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 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 fab local culture, and today Honeycombers is all about showing locals and expats how to live the good life in this city. She now has Singapore firmly ‘in the palm of her hands’ according to the Australian Financial Review, (yes that’s true!).
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 and 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.
Winnie Castelo, General Manager
Winnie loves being creative and passionate about advertising and marketing. Upon graduating from New York City’s F.I.T. (Fashion Institute of Technology), she decided to apply her creativity into business and strategic planning for multinational clients. Over the subsequent decade she continued to work across international media agencies as well as in the publishing sector, specialising in integrated marketing communications, business strategy development, and client relationship management.
Selina Altomonte, Editor of Honeycombers Singapore
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 four years ago, 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.
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 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.