Melissa Sim

Melissa joined the US Bureau as a correspondent in November 2013. She has worked at The Straits Times since 2005 at various desks, including the Newsdesk, Life! and The Sunday Times.  Over the years, she has covered topics ranging from foreign labour and community to lifestyle and social media. Melissa received a Singapore Press Holdings scholarship in 2001. She has a bachelor's degree in economics from the London School of Economics and a master's degree in humanities from the University of Chicago.  When she isn't writing for the paper, she is still writing. She writes and directs plays and is a huge fan of the arts.
Fillings for tofu buns, such as those sold at this hole-in-the-wall (above), are made from seasoned soy pulp.
Lim Cheng Hoe's Singapore River, 1962, a 33 x 43cm watercolour on paper work in the collection of National Gallery Singapore. Studio I, a mural on the exterior wall of Chen Wen Hsi's house, which he painted with a former student, artist Wong Keen, in
Hear Life reporters (from left) Melissa Sim, Boon Chan and Akshita Nanda on the ST podcast.
Hear Life reporters (from left) Wong Ah Yoke, Melissa Sim and Anjali Raguraman on the ST podcast.
Life Picks host Melissa Sim (left) and reporter Olivia Ho share six love stories sent in by readers in celebration of Valentine's Day.