A-Listers

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A-List 2021

Daniel Lim

Entrepreneur, Apollo Dining

Daniel studied fashion design then turned his eye towards building villas. Today, he’s known as a purveyor of Apollo Dining, a restaurant that focuses on Italian culinary traditions.
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A-List 2021

Joel Lim

Dentist, JL Dental Clinic

As clichéd as it sounds, Joel takes pride and joy in relieving toothaches, but that's only one aspect to his colourful personality.
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A-List 2021

Kalif Ismail

Marketing Specialist, Specialized Bicycles

For Kalif Ismail cycling represents everything he loves - freedom, adventure, and an additional dimension that one is directing their own destiny.
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A-List 2021

Daniel Woodroof

CEO, Pandan Social, Racing Driver and TV Host

A man of many talents, race car driver Daniel Woodroof also manages his own digital marketing agency, Pandan Social and can be seen occasionally hosting on television.
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A-List 2021

Kingsley Tan

Entrepreneur, Laksamana Noodles

As a food scientist and young entrepreneur, Kingsley believes in being innovative and relies on great leadership to bring his company to the next level.
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A-List 2021

Matthew Lim

Space Narrator, Matthew Lim Associates

Matthew is articulate and down-to-earth, breaking down concepts with everyday analogies so you get to understand design better.
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A-List 2021

Imran Fauzi

Pharmacist and Commercial Model

Imran Fauzi is a man who truly appreciates knowledge. Having stumbled in modelling while awaiting to register as a pharmacist locally, he is also currently reading law.
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A-List 2021

Syafiq Mobin

Strategic Marketing, CIMB Islamic and Co-founder of Raudhatul Al-Faeez Orphanage Home

A young man with a big heart, Syafiq handles the corporate social responsibilities at a local bank. But when not at work, he dedicates his time generously to volunteering.
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A-List 2021

Daniel Veerapen

Music Producer, Director and Film Scorer

Daniel Veerapen produces music for a range of people and projects, from local artist for movies to large scale sporting events.
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A-List 2021

Megat Arizal

Airline Pilot and Digital Creator

Megat Arizal is the sort of person with enough charm to fill a room. The well travelled pilot is also a content creator par excellence. When he’s not at the joystick of his A330, he’s an avid cyclist, photographer, and former motorsports enthusiast.
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A-List 2020

Kash Azim

Personal Trainer

A strapping trainer who has spent 15 years in personal training - initially with a fitness centre and, for the past five years, on his own - Kash brings with him a warm and laid-back energy and approaches life with an independent attitude. While he has built a career out of pushing the physical limits of fitness and cultivating healthy living through his personal venture Solid Strength, he was one of the many people who were affected by the impact of the 2020 pandemic crisis.
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A-List 2020

Shaun Liew

Restaurateur & Entrepreneur

With a background in hospitality, Shaun Liew cut his teeth in the F&B industry by way of learning parts of the business in a renowned hotel and hospitality school locally. His professional career saw him start off as a lecturer and then went on to becoming an award-winning barista. However, he possessed an entrepreneurial mindset, which led him to start up his own businesses. Today, he is totally hands on with his restaurants Yellow Brick Road and Wizards at Tribeca, while recently launching Drip by Shaun Liew.
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A-List 2020

Clinton Jerome Chua

Musician & Co-Founder of Kumang Natural

Taking pride in his hometown of Miri, Sarawak, Clinton who is now a KL-based singer, also started Kumang Natural - a health and beauty line from Borneo for all. On top of that, he also ventured into a digital food business named Kolok-kolok. He got involved in the music industry while he was studying, and was a recording artist with a music label in Sarawak, and then had a stint in Universal music too. He even once met and sang to Ariana Grande. Ever the busy bee, Clinton winds down by either singing covers or hitting the gym.
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A-List 2020

Henry Goh

Co-Founder & COO of Macrokiosk

Macrokiosk is one of the pioneers for its digitalisation platform as a service since it’s inception at the turn of the millennium or noughties. Henry Goh and his team grew the company from a three man force located out of Kuala Lumpur and is currently the group’s acting COO and is responsible for the efficiency and the organisation’s business operations, policies and procedures.
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A-List 2020

