Selected work

The impossible fight to save Jakarta, the sinking megacity

Sea level rise, subsidence and political inertia, could soon see Jakarta become the first megacity claimed by climate change. A last-ditch plan to save the city may not be enough. (Wired)

Tropical forests are dying. Seed-slinging drones can save them

In 2017, nearly 16 million hectares of tropical forest was destroyed around the world. The race is on to save them before it’s too late. (Wired)

‘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)