SL Wong is at slwong{at}siewlynwrites.com

Siew Lyn Wong is a Malaysian freelance writer who has been writing professionally for 30 years. Her work appears in the print, broadcast and electronic media.

Her specialty areas are environmental and travel writing. Her focus is books, including travel guidebooks and conservation publications. She has also worked on documentaries and led online content development.

Most recently, Siew Lyn has decided to return to journalism. She has co-founded Macaranga, an investigative journalism portal covering environmental and sustainable issues on Malaysia. Read about why she is doing this here. Macaranga is also on Twitter and Facebook.

Last year, she won two journalism grants to work on stories for Macaranga.

One was as co-grantee of the Pulitzer Centre Rainforest Journalism Grant for a 4-part series on deforestation in Peninsular Malaysia.

The second was a grant from Internews’ Earth Journalism Network for three features on the impact of Covid-19 on respectively zoos, indigenous Orang Asli communities and ecotourism in Sabah.

She also appears in a monthly segment on BFM 89.9 Radio, where she and her Macaranga co-founder do a wrap-up of key environmental news. And this year, she is involved in training young journalists for the portal.

In other work, Siew Lyn had a hand in developing a TV series on art, edited a book on a hill station and did various bits of copywriting.

Connect with her on @slwong_writes, @slwong_berlin and Linkedin. She also co-manages the Macaranga social media handles on Twitter: @macarangatweets and Facebook: @macaranga.org.