Made in Singapore
This month, we celebrate the immense talent on our little red dot with the release of our second Generation T list. First launched last year, Generation T features 50 of Singapore’s best creative, entrepreneurial and disruptive talents. It is both broad in its reach across industries, as well as narrow in its vision of selecting only the most worthy. By the time this magazine reaches you, we would have celebrated with the Generation T listers and the 2016 alumni at a launch party in late July. This regionwide initiative will, in time to come, be a hotbed for the networking and incubation of ideas with fellow Generation T talents in our sister Tatler editions across Southeast Asia. Interestingly,Int before we even started putting this year’sy list together, names were being fielded to u us hard and fast by our Tatler Tribe—a specialsp committee we set up, featuring friends fr from both our Tatler 300 list as well as t the 2016 Generation T alumni. Where in t the past you would be hard put to name a Singaporean talent or two outside the e entertainment or fashion industries, you w would have to be pretty much a recluse tod today if the names Anthony Tan, Talenia Phua Gajardo, Oon Shu An and Yip Pin Xiu did not ri ring a bell. These individuals are already well k known within their industries but have entered mainstream consciousness thanks to their outstanding ideas and work. Besides them, we have also unearthed several other bright sparks with help from our Tatler Tribe. Among them is this month’s cover star Benjamin Mah, the co-founder of V-key, a mobile security solution that has already been adopted by over 30 million users. The company’s new partner, Ant Financial Services Group, is affiliated to China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba Group. A born-and-bred Singaporean, Mah says the key to his success is “staying relevant and constantly challenging himself ”. As a venture capitalist, he has recently raised a $50m fund, which has helped his company invest in areas such as medtech, artificial intelligence and machine learning. How far will the digital revolution take Singapore? Mah has some answers, on p.122. Meanwhile, we are also proud to unveil Asia’s 60 Most Wanted— a list of eligible young women handpicked by the editors of Asia Tatler. This curated list gives you a quick reference to the brilliant minds, backgrounds and insights to the top legal eagles, gourmet experts and fashionistas in Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan and Thailand. If it is not yet obvious, this issue is brimming with ideas and talents. Get up to date and acquainted with these names, for you will see them at our events and in our pages in the months to come. Together with the Singapore Tatler team, I will be flying the national flag with pride come August 9. Happy National Day!
With my pal Elizabeth Soong (right), managing editor of Malaysia Tatler, at the Shiseido Future Solution LX launch in Nagoya, Japan
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TATLER GENERATION Get acquainted with this year’s crop of Singapore’s brightest sparks in our Generation T booklet