Art Fazil is an award winning singer/songwriter who started his career as a song writer and lyricist for Singaporean and Malaysian artists such as Ramli Sarip, Ella, Lovehunters, Lefthanded and Amy of Search. He started his career as a recording artist with the group Rausyanfikir. He subsequently went on to
Audrey Perera is a Singapore-based reporter/writer/editor. Along the way, she evolved into a producer of performing arts festivals. Her festival journey began with founding the world music festival, WOMAD Singapore, which she ran for several years. Since then, she’s envisioned and produced other festivals, and her most recent was True
Balvinder is a writer/editor who has contributed to newspapers, magazines and websites in Singapore for over 25 years. Topics she has written on include, entertainment, travel, health, women’s interests, business and technology. She is also a published author of four non-fiction books. She has been based in Melbourne for over
Benjamin is a co-owner and director of Connectere (S) Pte Ltd. The company conducts and deliver English Language proficiency tests and assessments from ETS (Educational Testing Service), Princeton USA. He was previously running a Futures and Options subsidiary of a local bank before switching tracks to running a charity. Benjamin
Yin Mee Cheah was a teacher educator and Principal Consultant of Learning Ventures, a consultancy business specialising in English language teacher education. In 2018, she retired from teacher education to focus on teaching and learning about mindfulness. An avid reader, she works at incorporating a mindful approach to her everyday
Dr Bernard Lee is the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Singapore Paincare Holdings Limited (Singapore Paincare), a medical services group listed on the Singapore Exchange. As a pioneer of interventional pain procedures in Singapore, with a vision to be a disruptive force in this field, Dr. Lee has
Psychologist Felix Lim, Ph.D. has over 25 years of experience in applied social and community counselling-based programmes, across multiple educational and business partnerships. He continues to be actively involved with the design, implementation and integration of community-organisational intervention programmes, aimed at improving the notion of holistic wellness, emphasising the importance
Dr Kum Cheng Kiong, of Centre for Screening and Surgery, is a pioneer in Asia for Minimally Invasive Surgery (Laparoscopic Surgery or Keyhole Surgery). He has performed thousands of laparoscopic surgery operations since 1990 and been invited to speak at more than 50 international conferences. He has also published more
Dr Nur Farhan Alami is a specialist in geriatric medicine. She is a sought after national and regional expert in issues surrounding ageing and medicine. She has offered her views on international media channels. She is active on her social media accounts @geriatrician.sg.
Years of working experience in multiple government hospitals in Singapore has given Dr Rongrong a holistic view on patient management. She believes that the comprehensive management of one’s body can unlock greater potential to live a fuller life. Dr Rongrong graduated from Sun Yat-Sen University in 2013 and is now
Dr Xu Yanping is a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Eye Specialist Clinic Pte Ltd. She is one of only a few glaucoma specialists to have completed 3 advanced training fellowships under the mentorship of world-renowned glaucoma specialists. She has undergone specialised training in a diverse range of glaucoma surgeries including trabeculectomy,
Dr Yeoh Teng Kwong is a retired Associate Professor from the Department of the Built Environment, College of Design and Engineering, National University of Singapore. He possesses a Doctorate degree in Chemistry. Prior to joining academia, he spent 32 years in the corporate sector holding various management positions in the
Gerry Rezel is a name synonymous with innovative and creative retail marking and branding in Singapore. He spent more than 3 decades with the iconic TANGS Dept. Store before going on to set up a retail consultancy. More recently, the dapper and natty dresser has devoted his energies toward Training
James Leong has been an independent counsellor at Listen without Prejudice since 2018. He is also a trainer in Psychological First Aid at the Singapore Red Cross, where he uses his experience as a caregiver and counsellor to help participants. Informed by more than 20 years of experience in PR and journalism, this natural
Wannabe-writer. Retired Advocate & Solicitor and design director. Passionate tourist guide. Grateful daughter, loving mother, mother-in-law and grandmother. Widow who has loved and been loved. Ardent collector of vintage culinary ware. Loyal Singaporean. Holder of LLB (Hons) and Master of Arts (South east Asian Studies)
A recently retired educator, Jeffrey has dedicated his life to teaching and mentoring the next generation. Hailing from a building and construction-based family, he began his career as a quantity surveyor, but passion dictated that he pivot his career into lecturing at the Building Department in Ngee Ann Polytechnic. His
Kannan Chandran has journeyed the media scene from newspapers (The Straits Times) to magazines (The Peak) to the digital realm (www.storm-asia.com). The award-winning commentator and publisher has interviewed international celebrities, global corporate chiefs and heads of state. He has worked with global brands like BMW, INSEAD, Chevron and American Express
Khadija Mackenzie has spent the better part of her corporate career around the legal scene. A wife and mother of two amazing young men, she is a firm believer that every decade presents an opportunity to live your best life. At 60 she married again and took up horse riding.
