While I am not a beat reporter, I have a penchant for covering trending topics and stories which inspire change.

Here’s a collection of my favourite stories, which have been published on Channel NewsAsia, Meld Magazine and Property Observer.

News + Issues

Phoebe Lim with her homemade sambal chilli. (Photos: Phoebe Lim/Facebook)

Chilli for a cause: 10-year-old raises funds for cancer-stricken hawker | Channel NewsAsia | July 2017

‘Help, help, help’: MH128 passengers tackled drunk passenger who tried to break into cockpit | Channel NewsAsia | June 2017

Sports Hub investigating claims of bulk purchase of Ed Sheeran tickets | Channel NewsAsia | May 2017

Future of Beauty World Food Centre up in the air | Channel NewsAsia | February 2017

Hindu shrine at Queensway has to move by Jan 18, 2017: SLA | Channel NewsAsia | December 2016

stand up for our hawkers
Mr and Mrs Chun used to run a stall selling youtiao, curry puffs and vegetarian mee siam at Block 494, Jurong West Street 41. The eating house where their stall is located was razed to the ground in a fire on Oct 11. (Photo: Stand Up for our Hawkers)

Crowdfunding campaign set up for stallholders affected by Jurong West blaze | Channel NewsAsia | October 2016

Gotta cash ’em all: Businesses bank on Pokemon Go fever | Channel NewsAsia | August 2016

International students to receive public transport ticket concessions from Victorian Government | Meld Magazine | March 2014

Australian consulate now offering assistance to neo-Nazi gang attack victim Minh Duong | Meld Magazine | January 2014

Minh Duong case: Petitioner says he wasn’t out to fault the government | Meld Magazine | January 2014

“Sold out in a day”: Singapore haze triggers run on N95 masks in Australia | Meld Magazine | June 2013

The SEXtember Report: STIs & unplanned pregnancies among international students | Meld Magazine | September 2012


‘Instinct’ guides SMRT taxi driver in dealing with unexpected birth in cab | Channel NewsAsia | January 2017


End of an era: Singapore bids Mambo Jambo at Jiak Kim St Zouk farewell | Channel NewsAsia | December 2016

Purr-fect ending: Missing cat reunited with family after nearly two years | Channel NewsAsia | June 2016

Rebecca Scott: Coffee that matters | Think Conversations | April 2014

Daniel Flynn: Using your privilege | Think Conversations | March 2014

CISA project uncovers inspirational stories of courage | Meld Magazine | July 2013

Back to basics for troubled $1.5 billion Maddison Estate | Property Observer | June 2013

Vanuatu girl receives life-saving surgery in Melbourne | Meld Magazine | December 2012

Meet Mr Brown, Singapore’s Blogfather | Meld Magazine | June 2012


Thorny affair: How I survived the durian run | Channel NewsAsia | July 2017

Grate expectations: Putting LiHO’s cheese tea to the taste test | Channel NewsAsia | May 2017

Insta-gratification: Cafes seek success in a Snap | October 2016 | Channel NewsAsia

Instant hit: Singapore’s first vending machine cafe draws queues | Channel NewsAsia | August 2016

Award-winning director Anthony Chen on ‘Ilo Ilo’ and the life of a filmmaker | Meld Magazine | August 2013

Eat your way around Sydney | Meld Magazine | February 2013

The Yogurddiction Story: From students to entrepreneurs | Meld Magazine | November 2012

The Helados Jauja Story: How one woman changed her life for ice cream | Meld Magazine | August 2012

Continuing a coffee love affair in Singapore | Meld Magazine | November 2011

La Belle Miette: “Beautiful small things” | Meld Magazine | October 2011