Britt Ng graduated with a degree in engineering from the National University of Singapore. He ditched that for a career in hospitality. The Shangri-La Group Head Sommelier is responsible for the wine programme of Shangri-La Singapore, Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa, JEN Tanglin, and JEN Orchardgateway
After graduating with a degree in engineering from the National University of Singapore, Britt Ng ditched his training altogether and joined Marina Bay Sands as a Service Attendant. The switch in career choice eventually led him to wine.
Ng rapidly made up for lost time. He was Best Sommelier Malaysia in 2014 and 2019, and Asia’s Best Sommelier in French Wines in 2016 and 2019.
Britt Ng’s work history includes the Singapore outlets of Daniel Boulud and Gordon Ramsay. The young man helped build their restaurants’ wine collection.
Britt Ng is Head Sommelier Shangri-La Group, overseeing the wine programme across their four Singapore hotels and resorts: Shangri-La Singapore, Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa, JEN Tanglin, and JEN Orchardgateway.
Not one content to sit in an office, the Court of Master Sommeliers’ Certified Sommelier engineers his way onto the restaurant floor every working day to provide wine service of a quality that makes Shangri-La the envy of many other world-class hotels.
The first Shangri-La property was opened on 23 April 1971 by GOH Keng Swee (1918 – 2010). Singapore’s first Minister of Finance earned his Ph D in Economics from the London School of Economics. Also a Deputy-Prime Minister and Minister of Defence, Goh was responsible for starting military national service in Singapore and the creation of Jurong Town Corporation, NTUC, GIC, Jurong Bird Park, Singapore Zoo, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, and the Kreta Ayer People’s Theatre
The wine cellar of the Shangri-La Singapore
Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa