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Sumiko Tan

Recent and archived articles by Sumiko Tan

27 Aug 2017 | 7:00 AM

How does one look like this at 51?

You are what you eat, says photographer Chuando Tan, whose Instagram photos have gone viral.

Ageless wonder: Former model Chuando became a photographer and scored with a photo-journalistic-style spread in the now-defunct Hot magazine before landing the advertising campaigns for Tangs and Citibank, as well as spreads for Elle. — Photo by FREY OW
20 Aug 2017 | 7:00 AM

‘The insane drive to be the best’

Founder of gaming company Razer attributes his success to his parents.

30 Jul 2017 | 7:00 AM

Grab whiz Tan Hooi Ling happy to stay low-key

I WAS planning to use GrabCar to get to my lunch with Tan Hooi Ling, the co-founder of Grab.

Young and passionate: Hooi Ling says the biggest learning experience over the years is the need to continuously adapt. — The Straits Times/Asia News Network
16 Jul 2017 | 7:00 AM

Violet Oon is still going strong

The cooking doyenne has not let business failures or a stroke get her down.

Foodie tales: Sumiko taking a selfie with Oon. ‘Food should be evolving but every stage of it should be preserved,’ says the restaurateur.
25 Jun 2017 | 7:00 AM

Michelle Chong’s one-woman show

The actress-director-entrepreneur is busy, busy, and she likes it this way because her greatest fear is an idle mind.

Not a lady of leisure: Chong hamming it up at The Famous Kitchen. The actress is an intense, intriguing mix of ambition, intelligence, vulnerability, spikiness and plain kookiness.
18 Jun 2017 | 7:00 AM

Mellower side of AirAsia’s gregarious chief

WHEN AirAsia Group chief executive Tony Fernandes was 15 and at boarding school in Britain, he got a phone call from his father in Kuala Lumpur telling him that his mother was very, very ill.

Special brand: Fernandes is cheeky rather than cocky, charming rather than condescending.
4 Jun 2017 | 7:00 AM

Zoe Tay’s enduring allure

She may no longer be at the peak of her career, but the actress is playing the most important role of her life – mum to three boys.

Zoe is another person before the camera – confident and in total control.
14 May 2017 | 7:00 AM

Art for the audience

Pretentious, self-indulgent works irritate Gaurav Kripalani, festival director of the Singapore International Festival of the Arts 2018 to 2020.

Successful platform: The Singapore Repertory Theatre, one of the best-run companies in the region owes its success to Kripalani’s polished PR skills.
16 Apr 2017 | 7:00 AM

Local designer rocks London

From Kate Middleton to Jennifer Lopez and Reese Witherspoon, Han Chong’s Self-Portrait fashion label has been seen on the A-listers.

Trendsetter: Han Chong puts himself in the shoes of his customers and imagines what they’d be wearing in the months ahead.
26 Mar 2017 | 7:00 AM

‘My job is to make people happy’

Celebrity chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten has opened his first restaurant in Singapore.

Michelin-star chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten.