KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 22): L’Oréal Malaysia-Singapore managing director Tomas Hruska is convinced that when companies create a good place for their employees, the business will come. There is a correlation between staff who are passionate and committed, and results, says Hruska, who has been with the French brand for 23 years. Employee satisfaction is a priority for L’Oréal, which aims to be a company where people can learn, develop their skills and have international careers. Hruska also talks about changing trends in the industry, especially after the last two pandemic years.
Idam by Alain Ducasse, located in the iconic IM Pei-designed Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar, will turn 10 on Jan 26. Its cuisine is Mediterranean-inspired, with a distinctive Arabian streak cutting through it. Puiforcat silverware and Le Thiers by Chambriard knives set the table for a world-class dining experience. Guests can sit at the terrace that offers views of the city skyline, or in the dining room, surrounded by collections of Islamic treasures and objets d’art that span 1,400 years, sourced from three continents. To top it all, its lunch menu offers quite possibly the best deal one can find in the city.
City folk who have learnt to appreciate Sarawakian rice wine or tuak may want to add a traditional booze from Sabah to their list: tapai. Find out how this fermented rice wine is made by two experts in Keningau. Over in Selangor, The Asli Co has been teaching women from the Orang Asli community to sew and produce small items to sell. The income they make goes towards keeping their children in school.
Read about these and more in our Jan 23, 2023 issue of Options, out with The Edge Malaysia weekly.
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