There’s a saying by a Polish educator and author named Janusz Korczak; “Life is a circus ring, with some moments more spectacular than others.” Well, the Swiss Dream Circus 2019 is here for a little over a month so prep yourself for a spectacular time. The flow of the week goes on, and on high notes too — pun intended. Both Martell and Chivas are hosting workshops (one with chocolate, and the other at a fancy new rooftop establishment), but if you’ve making plans for a girls-only getaway far from city life, make a pitstop at the Shetravels; The Marketplace for Women Travellers. Scroll down for all the details.
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Sure, you can sniff, swivel and sip your way to looking like a true whisky connoisseur… or you can learn all you need to know about whisky blending from the Chivas brand ambassador himself. The event takes place at Petaling Jaya’s highest rooftop bar, guaranteeing a fun time at a cool new watering hole. As you savour the Scotch whisky, you’ll learn about the history of Chivas, the different processes that go into making grain whisky and single malts, and the flavours that play a part in whisky blending. This is where it gets really exciting: guests will also get to create their own blend to take home. The Marimbar “Chivas The Blend” event starts at 7.00pm and is limited to a maximum of 25 guests. Reservations will be made on a first-come, first-served basis.
Girls run the world, and travel around it too. At this marketplace; experiences, services and products are all catered for female travellers. There’s even activities to plan out for groups of girlfriends if the idea of travel is enticing, but you don’t know where to start with it. Service providers here come from within Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Cambodia and more. Brands making an appearance include the likes of Bingka, Mimpi matamoon, Hijau Philosophy Essential Oils and Wayfarer.co.
If you’re going to indulge in cognac, you might as well do it perfectly with a chocolate pairing. Ning of the homegrown brand Chocolate Concierge and Martell ambassador Jean-Baptiste Gouvril are here to help you explore the art of not just indulgence, but in creating your own Martell truffle chocs. The rest of the agenda includes a taste challenge, and a chocolate and Martell cognac tasting.
The circus is back in town for its 5th anniversary celebration, with a brand new cast ready to surprise and delight crowds under the tutelage of ringmaster Marco Baumgartner. This year, they’re bringing in tight rope walkers, trapeze artists, jump rope performances and what they call the ‘Wheel of Death’. Still, it’s family-friendly fun for all with high-spirited acts and lots of thrills and twirls.