Thanks for dropping in. I’m a communications professional based in Kuala Lumpur. Currently, I am managing editor for Luxuo.my, a lifestyle website covering trends and news in the ultra luxury scene. Between 2014-2017, I wrote and edited features when I was deputy editor at Esquire Malaysia.
A self-professed hardcore journalism nerd, I try to stay up-to-date with the latest in media research and methods. While working on my masters in 2011, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to intern at PBS with a Peabody-winning documentary producer, as well as with the Emmy-winning editorial team that produces Washington Week with Gwen Ifill. I’ve also done stints at the BBC and ITV Granada, and covered the UNESCO World Press Freedom Day in 2011.
Something a little bit unique about my background: I lived in the United States for 10 years before moving back to Malaysia in 2014. My last job there was with the International Leadership Foundation, a Washington D.C. based non-profit organisation that provides student development and leadership training programs. I was responsible for running some of those programs. Prior to that, I was in marketing and events planning at Gourmet Inc., a Maryland restaurant and catering company. A couple of highlights from that include planning the Annual Chinese New Year dinner at the Governor of Maryland’s mansion, and a farewell soiree for the former Singaporean ambassador to the United States. These early professional experiences taught me how to be entrepreneurial-minded and to be fully responsible for my work.
On weekends, I read fiction, travel blogs, Wired, Vogue and Vanity Fair, or enjoy the outdoors with some gardening. When I’m not organising activities for my women’s social group, it usually means I’m off to somewhere I’ve not been, in search of new ideas and lesser known sights.