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Chalking Up Class 飞跃晋级

Dr. Elizabeth Lee Fuh Yen

Senior Executive Director of Sunway Education Group

Born in Singapore, raised in Malaysia, educated in America, and trained in the UK, this recipient of India’s Visionary Women Leadership Award is a history-maker with lessons to teach. Deborah Joy Peter takes notes.

When contemplating the multifarious choreography indicative of Dr. Elizabeth Lee Fuh Yen’s passage through academia, the 1995 hit Ironic comes to mind. Absent ripped jeans, ombre vibe, and beanie on head, she is no Alanis Morissette. Yet, the multi award-winning Sunway Education Group (SEG) senior executive director, having by now tucked about 30 years under her belt, is by every stretch of the imagination, some indelible version of a rockstar.


Exposed to the field at a time when teaching was considered a white collar job with blue collar pay, she could have steered clear, but didn’t. Told that the profession was befitting of a lady just because the hours were short and its nature family-friendly, the career chaser should have reconsidered; instead she stood her ground. When the offer to practice in the United Kingdom was extended, it made sense to accept only she wouldn’t.

“I wanted to be involved with something rooted in multi-cultural studies, and therefore opted to major in English. It allowed me to return to Malaysia and serve my country by bringing the language home. That much was clear. I wanted to come back although I had something called a DES number and still do, which permits me to teach in the UK,” the SEG veteran explains, adding that infusing passion into teaching has been an endless pursuit.

Honour roll

Is there anything to suggest that the virtuoso described above isn’t every degree of audacious? Whether it was admirable persistence or sheer stubbornness only she knew, but when it came to crucial life decisions, Lee always chose going against the grain. Perhaps, being Singaporean-born had something to do with it, but the Kuala Lumpur raised educationist turned administrator is nothing if not a woman on a mission to revolutionise an entire industry.

Herself a Bukit Bintang Girls School alumnus, the Doctorate of Laws holder-an honorary title granted her by Nottingham University to mark the industry’s highest tribute-has been instrumental to Sunway’s evolution from a college to a full-fledged education group. Having served with the marque since 1992, she has spent more than two decades carving out its niche as one of the most prestigious institutes of higher learning across the world stage.

Top tier

“We have different education institutions now. We have Sunway University and Sunway College. They are very separate. Next, we have Sunway Le Cordon Bleu, our institute

of culinary arts. It is the Le Cordon Bleu of Paris. Then, we have the Sunway International School. Also, recent years have seen truly rewarding partnerships forged with numerous globally-acclaimed institutes like Monash and Cambridge.”

In fact, Sun-U brought the Oxford Symposium to Malaysia in 2015, where for first time the conference was hosted in the heart of Southeast Asia, reeling in the participation of a great multitude of students and teachers. In the same token, the 2014 Asia Leadership Camp aimed at impacting young leaders that rolled out in collaboration with Harvard proved a momentous feat for the brand as well.

“My credo changes every day. It’s never the same thing. You know those Keep calm and … expressions? It’s very fitting, I think. Sometimes, I tell frustrated parents that the children will grow up. They do grow up. So it is this idea of keeping calm and letting the moment pass.”


While she began as associate director before being named executive director some time later, in her current and latest capacity, her myriad of duties includes looking at strategy in terms SEG’s positioning, direction, and next phase. Sharing in chairman and founder, Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr. Jeffrey Cheah’s vision, Lee opened up about the group’s ultimate goal to emerge as the ‘Harvard of the East.’ But what does that mean exactly?

“It basically means that Sunway University will become a force to be reckoned with in education, so that it is recognisable and internationally renowned. Over here, when Harvard is mentioned, everyone knows. So if we’re over there and Sun-U is mentioned, everyone will know. That’s what we mean by Harvard of the East—that we’re a credible institution marked by our stamp of distinction,” Dr. Lee reveals while gleaming in sheer excitement.

