MAGAZINE

JOURNALIST/WRITER OF THE YEAR 2018

Media Publishers Association of Singapore (MPAS)

 

I've written a zillion different things: books, travel pieces, environmental stories, 

profile pieces about powerful and interesting people ... and much more. 

 

My style? I write conversationally and often in the first person, though I can adopt any style.

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RACISM IN AMERICA

My personal take on racism in the US as an American living overseas.

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LOSING YOUR JOB IN SINGAPORE

What expats in Singapore need to know as they face job loss in the light of COVID-19.

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A BLACK & WHITE IN SELETAR CAMP

Colonial Black & White homes are part of Singapore's history. Read what it's like to own one.

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LIFE WITH A LEMON

A funny slice-of-life about my awful car. 

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TRUE COST OF RECEIPTS

Did you know receipts can't be recycled? Learn how they are bad for the planet in so many ways.

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THE SILVER LINING

COVID-19 has an unexpected bright side.

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Best Foot Forward

Stephanie Syptak-Ramnath is the Deputy Chief of Mission in Singapore. Her amazing story will inspire you, 

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The Magic of Lapland

In search of Santa...

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Bigger is Not Always Better

Read about my lifelong curse: the trouble with big feet.

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Myanmar: a Place for Kids

A family trip to Myanmar

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The Garaj Mahal

One man's junk is another man's treasurer.

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An Unexpected Twist

Testicular torsion can be sudden and serious.

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There is Hope

A look at suicide and depression

Water

Unquenchable Thirst

Could Singapore run out of water?

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Earth's Secret Weapon

Mangroves may be the secret to keeping our planet liveable

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No Sweat!

Sweat is a fact of life in Singapore, but it doen't mean we have to like it.

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A Renovation Romance

Meet a couple who actually enjoyed renovating their home together

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From Black-eyed Peas to Bonfires

A look at how the world rings in the New Year

Party Straws

Straws Suck

Where did this straw obsession come from anyway?

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Home on Adam Drive

Black and White homes are a part of Singapore's history

Ambassador for a Day

The culmination of a contest I organized: read the girls' stories

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A Weighty Issue

Selfies and school stress might lead to anorexia

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Magic of the Middle East

A family trip to Dubai

A Life-Changing Cup

These simple cups are good for women and the planet.

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Tracing Roots

Checking out my ancestral home

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Telling an Awful Truth

If something bad happened in your past, should you tell your children?

Towards Zero Hunger

Small changes you can make now can save others later

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Foodie Adventures in Vietnam

Visiting the indigenous people and learning about their food heritage

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The Good Fight

Seeking justice for domestic workers

To Serve or Not to Serve

Should expat children serve in Singapore's military?

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Craving Normalcy & Fighting the Panic

Is the Circuit Breaker starting to get you?

Fire

Fighting Fires, Past & Present

Could old indigenous ways be the key to fighting Australian fires?

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Battle of the Bubbles

We tasted bubble tea across Singapore. Which is best?

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Parade of Beauty

A visit to one of the oldest parades in the world in Takayama Japan

Expat Foremothers

Who were the expat women who helped found Singapore?

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