ARA DAMANSARA, 30 AUGUST 2023: The enchantment of ‘A Gastronomic Haven’ continues to linger in the hearts and minds of all who had the privilege to experience this extraordinary event last weekend. Organised by Sime Darby Property at its Planters’ Haven township in Negeri Sembilan, the event was graced by the Yang Amat Mulia Tunku Zain Al-‘Abidin ibni Tuanku Muhriz.
Organised by Sime Darby Property at its Planters’ Haven township in Negeri Sembilan, ‘A Gastronomic Haven’ was graced by the Yang Amat Mulia Tunku Zain Al-‘Abidin ibni Tuanku Muhriz (left) and featured culinary virtuosos Chef Dato’ Ismail Ahmad (centre) and Norzaini Abdul Hamid (right).
Approximately 200 guests were transported into a realm where gastronomy and artistic expression intertwined seamlessly, and the venue, nestled within the picturesque surroundings of Planter's Haven, added a touch of magic to the affair.
The orchard-to-table dining experience, a centerpiece of the event, provided a culinary journey like no other. As attendees indulged in Negeri Sembilan durian-inspired delicacies, specially prepared by the culinary virtuosos Chef Dato’ Ismail Ahmad and Norzaini Abdul Hamid, better known as Aunty Aini, they were taken on a gastronomic adventure that celebrated the region's rich culinary heritage. The flavours were a harmonious symphony that took guests on a culinary adventure, showcasing the exquisite possibilities when tradition meets innovation.
The event also played host to the 'Living in Nature' art exhibition, where guests artists including Puan Sri Sharifah Aziah Ben Yahya brought their unique perspectives to life on canvas.
The event also played host to the 'Living in Nature' art exhibition, an exquisite showcase of paintings that captured the essence of living amidst lush landscapes. The guest artists Datuk Halimah Mohd Said, Puan Sri Sharifah Aziah Ben Yahya, and Anna Karina Jardin brought their unique perspectives to life on canvas, inviting attendees to contemplate the beauty of nature's harmony. This artful journey offered a moment of introspection and reconnection with the natural world.
Beyond property development, Sime Darby Property’s commitment extends to crafting sustainable communities that enhance lives.
The interactive aspects of the event further underscored its commitment to holistic enrichment. Guests enthusiastically participated in the art competition and art therapy sessions, exploring their creativity, and finding solace in artistic expression. The event's dedication to fostering well-being was further amplified by the complimentary de-stressing massage sessions, creating a haven of relaxation within the festivities.
Sime Darby Property is steadfastly on track to transform from a pure-play property developer into a real estate company by 2025, with a focus on being a master developer, community builder, as well as an investment and asset manager. Led by its Purpose to be a Value Multiplier for People, Businesses, Economies, and the Planet, Sime Darby Property strives to nurture vibrant and enduring communities that will enrich lives for generations to come.
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