I’m currently an Indonesia and Timor-Leste reporter at Agence France-Presse news agency's Jakarta bureau.
I was a freelance journalist based out of Indonesia and Taiwan, covering everything from Chinese culture and Beijing's influence outside its borders to the COVID-19 pandemic and politics in Indonesia. Other assignments have taken me to China, India, New Zealand and Timor-Leste.
I've reported for ABC News (US), Al Jazeera, the BBC, CGTN, Nikkei Asia, OZY, Rest of World, the South China Morning Post, The Telegraph (UK), Thomson Reuters Foundation, TRT World, VICE and dozens of other media outlets around the world as a freelancer.
Before that I wrote book reviews, short stories and travel features from my trips around Asia for various leading Indonesian-language magazines and newspapers.
I've also moderated and spoken at various events and guest lectures held by ASEAN Youth Organization, Asia Society Hong Kong Center, the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (Indonesia), Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia's Universitas Brawijaya chapter, Ming Chuan University, Nanyang Technological University, as well as other institutions.
Born and raised in Indonesia, I grew up in a family that speaks Chinese languages of Hakka and Hokkien. I'm mainly interested in covering stories related to culture, identity and migration.