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Fireside Chat with Pía León, Virgilio Martínez and Bernabé Simón Padrós

Award-winning chef-owners, Pía León and Virgilio Martínez, shares why Singapore will always have a special place in their hearts. Led by lifestyle-icon and gourmand, Rosalyn Lee, we were honoured to have hosted the culinary duo together with head chef, Bernabé Simón Padrós, for a fireside chat at The Canvas. Listen

Sake Expert - Sven Selbak

Sake Expert - Sven Selbak

Born in Estonia, Sven is a passionate lover of saké, especially for the funkier stuff. The former Okra Hong Kong bartender’s crazy personality doesn’t stop at his taste in sakés.. you’d never guess what tattoo this self-proclaimed "Saké Boyy" got during a drunken stupor in Bangkok! But

Meet the Committee - 
Gonzalo Gaston Sanchez

Meet the Committee - Gonzalo Gaston Sanchez

This week's Meet the Committee features the ever-talented Gonzalo, who has found a sweet spot in his passion and career as a talent recruiter for TikTok Asia Pacific! Read on to find out more about his alternative career, the best thing in his world as well as what would most

The Committee Podcast: Jamie Burgmann & Skye Tan

In this final episode of our first Committee Podcast Series, we have Jamie Burgmann with us, speaking alongside our very own Senior Marketing Manager, Skye Tan, who is making his second appearance. A partner in Select Investors, a wealth management company, Jamie is passionate about helping people achieve their financial

Meet the Committee - Jon Chua

Meet the Committee - Jon Chua

On this week’s Meet the Committee, we’re featuring Jon Chua – a familiar face in the local music scene, a quarter of one of the most successful bands in Singapore – The Sam Willows, and CEO of music agency, Zendyll Studio. Read below to find out about Jon’s other

Introducing NFT Artist, Dave Court

In anticipation of the Mandala NFT Membership, we invited Dave Court, one of the artists from 2049© Forma Futura Collective to join us in person at our Showcase Party last month. As a multi-disciplinary artist working in areas of painting, design, and installation, it is no wonder that Dave's creative

Meet the Committee: Kate Juan

Meet the Committee: Kate Juan

Meet Committee Member Kate Juan, born in Taiwan and raised in many places, Kate is the true definition of a cosmopolitan–Having made her mark in London, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, New York, and now Singapore. In the day, she holds a position in the finance industry as a Director

Disruptors for GOOD: The First Streaming Service Dedicated to Climate Action, Biodiversity, and Sustainability

On this episode of the Disruptors for GOOD podcast, Rafael Aldon speaks with Ellen Windemuth, CEO of WaterBear Network, about her foray into a first-of-its-kind streaming service dedicated to climate action, biodiversity and sustainability. WaterBear is the first interactive streaming platform dedicated to the future of our planet. Whatever you

TASTEMAKER SERIES: The Paloma Cocktail

It’s summertime and we've got the perfect pairing if you're feeling adventurous this season. Introducing one of POPI’S most popular cocktails – the Paloma. Featuring distinct notes of bittersweet, sour, spicy, and salty all at once, the Paloma is also touted as one of the most preferred tequila mixes

WTF is ESG?

In our monthly WHAT THE FUTURE series held earlier last week, we had the privilege of featuring Dr. James Gifford, who is the Head of Sustainable and Impact Investing and Thought Leadership at Credit Suisse. A passionate environmental advocate, Dr. Gifford was also the founding Head of the UN Principles

THE FAM: D&D with Benji B

Earlier this month, The Club welcomed one of UK’s most respected DJs, radio presenter, record producer, and music director for Louis Vuitton Men, Benji B, to an exclusive set by the man himself at our weekly Boogie Pasoh event. Hosted by Earn Chen and Zaran Vachha, the evening saw

The Committee Podcast: Jon Chua & Tricia Goh

In this week’s Committee Podcast, we are joined by creatives Jon Chua and Tricia Goh. A familiar name in Singapore’s music scene, Jon Chua started out as a member in one of Singapore’s most famous pop bands, The Sam Willows. In addition to his success with the

Member Spotlight June: Malminderjit Singh

Member Spotlight June: Malminderjit Singh

Meet Malminderjit Singh, our featured member in this month’s spotlight. An accomplished business leader with over 15 years of experience in journalism, business advocacy, economic policy, trade negotiation, and academia, Malminderjit has held key positions in Channel News Asia, SCAPE, The Business Times, and more. Following his successes, Malminderjit

