist with a passion for art and culture as well as a highly respected thought leader in business as well as board member for several philanthropic campaigns in Australia.

SpACE@Collins was not only a venue for this inaugural event, as it is open for corporate events, fashion shows, exhibitions and gala dinners. Indeed, it is the ideal spot for such showcases due to its privacy and cosy ambiance, but one that’s in a convenient location – level one of 278 Collins Street.


The night ended with guests taking home a copy of Essenze magazine and an experience that made a lasting impression in their minds and hearts. After all, this is what the magazine is about – where all good things in life meet.

The launch of EZ Australia will not be successful without good partnerships. The evening was made possible with the support from Event Equipment for their expertise in sound and light, furnitures from Complete Function Hire, F&B from CNK Food Design and last but not least, Temple Brewing for sponsoring  their international award winning Anytime IPA craft beer. Also not forgetting the CHT Team and friends that contributed to this success story.   

墨尔本的艺术空间 SpACE@Collins 在这个清爽的夜晚沸腾着:这是澳大利亚 ESSENZE 杂志的初版推展仪式,大厅挤满前来庆贺的客人们,此起彼落的欢笑声配合着葡萄酒、啤酒和外形精致的餐点,将夜晚点缀得更绚烂。

Essenze 主编庄学腾抱持着“Go Hard Or Go Home”,义无反顾前进的想法,展现了对于本身作品的强烈自信感和决心。从预期的120名出席者名单,最后翻倍逾250人,而许多不同领域远道而来的宾客,包括艺术爱好者、商业人士等皆聚集在同一屋檐下,可说是对于 Essenze 来到澳大利亚的另类欢迎仪式。


至于这本杂志并非在车站或书店出售,而是会亲自发送予高端品牌与富裕的客户,确立 Essenze 专营的读者群。

可是,庄学腾依旧认为连接美丽的人和事与推进优质产品的理念,Essenze 提倡的奢华艺术不仅是丰富多彩,影响力也超越生活,谁都值得拥有。

出席推展晚会的贵宾包括澳大利亚前律师、房产商与著名的慈善家 Jason Yeap,他除了是杂志创刊号的封面人物,艺术和文化的促进者,也是受人尊敬的思想领袖。

另外,澳大利亚马来西亚商务理事会(AMBC)维多利亚分会会长 Joe Perri 和墨尔本市议员兼策划 Ken Ong 也出席叙述了与Essenze的缘分。这些有影响力的人都聚集在 Essenze,也使马来西亚出现在墨尔本地图上。其他的贵宾包括来自墨尔本银行的 Sean O’Donnell, Temple Brewing CoNicholas PangUAG集团的Nicole Chow

SpACE@Collins 不仅作为开幕场地,它是开放的企业活动、时装表演,展览和晚宴的最佳场所。事实上,除了因为隐私和舒适的氛围,更是理想中心地带-柯林斯街2781楼。


EZ澳大利亚的推展仪式在优秀合作伙伴协助下成功举行。由Event Equipment 所精心设置的灯光与音乐完美结合,Complete Function Hire 所提供的优雅家具, CNK Food Design精心布置的餐饮, 再加上 Temple Brewing 奉上荣获国际奖项的 Anytime IPA手工精酿啤酒。当然也要在此感谢 CHT 团队和朋友们成就这个美好的策划。

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Overlooking calm waters and interspersed with greenery, Penang’s Permai Gardens offers a peaceful residential oasis in the heart of the city

Solitude  • SerenitySafetySeclusion

Combined, these a sanctuary make. No home is truly whole in the absence of a celestial bond between exactly these pillars to serve as a sturdy foundation. Unmatched in the degree of distinction such a blueprint invokes, Permai Gardens, an architectural marvel assembled by BSG Property, the premium-brand development is the epitome of elegance, exclusivity, and extravagance – all under one roof.

Plush with exquisite surrounds and flush with bespoke design articulations, the gated enclave encompasses an optimum security residential community engineered around a resort-style clubhouse and an Olympic-sized pool. Nestled between the elevated terrains of Tanjung Bunga in Penang, the suburban enclosure entails a total of 131 terrace houses, 16 garden villas and  15 pools villa across three storeys.

Far removed from the bustle-teeming scuttle of the city while coddled in Mother Nature’s panoramic embrace, the lusciously-manicured greens of the posh plaza adds to the exuberance of every contemporary dweller’s idea of a dreamy abode. A meticulously mapped-out urbanscape, the respite-inspired reserve is not bereft of the trappings of countryside. And yet, it also boasts of decadent amenities worthy of the partaking in true elite fashion.

These include a full-service gymnasium, steam room, 50-metre adult lane as well as kids’ wading pool, and of course, an entertainment glass lounge, to add to the atmosphere. The landscape features a four-tier security system with CCTV monitoring, perimeter infrared intruder detection, direct resident intercom, guard patrol, and motion detection alarms equipped with panic buttons.

