About Simone

Hi and Welcome,

I’m Simone Heng, a very lucky pocket rocket (or “chilli padi” as we say in Singapore) who has gotten the chance to work as a broadcaster and influencer in cities all over the world.

I was born in Singapore to a Chinese father and a Portuguese Eurasian mother but I have lived in Switzerland, Singapore, Dubai and Australia and found that each place and culture left its mark on me.

Expect to find tips on how to live a more inspired and beautiful life with a little bit of style, a dash of dining and DIY, some comedy and inspirational stories and a pinch of entertainment.

Thanks for stopping by,
Simone
XOXO

Simone Heng is a broadcasting talent with rare global appeal. She has worked as a broadcaster in Australia, Asia and the Middle East for some of the world’s most prominent brands. 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.

Simone’s hosting skills have been employed by some of the most exciting and high profile lifestyle events on the planet, including the launch of the world’s tallest hotel, The JW Marriot Marquis Dubai, The World Travel Awards, The Dubai International Film Festival, The Prudential Art Awards, The Singapore International Film Festival and The Arab Business Leaders Forum. She has captivated audience members that have included heads of state, knights of the British Empire and international celebrities.

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 the afternoon show on Singapore’s leading English-language radio station Class 95FM. She is also the TV host of the culinary reality show, Eat List Star, on Mediacorp Channel 5.

Broadcasting clients:

Simone & The City

How To Age Backwards: 33 Things I have Learnt by 33 to Improve Personal Happiness
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So the other day I was sitting at lunch discussing my impending 33rd birthday with a new acquaintance who was 26 and a model. She was shocked to know my age and wanted to know how to turn back the clock. To be fair, at age 30 (image on the left), I was rock bottom.…

DIY Embroidered Rose Jeans
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Hey Guys, here’s a DIY I have worked on forever! These jeans were bought a few years ago for $10 from a thrift shop in Perth, they are vintage Levis. I bought the patches from Bershka. I wanted to cover the entire jean with patches inspired by a Gucci pair I saw on Florence Welch.…

Simone Heng in Esquire Singapore April 2017
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It’s finally out! It was so fun shooting for the April Issue of Esquire Singapore as their “Woman We Love.” You can buy the issue on stands now and online here. I guess shooting a men’s magazine when you are 33 means so much more than when you are 23 (the last time I shot…

International MC

Simone Heng has hosted over 250 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.