WHY HIM? Joe has put Malaysian hip-hop on the global map. As well as his success as a solo artist and as a member of hip-hop duo Too Phat, Joe is the founder of Kartel Records, one of the biggest record labels in Asia. Among many other successful artists, Kartel now represents Malaysian rapper Altimet and singer SonaOne. But he isn’t just a one-trick pony. The guy also runs a successful salon called Joe’s Barbershop. PERKS: You’ll get front-row seats at every gig in town.
Devan Linus Rajadurai
WHY HIM? A financial whizz, Devan cofounded Malayan Traders Capital (MTC), the first hedge fund in Malaysia. CAVEAT: If you wanna be his lover, you gotta get with his friends. Devan co-founded MTC with two of his closest friends, Aaron Yew and Donovan Ng. He’s also close friends with fitness guru Aidil Azman. PSSST: Being a natural with numbers runs in the family. In the 1960s, Devan’s grandfather became the first Malaysian to be appointed chairman of the then Stock Exchange of Malaysia and Singapore.
Lim May Shen
WHY HER? The co-founder of the Nail Parlour chain of salons, which now number 11 outlets around the Klang Valley, Lim May Shen is as smart as she is stylish. When she’s not building her business empire, you can find her treating herself to weekends away at luxurious resorts around the world. CAVEAT: She’s incredibly close to her sister, Lim May Jian, with whom she co-founded the chain of salons. If you want to win Lin May Shen, you’ll have to impress her sister too.
WHY HER? Pandelela Rinong is a national treasure. She first exploded into the public’s consciousness when she won a bronze medal at the 2012 Olympics for 10-metre platform diving. She’s since added to her medal haul at various international competitions, including the World Championships. THAT’S NOT ALL: On top of her demanding training schedule, she’s currently studying for a sports science degree at the University of Malaya. GUILTY PLEASURE: K-pop. Especially boy band Big Bang.
Tengku Fahd Mu’adzam Shah
WHY HIM? Now that Prince Harry is off the market, single royals are few and far between. The young prince of Pahang state (he’s only in his early 20s) recently returned home to Malaysia after completing his studies in the UK and the US. Now’s your chance. NATURAL HABITAT: Outdoors. Fahd loves sports and is a passionate advocate for conservation and the environment.
WHY HER? Smart, funny, athletic and incredibly beautiful, model and TV personality Sarah Lian splits
her time between Canada and Malaysia. As she has everything going for her, the real question is: why not? CAVEAT: She loves durian, so you better be able to put up with the fruit’s pungent smell. PSSST Judging from her weekly Instagram post, #hotmalemondays, Sarah’s type is muscly male models. If that’s not you, it’s time to hit the gym.