Made in Sin­ga­pore

Singapore Tatler - - EDITOR’S NOTE - — Jane Ngiam Group Edi­tor

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

Sin­ga­pore Tatler was named Lux­ury Mag­a­zine of the Year 2016 by Mar­ket­ing mag­a­zine

TATLER GEN­ER­A­TION Get ac­quainted with this year’s crop of Sin­ga­pore’s bright­est sparks in our Gen­er­a­tion T book­let

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