About

Hello! I’m a writer, editor and historian with a keen interest in built heritage and urban activism. In May 2017, I am beginning a PhD in architectural history at the University of Melbourne. My doctoral research will focus on the classical language of architecture in British Malaya, from the late eighteenth century to the beginning of the Second World War. I was previously based at the architectural conservation lab at SUTD.

KL-born and Melbourne-educated, my training has also included brief stints at the Universities of Amsterdam and Venice.

My bylines have appeared in a number of publications in Australia, Malaysia and the Netherlands. In my previous role as an editor at Areca Books, I edited a number of award-winning books on Malaysian architecture and history.

Each month, I put together an email newsletter called WWWarisan which covers regional heritage stories. During my brief stint as an adman, I also wrote bad puns to sell cars.