Ed­i­tor’s Let­ter

Malaysia Tatler Society - - EDITOR’S LETTER - — El­iz­a­beth Soong Print Ed­i­tor

How of­ten do you hear, ‘the year passed by so quickly!’ And it cer­tainly feels that way, spe­cially for 2018. It re­ally has been an event­ful year for our coun­try, as we her­alded a new govern­ment— an in­cred­i­ble feat that showed the power and will of our peo­ple. And to the nine dy­namic in­di­vid­u­als fea­tured in our Re­flec­tions sec­tion (page 148), 2018 has been an ex­cep­tional one, hav­ing over­come chal­lenges and ex­pe­ri­enced mile­stones in their life and ca­reer.

So let’s take a leaf from their book, take stock and re­flect on the year that has passed. Have goals been met, new achieve­ments been un­locked and did you learn any­thing new? Only then can you set new goals for the next year, and the steps needed to achieve them.

In ev­ery So­ci­ety mag­a­zine that we roll out each year, we present a ver­i­ta­ble list of the most pow­er­ful and in­flu­en­tial peo­ple shap­ing our coun­try. We have also com­piled a roundup of the top par­ties through­out the year, so­ci­ety’s most in­vited and the city’s most fash­ion­able. It’s not easy to be ac­cepted into the up­per ech­e­lons of so­ci­ety, and so we’ve asked sev­eral in­di­vid­u­als, peo­ple that wield a cer­tain amount of in­flu­ence, to dish some ad­vice on party eti­quette and the art of dress­ing. Good to know if you’re look­ing to make an im­pres­sion at these high so­ci­ety events.

Do also keep your eyes peeled for the glam­orous pic­to­rial of Asia’s Most Stylish Women (page 118), each hand­picked by Tatler’s eight Asian ti­tles for ex­em­pli­fy­ing the very def­i­ni­tion of style. Some­time last Oc­to­ber, we sent our very own Datin Dian Lee to rep­re­sent Malaysia and join her fel­low Tatler awardees, for a sen­sa­tional photo shoot ex­pe­ri­ence at the fu­tur­is­tic Zaha Ha­did­de­signed Mor­pheus ho­tel in Ma­cau. Her three days there left her gush­ing about the en­tire ex­pe­ri­ence, which you can very well read about in our be­hind-the-scenes ex­clu­sive with her (page 138).

Well 2018, you’ve been great, but now we’re more than ready to wel­come 2019 with open arms. To start with, take a peek at the slew of events in store for the year to sat­isfy your wan­der­lust. We’ve done the pre­lim­i­nar­ies, now the rest is up to you.

PAUSE AND RE­FLECT Diani Lee is one of the nine in­di­vid­u­als fea­tured in Re­flec­tions, as we re­cap their in­cred­i­ble mile­stones last year

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