Tatler Singapore

Tatler Singapore May 2019

For 30 years, Tatler Singapore has been the ultimate authority on high society and the luxury lifestyle; defining and covering the world’s most important, influential and exciting people, products, parties and places.

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12 期号


around asia

Sonia Cheng, CEO of Rosewood Hotel Group, graces the cover with her team in Hong Kong as they celebrate the opening of the city’s first Rosewood property. She shares some of the fascinating stories behind her biggest project yet. The Regal Issue features Negeri Sembilan’s very own royal couple, Tunku Mohamed Alauddin Naquiyddin and Puteri Badrinise Zakuan-Alauddin, who discusses parenting and the importance of bringing up their daughters with a sense of normalcy. The cover story features award-winning newscaster Korina Sanchez-Roxas, who talks about her journey into motherhood late in life—and with twins, no less. A special men’s section features an updated list of the Philippines’ most eligible bachelors. Haidan Lin, Wei Han, Rongrong Ye, Yihui Zhang, Yue Shang and Chenzhao Gao are members of F Lady, an interactive business and investment platform…

built to last

LEGACY IS SOMETHING WE OFTEN TALK about at Singapore Tatler. It comes up when we speak to leaders such as Binod Chaudhary, Nepal’s sole billionaire, who shares his life journey with Asia Tatler on page 120. It also arises when we meet the brains behind coveted luxury brands, who talk about how their decades-long heritage continues to shape their collections today. As the publication turns 37 this year, legacy is also particularly relevant to us as we innovate in face of incessant change while keeping true to the values that have allowed us such longevity. This much we know is true: inheriting a legacy puts one in a better position but it also comes with great responsibility. This sentiment is shared by entrepreneur Kishin RK, founder and CEO of RB Capital,…

talking shop

WE LAST MET PROPERTY developer Kishin RK about a year ago, to talk about Quayside at Robertson Quay. Then newly completed, the development’s clever mix of casual dining options, private members’ club 1880 and an InterContinental hotel was about three years in the making. It was also the first large-scale realisation of the entrepreneur’s belief that careful curation and a deep understanding of target consumers are crucial to making a property project successful today. After all, in a world where late-night nosh can be summoned with a tap on a smartphone screen, a physical space needs, more than ever, to make a compelling case that your presence on its premises will yield a special experience. Cut to a year later and Kishin hasn’t stopped thinking about this interplay between the tangibilities of…

race against time

WHILE WATCH AND AUTOMOTIVE collaborations are commonplace, these partnerships often result in technically fascinating innovations. This is the case with the Time Fast D8, a modern mechanical clock inspired by vintage race cars, and looks like one too. The brainchild of Georg Foster, a promising young English designer with dreams of becoming a race car driver, the limited-edition creation is a collaboration between design school, Ecole Cantonale d’art de Lausanne, and high-end clock maker L’Epée 1839. The kinetic sculpture is made up of 289 handcrafted mechanical components, including a “motor” or manual-winding calibre that can last eight days with a single wind. It also boasts the signature design features of race cars from the 1950s such as large spoked wheels, a long engine hood that tapers towards an elongated open radiator grille,…

caped crusaders

THERE IS A SUPERHERO IN ALL OF US, and the Australian and New Zealand Association’s (Anza) SuperBall is just the occasion to don that cape. Presented by the Australian International School, the superhero-themed Annual Anza Black-Tie Charity Ball, which takes place on May 11 at the Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore, is the association’s biggest fundraiser of the year. Guests can look forward to a sumptuous three-course dinner, along with a power-packed entertainment line-up featuring British emcee and vocalist Rob Collins as well as homegrown acts Jive Talkin’ and DJ Malcolm X. And what is a party without tipples? There are three pop-up bars serving up everything from scotch whisky to the world’s first vodka made entirely from cow’s milk. More than just a glamorous party, the proceeds from the evening’s travel auction and…

rumour mill

DUBIOUS DUD Did he or did he not? Many were in two minds about whether this society offspring really graduated from medical school—or so he claimed—after rumours started swirling that he was kicked out in his last semester, thanks to his partying ways. He’s now apparently doing administrative work at a friend’s aesthetic clinic, still wearing a lab coat no less. STICKY FINGERS “Don’t worry, I’m sure we can take them home! I do it all the time. The host probably won’t even notice that they’re gone,” said one society cheapskate to her mortified tablemates at a recent charity gala, as she slipped into her purse one of the ceramic figurines used as table decor. IMAGES: RAFAEL DALMAU (ANZA) AND ANIMAL CONCERNSRESEARCH AND EDUCATION SOCIETY; ILLUSTRATIONS: 123RF…