Cover Tatler Malaysia's most read interviews of 2021

As the year draws to a close, we revisit the most popular interviews of the year, from iconic athletes to industry insiders

1. Datuk Nicol David

Ever wondered what keeps retired squash champ Datuk Nicol David busy these days? Get up close and personal with our December 2021 cover star like you've never seen her before as she braces herself for the future with confidence, compassion and a calling to give back to society. 

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2. Marc Woo

What does it take to be the head of Google Malaysia? Managing director Marc Woo shares his story, from the early days of his career there as part of the pioneering team in 2011 to present day, where one of its biggest priorities is helping small businesses transition to the digital era as seamlessly as possible.   

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3. Surina Shukri

The former CEO of Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation Surina Shukri inspires us with a glimpse into life as a breast cancer survivor. Having been diagnosed six years ago, Shukri's outlook on life changed in the blink of an eye, and today she is more determined than ever to spread the message that women can look forward to a fulfilling and productive life even with breast cancer. 

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4. Song Joong Ki

From filming anxiety to his favourite co-stars, the Vincenzo star recounts what happened behind the scenes of what was possibly one of his darkest roles yet in this exclusive June 2021 interview with Tatler Malaysia

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5. Dato' Seri Dr Farah Khan

The Melium Group's fearless commander-in-chief Dato' Seri Dr Farah Khan is a force to be reckoned with. Yet she'd not hesitate to tell you that the success of The Melium Group rests on the hard work and effort of her tireless team, who have helped bring the company through its toughest challenges during the pandemic to embrace a more digital-centric brand presence for the future.   

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6. Chin Ren Yi

After completing a mechanical engineering degree course in college, Chin Ren Yi decided to do something completely different. Having discovered his passion for food, he took the chance to co-found MyBurgerLab in 2012. As the managing director of the now hugely popular Malaysian burger chain, Chin reflects on what ten years of business has taught him about the importance of striking a balance of passion, business acumen and optimism as a restaurateur today.   

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7. Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz and 3 other Convent Bukit Nanas Alumni

The news in April 2021 about the impending fate of the 122-year-old SMK Convent Bukit Nanas sparked a public outcry. In this interview, four prominent alumni of Convent Bukit Nanas: former parliamentarian Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz, actress and singer Adibah Noor, social entrepreneur Sasibai Kimis and filmmaker Zabrina Fernandez, shared their fondest memories of the school and why preserving it is so crucial for future generations. 

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8. Kimberly Wan

Is there anything that 27-year-old Kimberly Wan can't do? The young CEO of software-as-a-service platform Otomate Me has come a long way from being a competitive figure skater and an ice hockey champ, as she recounts in this interview back in August 2021. 

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