Choo Yilin x YTL Hotels Present A Vintage Honeymoon

Full-time traveller Amelyn Beverly onboard to Eastern & Oriental Express.

Full-time traveller Amelyn Beverly onboard to Eastern & Oriental Express.

 

At the core of Choo Yilin, so much of what we have done has always been to tell the stories of our grandparents’ and their grandparents’. In light of this, when YTL Hotels invited us to collaborate and create a collection of fine keepsakes inspired by their luxury spaces, it was extremely clear that we had to choose both the Eastern & Oriental (E&O) Express and The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur.  We went on a journey of rich discovery with full-time travel personalities (and the sweetest couple!), Amelyn Beverly and Dan, and we wanted to share our experience with you.

To celebrate the launch of our Vintage Honeymoon Capsule Collection, Choo Yilin is hosting a luxury stay giveaway with YTL Hotels this September! 

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Here’s a peek at the experiences you stand to win:

 
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The Grand Prize

A journey for two, from Singapore to Bangkok, onboard the magnificent Eastern & Oriental Express — Southeast Asian’s only luxury train (worth S$9857).

1st Prize

3D2N Stay in The Governor Suite at The Majestic Kuala Lumpur, with complimentary breakfast, and an indulgent afternoon tea for two (worth S$900).

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2nd Prize

3D2N Stay at The Majestic Malacca, with complimentary breakfast, a luxurious spa experience, and sumptuous afternoon tea for two (worth S$800).


DIVE INTO THE JOURNEY OF OLD WORLD GLAMOUR

The Eastern & Oriental Express

Pete, the resident jazz pianist, entertaining the couple with classic melodies in the Bar Car.

Pete, the resident jazz pianist, entertaining the couple with classic melodies in the Bar Car.

 

The luxury cabins of the E&O Express evoke a nostalgic feeling of a time past, where the colours and textures of the spaces hint at the best of European luxury. The interiors of the cabins are incredibly lavish, featuring Jim Thompson’s Thai silk. 

 
Amelyn pairs a Choo Yilin jade bangle with the Vintage Honeymoon Pearl Sautoir Necklace, worn in a double loop.

Amelyn pairs a Choo Yilin jade bangle with the Vintage Honeymoon Pearl Sautoir Necklace, worn in a double loop.

Savouring a four-course fine dining menu, featuring Asian and Western flavours.

Savouring a four-course fine dining menu, featuring Asian and Western flavours.

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The Reading Room, ornately decorated with plush furnishings, provides an intimate setting for a quiet read.

The Reading Room, ornately decorated with plush furnishings, provides an intimate setting for a quiet read.

 

As you journey through vast Southeast Asian terrains, relish in a delectable fine dining experience that features indigenous Southeast Asian ingredients like lemongrass, ginger, pomelo and pineapples.

 
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The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur

 
 
A grand piano sits in the center of the Colonial Cafe at The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur, amid art deco style influences.

A grand piano sits in the center of the Colonial Cafe at The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur, amid art deco style influences.

 
 

Be transported back to the 1930s as you take in the opulent facade and interiors of The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur. The Cigar Room and The Drawing Room strongly emulate the colonial nostalgia, while the hotel's famous afternoon tea features a decadent spread of scones, jams and dainty finger sandwiches which are quintessentially English; they also serve hot savouries that are made with an Asian twist.

 
Enjoying afternoon tea in the Drawing Room, a beautiful private lounge with a touch of colonial nostalgia.

Enjoying afternoon tea in the Drawing Room, a beautiful private lounge with a touch of colonial nostalgia.

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The Majestic Suite offers the ultimate luxury experience, with spacious living areas boasting distinctly colonial decor with an art deco twist.

The Majestic Suite offers the ultimate luxury experience, with spacious living areas boasting distinctly colonial decor with an art deco twist.


