Our mission is to inspire humans to live better lives.
We want to spark that desire in you to do or feel something special, creative and interesting. We want to be that reason you walk the long way home, look up, look down, try that new dish, hike, walk or catch the sunrise.
We are for all humans no matter the colour, size, age or race. We celebrate diversity. We don’t endorse discrimination in any form. We’re a team from all walks in life, and that’s the way we like it.
It means measuring what matters most to you and finding the gaps.
We all only have one, so let's make it count.
Nothing works unless there is teamwork. We work together, collaboratively as a team, to achieve our goals.
We want to do things that make our kids proud. We are honest and have strong moral principles.
We celebrate local designers, creators, producers and businesses. We want to use our powers to lift them up.
We make a real difference. We take special pride in what we do and only write about things we believe in.
We are playful, we have good humour and we enjoy having a sense of fun at work. We’ll be honest: we love our jobs.
Hello from Honeycombers Bali! We’re a digital lifestyle platform and video production house that was first founded by Chris Edwards in sunny Singapore way back in 2008. Yes, we’ve been around for over a decade (we’re looking pretty good for our age, right?) and we’ve even expanded to Hong Kong. And if you’ve got kids? Our sister website, HoneyKids has got your back.
But lets get one thing straight first: we love our jobs. We take special pride in what we do and we only write about things we believe in. We’re constantly working to bring you the latest and raddest happenings around the island, even if it means frequent hangovers courtesy of Bali’s best bars and beach clubs.
And just like our cocktails, we don’t endorse discrimination in any form. We’re a team of different colours and sizes, and that’s the way we like it.
Yes, we do have advertising on the site, but the difference between editorial and advertorial content will always be made clear. And like we said, we don’t write about things we wouldn’t endorse ourselves (and that includes our work for clients).
Lastly, we’re real people just like you – we’re locals and expats, working mums and young professionals. But the one thing we all have in common? We love where we live, and we love sharing it with you.
BTW, our full editorial policy can be found here.
Who We Are
Chris Edwards, Founder
Our fun and ballsy leader is the queen bee. She traded Sydney for Singapore 10 years ago and launched Honeycombers because there was no publication that she felt ‘spoke to her’. Honeycombers was born out of her desire to connect expats with the abundant local culture, and today Honeycombers is all about showing locals and expats how to live the good life. She now has Singapore firmly ‘in the palm of her hands’ according to the Australian Financial Review, (yes that’s true!).
Louise Newsham, Director of Honeycombers Bali
Louise is a die-hard island addict and committed vino-phile. With an English Degree in her back pocket, she packed her bags, booked a flight and moved to Bali almost eight years ago. When she’s not writing, she can usually be found beachfront with a slightly chilled, full-bodied Merlot in hand, her Bali dog at her feet and the Spice Girls playing on repeat.
Benita Lee, Editor of Honeycombers Singapore
Benita’s idea of a good time includes travelling to far-flung spots (preferably during winter), actual Netflix and chill, counting down to Christmas and finding the perfect matcha latte. After spending her university years in the countryside cornfields of the American Midwest, Benita happily returned home to the bustle of city life in Singapore. She’s since been in the media industry for over 8 years, showing love to all things local and covering the food and lifestyle beats for various established brands. Now, she’s all about that #sweetlife.
Elaine Wong, Editor of Honeycombers Hong Kong
Elaine had spent her past decade hopping between Hong Kong and the UK, the two places she calls home. After graduating from Oxford, Elaine has (for now) settled back in the 852. If she’s not out chilling in the newest bars and cafés, she’s most likely home listening to music, watching crime documentaries, or feeding the neighbourhood cat.