As an entrepreneur, a father of two small kids and husband to Carey Ng, Roen Cian isn’t one to watch from the sidelines and let life pass him by. Energetic and ever eager to learn, his resilience and grit have seen him through many successful business ventures, from the speakeasy-inspired Circa Bar in Plaza Batai to Curious Child Centre, a pre-school and childcare centre that he and Ng started.
“I do a lot of diverse businesses – it’s part and parcel of learning,” says the 40-year-old. “For me, it’s not about just having one business, putting all your eggs in one basket and being comfortable with that. I feel it’s better to keep learning wherever and whenever you can.”
A perfect match for the powerful BMW 6 GT in ambition, attitude and drive, Roen counts himself lucky to have made it this far—and he's not taking his eyes off the road ahead just yet.
Cruising comfortably along the highway from Kuala Lumpur to Desaru Coast, Roen, Ng and their longtime friend Thanuja Ananthan bonded over their mutual love of adventure and travel after months of staying home in the city.
On The Road Again
"Road trips have that very intimate quality, because you really get to enjoy sitting together in the car, keeping one another company and singing aloud together while bonding, which is something you can't do in the living room of your house or in a plane," Ng shares, adding that her family road trips with Roen and the kids are usually an hour to two hours long at most because of their kids.
As an emcee, influencer and Miss Universe Malaysia 2013, the young mum is disciplined about keeping herself in amazing shape, not unlike the 6 GT's sleek and sculpted silhouette.
"The 6 GT is definitely one of the most comfortable rides we've been on for a long distance journey. It was smooth and spacious – we didn't even feel like we were in a confined space during the three-and-a-half-hour drive," she says.