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Chang May Choon

Chang May Choon has been a journalist with Singapore Press Holdings for 15 years, starting with The New Paper where she built a reputation as the paper's in-house Korean guru with the weekly column Hallyu Buzz. In 2008, she crossed over to explore multimedia reporting with The Straits Times RazorTV, where she produced news videos on topics ranging from politics to local news, lifestyle and entertainment. She counts the 2011 Singapore general elections and presidential election as the most exciting time of her multimedia journalism career. She returned to print reporting last year and was posted to Seoul in May 2015 to start The Straits Times' first bureau in South Korea. The Nanyang Technological University journalism school alumnus hopes to be the bridge between the two countries, covering Korean news with a Singapore perspective and producing her own videos. May Choon's "love affair" with South Korea started with watching melodramas and she flew to Seoul in 2005 on a three-month sabbatical to learn the Korean language at Korea University. Even when she was away, she maintained her presence in The New Paper with a 10-part column called Seoul Searching, giving her take on Korean culture and people. In 2009, she married a Korean photographer. They have a lovely daughter.