I am a Southeast Asia-based journalist and photographer, working on the confluences between the environment, technology, society and business.

Selected work


‘Queen of Dragons’: The inside story of Malaysia’s election fixer

Syarul Ema ran a successful misinformation operation for seven years in Malaysia, helping to shift the political discourse in a country already febrile with racial tension and electoral corruption. (Wired)


“I think we all need to be reminded that we’re insignificant from time to time”

In a remote bay in Indonesia, American researchers have partnered with local fishermen on an unprecedented study of the world’s largest fish. (The Atlantic)


Strangers to ourselves: Singapore’s migrant workers find their voices

Often ignored and sometimes abused, migrant workers in Singapore have formed thriving creative communities. (Nikkei Asian Review)