Happy Deepavali!屠妖节快乐

October brings with it a festive celebrated by all Malaysians. Deepavali is here! I have lots of Indian friends, many of them I’ve known for more than a decade. They are hardworking, humble, religious, and friendly. Malaysian Indians are special. Their ancestors settled in Malaysia, working on rubber plantations, barbershops, or grocery stores. When I […]

Happy mid-autumn celebration!中秋节快乐!

The mid-autumn festival is one of the most important celebrations among the Chinese community. It symbolises reunion, just as the moon is especially bright and full on the day, lighting the way for travellers to go home to their loved ones. As a child, I loved the mid-autumn festival because that’s when I got to […]

Happy 60th birthday, Malaysia!

Every Independence Day, Malaysians fly our flags high with pride. Songs and commercials are constantly on TV, fuelling our excitement for the celebration. Come 31 August, many would be in front of their TV, anticipating the parade at Merdeka Square. This is an experience shared by many Malaysians, and it is also one of my […]

“Jessy’s Musical” Concludes On A High Note

First of all, I’d like to thank everyone who worked on Jessy’s Musical, on stage and backstage. Words can’t express how grateful I am for this marvelous and moving performance. On the last show, I’m honoured to have celebrities and also my close friends from Hong Kong, Michelle Yim and Maria Cordero present. Nothing quite […]

Patience is bitter, fruit is sweet 苦吃多了就甜了

Datuk Seri Jessy Lai Chai Shuang of Monspace Mon Space (M) Sdn Bhd Multinational Corporation Malaysia China Asia 2017 and 2018

We all know someone like that—they think of a great and novel idea, get hyped, and then do nothing about it. Once in a while, the dream or idea crosses your mind in the depths of the night, lighting up your soul with flames of passion. You spend about ten minutes imagining what could be, […]

Embracing Economic Globalisation, Adapting And Moving Forward

Yesterday, I attended the launch of Malaysia’s Digital Free Trade Zone. A joint effort by the Alibaba Group and the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), it is the first of its kind outside of China, and will help many SMEs and youths leverage the digital platform. I am excited for the collaboration, as it will […]


Yesterday, I finally found time to take a short boat trip out on the seas. It was a much needed getaway to get me invigorated for what’s ahead. Later we went back to Antigua, a beautiful small country with lots of sunshine and breathtaking scenery. Today we are meeting the Prime Minister of Antigua, Cuties […]