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About Simone

Simone Heng is a broadcasting talent with rare global appeal. She has worked as a broadcaster in Australia, Asia and the Middle East for brands like Virgin Radio, HBO Asia and CNN.

Simone’s live hosting skills have been employed by some of the most exciting and high profile lifestyle events on the planet, including the 8th University Scholars Leadership Symposium at the United Nations, the launch of the world’s tallest hotel, The JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, The World Travel Awards, The Dubai International Film Festival, The Prudential Art Awards, The Singapore International Film Festival and The Asian Business Leaders Forum Awards. She has captivated audience members that have included ambassadors, United Nations youth leaders, heads of state, knights of the British Empire and international celebrities.


She began her career in Singapore in 2005 as an entertainment TV host for regional cable network, HBO Asia. In late 2008 she was offered a package to move to Dubai where she went on to establish herself as an announcer for Virgin Radio International as part of its heavily buzzed-about Dubai station. During her 5 years in Dubai, Simone also hosted CNN International’s “CNN Go” luxury special, endorsed Ponds and Dove Arabia and judged the fashion on the field at the Dubai World Cup.

Simone was nominated four years in a row as Personality of the Year in the Best in Dubai Awards. She was also named one of Elle Arabia’s “It Girls,” was chosen by Chanel to represent the brand for their Little Black Jacket and Numéros Privés Exhibition and was one of the most photographed women in the city.

Some of her interview highlights include; Kim, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian, Naomi Campbell, Lewis Hamilton, Gerard Butler, Adriana Lima, Patricia Field, David Gandy, Dev Patel, Danni Minogue, Donna Karan and Giuliana Rancic. 

In 2014, Simone returned to Australia and immediately began work on air with Western Australia’s number 1 music station Mix 94.5FM, adding the highly competitive Southern Cross Austereo network to her international CV.

Simone is currently based in Singapore where she hosts Nightlife with Simone Heng from 8pm to 12am on Singapore’s leading English-language radio station Class 95FM. In 2017, she also hosted the culinary TV reality show, Eat List Star, on Mediacorp Channel 5 which won the Best Entertainment category at the Asia Pacifc Broadcasting Awards 2017.



Broadcasting clients

International MC

Simone Heng has hosted over 400 events across the globe. Her lightning-quick wit, approachability and high energy level has seen her work with an array of clients and genres. From the starting lines at marathons to fashion retail launches, film festivals and corporate dinners.

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Skinceuticals x Clifford Aesthetics 3rd Birthday
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This week I hosted the Skinceuticals and Clifford Aesthetics 3rd Birthday and it was so fun to indulge my obsession with skincare further and meet lovely members of the public in the CBD. Thanks for choosing me L’Oreal Asia Pacific and thanks to McPhee at Cinq salon for my hair.

Simone Heng Speaks at the Asia Professional Speakers Convention 2018
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On Saturday I gave a talk at the Asia Professional Speakers Convention 2018 which had 240 professional speakers attending from 13 countries. My assigned topic was “How to Make Your Message Look Good on Camera”, specifically aimed at teaching what I have learnt from the entertainment industry to speakers in producing digital video content. It…

Launch of Shiseido’s Ultimune Red Vibe Street at Changi T1
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I was honoured to be chosen to host the launch of Shiseido’s revitalised Ultimune concentrate at Changi airport. This is was the first travel retail location in the world to launch this product and they built an entire installation around it. Global Ultimune ambassador and international dancer Koharu Sugawara was there and her presence was…