Selected Publications –
Writings & Photography

Book publication, 2011, “The Long Road Home”.

My first book, following and documenting the lives of women migrant workers from Indonesia who leave their families behind to become domestic helpers abroad. Published by the United Nations’ International Labour Organisation, 2011.

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 Newsweek, May 2012 issue, “Out in the Cold: China’s Petitioners”.

Newsweek Magazine published text and pictures I made on this story I worked on for some months, spending nights dodging informants in what was known as Beijing’s “Petitioners’ Village”. It has since been demolished.

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The New York Times Opinion page, February 9, 2013. “In China, a Vast Chasm Between the Rich and the Rest“.

Contributed an essay with pictures on the topic of China’s vast income gap.

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The Straits Times, Singapore, September 2008. “Pariah Paradise”.

A long-form essay I wrote and photographed from a fascinating trip to North Korea, accompanying Singapore’s then Foreign Minister George Yeo on a diplomatic trip.

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The Straits Times, Singapore, May 2009. “Forgive but Not Forget: 30 Years After The Killing Fields”.

An essay I wrote and photographed taking stock of Cambodia three decades after the Khmer Rouge horrors, and on the occasion of the opening of the UN trial on war crimes.

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The Straits Times, Singapore, June 2008. “Broken Land: Myanmar after Cyclone Nargis”.

An essay I wrote and photographed, reporting undercover inside the cyclone-struck areas in Burma.

 

The Straits Times, Singapore, September 2006. “Ride to the Roof of the World”.

An essay I wrote and photographed on the opening of the landmark – and controversial – railway line linking Beijing to Tibet’s Lhasa.

 

China File, Asia Society, July 2015. “On The Border”.

An essay I wrote on being attacked by North Korean women migrant workers on the North Korea-China border.

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