Singapore Tatler - - EDITOR’S NOTE -

ith a new year ahead of us, it’s al­ways good to take stock of the 365 days that have just passed. The year 2018 saw many firsts for Sin­ga­pore Tatler— we rolled out new ini­tia­tives such as the Tatler Fash­ion In­sid­ers Din­ner and the in­au­gu­ral Jewels & Time Week, both of which were ex­tremely well-re­ceived. It was also un­doubt­edly a busy year, as we hosted a record-break­ing 69 events over 12 months. We def­i­nitely pushed the en­ve­lope, and we plan to do more of such events in 2019. For a start, we have just in­tro­duced a sleeker, fresher look to our web­site, Sin­ga­pore­ Apart from a cleaner de­sign, we in­cluded fea­tures that would make it a breeze for you to nav­i­gate through: the site now has a “Guides” sec­tion, where we high­light our edit of the best res­tau­rants, bars, spas and more, as well as an im­proved mo­bile in­ter­face to match ev­ery­one’s no­madic life­styles. Jan­uary is tra­di­tion­ally Sin­ga­pore’s art month and it will be a busy few weeks for pa­trons and col­lec­tors. Artists will be show­cas­ing their works in mu­se­ums, gal­leries and spa­ces as part of the Sin­ga­pore Art Week from Jan­uary 19 to 27. Sub-ed­i­tor Hashirin Nurin Hashimi learns about the new de­vel­op­ments of Art Stage Sin­ga­pore on p.40, while con­tribut­ing fea­tures ed­i­tor Hong Xinyi finds out more about S.E.A. Fo­cus on p.100. Mak­ing its de­but this month, the lat­ter is a new plat­form that aims to be a con­duit be­tween gal­leries and South­east Asian vis­ual artists, and also be­tween the art scene and au­di­ences. For us at Sin­ga­pore Tatler, fash­ion is also an art form that we get to ap­pre­ci­ate on a daily ba­sis. It takes per­son­al­ity and panache to use fash­ion as a means of self-ex­pres­sion and the eight gor­geous ladies named Asia’s Most Stylish do it with aplomb. Apart from mas­ter­ing the art of dress­ing, we also con­sider them mod­ern-day Medi­cis, be­ing fer­vent pa­trons of fash­ion, and in par­tic­u­lar, cou­ture. Fash­ion di­rec­tor Des­mond Lim jet­ted to Ma­cau with Sin­ga­pore’s very own fash­ion savant Ge­or­gia Lee, who was pho­tographed at the Zaha Ha­did-de­signed Mor­pheus ho­tel. See the glam­orous re­sults on p.106. Tak­ing in­spi­ra­tion from how our Asia’s Most Stylish in­di­vid­u­als, who con­sis­tently look el­e­gant, our man­date at Sin­ga­pore Tatler is to con­tinue to share the most ex­quis­ite and ex­tra­or­di­nary things and ex­pe­ri­ences with you in 2019. Here’s look­ing to a bril­liant year ahead!

— Ter­ence Lim Ed­i­tor

DOWN THE RAB­BIT HOLE Be­sides a full Sin­ga­pore Art Week cal­en­dar, the M1 Sin­ga­pore Fringe Fes­ti­val re­turns with yet an­other rivet­ing line-up of works such as Edith Podesta’s Kas­par (left) and Loo Zi­han’s Catamite

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