CELEBRATING THE INDIVIDUAL

Charming Home Away From Home

If you have not been to Malacca in a while, perhaps it is time to do so — the once-sleepy state has come into its own, with plenty to rediscover and a charming hotel at the heart of the town to sweeten the deal. Something about Liu Men feels like home the moment you step inside its spacious, art deco-inspired…

EAST meets Arts

An eclectic and imaginative art installation by renowned American artist Carlos Betancourt has made its debut at the EAST Hotel in Brickell, Miami. This is part of a brand-new art programme, Art at EAST: Urban  Remix, presented by EAST Hotels. In fact, the installation, titled On the Edge: The Hopeful Forest, comes just in time for this year’s Art Basel…

Women of Dance

Legendary watchmakers Rolex has, over nearly two decades, sought to perpetuate excellence and make a lasting contribution to the sharing of knowledge across generations. This is exemplified by the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative, which has evolved into an enriching dialogue between artists of different generations, cultures and disciplines, helping ensure that the world’s artistic heritage is passed on.…

Real Estate Changemaker

Yen Chong, deputy general manager at Qingjian Realty, has a razor-sharp focus in mind. She wants to change the real estate landscape by embracing innovation and technology, and incorporating smart living into real estate. It is no secret that the incorporation of the Internet of Things (IoT) into homes in Singapore is soon to be the new normal. From smart…

The Practical Artist

It’s a stereotype that artists tend to be creative, flighty and unconcerned with the nitty gritty of a business. Not so for Chia Yee Hui, CEO of Idea Ink, an illustration studio specialising in graphic recording that has gained a lot of buzz and some seriously high-profile clients in the three and a half years they’ve been around. Chia Yee…

Healthcare Warrior

Serena Wee, CEO of ICON Cancer Centre (ASEAN and Hong Kong), has been in the healthcare industry her whole life. Both her parents worked in hospitals, so growing up watching her parents provide care and service has spurred her to do the same, and she’s taking it to the next level.  There is no question that Serena Wee, CEO of…

Courageous Warrior for Good

When Lesli Berggren, founder of charitable organisation LOVE, NILS, was told that her then-12 year old son, Nils, had a rare form of aggressive cancer, she remembers her entire world being turned upside down.  “One day you’re running your own business, and you’ve got two kids in school who are happy, playing soccer and doing well. Your son catches a…

Venture Capital for Good

By Pauline Wong When we meet Rina Neoh, co-founder of Ficus VC, she is dressed down in a denim jacket and a cotton sundress, greeting us warmly and with genuine openness. From the start, it’s clear to see how this smart and savvy former ‘techie’ has worked her way up from humble beginnings to being an angel investor, venture capitalist,…

Media Maven Meets Yogi

Model, TV host, presenter, and content creator– the multi-talented Denise Keller first burst into the scene at age 21 as a video-jockey (VJ) for MTV Asia, where her million-dollar smile and slightly husky voice won over audiences.  Her megawatt smile is still as engaging today as it was then, after MTV Asia, she added being a host of hugely popular…