Stories From The City: Rediscovering Kuala Lumpur (2016)
Edited by Ling Low
This anthology was published by MPH in 2016. It's a collection of articles from my three years as editor of the online culture website Poskod.my, which was awarded the Silver award for Best Lifestyle Website award at the Asian Digital Media Awards (WAN-IFRA) in 2015.
How is KL's oldest cinema still in business?
Can you make a living from hunting ghosts?
Where do migrant workers go for a taste of home?
In this collection of articles from online magazine POSKOD.MY, you'll find the answers to these mysteries and more. Get off the beaten path and rediscover the city with those who know it best.
Cities and Society
Rice: "A Leap of Faith and a Measure of Luck: Eu Yan Sang's Road to China", August 2016.
The Guardian: "Abandoned train station signals community revival in Singapore", July 2016.
Medium: "Making Tracks: Tanjong Pagar Railway, Heritage and the Human Heart", August 2016.
The Guardian: “How a crowd-sourced map changed Kuala Lumpur’s ideas about cycling”, Sept. 2015.
Poskod.my: "Street Smart: The Row on Jalan Doraisamy", Oct. 2015.
Poskod.my: "The Last of KL's Living Heritage Rows?", Nov. 2013.
The Guardian: "Undiscovered Southeast Asia" [Contributor], May 2017.
Condé Nast Traveller: "World's Best Hotels For Under £150" [Contributor], April 2017 (print).
The Telegraph: "Best Hotels in Penang, Malaysia" [Miscellaneous hotel reviews], 2016.
The Guardian: "Ten of the Best Beachside Stays in Asia" [Contributor], Feb. 2016.
Time Out KL: "Water Wonderland: Inle Lake, Myanmar", Feb. 2012 (print).
SCMP, “Malaysian designer keeps home fires burning” [Interview with fashion designer Khoon Hooi”], Feb 2019.
Elle Malaysia: “View From The Top” [interviews with female entrepreneurs and CEOs], May 2016 (print).
Esquire Malaysia: "Dzameer Dzulkifli" [CEO of Teach for Malaysia], April 2013 (print).
Time Out Malaysia, Shopping Guide: "Jimmy Choo", 2011 (print).
Arts, Culture and Heritage
British Council: Connecting Creative Communities [research report], October 2017.
DestinAsian Indonesia: “Hajatan Jiran” [feature on Malaysia’s arts festival scene], July-August 2016 issue.
Critics Republic: "Standing Up For Us: A Review of D'State of D'Nation", Dec. 2015.
Esquire Malaysia: “La Vie en Rose” [feature on striptease queen Rose Chan], June 2012. Winner of a Gold award for feature writing from the Magazine Publishers Association of Malaysia. Read excerpt
The Independent blog: “The Greatest Literary Moments in Film: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Film”, Jan. 2011.