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当注视着李馥彦博士陈述着她纵横学术界的各式各样繁琐经历,令人想起1995的流行歌曲“讽刺”,但没有破洞牛仔裤、渲染氛围或有小圆帽在头上,她不是Alanis Morissette。然而,这名获奖无数的双威教育集团高级执行董事,30年来深藏功与名,与摇滚巨星一样具有不可磨灭的代表性。出生于新加坡,马来西亚成长,前往美国接受教育,在英国接受培训,她是印度“远见女性领袖奖”的获奖者,也是历史创造者。



“我想扎根于多元文化的研究工作,因此选择英语专业。当我回到马来西亚,也是将语文带回家与报效祖国。我想回来,虽然我有所谓DES number(师资培训)在进行中,这能让我在英国教学。” 她补充说,把热情投入教学一直是她无止境的追求。


她作为吉隆坡武吉免登女校的校友,同时获得诺丁汉大学授予的最高敬意-法学博士学位荣誉称号,而采取针对性的政策,让双威从一家高等学府蜕变为全面的教育集团。自1992年开始的服务与品牌意识,以 20多年积极的创业心态打造双威成为登上世界舞台的高等学府。





“基本上意味着双威大学将成为不可忽视的教育力量,哈佛是家喻户晓的名校,而我们的目标是让每个人都知道双威大学,这就是所谓的东方哈佛,我们是一个可靠的机构,具备与众不同的标志印记。” 说到这里,李馥彦的目光热情闪烁。

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Fair Businesswoman goes for Italian Flair 美丽女企业家转向意大利风情

Dato’ Dr Wenddi Anne Chong
Owner of Marianis@7
images by Dato’ Kee Hua Chee

At first or even second glance, Dato’ Dr Wenddi Anne Chong looks like an archetypal IT Girl, rich tai-tai or spoiled daughter of millionaire with her 3 supercars. She is neither as she is basically a self-made, self-written success story. Though hailing from a well-off family, she takes great pride in buying the Porsche 911 Turbo S, Ferrari 430 Spyder and Lamborghini Gallardo with her own funds. And entering history as Malaysia’s first and only female restauranteur to own this trio of supercars.

Looking at the fashionably clad, perennial habitant of best-dressed lists, one can scarcely believe Dato’ Dr Wenddi Anne Chong graduated as mechanical engineer! True to form, that did not last long as she preferred visiting clubs and horse races in feathery hats than construction sites in hard hats!

I also modelled as back in the Eighties, you did not need to be 178 cm to model, I wanted to see the world but dad refused to finance a year of nonstop travel and accommodation so I joined Singapore Airlines! ”

Born in Malaysia, her parents moved to Singapore at 8 but she is now Malaysian resident. She joined Singapore’s Ministry of Education as public relations officer after abandoning engineering. While clubbing, she was enamoured with deejaying and with her natural sparkling personality, was swiftly scouted and trained by Juliana’s of London to be Singapore’s first batch of female deejays, spinning tracks at Xanadu in Shangri-la, then Singapore’s hottest joint.

Twelve years later she left as Chief Stewardess and Trainer. “I was Best Trainee of 1996 and my name is still in the honor board of SIA Training Centre.” She decamped to Kuala Lumpur in 1990 to be with her beau and co-founded Damansara Fertility Clinic which evolved into Damansara Women’s Specialist Centre which morphed into TMC Fertility Centre which was public listed in 2005.

Dato’ Dr Wenddi Anne Chong was co-founder, shareholder and executive director of TMC Life Sciences involved in fertility clinics, stem cell therapy, medical storage and laboratories listed on the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia. She implemented training programmes and during her time TMC Life Sciences achieved major milestones of which she is justifiably proud.

She also currently helping to spearhead healthcare tourism with Malaysia’s Ministry of Health, MATRADE, MIDA and Malaysia Tourism Board. She is advisory committee member of Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council, PEMANDU and Negeri Sembilan Chinese Maternity Hospital.

She is a member of International Society for Stem Cell Research, American Society of Reproductive Medicine, European Society of Human Reproduction and Embroyology, Women Institute of Management, Kiwanis Club and Lions Club which awarded her their coveted International Recognition Award by Lion’s International President.

Despite her hectic schedule, she finds time for energetic fund-raising for Yayasan Tuanku Nur Zahirah, Tunku Azizah Fertility Foundation, Rumah HOPE, Ipoh Children’s Home and other deserving causes and charities.

Her list of awards and achievements include ARFF Women Entrepreneur of 2010, Business Excellence Award for Best Company in Science and Technology, ASEAN Technology Business Review CEO Award, L’Oreal Woman of Excellence, Women’s Weekly Woman of Excellence, CHT Entrepreneur Award in Healthcare and Woman of Substance by Malaysia Tatler alongside Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Tan Sri Francis Yeoh, Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong and Tan Sri Tony Fernandes.

