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International Cigar Expo coming to Shenzhen, China | November 20–22, 2019

International Cigar Expo coming to Shenzhen, China | November 20–22, 2019

The city of Shenzhen, China will host the 2019 China International Cigar Expo (ICE) 20-22 November, 2019 at the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center. Hosted by China Cigarette Sales Company and Shenzhen Municipal Tobacco Company, and undertaken by Shenzhen Tobacco Import & Export Company, ICE will be a trade and media event and closed to

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CAO’s Rick Rodriguez to visit Malaysia | September 10, 2019

Kuala Lumpur’s Cigars Lounge will host a cigar tasting evening with CAO’s Master Blender Rick Rodriguez on 10 September. “Rick will share with us the blends selected for the CAO cigar family,” said Ray Ooi, owner of Cigars Lounge. “Rick spearheads new product development for CAO and oversees a hand-picked group of experts to create

Cigar Bar Kuala Lumpur’s Curated Pairing Experience | Cigar Friendly: Kuala Lumpur, Malysia

Cigar Bar Kuala Lumpur’s Curated Pairing Experience Kuala Lumpur is in the middle of a cigar lounge boom with a plethora of new cigar venues opening recently. Asia Pacific Editor Samuel Spurr sat down with Cigar Bar’s co-founder Jay Walia who hosted the venue’s official launch last week and introduced their Curated Pairing Experience. Why

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Fidel’s Cigar Lounge To Open at Palace Of The Golden Horses, Kuala Lumpur.

Malaysia’s cigar scene is booming. Fidel’s Cigar Lounge at The Palace of the Golden Horses hotel in Seri Kembangan, one of four new cigar lounges welcoming cigar lovers in KL, will be unveiled on Saturday 22nd of June with the official opening of the hotel’s Truefitt & Hill barbershop.
Located next to the hotel’s Polo Lounge, access to the cigar venue is through double doors of the renowned British barber.

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Astor Bar hosts first 2019 Asian Cigar Smoking World Championship qualifier

The first Asian qualification round of the Cigar Smoking World Championship for 2019 was held on Saturday evening at Astor Bar, St Regis in Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia’s Trinidad Cigar Company brought the qualification event to the country for the first time, with 14 competitors and over 20 spectators enjoying a night of cigar camaraderie and friendly competition.

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