We’re a fun-loving team, working and playing hard all in the name of keeping you inspired, in the know, and getting the most out of your city – from the hottest new tables to the best boutiques, bars, weekend events and holiday destinations. You’re welcome.
Chris Edwards, Founder
Our fun and ballsy leader is the queen bee. She traded Sydney for Singapore eight years ago and started The Honeycombers because there was no publication she felt ‘spoke to her’. Honeycombers was born out of her desire to connect expats with the abundant fab local culture. She now has Singapore firmly ‘in the palm of her hands’ according to the Australian Financial Review, (yes that’s true!) And if it wasn’t for Chris, none of us would be doing this kick-ass job!
Hamish McDougall, Managing Director
Hamish has worked in media and marketing in Sydney, London and Singapore, starting in advertising and editorial before moving to the dark side (sales and business development). His experience runs the gamut from pre- and post-launch startups through to MNC media organisations, and most recently he was MD, APAC of airline media publisher Ink.
Hamish joined Honeycombers as managing director – but secretly wants to be the food & wine editor (man, that’s one helluva job). With a passion for both content and commercial, he’s happy to sit in the middle and take all the credit for both.
Selina Altomonte, Editor of Honeycombers
Selina is a maximalist who thinks that too much of a good thing is sublime. She hails from the media scene in Sydney and London and in her past lives she’s been a publicist, chief sub, travel writer, recipe editor and food writer. She followed her stomach to Singapore, where she joined the Honeycombers team as HoneyKids editor. Now, eating her way around the island as editor of Honeycombers is a dream come true.
Thalia Yanuar, Editor of Honeycombers Jakarta
Thalia’s love for media started early, when she was features editor of her high school magazine. After growing up in Jakarta, she left for university in Boston and was able to freelance at the likes of American Vogue, Juice Magazine, and Rolling Stone Indonesia. In 2011, Thalia relocated to London to dabble in fashion PR at luxury retail concept Matches Fashion. Two years later, she returned to Jakarta and joined the marketing team for Indonesian luxury e-commerce start-up Bobobobo. An avid reader of Honeycombers before she joined the team, she is thrilled to be able to eat, drink, and explore her way through Jakarta in one of the best jobs she can imagine.
Louise Newsham, Editor of Honeycombers Bali
Louise is a self-proclaimed foodie, travel addict and island enthusiast. With an English Degree from King’s College London in her back pocket, Louise moved to Bali five years ago to pursue an editorial career covering Asia’s booming travel, F&B and hospitality industries. Having managed two Asia-Pacific luxury lifestyle magazines, as well as collaborating on a number of international projects for both start-up and well-established brands worldwide, Louise’s experience spans various levels of editorial, publishing and marketing. A long-time fan of Honeycombers’ island coverage, she was thrilled to join the team to lead the Bali platform through the next phase of development.
Sophie Cullen, Editor Honeycombers Hong Kong
Sophie traded mountains, sheep and hobbits for East Asia back in 2004, and she’s never looked back. After k-popping through South Korea, she landed in Hong Kong in 2013, where her weekends are spent scouring the city to add to her vinyl collection and trying to locate the perfect vegetarian dumpling.
Lindene Cleary, Editor HoneyKids Asia
Lindene is a proud Tasmanian who’s called Singapore home since 2012. She’s worked in marketing, advertising and media in Sydney, Canberra, London, and Seoul. She owns far more books and magazines than she’ll ever have the time to read, but their presence makes her happy. She’s trying her darnedest to get her two tiny daughters to love reading, dancing like maniacs, and exploring the world with curious, wide-open eyes. Lindene loves being able to weave her little people into her work at HoneyKids. Just not every day. Sometimes it’s nice to ride the slide in peace.
Hubab Hood, Video Producer
Before joining Honeycombers, Hubab produced daily entertainment news for E! News Asia as a one-man video production show. He has also managed video and animation production at Attic Films and Double Negative Visual Effects, and gained (minimal) fame doing YouTube videos. He moved to Honeycombers to pursue his passion for lifestyle content, and his secret goal is to one day achieve viral status making cat videos.
Nafeesa Saini, Lifestyle Writer
Nafeesa is the resident beauty writer of Honeycombers Singapore, so it’s little surprise that both her work desk and vanity table at home are cluttered with makeup and skincare – two of her biggest loves. When not testing beauty products or reading about them, she’s curating Spotify playlists, Pinteresting home decor ideas or reading conspiracy theories.
Chelsia Tan, Creative Services Editor
Chelsia enjoys perfecting the Shavasana, Netflix marathons, aisle seats and a healthy dose of sardonic humour. She started her editorial career writing and styling both fashion and beauty pages for established women’s magazines in Singapore. Chelsia has since dived into PR before moving back to publishing, where she covered lifestyle topics such as arts and culture, current affairs, and food and drink. At Honeycombers, she focuses her diverse experiences on managing client projects.
Cam Khalid, Lifestyle Writer
Cam is a recent English Language and Creative Writing graduate, and is now a lifestyle and fashion writer at Honeycombers. Calling both Singapore and London home, she has also logged hours at Bauer Media (radio), ASOS, The Debrief, and Empire Magazine. She splits her time discovering a variety of global sounds, championing emerging artists, listening to podcasts on adulting, scrolling through pictures of cats, binging Vice documentaries, and creeping on Twitter.
Delfina Utomo, Lifestyle Writer
Delfina is a collector of random trivia so she can tell you what the capital of Montenegro is and how the noble breed of Scottish Folds can be traced to a cat called Susie. She started out as a music journalist and then went to devour other beats like tech, lifestyle, pop culture, and current affairs. For now, being the lifestyle and entertainment writer in Honeycombers occupies most of her days. Music junkie, a strong believer in the medium of Twitter, Reddit lurker, Aesop (the brand) enthusiast, lives on the Internet – but don’t we all?