Freelance journalist in Malaysia reporting on politics and creative communities around Southeast Asia. Sometimes, I go by the pseudonym of ‘Nisa Kreems.’

Previously, I covered Asian geopolitics at CNBC’s Singapore bureau for seven years and now contribute to VICE, the South China Morning Post, Bandcamp and Mixmag amongst others.

Whether I'm writing about emerging musicians, subversive entrepreneurs or territorial disputes, my features strive to connect the dots between culture, history and current events.