Joshua Desmond

Co-Founder & COO of The 8gency

Joshua helms the creative agency, The 8gency operating in the heart of KL, with plenty of experience under his belt having worked in publishing, PR, production, advertising and having a strong foundation in digital and social marketing. The 8gency offers an array of services from digital and social media advertising and marketing, public relations consulting, events, branding consulting, video production, influencer marketing and more.
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A-List 2020

Zaki Muslim

Business Development Director of Saab Malaysia

Zaki Muslim is the business development director of defense company, Saab Malaysia. Majoring in communications, he entered the job market doing PR initially, but eventually found himself doing sales thanks to networking skills. Since then, he's been involved in the development of aerospace interests including aircraft for the Royal Malaysian Airforce, simulators and more.
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A-List 2020

Kingsley Ting

CEO of Big Apple Eduworld

After spending seven years abroad in Shanghai, Kingsley Ting has firmly planted his feet back home and has taken over the family business at the beginning of 2018. With the Big Apple Preschool under his care, the preschool now boasts multiple branches in Perak, Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Pahang, Sabah and Johor as a conducive environment to inspire and nurture the young minds of the future.
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A-List 2020

Ariffin Azmi

Wealth Manager of Sun Life Takaful Malaysia & MBrothers

Ariffin Azmi is an experienced auditor who has a demonstrated history of working in the management consulting industry. Skilled in financial services, external audit, auditing, financial planning, and financial accounting, the boyish lad currently holds the position of Wealth Manager of Sun Life Takaful Malaysia & MBrothers.
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A-List 2020

Jim Chuah

Founder of FNL PRJCT

Jim Chuah wears many hats. The animation and motion graphic designer is the founder of FNL PRJCT (pronounced Final Project) which you may have come across through various TEDx events: TEDx Shanghai, TEDx Salon: Power of the Mind with (now the late) Kobe Bryant as well as TEDx Petaling Street. In his free time, Jim loves watching movies, runs and cooks to destress.
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A-List 2020

Aimran Azizi

Head of Change Management at Petronas

Graduated with a Bachelor of Multimedia in Media Innovation from Multimedia University (MMU), Aimran is an oil and gas executive who comes with a wealth of experience in business communication, having joined the custodian of Malaysia’s national oil and gas resources, Petronas, in 2008 as an internal communication executive and worked his way up to his current position as head of change management.
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A-List 2019

Syameel Lao

Director of Photography

Syameel Lao has always been the behind-the-scenes kind of guy with his career in production houses. However, he decided to put himself in front of the camera for a change when he documented his trip around Malaysia in a 24-episode video series playfully named Meelasia, which has garnered over thousands of collective views on YouTube.
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A-List 2019

Reza Ramli

Director Strategic Marketing at KLFW

Raised and schooled in different parts of the world including Paris, Jordan, Venezuela and so forth, Reza Ramli is versed in different languages with a sophisticated understanding of global business and marketing, developed over the years from the international, cross-industry exposure he has had working at Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week (KLFW). In his role, Reza has attended various fashion weeks across the globe, from Bangkok to Paris, and is tasked with reaching out to and collaborating with multiple parties from different industries with the aim of elevating KLFW and the industry to greater heights. Happy to be doing something meaningful, Reza inspires us with his strong sense of community.
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A-List 2019

Nigel Edwin & Neal Edwin

Business Development Executives at Rent A Pot

Brothers Neal and Nigel Edwin jumped into the business of Rent A Pot two weeks after graduating from university with marketing degrees. The company leases plants to offices and restaurants, and service events -- with notable clientele including Good Vibes Festival and RIUH. Unbeknownst to many, the brothers were once in a band called Barley Less Ice, and love to organise drives with their friends.
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A-List 2019

Nick Marriott

Head of Programs at FlyProject.co

One part Malaysian, one part Australian, and all parts energy, Nick is dedicated to the health and fitness industry in which he builds his career. Paired with his uplifting and humorous personality, he is stationed at FlyProject, one of Klang Valley’s hottest fitness centres at the moment. On top of that, Nick has recently founded Picnic Health Foods under the wings of FlyProject, with two outlets opened for business over at the Intermark and DC Mall franchises – a continuous effort to bring a healthier lifestyle to the public.
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A-List 2019

Syed Mohd Ilyas

Founder of Sugar And I

Passionate and driven, Syed Mohd Ilyas always had a burning passion for anything business related. Seeing a vast potential in his sister’s small bakery that she established at home, Ilyas decided to pour his heart and soul into it. Through his undertaking as founder of Sugar and I, Ilyas manages to turn something that was home-based into a legitimate business endeavour. He also finds joy in teaching and training children with his crucial involvement in Far Post Academy, an academy that provides a safe and fun environment for children to develop their futsal skills.
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A-List 2019

