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Sharon Ong

Born and raised trilingual in Malaysia, Sharon picked up her fourth language - Spanish - from spending her summers gallivanting around Mexico and South America. She has a Bachelor's degree in Economics and currently works at a hypergrowth startup in KL.

Orangutans not spared current haze onslaught

Toxic haze blanketing Southeast Asia has had two casualties so far with a four-month-old toddler and 60-year-old plantation worker succumbing to respiratory complications. But humans are not the only ones affected by the ongoing peat and forest fires ravaging plantations across Indonesia. In a statement released...

Key ASEAN cities feeling the heat of climate change

Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, and Jakarta face the risk of suffering ‘unprecedented climate change’ by the year 2050. In a study conducted among 520 cities, Swiss research group Crowther Lab, affiliated with Zurich-based ETH, posit that these mega-cities in Southeast Asia could experience ‘more intense...

The meteoric rise of Vietnam’s export-led manufacturing sector

30 kilometres east of Hanoi, Bắc Ninh is Vietnam’s smallest province, yet boasts the highest population density among any other province. Starting this summer, it is also home to a repurposed Nokia factory that Google is taking over to manufacture its Pixel phones. In the...

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