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

Previously, I covered Asian politics at CNBC’s Singapore bureau for seven years and now contribute to VICE, Bandcamp, Mixmag and Asia Times 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.