She was included in Malaysia’s 10 Most Influential and Stylish Personalities 2010 and accorded Most Stylish Muse 2010.

Now residing in Ipoh, Dato’ Dr Wenddi Anne Chong operates and owns Marianis@7, touted as best value fine dining Italian restaurant in Ipoh.

“I love Italian food, fashion and architecture and my partner Khim used to work for an Italian restaurant chain so opening an Italian restaurant comes naturally. Oh, I also love Italian sports cars!”

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如果仅凭第一眼感觉,拿督蔣慧瑩看起来就像一个IT女白领、典型富太太或被宠坏的百万富翁女儿,加上3部超级跑车的衬托。事实上,她是自己谱写成功故事的精英女性。虽然出自富裕家庭,但所拥有的保时捷 911 Turbo S、法拉利 430 Spyder 和兰博基尼 Gallardo 系列是靠自己赚回来,成为马来西亚首名配置超级跑车的餐厅女老板。





她也是国际干细胞研究学会、美国生育医学协会、欧洲人类生育与坯胎学、女性管理学院、Kiwanis Club的会员,而作为国际狮子会成员,她获得梦寐以求的国际认可奖,由国际狮子会总会长颁发。尽管繁忙,她还是为Tuanku Nur Zahirah基金会、Tunku Azizah助孕基金会、希望之家,怡保儿童之家等公益事业与慈善机构出力或筹募基金。

她接受的奖励与成就包括2010年ARFF最佳女性企业家、科技领域最佳公司-商业卓越奖、东盟科技商业评论CEO大奖、欧莱雅卓越女性奖、每周女性卓越女性奖、CHT大奖保健领域企业家奖,《尚流》杂志马来西亚版选为实质女性,并与前首相敦马哈迪医生、丹斯里杨肃斌,丹斯里林梧桐和丹斯里Tony Fernandes等相提并论。

她也曾入围2010年马来西亚十大最具影响和时尚风格榜。蔣慧瑩目前定居在怡保,并经营一家名为Marianis@7,深具口碑的意大利餐厅。“我热爱意大利菜、时尚与建筑,而我的拍档Khim曾在一家意大利餐厅连锁店工作,所以经营一家意大利餐厅好像理所当然。哦,我也喜欢意大利跑车!” 而她固定穿梭于怡保-吉隆坡,家中有6只狗狗,享受着温馨的生活。


Celebrating a decade of contemporary luxury with ESSENZE 与《ESSENZE御智》一起庆祝當代奢華的10年

Impressively contemporary and bold, leading lifestyle magazine, Essenze, celebrated its 10th Anniversary this year with a strong presence taking root in Australia through Essenze Australia.

A publication by MarketSource, under the main CHTNetwork, this magazine is one that is aimed at showcasing a lifestyle of lavishness, a world of arts and travel, leaders of industries and impressive leisure activities.

The very first edition of Essenze was published in 2005 to fill a niche for luxurious lifestyle magazines that not only informed, but also highlighted world medicine, art, travel, leisure, fashion and significant people and personalities. The publications evolved throughout the years from a new little-known magazine to become one of the leading international lifestyle magazines in Malaysia.

Today, Essenze is not just a magazine but an important component in the ever-growing network of business connections and friends under CHTNetwork. It has become the glue that brings connections together, an important component to draw people and brands together and a formidable publication to be reckoned with.

Essenze Australia was introduced early this year 2015, again, to fill an important niche for a luxury lifestyle magazine in the land down under. The introduction of the bilingual magazine outside of Malaysia is one that led to a showcase of international supreme brands and the people behind some industry, thus, creating connections between brands, businesses and people.

Both magazines will continue to forge new paths in the publishing industry, to bring across clients’ message to the targeted audience in Malaysia, Australia and other countries, including China.



《Essenze》杂志是由 CHTNetwork 旗下的 MarketSource





Ducati Scrambler Italia

Produced as a limited, numbered edition of only 1,077 bikes, the Ducati Scrambler Italia Independent offers an original and unique interpretation of the Bologna-made motorcycle, sophisticated and elegant at the same time, while maintaining all the key characteristics of the Ducati Scrambler.

This latest collaboration between this new Ducati brand and Italia Independent showcased a perfect combination of a creative and stylish company that blends fashion and design, tradition and innovation.

