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Lanson Place Scoops Up 3 Industry Awards In Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai and Hong Kong

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HONG KONG/PRNewswire/ — Lanson Place Hospitality Management Limited (Lanson Place) is proud to announce that three properties across the pan-Asian region have been awarded three accolades in total. Aroma Garden Serviced Suites by Lanson Place (Shanghai) has won the “Best New Serviced Residence in China” at the Business Traveller China Awards for the second consecutive year; Lanson Place Bukit Ceylon Serviced Residences (Malaysia) was named Country Winner in Luxury Serviced Apartments at the 2016 World Luxury Hotel Awards; and Lanson Place Hotel, Hong Kong has received the “Best Urban Hotel” from the Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence.

The Business Traveller China Awards recognize leading hospitality operators in China‘s gateway cities. Winnersrepresent an outstanding service quality that make significant contributions and fresh impetus to the industry. TheWorld Luxury Hotel Awards recognize the world’s pinnacle of luxury hotels and hospitality establishments for their top-notch facilities and service excellence through public votes and independent evaluation. The Condé Nast Johansens Awards are a worldrenowned trust mark of quality, recognised by luxury consumers and travel professionals alike, that acknowledge and reward the hotels and hospitality establishments with exceptional service quality.

Mr. Marc Hediger, Chief Executive Officer of Lanson Place said, “It is a tremendous honour for our three properties in Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong to attain regional prominence that is acknowledged by industry players in Asia. I express heartfelt gratitude to our team of hospitality experts for their distinctive contribution in the past year in order to deliver truly exceptional service and create lasting memories for our guests.” He added, “With the existence of our eleven properties, we are confident that the Group will continue to grow as one of the leading hotel and serviced residence operators in Asia.”

About Aroma Garden Serviced Suites by Lanson Place

Located in Puxi, Shanghai, where The Bund and Yuyuan Garden are just a stone’s throw away, Aroma Garden Serviced Suites by Lanson Place offers 79 spacious one- to three-bedroom serviced suites, ranging from 97 to 470 sqm, bringing about enchanting living in the heart of Shanghai since its opening in 2015.

About Lanson Place Bukit Ceylon Serviced Residences

A member of the “Small Luxury Hotels of the WorldTM“, and located in Kuala Lumpur’s upbeat Bukit Ceylon area comprising of numerous commercial buildings, shopping malls, entertainment and cultural heritage attractions, Lanson Place Bukit Ceylon Serviced Residences combines modern luxury, tasteful elegance and residential comfort all under one roof. It has 150 lavishly appointed one to three-bedroom serviced apartments accompanied by all-encompassed amenities, facilities and unrivalled personalised services, bringing discerning guests a seamless and stylish lifestyle.

About Lanson Place Hotel, Hong Kong

Lanson Place Hotel, Hong Kong combines elegance, style and convenience in equal measure. The hotel is tucked discreetly in Hong Kong’s thriving entertainment and shopping hub, Causeway Bay. Its 194 rooms and penthouse suites, each with a kitchenette, demonstrate refined luxury accommodation along with the exclusivity and comfort of a private home. As the first member of the “Small Luxury Hotels of the WorldTM” in Hong Kong, the hotel has been delighting guests with award-winning service and comprehensive facilities in the heart of the city for over a decade.

About Lanson Place Hospitality Management Limited

Lanson Place is a whollyowned subsidiary of Wing Tai Properties Limited (Wing Tai), a publicly listed company in Hong Kong (HKEx stock code:369), currently manages eleven properties (two of which Wing Tai has equity in) under the Lanson Place brand, comprising high-end hotels and serviced apartments in Shanghai, Chengdu, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Hong Kong.

Lanson Place properties are generally located in close proximity to the central business district as well as shopping and entertainment precincts. Lanson Place aims to offer attentive and personalized service with the convenience of a luxury hotel and the comfort and privacy of home.

The Group will continue to grow the “Lanson Place” brand as a pan-Asian brand and will continue to explore investment and management opportunities mainly in gateway cities in the Asia-Pacific region.

Source: Lanson Place Hospitality Management Limited

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November 28, 2016 at 3:31 pm

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“Cloud”, a porcelain espresso cup and saucer inspired by contemporary Singapore and traditional Japanese craftsmanship

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White cloud over blue sky, produced by Miyama of Japan and Singapore based company HULS Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. was inspired by the 50th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between the two countries.