Darren Chong

Consultant at Jireh Consult

Having made the jump from the accounting and finance field, Darren Chong works as a PR associate primarily with clients from the corporate sector. Essentially handling everything from drafting press releases to writing speeches to planning events, Darren does pretty much anything that the client requires for their campaigns.
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A-List 2019

Charles Chua

Corporate Lawyer

A corporate lawyer whose specialty includes Mergers & Acquisitions and Trade & Regulatory, Charles relocated back to Malaysia two years ago, following close to ten years of working in the UK and Canada. In his postgraduate days, he volunteered his legal services to a migrants’ help centre in support of migrants facing debt problems or needing immigration advice, as reported in The Guardian. In his personal time, Charles takes pleasure in travelling and food-hunting, with plans to discover various parts of Asia over the next few years.
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A-List 2019

Brian Ong

Director of Operations at Axa Partners

Graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business Studies, Administration and Management, Brian comes with over 20 years of experience in emergency assistance with a comprehensive portfolio that includes medical assistance, travel, concierge and roadside assistance. He is currently the Director of Operations for Asia Travel Hub & Malaysia P&C Operations, AXA Partners, spearheading the operational excellence of seven countries across the region. A fitness enthusiast, Brian competes in dragon boat racing and often travels to expand his horizons.
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A-List 2019

Azri Ibrahim

Regional Technical Manager of Airbus

Mohd Azri Ibrahim is the regional technical manager for one of the biggest aeronautics company, Airbus. He specialises in Technical Data and Engineering/Maintenance, working with over 70 airlines across the APAC region. Aside from providing professional consultation, Azri’s profession has also led him to explore other interests in his life, such as travelling. A seasoned traveller himself, Azri has a desire for adventure while also being determined to push the boundaries beyond his comfort zone.
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A-List 2019

Alex Hong

Director of Hock Leong Shipping

As the Director of Hock Leong Shipping Sdn Bhd, Alex Hong is a man who has plenty on his hands. Boasting an impressive list of clients which includes the likes of Nestle, Etika Group, Pepsico and Lam Soon Edible Oils, Alex’s company specialises in containerise and breakbulk shipping services from Port Klang (Northport) /Penang/Pasir Gudang to Sabah, Sarawak and Brunei. While his working life demands intense focus as the head of the company, Alex makes sure to let loose by channelling his passion in health and fitness.
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A-List 2018

Neoh Wee Ming

Aircraft Engineer

A graduate of Air Asia Academy, Neoh Wee Ming is living his dream of being a part of the aviation industry as an aircraft engineer at the popular budget airline. This is complemented by his passion for travel and adventure, which has enriched his understanding and appreciation of the world’s diverse cultures and landscapes, and allowed him to capture many wonderful experiences and special moments from across the globe in photos. He also ensures that he maintains a healthy, active lifestyle by keeping fit through kickboxing and regular workouts at the gym. Of late, he has found Zen in the planting of terrariums.
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A-List 2018

Muzzamel Mazidee

Co-Founder of TGTR & Director of Partnerships at UIB

Muzzamel Mazidee is the co-founder of TGTR Automotive Association, an automotive collective-cum-NGO that specialises in organising events with the aim of promoting and bringing together the industry and interested parties. Nothing motivates him more than being able to leave a positive impact and have his contributions matter. He is currently the Director of Partnerships at UIB for the APAC region.
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A-List 2018

Curwen Chai

Dentist & Founder of i’Raffles Dental Clinic

Dental surgeon, Curwen Chai is both hardworking and goal-oriented. He most recently founded his very own dental clinic, i’Raffles Dental Clinic at KL Sentral. Curwen is a firm believer that success comes from hard work, and aims to set a good example to the next generation of dentists. Whenever he can get off work, he would spend time on outdoor activities such as hiking and water rafting, or hit the gym for a hearty workout.
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A-List 2018

