Walter Sim

Japan Correspondent

Walter Sim joined The Straits Times in 2012 fresh out of Nanyang Technological University, where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in communication studies. While he majored in journalism, he had also briefly flirted with the idea of becoming an ad man instead. He has done an internship with lifestyle magazine I-S in 2009 (the publication is now known as S-G), as well as with business news wire Reuters in 2011. At The Straits Times, he first cut his teeth on the crime desk, covering everything from lurid sex-for-corruption trials and murders to the Little India riot in 2013.