The Ducati Scrambler Italia Independent is each embellished with an aluminium plate laser marked with the bike’s serial number, features the Ducati Scrambler-Italia Independent logo and is characterised by fuel tank side panels and both the Night Copper-coloured frame and wheels.

Other unique features include the black engine with machined cylinder head fins and other machined details in full view, the Termignoni exhaust with black pipes and silencer covers, the low tapered bars and low-slung aluminium rear view mirrors. Moreover, the short front mudguard, the “café racer” nose fairing and leather seat with Night Copper stitching with an embroidered Italia Independent logo on the back emphasize even more the unique style of this edition.

来自意大利的精品重机车厂杜卡迪,这次和时尚眼镜品牌Italia  Independent合作,推出Ducati Scrambler Italia Independent,全球限量发布1077辆。

杜卡迪与 Italia  Independent 的跨界合作,成果是完美的。此车款仍保留Ducati Scrambler主要的传统特点,但同时间却能通过结合时尚的现代设计,让重机也能展现时尚感及创意。

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Runway Revolution 时尚伸展台大革命

Jakarta Fashion Week is a driving platform for Indonesian fashion industry. As the major fashion week in Indonesia, Jakarta Fashion Week aims to provide direction for Indonesian fashion industry and demonstrate the talents and creativity of the fashion workers in the country. This year fashion designer Rinaldy A.Yanuardi stood out as one of the most creative designers. Invited guests were amazed by the models walking down the runway with Rinaldy’s latest new contemporary collection with a touch of traditional yet dramatic creativity.


本地著名的服装设计师 Rinaldy A. Yanuardi 获得了今年度最创意设计师的荣誉。被邀请的嘉宾们都被他所精心设计的作品感到惊喜。Rinaldy 把现代时尚混合了一些复古的元素,产生了戏剧性的火花。

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All On Board 船艇盛典

The Chief Minister of Penang YAB Lim Guan Eng recently launched the inaugural Maritime International Showcase Malaysia (MIS.M) that was organised by Reissiger Marine, together with Pen Marine Sdn Bhd, STYLO International, and Boatshed Asia. Mercedes-Benz, Airbus and Dassault Aviation were the sponsors. Among the highlights of the event is the maritime forum which featured some of the leading names in international maritime speaking on topics related to the growth and potential of yatching market in Asia.

Later in the evening, the MIS.M Gala Dinner took place at Penang’s historic Suffolk House. During the event, the organisers presented ASEAN Maritime Development Award to Dato’ Seri Tengku Dr. Zainal Adlin, BakriCono Shipyard won the ASEAN Maritime Company of the Year, Julian Chang was presented the ASEAN Maritime Personality of the Year and Grand Bank’s Yatchs took home the MIS.M ASEAN Maritime Company of the Year.

槟城首席部长林冠英国会议员最近出席首次在槟城举行的“马来西亚国际海事展览”(MIS.M),这项由Reissiger  Marine、Pen Marine,STYLO国际和Boatshed  Asia联合主办的船艇盛会,同时是由梅赛德斯-奔驰,空中客车与达索飞机制造公司热情赞助。而展览会亮点是由国际知名航运机构主持海事论坛,主题为亚洲游艇市场的增长和潜能。

而MIS.M的晚会在槟城历史悠久的瑟福屋举行。晚会上,主办方颁发东盟海事发展奖予拿督斯里Tengku Dr. Zainal Adlin,BakriCono造船厂获得东盟海事公司奖,而Julian Chang也颁发东盟海事年度个性奖,还有由大银行游艇捧回的MIS.M东盟海事年度公司奖。

Ducati & Italia Join Forces 杜卡迪和独立意大利携手合作

Ducati Scrambler and Italia Independent presented their new creations in Miami during the week of the prestigious contemporary art exhibition “Art Basel”. The two luxury brands launched a new limited edition Ducati Scrambler and a collection of dedicated sunglasses inspired by the “Land of Joy,” the theme that characterizes the iconic motorbike made in Bologna, Italy.

This three-years global partnership would see Ducati and Italia for the first time creating an incredible mix of Made in Italy style and creativity. The focus of the collaboration is Ducati Scrambler, the brand created by Ducati to interpret the values of the iconic 1970s motorbike, introduced in the United States and shortly after achieving international acclaim. A special logo, representing the union of the two different souls from which the project originated, has been designed to characterize the products that will be developed together. It is expected that great care and attention to detail from a combination inherent characteristics of Ducati and Italia Independent to amaze those that of exquisite taste.