Kyle E

Architect & Co-Founder of POW Ideas

Trained as architect with a strong interest in material exploration, typologies, landscape architecture and compact space design, Kyle E founded POW Ideas in 2015 together with fellow architect and light art specialist Jun Ong. The creative duo has since offered their services in architecture, interior design and more -- breathing new life into outdated spaces and reimagining the underused with new purpose. In private, Kyle is an avid traveller and yoga practitioner, with an edgy sense of fashion.
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A-List 2018

Khalid Redzuan

Managing Director of Kraas Solutions

Despite his education in Business Studies, Khalid Redzuan, following a small renovation project as a subcontractor, has carved out a successful career for himself in construction and interior design through the company which he co-founded, Kraas Solutions. The company largely caters for public institutions such as schools and universities and affordable housing projects. He hits the gym on such regular basis that it has become a routine, and loves travelling the most.
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A-List 2018

Jothiganesh Subramaniam

Pilot

Growing up loving what most kids do – airplanes and motorcycles, Jothiganesh Subramaniam (fondly known as Captain Joe) is living the dream as a pilot at Malaysia Airlines and an avid, recreational motorcycle racer, GP style, complete with his own Honda CBR1000RR sportbike, a.k.a. Fireblade, knee sliders and matching suit and helmet. In the air, one of the main highlights for the speed junkie this year includes piloting the inaugural flight for Malaysia Airlines’ first A350 aircraft to London Heathrow. In between flying and moto-racing, the captain keeps himself in good shape with much workout in the gym.
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A-List 2018

Jeremy Chan

Founder & Director of Bean Reserve

An adventurer, a thrill seeker and an amateur golf champion with boyish good looks, Jeremy Chan developed a fine taste for artisanal coffee from his time in the most celebrated coffee capital of the world, Melbourne. In his latest undertaking as founder and managing director of Bean Reserve, Jeremy sources the finest coffees from around the world and develops them into the company’s signature products, with the aim of making specialty coffee a daily ritual accessible to everyone.
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A-List 2018

Jean Basri Longuet

Creative Director of Olala Studio

A designer at heart, with a high enthusiasm for football and futsal, Jean Basri began his career as a graphic designer and has over the years developed the eye for photography, videography, advertising, animation and event management. In 2018, he founded his own multimedia creative agency Olala Studio. Today, he leads his company as creative director, and offers a host of services that includes digital and social marketing, 3D modelling and animation, photography and videography. On the side, he has also started a small menswear brand under the label Jeanbasri Pour Homme, available online at Fashion Valet.
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A-List 2018

Ernest Loh

Commercial Model & Content Creator

Trained in interior design and interior architecture, Ernest has over the years extended his interest and expertise to various other creative disciplines including branding, creative direction, content creation and concept development. In 2017, Ernest was enlisted to star as one of 12 contestants in AXN’s The Apartment: Rising Stars Edition, the fifth season of the interior design reality show competition The Apartment. Today, he is most recognised as a commercial model and budding Vlogger, documenting his experiences and discoveries on various online platforms and social media
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A-List 2018

Wan Azim

Head of Operations of Awesome One

A certified driving instructor and a fitness enthusiast, Wan Azim is distinctively dapper and eloquent. While living the high-octane life that demands intense focus as both an instructor and an avid racer, a passion he developed during the heyday of Formula 1 in Malaysia, the strapping motorist remains a gentle, devoted husband and father who carries himself with poise and respect for others, and an openness to approach new experiences with enthusiasm, balance and good humour.
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A-List 2017

Hazwan Yazit

Co-Founder of The Accidental Bakers

Hazwan Yazit is the co-founder of The Accidental Bakers and Brownies Bar by The Accidental Bakers, Malaysia's first brownies specialty store located in Pavilion KL.
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A-List 2017

Edward Teoh

Senior Manager at Concentrix

Edward Teoh defines success by having achieved different sets of goals in life, and being consistent. Plus, he emphasises on having a healthy sense of self-awareness.
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A-List 2017

Kyren Thomas

Musician

With music being his main passion, Kyren – who is also known by his stage name, Saint Kylo – approaches everything with an open mind and heart. He's currently part of SVLTAN consultancy, being one of the artists managed by the group.
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A-List 2017

Dr Renard Siew

Environmentalist

Dr Renard Siew is one of the major proponents for the fight against climate change. He believes that success is a journey rather than a destination.
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A-List 2017

Peter Chin

Film Director

Peter Chin holds a number of things dear to his heart; after family comes his passion for film and more recently, the art of Kendo.
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A-List 2017