Kim Lee loves learning, and Life is the university. She’s had over 30 years in the media, from print to sound, small screen to Imax, and web. She’s been writer, photojournalist, editor, photographer, videographer, prop designer and maker, producer, and scriptwriter, mainly through freelance assignments that find their way to
Laletha Nithiyanandan is an experienced senior leader with proven track record in business growth and organizational development. She has more than 35 years in HR and recruitment business within the Asia-pacific region, having spearheaded industry standards and certification processes for the recruitment industry in Singapore. She is currently active within
Lena spent almost a lifetime building a career and a business, in Media and Comms. She feels that information needs gateways and has watched how it’s flipped from delivered content to sourced content, and the oh so exciting world of data. She’s excited about the possibilities that each stage of
Recently retired from the corporate world specialising in the field of corporate communications and consumer electronics, Leon has been keeping himself busy with his passions of enjoying his music and comic collection, reading, watching movies at special senior rates and photography. As an avid audiophile he’s fascinated by the purity
Marguerita loves food, film, football, music, TV, travel and mobile games – not necessarily in that order. Her idea of a good time ranges from having a fabulous meal with a friend, to travelling around the world as a solo tourist. Whether for her blog or other content sites, Marguerita
Bespoke Luxury Travel Catalyst with nearly three decades in marketing and communications in luxury travel, fashion, hospitality, tourism & lifestyle industries. A chocolate fiend and a travel addict. Monica wants to live in a world where meetings are short and ideas are always extraordinary. She loves coming up with new
Prof Kirpal Singh taught at NUS, NTU and SMU from 1973-2017. He also was invited to teach and share his thinking at many global institutions of higher learning such as Oxford, Cambridge, Yale and MIT. Widely published as poet n critic Prof Kirpal served on many government and government-related boards
R. Sivanithy is a former senior correspondent with The Business Times. He is currently an Associate Trainer with the Institute for Financial Literacy (IFL), the outreach arm of the Government’s financial education programme called MoneySense. IFL provides free and unbiased financial literacy education aimed at helping Singaporeans make sound financial
Ravi Samuel is a lawyer by training and has previously practiced for many years in insurance, reinsurance, shipping and general commercial litigation. He has a passion for books of any genre, particularly those with a light touch. A one-time athlete until overtaken by a love for food, he is still
A former, teacher turned journalist and later PR practitioner is now happily retired. She spends her time reading, writing and talking to her plants. Rani is big on long walks and spends her mornings at the Botanic Gardens and exploring park connectors around the red dot. When borders open up,
Shyla Colley is the founder and Senior Psychotherapist of Therapy Rocks LLC. She is based in Dallas, Texas, and offers virtual as well as in-person therapy for teenagers, young adults, couples and families in the US, Singapore, Australia and other countries. With a Masters in Social Science (MSocSc) from Swinburne
Suresh Nair, the writer, is an award-winning sports journalist with three decades of experience, who ranks as the only Singapore writer who is a AFC-Licenced football coach and AFC referee instructor.
Oldest teenager in town and grandmother of Singlish. Works in print and broadcast media. She has published books. She wrote Eh Goondu! and Lagi Goondu!. She is a general nuisance. And sometimes a colonel one.
Ban Huat was born into a true-blue Baba-Nyonya family and is proudly Peranakan. He studied in ACS and NJC, and has a BA Honours in History and a Master’s in Southeast Asian Studies from NUS. A trained teacher, he was privileged to spend the formative years of his career in
Terry Ng is a 30-year golf veteran who keeps on looking for his first hole-in-one and the chance to break 100 consistently. He’s travelled as far afield as Scotland and Hawaii for his fix but still finds enjoys playing within the geographical ‘neighbourhood’ of Southeast Asia where the service and
Theresa Tan is a writer, editor, screenwriter and a playwright. She has had over 30 years of creative editorial experience, including being a writer for 8 Days, and the editor of Female, ELLE, Tiger Tales and Vanilla. She has also written columns for the Straits Times and MediaCorp. Theresa co-founded
Thusitha de Silva worked in the financial services industry in Singapore for more than three decades in a variety of editorial, research, educator and strategy roles. He is Singaporean and he now lives in Johor Bahru with his wife and three dogs.
Valerie’s mantra of not postponing life sees her fulfilled just listening to a good band, going crazy over fitness, dance, drumming, cycling and trekking; catching up with friends over a simple meal; and not looking at her phone as she takes in the scenery on the train. The former SIA
Vincent Lim is an award-winning architect, and principal of Visual Text Architects. An intrepid traveller and culture consumer, Vincent journals the world with a keen design eye and a hunger for new experiences.
William is originally from the American heartland but continually moved westward until he ended up in the East – to California, Hawaii, Japan and then Singapore, where he has lived most of his life. He began his career in the airline industry and later switched to advertising, both of which
Poh Leng is a PR/communications professional turned aqua fitness instructor. Certified since 2019, she conducts classes in homes, clubs and public pools. Participants include seniors, breast cancer survivors, as well as individuals who are not able to do land sports due to joint or other injuries.