Asia's Most Wanted: Indonesia's Most Eligible Ladies
Editors of the Asia Tatler titles scoured the region to find them—the sort of jet-setting, merger-making, brainy beauties that any man (or woman) would fawn over. But between managing funds and running hotels, restaurants and fashion empires, as well as being philanthropists and politicians, these high-flying singletons barely touch the ground. They are undoubtedly the most swipe-right of city slickers, stars and socialites, but the question is: can anyone pin them down?
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A celebrity chef and media personality, Farah has opened restaurants in the US (Arizona) and won awards for the super glamorous cooking programmes she presents on TV.
PSST: Prior to training as a pastry chef, Farah completed a bachelor’s degree in finance. She’s one smart cookie.
Not just a fully qualified doctor, Mesty is also a super-talented harpist and acts as ambassador for the Indonesian Classical Music Foundation. She established a free music school for underprivileged children in Jakarta, Children in Harmony, and is also the youngest member of the World Economic Forum 2014 from Indonesia.
PSST: She’s a brand ambassador for Lancôme, so she really does have the whole package.
As founder of food, beverage and entertainment group Allin, Adinda has opened several nightclubs and trendy restaurants in Jakarta and Bali.
PSST: She’s the youngest in her family, with two older brothers, so maybe she’s got something to prove.
PERK: Her favourite hobby is travelling. She strives at least once a year to discover a fabulous new place, so get packing.
This holder of degrees in economics and psychology from Boston College in Massachusetts runs the finance department of her family’s hospitality business, Plataran Group, which is opening hotels and restaurants all over Indonesia.
PSST: Got a sweet tooth? She has also launched her own French bakery, Passionnée.
She co-founded Indonesia’s first vegan beauty brand, Esqa, with her best friend from childhood, Kezia Toemion.
PSST: Her father, Herman Hery Adranacus, built businesses in property, palm oil and coal, so she’s got a good mentor.
HOT TIP: This Pepperdine University graduate loves to travel and is always on the lookout for the perfect bowl of pasta. You’d better have those flights to Italy booked.
The daughter of businessman, diplomat and politician Rahmat Shah has a flourishing career as an actress and model. The renowned beauty was a finalist in Puteri Indonesia, also known as Miss Universe Indonesia, in 2008 and has starred in several major Indonesian movies.
NATURAL HABITAT: Volunteering at Rumah Harapan Indonesia, an organisation that helps support critically ill children from low-income families. She recently became a board member of the non-profit group.
THAT'S NOT ALL: She holds degrees in political science, and new media and communications from the National University of Singapore, so she’s not just a pretty face.