Tan Hui Yee

Tan Hui Yee is the Straits Times’ Indochina Bureau Chief, covering Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. She has been based in Bangkok since 2012. Prior to that, she was an enterprise writer, producing special reports on topics like social mobility, housing and the environment. Hui Yee’s explanatory work has won awards from the World Association of Newspapers and Publishers as well as The Society of Publishers in Asia. She is a 2016 US State Department IVLP fellow. Hui Yee graduated from the University of Warwick with a degree in politics and international studies and has a master's degree in gender and international development from the same university. When not writing, she spends her time traipsing on mountains, or dreaming of them.
Fisherman Thet Naing Tun on the shore in Thingangyi village. His bamboo-framed, nipa leaf-covered home has already been moved inland twice - once when the sand under it disappeared into the sea, and the second in August this year, when storms were so