Call of the Wild

Hong Kong Tatler - - Editor’s Note -

AS29 gives the per­fect nod to the resur­gence of the ’90s trend with its del­i­cate vel­vet and di­a­mond choker. Spot­ted on nu­mer­ous fash­ion ed­i­tors and It girls, it’s the musthave ac­ces­sory as win­ter nights draw in. his month sees the Hope for Wildlife gala tak­ing place in Hong Kong and the United States elect­ing a new pres­i­dent, so as I read Lau­rel Chor’s story on Jane Goodall (p.154), I couldn’t help but be re­minded of the images of Don­ald Trump’s tro­phy­hunt­ing sons grin­ning wildly as they posed with ele­phant tails, leop­ards and croc­o­diles. While the is­sues sur­round­ing the hunt­ing of big game are com­plex, with pro­po­nents claim­ing con­ser­va­tion ef­forts of­ten rely on the big cheques hunters write, one won­ders why, in a time of en­vi­ron­men­tal cri­sis and the ex­tinc­tion of species, any­one would ac­tively choose to aid in the de­struc­tion of an­i­mals.

Lau­rel’s first en­counter with Jane Goodall while still in high school set her on the path to be­com­ing a jour­nal­ist, con­ser­va­tion­ist and ul­ti­mately an am­bas­sador for the Jane Goodall In­sti­tute. In this issue, she talks to Jane about wildlife con­ser­va­tion in Asia and how to raise peo­ple’s aware­ness of en­vi­ron­men­tal is­sues.

In these days of In­sta fame, there al­ways seems to be a new It girl to watch. Eleanor Lam is the lat­est so­ci­ety girl to have cap­tured the pub­lic’s imag­i­na­tion with a care­fully cu­rated so­cial feed. You can read a sparkling in­ter­view with our cover star (p.138) by Chloe Street, who spent an af­ter­noon with the down-to-earth heiress dish­ing on so­cial me­dia, her new role in father Peter Lam’s en­ter­tain­ment em­pire and her love for her fam­ily.

This issue also sees the launch of a list of men you re­ally ought to have on speed dial—asia’s 50 Most El­i­gi­ble Bach­e­lors (p.146). While some are scions of es­tab­lished fam­i­lies, it’s a demo­cratic roundup, with tastemak­ers, tech lead­ers and even the odd prince thrown in for good mea­sure. The vi­tal thing they all have in com­mon is that they know how to have a good time.

Else­where, Daniel Kong maps out 48 hours in Helsinki (p.186), a naughty Sab­rina Ho tells of her de­but at Queen Char­lotte’s Ball (p.206), an im­pressed Sean Li re­views the new As­ton Martin DB11 (p.170), and Melissa Lim plays glam­orous movie star on the lat­est wa­ter­borne beauty from Riva (p.178).

Cu­ri­ous na­ture Pri­ma­tol­o­gist Jane Goodall has ded­i­cated her ca­reer to the study and con­ser­va­tion of en­dan­gered wildlife

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