Tableware of timeless beauty – The Star Newspaper Article (11th October 2007)

A store dedicated to showcasing all the ranges of the world’s most popular bone china, Royal Albert, opens its door at Bangsar Village II recently.

The second Royal Doulton store in Malaysia, it is also the only store in the world that sells only Royal Albert products.

Sought after: The Royal Albert tableware has entered the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s most popular bone china.

Normally, Royal Albert is available as one of the three key brands of Royal Doulton and Company, England, which has been producing ceramics and tableware for 200 years.

The Royal Albert 100 Years Collection was also unveiled at the event on Sunday. The collection features 10 designs taken directly from or inspired by designs produced by the brand over the past 10 decades.

The products are currently on display at the concourse of the shopping centre.

The sixth generation of the Doulton family, Michael, was also in town in conjunction with the event and to meet with collectors.

“This store is the first in the world to have this concept, selling only Royal Albert ranges,” said Doulton, who also drew attention to the 10 exquisite designs of the brand’s 100 Years Collection dedicated to the different decades.

Opening fanfare: (from left) Michael Doulton, the sixth generation of the Doulton family, Royal Doulton sales and marketing director Jonathan King, Jean Yeap and Katrin Bj Sdn Bhd marketing manager May Wong posing for photographers at the opening of the Royal Albert store in Bangsar Village II.

Managing director of Katrin Bj Sdn Bhd, which manages Royal Doulton stores in Malaysia, Jean Yeap said the brand was loved for its inherent beauty and unique floral designs.

“Inspired by an English country garden, Royal Albert is the epitome of the English floral style,” she said.

“The success of Royal Albert along with its important royal association dates back to the late 1800’s.

“Despite moving into the 21st century, Royal Albert is still a great success as it offers timeless beauty, romance, a distinctive English style which adds charm to any table it graces,” she added.

The outlet is located at Lot 2F-20, 2nd Floor, Bangsar Village II, Jalan Telawi, Bangsar Baru. For details, call 03-2237 2818.

The Star Newspaper (Saturday February 3, 2007) – Better food with new cookware

Making a difference: (from left) Lily Go, Katrin BJ managing director Jean Yeap and Blansius Bajang showing the Maxim Radiance cookware.

IN ITS continuous efforts to help people cook food of the best quality, DuPont, producer of non-stick coating Teflon, has created Teflon Radiance.

This coating is used in the newest Maxim cookware range from Maspion – Maxim Radiance.

DuPont market development manager for Asean region Blansius Bajang said the Teflon with radiance technology was a non-stick coating using a three-layer system specially formulated to conduct heat quickly and evenly throughout the surface of cookware, eliminating hotspots during the process.

“As a result, food can be cooked evenly and without worry. The improved heat distribution and retention also means that less energy is used. Moreover, the surface is scratch-proof,” he said at the launch of the cookware in Kuala Lumpur recently.

PT Maspion brand manager Lily Go added that the cookware would make cooking easier and more enjoyable because the coating was scratch-resistant, easy to clean and durable.

“Busy housewives will find cooking with Maxim Radiance an exciting new experience,” she said.

This article can also be found on The Star Online at this link.