Affendy Ali Dally

Head of Legal Department at Media Prima

Affendy Ali Dally was Head of Legal for MyCreative Ventures from 2015 to 2019, and during the same time co-founded RIUH, KL’s leading creative platform. He is currently the Head of Legal at Media Prima Group of Companies, leading transformation efforts to optimise legal support for the entire company in line with current business needs.
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A-List 2017

Captain Imran Tom

Flight Instructor

An avid aviator who's passionate about flying, Captain Imran believes that being a pilot helped give him the level of discipline he needed to thrive in life.
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A-List 2017

Jeremy Hoo

Senior AVP, Head of Strategy & Development at Astro

Head of strategy and development, Jeremy Hoo claims to be passionate in five main categories: career building, family, exercise, travelling and trying out new things.
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A-List 2017

Peter Khue

Director of Q-Q Food Industry Khuerate

Peter Khue is the Director Khue Brothers Holdings Sdn Bhd and Khuerate Sdn Bhd, and has been managing this 40-year-old three-generation family business since 2013. He contributes fresh ideas and innovative ways to make the brand Oloiya relevant to the market today. Most recently, he also ventures into the F&B business with Malatoop, a halal mala restaurant in TTDI.
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A-List 2017

Dr Alan Tan

Dentist

Dentist Dr. Alan Tan is proud of the work he does which he believes helps people regain confidence. And he quotes one of the best moments in his line of duty is helping to put the smiles (literally as well as figuratively) back in his patients.
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A-List 2016

Raymond Khor

Marketing Specialist

Raymond Khor is a marketing specialist with close to two decades of experience. Throughout his career which started in Ogilvy & Mather, Raymond has achieved numerous accolades including a Gold Effie for Ribena's Raya campaign, "Ada Kelas".
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A-List 2016

Joseph Ryan

Director Of Special Projects at Zouk Consulting Pte Ltd

Since his involvement in August Man A-List in 2016, Joseph Ryan has taken on many roles and has recently relocated to Singapore as Director Of Special Projects at Zouk Consulting Pte Ltd.
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A-List 2016

Rizal Kamal

Founder & CEO of LOL Events

Rizal Kamal is the founder and CEO of LOL Events whose proudest accomplishment so far is bringing Russell Peters to Malaysia twice. In his work, he enjoys the joy of making people laugh.
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A-List 2016

David Ng

Entrepreneur

As a modern day entrepreneur, Dato David Ng is one who wears many hats. Straddling in the gaming, realty and F&B, David is someone who doesn't let any opportunity slide -- proving that hard work is key to success.
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A-List 2016

Wong Yu Jin

Wellness Guru & Founder of Healthpro Solutions

Wong Yu Jin is a wellness guru who is serious about practising a healthy lifestyle to inspire others to live a well-balanced lifestyle. He spent four years in university studying Nutrition and learnt Neuro Linguistic Programming, Hypnotherapy, and Timeline Therapy before coming back to Malaysia to establish Healthpro Solutions.
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A-List 2016

KC Ng

Physician & Acupuncturist

Physician and acupuncturist, KC Ng is one of few young, modern Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners in the country, trained specifically in the art of organic healing. He is the co-founder of 1TCM Acupuncture Clinic, which is multiple locations across Klang Valley. Most recently, he launched a confinement centre called Yimura Medicare Centre in Bangsar Village II.
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A-List 2016

Cheah Ka Wai

Co-Founder of Breakout

Cheah Ka Wai, or better known as Leo , is the co-founder of real escape game Breakout that is located in Avenue K and Nu Sentral, and globally in South Korea, Canada, USA and more. Amidst the pandemic, he has pivoted the business digitally, with innovative ideas to continue thriving as a growing startup.
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A-List 2016

Shahrin Bahar

Creative Director of S Bahar

Shahrin Bahar is the Creative Director of his eponymous bespoke tailoring brand, S Bahar. He confides that he represents the geeky side of menswear design, emphasising on impeccable tailoring and fitting to exude sense of empowerment.
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A-List 2016

Sherman Lau

Executive Director of DC Lau Corporation, Triple Tree & Hair Cottage by Juno’s

Sherman Lau is the Executive Director of DC Lau Corporation, Triple Tree & Hair Cottage by Juno’s. Under the company, the August Man A-List 2016 alumni has recently launched the eco-friendly hair care line called Triple Tree.
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