TOKYO, /PRNewswire/ — HULS Inc., a company which specialises in the global business of Japanese craft industries based in Tokyo and Singapore, launches “Cloud” espresso cup and saucer on 15th December 2016 both in Singapore and in Japan. The product is a result of the collaboration between a Singaporean designer and a Japanese ceramic manufacturer in the Mino region.

Espresso cup with a cloud shape handle

“Cloud” is a white porcelain espresso cup and saucer inspired by the closeness of the clouds and skies over Singapore. It is designed by a Singaporean designer, Casey Chen and manufactured by Miyama, a Japanese ceramic company located in Gifu prefecture which is renowned for their Mino ware and under the direction of HULS.

Casey was inspired by dedication and attentiveness to details of the workers and the unique decoration technique of applying patterns on porcelain using Japanese paper which characterises Miyama’s specialty in the field of Japanese ceramic tableware.

“Cloud” cup and saucer is inspired by the clouds and skies over Singapore

The collaboration between Singapore and Japan, in the creative and craft industries had flourished in recent years. Singapore’s unique cultural diversity and Japan’s craft industries are both rooted in tradition and this combination became the source of the creation of the finished product. The blue detailing of the saucer symbolises both the sky as well as the Singapore Peranakan blue and the matte texture of bisque porcelain realises a quality feel of Miyama. With its egg-shaped base and cloud-shaped handle, “Cloud” exudes a fun coffee time with a free and relaxed mind. A cup holder for espresso machine is included in each package. This product will be released simultaneously in Singapore and Japan.

– Casting

The method of slip casting is used for the production of “Cloud”. Slip casting is a type of ceramic molding technique which uses plaster molds instead of using the potter’s wheel. By pouring slip into plaster molds and drying it until its hardened, this technique makes it possible to create thin and strong ceramic products.

– Risen Yaki

“Risen-yaki” is a decoration technique of applying patterns on porcelain using Japanese paper. Copper plates are used as original template for the paper. Japanese paper with patterns is first applied by the craftsperson by hand on the surface of white porcelain one by one and when the paper is removed the patterns will adhere to the porcelain creating beautiful patterns of lines and texture. The technique of “risen-yaki” adds a special touch to porcelain. In 1846, the technique of transfer printing by copper plates was used for the first time in Japan in Inazu-cho, Mizunami of Gifu prefecture where Miyama is located. To date, only a few potteries in this area are still using this technique to the present day.

– About the designer

Casey Chen (b.1971) is a Singaporean designer/ artist who excels in a figurative approach to his work. He had gained international recognition by winning a design award in New York City. “Cloud” is his first collaboration with Japanese craft manufacturers.

– About the manufacturer

Miyama Co., Ltd. was established in 1977 in Mizunami area in Gifu prefecture where manufacturers of ceramic tableware for export are concentrated among production areas of Mino ware. The advanced technique that Miyama has developed over decades has enabled them to realized the complex form of “Cloud”.

About Peranakan color

The blue color used for the saucer of Cloud reflects a sense of Peranakan culture which is a part of Singapore’s multi-cultural heritage. Peranakan design has influences of Chinese, Malay and European sensibilities and the uniqueness of Peranakan style can still be observed in the pastel colored buildings, textile and embroidery around Singapore.

– Details:

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  Peranakan Blue/White


  [Cup] drinking spout outline Φ5.2 × inner diameter Φ4.5 × H6.2 (cm) 

  [Saucer] Φ12.8 (cm)

  [Holder] Φ5.4 × H1 (cm)


  [Cup] approximately 90g

  [Saucer] approximately 160g

Capacity Approximately 60cc (cup full capacity)


  S89 (GST included)

– Sales and Promotion

This product will be released on the same day both in Singapore and in Japan. Inspired by the 50th year anniversary of the diplomatic relations between the two countries, it will be made available for retail in places like lifestyle shops or museum shops and can be ordered at our website ( exclusively for customers in Japan. We can offer image sources of the designer and manufacturer to the media or stores for their sales promotion.

