Kumamoto Earthquake

On 14th and 16th April, two strong earthquakes (measuring magnitude-6.4 and 7.3 respectively) struck Kumamoto Prefecture, located on the island of Kyushu, Japan. The earthquakes are the biggest to have hit Japan since the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, and over 750 aftershocks have been recorded since. These tremors have caused severe loss [...]

Luxembourg 

In November 2015, I had the chance to attend the first ever Asia-Europe Foundation Young Leaders Summit in Luxembourg. Over 100 representatives from 51 Asian and European countries gathered in this tiny (yet very charming) European city to discuss entrepreneurship and employment of young people across both continents. See the highlight video here!  

Bulgaria

In December 2015, I was very fortunate to be invited to the 5th ASEM  Labour and Employment Ministers' Conference (ASEM LEMC5) by the Asia-Europe Foundation. Government leaders from 51 Asian and European countries came together to explore the theme: "Towards Sustainable Social Development in Asia and Europe: A joint Vision for Decent Work and Social Protection." [...]

Paris

In December 2015, I spent a week in Paris to attend the United Nations 2015 Paris Climate Conference, a.k.a. COP21. I consider myself extremely fortunate to have had the chance to witness this pivotal moment in history first-hand. After all, (as corny as this sounds), this gathering of world leaders literally had the power to decide [...]

Philippines

In August 2015, I sailed from Japan to the Philippines to conduct a joint programme with the U.N. Office for Disaster Risk Reduction. Here are some photos from the amazing trip from Yokohama Port to Cebu Island, Philippines, where were visited communities affected by Typhoon Haiyan and learnt about the work of local communities who [...]

Hong Kong

Back in Hong Kong for the first time in 18 years! Although I have forgotten most of the 2 years I spent here when I was younger, walking around the city has triggered all sorts of random childhood memories (like the smell of food stalls in Wan Chai)... Some things never change - HK is still [...]