Natalie Koh is a freelance writer in sunny Singapore. She writes mainly for The Business Times, Executive Lifestyle but has also written for other publications such as Blissful Brides, Clubpets, APB in-trade magazine and Privy (online).
She had her first taste of writing when she was only 19-years-old. Back then, she was still studying at the hilly campus of Ngee Ann Polytechnic when the time for internships rolled around and she got the opportunity to apply to Singapore Press Holdings. An interview, a writing test and a twisted knot of a stomach later, she was accepted into The Business Times newsroom.
After months of cutting her teeth at the lifestyle section of The Business Times, she was asked to return after graduation to work for the paper full-time, which she happily accepted.
But the need for a bachelor’s constantly loomed over her, and after an enjoyable year at The Business Times, she left to pursue a part-time degree with the University of Western Australia at Singapore’s PSB Academy.
Now, she juggles night classes with her freelance work, and spends her days sourcing out scoops and trends. She is constantly on the lookout for new stories to cover, and is always open to freelancing opportunities.
Her passions lie in food, arts and travel, having covered the arts and lifestyle beats during her year at The Business Times. She has interviewed a wide variety of personalities, from Rupert Grint of Harry Potter fame, to Professor Tan Chorh Chuan, President of the National University of Singapore.
She revels in discovering new experiences and learning about other cultures. Her annual travels have brought her to a wide range of countries: from the snowy peaks of Switzerland to the sunny beaches of Sumba Island; from the mystical pyramids of Egypt to the sweltering safaris of South Africa.