03 Sep '11, 9pm

Why Singapore is the perfect base for the world's super-rich to sink their money

Jane Fraser's eyes light up when she sees the tiers of trays bearing afternoon tea treats at the Brasserie Les Saveurs on the ground floor of The St Regis Singapore. And while her preferred tea choice of Lapsang Souchong is not available, she is thrilled to try a Smoky Russian variety recommended by the staff. "It's rare that I have the chance to go for afternoon tea so it's a special treat for me. My mother introduced it to me when I was 19 or 20 in a hotel in London. It's always been a special treat," she says with a broad smile. These days, the busy global chief executive officer of Citi Private Bank spends much of her time on the road visiting the various markets under her purview. It is not hard to see why leisurely afternoon teas are an uncommon treat. "I'm definitely a global traveller and I love moving around and meeting new people," she says. Born in Edinburgh in ...

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