10 Singapore entrepreneurs to follow on Instagram

Updated on October 2 2015

While our little red dot may be one of the smallest countries in Asia, we are still an economic powerhouse in the region and for good reason.

Say what you will about Singaporeans but they are nothing if not enterprising and ambitious. The government strongly supports entrepreneurship and has set up various schemes to help young people and their businesses survive in this ever-changing society.

We’ve rounded up some of our most inspiring men and women who have started their businesses in Singapore

 

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@lobeholdteng

Grandson of Wee Cho Yaw and son of Wee Ee Cheong, Wee Teng Wen is the co-founder of The Lo and Behold Group, responsible for some of Singapore’s trendiest establishments like American-style diner OverEasy, chapel-turned-fine-dining-establishment The White Rabbit, and Great Gatsby-inspired eatery, The Black Swan.

 

Wee’s Instagram is great for aspiring entrepreneurs and foodies alike with lots of pics of his travels and mouth-watering dishes.

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@5degreeshift

Not only does she co-own Singapore’s first blowout salon, Prep, Jacqueline Chang also runs her own wedding photography outfit called 5degreeshift.

This multi-talented individual will leave you wondering how she does it all, but at least you can get a little insight into her life with lots of photos.

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@edwin_neo

Trained in Hungary, founder of Ed Et Al, Edwin Neo initially set out to be an interior designer, but soon opted for the road less travelled as a shoemaker, creating his bespoke atelier, Ed Et Al.

You can admire his courage from afar through his design-oriented Instagram account.

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@angielaitay

The hard-working, stylish mother behind the brand Curated Editions, Angie Lai Tay makes the work-life balance conundrum look completely effortless.

Check out her pictures which showcase her daily activities and humorous personality as well as many mother-daughter moments that make us go “awww.”

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@pengloh

Dynamic hotelier and restaurateur Loh Lik Peng is the founder and director of Unlisted Collection, which owns 12 unique hotels and restaurants in Singapore, London and Shanghai including Singapore’s very own Wanderlust.

A pioneer in his field, Loh is a hospitality hero, having left law to go into the business many years ago. We’re such moments such as this one, meeting David Beckham, make it all worthwhile.

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@metakrystal

A self-motivated young female technopreneur (in an industry dominated by men), Krystal Choo is fiercely ambitious and a real go-getter.

The CEO of Wander, a travel app catering to single travellers, Choo is all about being able to share special moments while travelling — something she feels singles should be able to do as well even if they aren’t travelling with anyone. Definitely a better concept than your average dating app — we swipe right!

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@steph_chai

Model-turned-entrepreneur Stephanie Chai knew little about the hospitality industry before she started The Luxe Nomad, but now, the site that sells resort and villa accommodation at special prices online is a booming business with over 400 Asian and European resorts in its arsenal and more than $1 million from investors and partners.

Chai’s Instagram is great for travellers with lots of shots of all the amazing places she’s been to (many of which can be found on her site as well).

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@javinthey

Javin They founded Common Suits on a belief that every men should have a personal menswear collection. The newly launched online store aims to provide bespoke shirts, jackets and pants to Singapore’s fashionable men.

Fresh out of university, They is looking to grow his business and learn along the way. While he might be a young entrepreneur, he’s certainly got some big dreams.

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@savinachaiyj

Savina Chai is owner and designer of local brand Eight Slate, an independent women’s clothing label of contemporary modern aesthetics.

A very active Instagrammer, Chai is always ready with some fashion-inspiration with her super stylish outfits. Get in on the latest trends with a follow.

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@julian.ong

Co-founder of Fifteen Percent Grey, photographer Julian Ong believes in creating interesting photography that brings stories to life. With a focus on fashion, he and his team of creatives have already worked with brands like m)phosis and Dead Lovers.

Budding photographers will love his Instagram for its sophisticated cool shots offering lots of inspiration.