Edi­tor’s Let­ter

Malaysia Tatler Society - - EDITOR’S LETTER - El­iz­a­beth Soong man­ag­ing edi­tor

Ev­ery­one is fas­ci­nated by lists – to-do lists, best dressed, worst dressed, best places to visit, live and work, things to know about a per­son, the list goes on. You might not agree with ev­ery­thing that’s on the list, but they sure are en­ter­tain­ing – and in­for­ma­tive. The So­ci­ety mag­a­zine you hold in your hands is your de­fin­i­tive guide to know­ing the peo­ple who are the movers and shak­ers of Malaysian so­ci­ety as we roll out the 300 List.

The list con­sists of who we think are the crème de la crème, based on who we’ve rubbed shoul­ders with dur­ing the year as well as peo­ple we’ve in­ter­viewed. In a way, lists de­fine our cul­tural his­tory, and pre­serve it. What au­thor Um­berto Eco said about lists makes sense: “The list is the ori­gin of cul­ture. It’s part of the his­tory of art and lit­er­a­ture. What does cul­ture want? To make in­fin­ity com­pre­hen­si­ble. It also wants to cre­ate or­der.”

In the list you will find some familiar faces as well as new ones. De­cid­ing on who’s in and who’s out is not easy. So­ci­ety is neb­u­lous and ev­er­chang­ing as peo­ple come and go and their stocks rise and fall. There­fore, the Tatler ed­i­to­rial team has the ar­du­ous yet nec­es­sary task of cu­rat­ing the list. Thank­fully we had a lit­tle help from a few trusted and dis­creet ad­vis­ers.

Also in this mag­a­zine you will find a list of the best par­ties, events and wed­dings of 2014 as we re­call those mem­o­rable mo­ments. Fur­ther­more, we cast an eye on the 30 Most In­vited, 35 Style Icons, and Most Gra­cious Hosts. Widen­ing our scope is our take on Asia’s Most In­flu­en­tial in the fields of Busi­ness & In­dus­try, IT & Tech­nol­ogy, Arts & En­ter­tain­ment, Fash­ion, and Hos­pi­tal­ity.

Fi­nally, don’t for­get to check out Asia’s Most Stylish women – a vis­ual ex­trav­a­ganza of eight stunning beau­ties from the re­gion cho­sen by each Asia Tatler ti­tle.

We hope you en­joyed go­ing through the lists we pre­pared for your read­ing plea­sure, and here’s wish­ing you all a fan­tas­tic 2015.

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