Disruptor for GOOD: How Clean Cooking Can Offset More Carbon Emissions Than The Global Airline Industry

For our next feature of the Disruptors for GOOD podcast, host Rafael Aldon and Ben Jeffreys, CEO of ATEC, discuss the benefits of clean cooking and how this simple act can offset more carbon emissions than the global airline industry. ATEC exists to solve clean cooking that aims to provide

The Cause of Neck Pain and Headaches

When you’re sitting at your desk all day long, your spine remains in a relatively static position, causing you to overwork your muscles and joints, and eventually leading to pain. The signs are often compounded if you have poor posture and/or are lacking movement. For example, you tend

All You Need To Know About Mandala Club's NFT Membership

Last month, the Club unveiled the Mandala NFT Membership – a first of its kind in the world of private members clubs. We were joined by our partner, Great South Gate, to share more with our members about the fully transferable membership as well as additions in art and culture, featuring

The Committee Podcast: Gonzalo Gastón Sánchez & Skye Tan

In our fifth episode, the Committee Podcast features yet another guest appearance. Joining us on-set is our marketing manager, Skye Tan, together with committee member Gonzalo Gastón Sánchez. Uncovering the best international talents through global diversity and inclusion initiatives to join ByteDance (TikTok), Gonzalo champions this agenda in his day-to-day

Meet the Committee: Ray Shiwan Shankar

Meet the Committee: Ray Shiwan Shankar

On our Meet the Committee feature this month, we introduce Ray Shiwan Shankar, Partner and head of Private Wealth & Family Office Practices at Oon & Bazul LLP. As a career lawyer, Ray has also spent time building and operating family offices and companies within various industries, including mining and

Member Spotlight May: Darius Lim

Member Spotlight May: Darius Lim

In this month's Member Spotlight series, we’re featuring Singaporean Conductor-Composer, Darius Lim, Founder and Artistic Director of the Voices of Singapore. Known for his unique infusion of lyrical, dramatic, instrumental, and theatrical elements in both the choirs he directs, as well as in his choral music. Darius is currently

The Last Supper X Gaggan Anand: Featuring 15 Famed Chefs

Members, if you're a fan of Gaggan Anand, you’re in for a wild treat! Come 1st June, Mandala Masters will be featuring an epic collaboration between Gaggan Anand and fifteen famed chefs to recreate his signature dishes in their own interpretation. Bookings now open Read more on The Last

WTF is "Your Microbiome"?

We are what we eat. In this month's installation of What The Future, we pay attention to the entire Epicurean Ecosystem, including our gut health and digestive system. In this video recap, Ms. Bibi Chia, Principal Dietician at Raffles Hospital, and Dr. Saishreyas Sundarajoo, Head of Clinical Affairs at AMILI,

The Committee Podcast: Mae Kwan White & Christian Long

Wellness advocate, Mae Kwan White, is joined by a guest appearance of Membership Relationship Manager, Christian Long, for this week's Committee Podcast - our monthly feature where we get up close and personal with our committee members. Known for her monthly wellness sessions at The Gym, Intention Setting with Mae

Disruptors for GOOD: How Digitisation and Sustainability are converging

Join Mandala Club member and impact investing advocate, Rafael Aldon, as he interviews Singapore-based founders and companies creating a positive impact on our world. In his first personal podcast show: CauseArtist - Disruptors for GOOD, Rafael interviews Simon Schillebeeckx, co-founder of Handprint and Global Mangrove Trust, to talk about his

Strategic Planning for a Tech Startup by Dr. Carl Thong

As we welcome more aspiring entrepreneurs to the Club, we invited Dr. Carl Thong, a serial entrepreneur and the founder & chairman of Sunstone Group, to share his know-how on the best practices for launching a tech startup, in partnership with the Femtech Association of Asia. From HealthTech to FinTech,

How to have a proper Power Lunch

How to have a proper Power Lunch

The term “Power Lunch” recently went out of trend, courtesy of the restrictions of the pandemic on human interaction. However as society resumes normality, the time has come to move past comfort wear and WFH, reactivate weekday social schedules, and get back to business. As such, Mandala Club has officially