THE VINTAGE HONEYMOON CAPSULE COLLECTION

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The Vintage Honeymoon Capsule Collection was inspired by these two spaces, and more precisely, the women that would capture the spirit of these two spaces. Thus, we dug deep into the types of jewellery were popular in the 1930s, and we decided to use two classic styles — the sautoir necklaces and the seed pearl halos. We then took these historically significant pieces and added our own contemporary Southeast Asian flair.

 
 
The Choo Yilin Vintage Honeymoon Pearl and Jade Sautoir Necklaces.

The Choo Yilin Vintage Honeymoon Pearl and Jade Sautoir Necklaces.

 
 

The sautoir necklace first made an appearance during the turn of the 20th century in Europe, before getting increasingly popular in the Art Deco age. The contemporary appeal is such that there are multiple ways to wear and style it. Some examples include: 

 
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Besides pearls, which were something original sautoir necklaces would feature, we’ve also chosen to pair this design with our signature gemstone — Type A jadeite.

At the turn of the 19th century, seed pearls were widely used in halos of jewellery pieces. Pearls were actually considered more valuable than diamonds at one stage, because cultured pearls had yet to be discovered. Today, modern jewellery often feature diamond halos.  

 
The Choo Yilin Vintage Honeymoon Seed Pearl Earrings is a versatile creation, and can be worn as studs.

The Choo Yilin Vintage Honeymoon Seed Pearl Earrings is a versatile creation, and can be worn as studs.

 

We honour this piece of history by combining seed pearls and diamonds around Type A custom-cut ice jadeite cabochons; a nod to both our colonial heritage and our modern-day Southeast Asian present — just as both The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur, and the Eastern & Oriental Express have done. 

CHOO YILIN x YTL HOTELS GIVEAWAY:
WIN the luxury journey of a lifetime

 
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You’re invited to participate in the Choo Yilin x YTL Hotels giveaway!

From the 4th to the 30th of September 2019, every S$500 spent at Choo Yilin Flagship Boutique or on chooyilin.com entitles you to one lucky draw chance. The more you spend, the more chances you get to be a lucky winner - there’s no cap!

Stand to win:

The Grand Prize:
A journey for two, from Singapore to Bangkok, onboard the magnificent Eastern & Oriental Express. (worth S$9857)

1st Prize:
A 3D2N Stay in the Governor Suite at The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur, with complimentary breakfast and afternoon tea for two. (worth S$900)

2nd Prize:
A 3
D2N Stay at The Majestic Malacca, with complimentary breakfast, a luxurious spa experience, and afternoon tea for two. (worth S$800)

This giveaway is open to all worldwide.

Terms & Conditions Apply.

 

 

TERMS & CONDITIONS

This giveaway is valid for purchases made only at the Choo Yilin Flagship Boutique at Mandarin Gallery, Choo Yilin Atelier at Joo Chiat, and www.chooyilin.com from 4th to 30th September 2019. With every S$500 nett spent, customers are entitled to one chance at the lucky draw. Each eligible customer can win a maximum of one prize only. Customers must submit their name, mobile number and email address during checkout in order to be eligible for the giveaway. Purchases must be made in full before customers are eligible to enter the giveaway. Deposits or partial payments will not count towards the S$500 nett spend. Payment for after-sales care will not count towards the S$500 nett spend. This giveaway is open to all customers worldwide. The winners shall be selected at random from eligible entries by means of a computerised method. Winners shall be notified via their contact details by 2 October 2019. If the winner(s) does not respond with acknowledgment within 72 hours from point of contact from the brand, Choo Yilin reserves the right to withdraw the prize from the winner(s) and pick a replacement winner(s). By participating in the giveaway, the winners agree to grant Choo Yilin the right to use their names for promotional purposes, including posting on the brand’s Instagram and blog. Prize vouchers must be collected from Choo Yilin within 2 weeks from the closing date of the giveaway. Prize vouchers must be redeemed from the respective vendors by the expiry date indicated on the vouchers. All unclaimed prizes will be otherwise forfeited. The prize vouchers are non-transferrable and not exchangeable for cash, credit or other goods and services. Choo Yilin reserves the right to vary these terms and conditions or suspend or terminate the giveaway without any notice or liability to any party.