Features, Other Writing

Five reasons to live in Seoul, South Korea

The city, a pioneer of digital connectivity, is also a place of communal dining and relaxation January 27, 2019, published in the Financial Times. By Lydia Shu Birthplace of K-pop and launch pad for the Korean Wave of entertainment and culture, Seoul also has a vibrant communal food culture. Sculpture in the Gangnam district of […]

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Features, Other Writing

Five reasons to live in Singapore

Published in the Financial Times. The world’s second-safest city boasts Michelin-starred street food and good schools   This international trade and technology hub is not much more than a glitzy stopover to some travellers, but expats who call the sunny island home enjoy a high standard of living, with safe streets, efficient transport and delectable cuisine. […]

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Other Writing

FT book review: The Good Son by You-jeong Jeong

Published in the Financial Times, July 20, 2018. More a ‘why-dunnit’ than a whodunnit, the novel is dark, harrowing, horribly claustrophobic, but hard to put down Set in 2016 South Korea, The Good Son revolves around Yu-jin, a 26-year-old former swimmer with a 9pm curfew. Epileptic but often skipping his meds, Yu-jin suffers frequent seizures […]

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