Editors of the Asia Tatler titles scoured the region to find them—the sort of jetsetting, merger-making, brainy beauties that any man (or woman) would fawn over. But between managing funds and running hotels, restaurants and fashion empires, as well as being philanthropists and politicians, these high-flying singletons rarely touch the ground. They are undoubtedly the most swipe-right of city slickers, stars and socialites, but the question is: can anyone pin them down?
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Why her? She’s co-founder of The Social Co, a youth-led organisation that encourages young people and businesses to assist and raise the profile of lesser-known charities in Singapore. She is also the co-founder of Chloros Solutions, a green consultancy, and the director of her family’s Jia Foundation, which engages in projects that support youth education, mental healthcare and the arts.
Why her? Rebecca’s family might be one of Singapore’s wealthiest, but that doesn’t mean she’s sitting idle. The 23-year-old is the founder of social enterprise Love, Mei, which provides survivors of human trafficking with skills training and employment.
That’s not all She was the first Singaporean to bepresented at the Bal des Débutantes in Paris. The girl’s got drive and manners.
Why her? This familiar face in Singaporean high society, the daughter of doctor and watch collector Bernard Cheong, graduated from Singapore Management University with a double degree in business management and accountancy. After trying her hand at various office jobs, she turned her passion for baking into a career by starting Cheryl’s Sweets.
Natural habitat Behind the camera, taking a picture of her newest sweet treat to put on her website.
Perks Cookies. Cakes. Brownies. Need we say more?
Why her? The former Miss World Singapore received her BA from King’s College London and now works as a regional brand manager at online fashion platform Zalora. She’s also working on a street style platform, The Status Quo.
What’s more Karisa was named Singapore’s Most Stylish by Harper’s Bazaar last year.
Why her? Following in the footsteps of her parents, Adrian and Susan Peh, who are partners at their own law firm, Melissa studied law at University College London and was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore earlier this year.
Natural habitat This self-proclaimed foodie can usually be found at the latest dining hotspot snapping for her Instagram.
Perks She’s a trained ballroom dancer, so she won’t be treading on anyone’s toes.
Why her? The adrenaline from being a senior associate at Singapore-based law firm Allen & Gledhill might be enough for most people—but not for Krystal. Inspired by her love of travelling, she founded Blue Sky Escapes, a travel company that organizes bespoke journeys.
Natural habitat Anywhere extraordinary.
Why her? The stylish daughter of Singaporean society heavyweights Nina and Eddie Ng is studying law in London.
Natural habitat If she’s not at a law lecture, you’re likely to find her in a London streetwear boutique picking up the latest kicks.
Perks Chloe’s on a mission to eat at the top 100 restaurants in the world. And, well, she’s going to need some company.
Why her? Youth, style and a family that runs one of Singapore’s largest beauty empires: this pharmacy graduate has got it all. Given that beauty mogul Jean Yip is her mother, her flawless look is unsurprising.
Natural habitat Working as the world’s best-dressed pharmacist.
Perks She’s a self-proclaimed neat freak, so as long as you pull your weight, an orderly home is guaranteed.
Psst She’s also a “Belieber” and has a golden retriever called Pillow.