An inquisitive person, Pei Ling is interested in a wide variety of topics as a writer and journalist. Her writings have been published in the Malaysian press including online news sites The Malaysian Insight and The Nut Graph, community weekly Selangor Times, English daily The Star, business weekly Focus Malaysia, and the international press such as National Geographic News, Nikkei Markets and Nikkei Asian Review.
She graduated with a first class journalism degree from Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) in 2010. In late 2013, Pei Ling was awarded the British Chevening Scholarship to read a one-year MA in Environment and Development at King’s College London. She has also received a Special Prize in Penang’s inaugural Green Journalism Award in 2011 for a column on plastic pollution.
Pei Ling has taken on writing, editing, translation, and rapporteuring assignments with several non-profits, including Greenpeace Southeast Asia, ARROW, AWAM, Sisters in Islam, Centre for Independent Journalism Malaysia, British Council Malaysia, among others.
Pei Ling speaks fluent English, Mandarin, Malay and Cantonese. She can be reached at peilinggan[a]gmail.com or via Twitter @plgan.