15 Best Instagrams From The Front Row Of Generation T x The Breakthrough Prize

By Lily Ong

In an exclusive partnership, billionnaire philantropists Yuri and Julia Milner from The Breakthrough Prize extended an invitation to 9 Generation T Asia honourees to attend the 2019 'Oscars of Science' in Nasa Ames Research Centre in San Francisco. Representing Generation T Malaysia are longtime friends and business associates, Fave’s Joel Neoh and 500 Startups Khailee Ng. They chronicled their journey down the red carpet, where they snapped selfies with the likes of Mark Zuckerberg, Lana Del Rey and winner of the Breakthrough Prize in New Horizons in Physics, Aron Wall. Click through our gallery to view the best of our Generation T x The Breakthrough Prize exclusive programme.

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Above  Photo: @crazyrouge on Instagram.

Before the walk down the red carpet, Generation T Asia hosted a welcome dinner for the 9 honourees at Ambience Fine Dining Restaurant in Los Altos, San Francisco.

Here, intrepid celebrity photographer Crazy Rouge captured our two Malaysians with their peers: Steven Kim, Arrif Ziaudeen, Aaron Lee and Terence Kwok as well as Edipresse Media Asia’s Chief Content Officer & Managing Director of Hong Kong Tatler, Sean Fitzpatrick.

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Above  Photo: @crazyrouge on Instagram.

Lady bosses and Generation T honourees Stephanie Sy Lee and Kathy Gong round up the 9 honourees. Stephanie and Kathy are pictured here with Crazy Rouge, Head of Generation T Asia, Tamara Lamuniere and General Manager of Commercial for Hong Kong Tatler, Oceana Ou.

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Above  Photo: @khaileeng on Instagram.

After a closed-door lunch, our Generation T honourees are given a sneak peek of the rehearsals for the Breakthrough Prize. Khailee Ng does some sleuthing and uncovers the seating arrangements for the night.

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Above  Photo: @stevogourmet on Instagram.

It’s time to hit the red carpet. Don’t our honourees look dashing and beautiful in equal measures for this group photo? Steven Kim posted the moment they reached the photo wall.

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Above  Photo: @joelneoh on Instagram.

Leading the charge for the entire programme from start to finish are Edipresse Media Asia’s Chairman and CEO, Michel Lamuniere and Head of Generation T Asia, Tamara Lamuniere.

 

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Above  Photo: @joelneoh on Instagram.

Joel Neoh managed to capture a moment with Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg that deserves a special mention because Mr. Zuck is out of his hoodies and blue jeans to honour the ceremony’s formal dress code.

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Above  Photo: @philtatler on Instagram.

Generation T honouree from The Philippines Stephanie Sy flashes a wide smile amidst the red carpet madness.

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Above  Photo: @joelneoh on Instagram.

Our Generation T Malaysia representatives are ready to go in and enjoy the night.

 

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Above  Photo: @khaileeng on Instagram.

When it comes to a strong selfie game, Khailee Ng concedes to Lana Del Rey.

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Above  Photo: @joelneoh on Instagram.

Joel Neoh managed to squeeze in a picture with Uber’s Dara Khosrowshahi before taking his seat and talk about the latter's win-win partnership with SEA unicorn Grab.

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Above  Photo: @philtatler on Instagram.

Stephanie Sy sends a postcard from the start of the ceremony, with Mark Zuckerberg and Yuri Milner onstage.

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Above  Photo: @stevogourmet on Instagram.

Steven Kim from Qraved excitedly takes a picture with Yuri Milner, whose invitation made this entire partnership possible.

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Above  Photo: @joelneoh on Instagram.

Out of all the celebrities he bumped into that night, Joel Neoh is elated to meet Chinese singer-songwriter G.E.M Tang. Here, he takes a picture with Generation T Hong Kong honouree, Danny Yeung, on his left.

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Above  Photo: @joelneoh on Instagram.

But the real star of the night is none other than the Breakthrough Prize recipients. Joel Neoh exchanged a few scientific wisdom with winner of New Horizons in Physics, Aron Wall.

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Above  Photo: @dannyyeung22 on Instagram.

After the ceremony, our Generation T honourees were included in a few private closed-door sessions with Hollywood and Silicon Valley’s A-listers. Danny Yeung shares a picture with James Bond's Pierce Brosnan in one of these sessions.

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