Residences are fitted flat cantilevered roofs, and distinctive facades dressed in bold, earth-toned finishes well suited to the overall setting. Exteriors are an artistic mix of timber-cladding, metal, and glass. Meanwhile, full-length floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood timber floors, and clerestory glazing adorn the residences’ interiors to encourage natural ventilation, daylight penetration as well as a picturesque view of the scenery beyond the crystal-clear textures.

俯瞰沉静的海面,点缀着绿意, Penang’s Permai Gardens在强烈跃动的城市心脏铸造了一片优美的绿洲。

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闲逸 · 宁静 · 安全 · 隐秘


而这项极具想法的建设蓝图-马来西亚槟城 Permai Gardens 房产项目,由 BSG Property 诚意呈献,这个高档品牌房产商在同一构筑空间内糅合了优雅感、唯一性和华美观。

精致而高雅的结构环绕,洋溢着定制的无间接合设计,拥有强稳防盗系统、安全性极高的住宅小区。另外,尚具备休闲度假风格的会所和一个奥林匹克规格的游泳池。而依偎在 Tanjung Bunga 高地形之间、城郊结合区域,共有131间3层排屋,16间花园别墅与15间泳池别墅单位。




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When Perfect Brew Meets its Match完美啤酒+灵魂美食

Beer drinkers rejoice! It is no longer all about food and wine matching. Beer matched to food is just as important, and aims to make your dining experience even better!

If it is a good beer/food match, you will find that neither the food nor the beer will overwhelm each other. Rather it will create harmony with the flavours and textures.

At the forefront of stunning award-winning craft beer, is Temple Brewing Co in Brunswick, Melbourne. Temple are known for their traditional brewing techniques, environmentally friendly brewing practices and wonderful food, prepared thoughtfully by Chef Sam Hopkinson – (one of Melbourne’s most talented young chefs).

“Great beer needs great food and that is the principle that Temple has employed”

Temple recently won the “Best International Pale Ale Trophy” for it’s ‘Anytime IPA’ and is quickly gaining a reputation as the “Foodies Brewery” with its offering of refined comfort food and it’s funky fit-out. All items on the menu are beer-matched and if you’re struggling to choose the right beer, you can ask any of the helpful staff for advice, or go for a ‘Temple tasting rack’ of five beers.

“Our beer is freshly brewed on site”. Nick Pang, owner of Temple Brewing Co explains. “Great beer needs great food and that is the principle that Temple has employed.  We like to make food & beer tasting easy and enjoyable – like our ‘black as night’ – Midnight Burger, matched with the award winning Anytime IPA.”

Another favorite at Temple is the crisp and fresh ‘Bicycle Beer’, served with either the steak tartare or soft shell crab. Or the Cape Grim steak (grass fed from Tasmania), all dry aged for 30 days at the brewery before serving.

“Beer can also be beautifully matched to dessert. I absolutely love eating our Stout Crème Brule whilst I sip on the ‘New World American Stout’, sitting upstairs, looking down at the brewery where the beer was made.”

Temple’s fabulous ‘all season beer garden’ at the front of the brewery is the perfect spot to sit with your friends and enjoy the East Brunswick atmosphere. Temple is destined to become a food lover’s destination for many in the beautiful city of Melbourne.


从手工制作的精酿啤酒到小吃和主菜,Temple Bar & Restaurant 的精酿啤酒和美味餐点也打响名号,而菜单上的所有餐点皆为匹配精酿啤酒而以特殊自制食材所烹制,完美的啤酒需要配上灵魂美食,那就是 Temple 的原则。

在墨尔本,Temple Bar & Restaurant 纯天然的传统酿造啤酒是获奖工艺的最前沿。而酿造实践环保和美味食物,也是墨尔本著名的年轻创意主厨 Sam Hopkinson 的精心策划。

Temple 的明星精酿啤酒 “Anytime” 最近赢得了最佳国际淡麦啤酒奖,作为美食家啤酒迅速获得声誉,加上精致舒适食品与别致的配备。菜单上的所有食物都讲究与啤酒匹配,如果你想要选择正确的啤酒,请询问工作人员的意见,或者点特别品尝版5种啤酒。

我们的啤酒都是现场酿造。” Temple Brewing Co 的店主 Nick Pang 表示,伟大的啤酒需要优秀的食物,这就是 Temple 所采用的原则,让食品配合啤酒的化学作用显得轻松愉快,其中午夜汉堡,更是与获奖 Any time IPA 的口感相匹配。

另外,新鲜的 Bicycle 啤酒,最佳的配菜是鞑靼牛排、软壳蟹或格津角牛排(塔斯马尼亚州草饲牛)。而牛排在上桌前也会在啤酒厂内独特风干30天。


这个被誉为全季节啤酒花园,将带给你与朋友们享受East Brunswick 区的悠闲氛围。精心酿造的啤酒和美食,Temple Bar & Restaurant 点燃了墨尔本悠闲美丽的夜晚。