I’ve written a massive body of work in the years I’ve written full time but here is a sample of my work, from long form features to interviews with the world’s best chefs and exclusive scoops. For my print portfolio, click here.
Travel and hotels
|1 November 2021||5 vegan-friendly hotels around the world we can’t wait to visit
More hotels around the world are embracing vegan clients. Here are five highlights.
|10 February 2022||Check in: A stay at Le Bristol Paris will create the memories of a lifetime
A review of my stay at Le Bristol Paris, on Lifestyleasia.com
|19 April 2021||Is there wisdom in launching a travel app during a pandemic? For HoteLux, there’s plenty
This app is looking to inspire your wanderlust and see more of the world.
|31 Jan May 2018||The most luxurious riads and hotels in Marrakesh
These plush properties are your quiet universe away from the hustle and bustle of the medina.
|18 March 2019||Check out: 72 hours in Japan’s Shizuoka Prefecture
Is it possible to see one of Japan’s most important prefectures in three days? I try out the itinerary.
Long Form Features
|15 February 2017||The Rise of Southeast Asian Chocolatiers – Michelin Guide
A small band of Southeast Asia-based chocolate makers is turning the $100 billion chocolate industry on its head — by producing world class chocolate bars from locally grown cocoa beans.
|18 October 2016||Why a Foraging Restaurant in Singapore is a Surprisingly Viable Concept – Michelin Guide
These chefs are keen to prove that a full-service foraging restaurant in Singapore is feasible and are reviving forgotten flavours to boot.
|12 November 2014||The Crown Beneath Our Feet – The Peak
Australian-grown truffles are mushrooming in global restaurants, but how did it get there? View print version here.
|25 May 2017||How Chefs’ Charity Efforts Impact A Country’s Restaurant Scene – Michelin Guide
Putting a heart into the profession rather than just on hot griddles.
|15 June 2017||Why Restaurants Still Cook Their Own Staff Meals At The Expense of Time And Effort – Michelin Guide
It’s all about team bonding and reducing wastage at these two restaurants.
I’ve interviewed top chefs and entrepreneurs from as far as Peru to as near as Malaysia.
|14 December 2017||Chef Virgilio Martinez on Peru’s rise from war-torn nation to gastronomic powerhouse – Lifestyle Asia
Peru’s growth as a dining destination is fueled by chefs like Virgilio Martinez keen on putting Peruvian flavours and ingredients on the world map. Here’s what that means for the country.
|19 September 2016||How Les Amis Grew From A Single Restaurant Into A Regional Dining Empire – Michelin Guide
We chat with Desmond Lim, Les Amis Group’s famously media-shy chairman, to find out the key to the group’s string of successes.
|22 May 2018||Bangkok’s Chef Ton: ‘Thai food isn’t just cheap food. It can be refined too.’ – Lifestyle Asia
Chef Thitid Tassanakajohn of Le Du spills on elevating Thai flavours and Bangkok’s growing dining scene.
|19 April 2018||Dewakan’s chef Darren Teoh on the trials of using ‘funky’ local produce in fine dining – Lifestyle Asia
We sit down for a chat with Teoh and find out what drives his labour of love.
Scoops and exclusives
As I’ve found out, being a digital journalist has a massive advantage: The ability to break the news first. Singapore’s F&B scene is extremely competitive and here, I use good old newsgathering to speak to top chefs and get first dips on the latest news.
I’ve produced a range of videos with varying storytelling modes, some of which includes sponsored videos for clients.
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