意大利顶级摩托车品牌杜卡迪和著名太阳眼镜品牌独立意大利联手合作,在迈阿密的“巴塞尔艺术展”上推出了他们所打造的全新产品。意大利两个高端品牌共同发布了这款全球限量版的 Ducati   Scrambler 摩托和一系列启发自“Land of Joy”的时尚太阳眼镜。这个主题把出产自意大利博洛尼亚 Ducati   Scrambler 独一无二的特征带出来。

经过三年的全球伙伴关系,杜卡迪和独立意大利第一次携手推出了这个创意独特而蕴涵着意大利时尚精髓的产品。这次的合作主要是为了推广Ducati   Scrambler,这个品牌的诞生完美的把70年代附有代表性的摩托车普及至整个美国,而且在短短的时间内,已获得国际性的认可。一个精致的徽标代表着这两个完全不同品牌的结合,一起为市场创造出这个具有代表性的制作。为了打造一个独特而附有细节特色的产品,杜卡迪和独立意大利两大杰出品牌联手合作,相信将会吸引更多懂得品味人生之人!

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Babor at BamBi Awards 芭宝聚光斑比奖

Around 800 well-known guests from society, show-business, media, politics and economy joined the glamourous night of the 67th BAMBI Awards. The German luxury skincare brand BABOR exclusively showcased its effective ampoules at the after-show party of the BAMBI Awards 2015 in Berlin. Celebrity guests such as Hilary Swank, Rita Ora and Heidi Klum curiously gathered around the stylish presentation.

At the end of the glamorous evening, all guests received a 7-day treatment packaging of the tiny elixirs and could see and feel the almost magical effect for themselves. Isabel Bonacker, who is part of the BABOR owner family and personally attended the event, enjoyed the party together with VIP guests like Toni Garrn and Sylvie Meis. BABOR CEO Michael Schummert explained the connection between BABOR and the most important German media award: “BAMBI stands for grand style, glamour and emotions and for a little golden deer that has quite some radiance. Very similar to our little, only 2ml small highly concentrated ampoule that makes every skin glow with youthful radiance – also after a long BAMBI night by the way.”

约800名来自影视、媒体,政治和经济界的名人嘉宾参与了第67届斑比奖。在这个魅力四射的夜晚,德国高端护肤品牌芭宝(BABOR)专门展示其高效精密安瓶(Ampoules)品牌,这项2015年斑比奖在柏林演出后的派对盛会,处处可见名人嘉宾Hilary   Swank, Rita Ora 和 Heidi Klum聚集的身影。

在迷人夜晚结束之际,所有客人都收到了7天疗程小包装芭宝美容液,亲身体验这不可思议的效果。来自芭宝家族的 Isabel Bonacker亲自出席此次活动,与 VIP 贵宾 Toni Garrn与Sylvie   Meis等一起享受欢愉派对。芭宝首席执行员 Michael Schummert 解释芭宝和这个德国媒体大奖之间的联系:“斑比奖代表着强烈风格、魅力和情感,金色小鹿散发着漫长的光辉,这与我们的产品相似,只有2毫升浓缩的精密安瓶,使每一个肌肤焕发青春光彩。”

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Ermenegildo Zegna and Maserati have created a special capsule collection of fine leatherwear and accessories designed to honour the release of the Ermenegildo Zegna trim package available on all Maserati Ghibli and Quattroporte models. Following the footsteps of the Maserati Quattroporte Ermenegildo Zegna Limited Edition with its Zegna-designed interior, Zegna’s master craftsmen have created a pure silk fabric with an extremely high visual impact for the cockpit and seats in what has been described as the ultimate expression of style and exclusivity.

杰尼亚 (Ermenegildo Zegna) 为玛莎拉蒂豪车创造代表性皮革与配件,其中玛莎拉蒂总裁轿车(Quattroporte) 和Ghibli轿车所有车型将选配奢华内饰套件。杰尼亚Capsule系列采用精致材料搭配,顶级工匠创造出一种极具视觉冲击力的真丝面料,为驾驶座舱打造时尚奢华风范,活力和现代感兼备,不愧为玛莎拉蒂最具代表性的车型之一。