Photo by Alex Lim
Mynah is a new longform print publication.
We’re interested in the Singaporean stories that have yet to be told: those that lie forgotten at void decks, unnoticed in your phone’s camera roll and stashed away in parts of the city that our transit lines still can’t reach. We don’t set out to subvert, but we’re not opposed to subversion by accident. Above all, we want to help you tell authentic stories you can’t wait to share because they’ll dust off another facet of what this country is about.
Ruby is currently between universities. During this break
from relentless academic pursuit (not really), she’s taking
the time to have conversations – a lot of which have gone
towards the plans for Mynah. She also listens to BBC
Radio Documentaries and reads scholarly journal articles
for fun which just makes sense considering that her first
and favourite doll was Paleontologist Barbie. You can
most likely find her taking pictures of her dog, Phoebe,
for one of her three Instagram accounts.
Isabelle studies English and Statistics in a bid for *balance*. She currently also edits for literary magazine Memoryhouse, and writes for The South Side Weekly, both of which are based in Chicago. In the past, she’s written for publications like Time Out Shanghai, which took her traipsing through the city at odd hours and developed her strange passion for city subcultures. Living in Singapore, she’s seen the stories that she’s grown familiar with but lie untold, and she hopes that they’ll find a place in the pages of Mynah.
Karen is a journalist currently based in Chicago. She
got her start as an overworked intern at a Singaporean
tabloid and now overworks herself writing about music for
Consequence of Sound and Bandwagon. She’s interviewed
True Singapore Ghost Stories author Russell Lee and
American immigration activist Jose Antonio Vargas,
and given her two cents on safe spaces in music and
how Singaporean fans can best support local music.
You can probably find her at a show, on Twitter, or on
Twitter at a show.
Brian is constantly seeking creative projects to add on to his occasionally insane workload. Some of his friends think he’ll eventually be so busy bringing ideas to life that he loses his social one. For now however, he has just enough free time to keep up with the latest memes, his favourite crime novel series as well as his favourite Kardashian – Kanye.
Bill studies Economics and Statistics in college. He is passionate about startups and has been employed in business development and investment roles in Chicago and Singapore. Now, he’s working with friends to use what he knows about small businesses to help Singaporean mama shops and hawker stalls stay relevant and authentic. He also likes to travel; he was most recently sampling homemade pear liquor and wine in a vineyard in southern China.
Darren is studying Islamic history in college. While he hopes to pursue a career in academia, he is currently an editor for two Chicago-based publications, the Midway Review and the Chicago Journal of History. He has also written about murals, urban wildlife, and bicycle trails for the South Side Weekly, a magazine dedicated to the misunderstood half of the city of Chicago. Now, he hopes to bring that experience back home, by helping to uncover similarly untold narratives in Singapore.
Daniel is excited about good storytelling in its various forms. He writes mainly non-fiction, and has recently started working with video and other visual mediums. In recent years, Daniel has written about Chinese funerals, being stranded in the hills of Northern Laos, and about Myxozoans - jellyfish-like animals that have shrunk over generations into a mere handful of cells. He enjoys tai chi, long bus rides, and waking up to his daily kopi-o siu dai.
Meet the team