The Best of Malaysia Awards is the biggest independent travel and hospitality awards in the country that’s 100 per cent reader-voted by the expatriate community. Over the course of three months, thousands of nominations and votes were made and the results were finally revealed on 28 October at Glasshouse at Seputeh.
Team Expatriate Lifestyle hosted over 100 guests who enjoyed a free flow of Heineken and Strongbow at the event. The night commenced with an opening address by Mongoose Publishing's Group CEO, Patrick Brennan, but it was more than just a speech of appreciation - it also included a quick introduction to the newly revamped Expatriate Lifestyle magazine, as well as a surprise announcement of Expatriate Lifestyle’s newest Editor-In-Chief - Simon Burgess. Congratulations to Simon!
This year’s Best of Malaysia Awards also saw new categories such as the Best Island Escape, Best Hotel Spa Experience, Best Independent Spa Experience, Best Bar, Best Pub and Best Club. Shortlisted names were given certificates upon arrival while the 19 winners received a winner certificate with an additional custom plaque made by ARCH Collection.