– About HULS

HULS is a creative company based in Tokyo and Singapore. Through global website productions, products planning or providing resources and information, we support and help in the overseas expansion of Japanese businesses. We are always on the look out for potential Japanese products/materials manufacturers/ industries for overseas expansion. We are focused on the development of the creative industries in Asia while being centered around Singapore. Under the concept of “Roots & Touch”, we aim to establish a platform that will bridge across international borders strategically by connecting different cultures and businesses together.

– Our website about Japanese crafts

KOGEI STANDARD is a bilingual website for expanding Japanese crafts to overseas by introducing company, people and beautiful crafts.

– For more information, please contact:

The website for “Cloud”

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November 28, 2016 at 11:40 am

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Asia Pacific Medical Technology Association (APACMed) Joins Forces with Asian Harmonization Working Party (AHWP)

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SINGAPORE, Nov. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The Asia Pacific Medical Technology Association (APACMed), representing manufacturers and suppliers of medical equipment, devices and invitro diagnostics, industry associations, and other key stakeholders in the medical technology industry, was today named an Official Liaison member of the Asian Harmonization Working Party (AHWP), a voluntary group of regulators and industry members, whose goal is to promote harmonisation of medical device regulations in the region.

This marks a milestone for the Singaporebased regional trade association, whose mission is to improve the standard of care for patients through innovative collaboration among stakeholders to jointly shape the future of healthcare in Asia.

Over the last two years, APACMed has established itself as a key player on the international scene. The association is represented at APEC RHSC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Regulatory Harmonisation Steering Committee) as Industry Coalition Lead, and is also a member of GMTA (Global Medical Technology Alliance). It also counts many local associations such as MTAA (Medical Technology Association of Australia), SMF (Singapore Manufacturing Federation) and AMMI (Association of Malaysian Medical Industries) as its members. We look forward to collaborating with the association to achieve our mission to promote regulatory harmonisation for medical devices in Asia and beyond,” said AHWP Chair Dr. Hee-kyo Jeong, Director-General of Medical Device Evaluation Department, Korea Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS).

“We are delighted to be partnering with AHWP. Under the leadership of its Chair, Dr. Hee-kyo Jeong, the AHWP has expanded its memberships and is expected to have an impressive thirty countries as member economies. APACMed’s strength lies in both its broad industry representation, from SMEs to MNCs across the region, and its solid relationships with regulatory authorities, healthcare professionals and academics. We hope that bringing this collective expertise closer to AHWP members will enable us to make a significant contribution to harmonisation and support the regulatory capacity building efforts in the region, said Fredrik Nyberg, Chief Executive Officer, APACMed.

APACMed was named as Official Liaison Member during the 21st AHWP Annual Meeting held in Cebu, Philippines. The program for this year includes Capacity Building Training; workshops addressing specific topics such as standards and clinical evaluation. In addition, Korea MFDS has sponsored the Korea Regulatory Session for this annual meeting. “We are committed to supporting member economies in the process of developing or establishing a medical device regulatory system, and we hope that sharing our country’s regulatory best practice with them will be beneficial, explained Dr. Jeong-Rim Lee, TC Co-Chair of AHWP from Korea MFDS.

Notes to Editors:

About the AHWP

Founded in 1999, the Asian Harmonization Working Party (AHWP) is established as a non-profit organization. Its goals are to study and recommend ways to harmonize medical device regulations in the Asian and other regions and to work in coordination with the Global Harmonization Task Force, APEC and other related international organizations aiming at establishing harmonized requirements, procedures and standards. The Working Party is a group of experts from the medical device regulatory authorities and the medical device

About APACMed

Founded in 2014, the Asia Pacific Medical Technology Association (APACMed) is the first and only regional association to provide a unified voice for the medical technology industry in Asia Pacific. APACMed works proactively with bilateral, regional and local government bodies to shape policies, demonstrate the value of innovation and promote regulatory harmonization. APACMed engages with medical device associations and companies in Asia Pacific to jointly advance regional issues such as access, innovation and collaboration to improve standards of care for patients.

Media enquiries

Se-il Park
Executive Deputy Secretary General of AHWP Secretariat
Asian Harmonization Working Party (AHWP)
+82 43 230 0523

Emilie Rapley Mills
Communications Manager
Asia Pacific Medical Technology Association (APACMed)
+65 6816 3180

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November 28, 2016 at 10:47 am

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