Bio

Bio


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Angeline’s stories have been published in Singapore Infopedia, the Today papers, The New Paper, and Chicken Soup for the Singapore Soul. Her book, How the Moken Sea Gypsies got their Book, a biography of a Burmese anthropologist was published in 2006.

Trained as a graphic designer, she received the Lifelong Learner Award in 2008 jointly presented by MediaCorp, WDA, NTUC, and Spring Singapore, for her continued pursuit of personal development. She was the Communications Director for an NGO prior to co-founding Digital Storytelling Asia (now Tyros Global).

Angeline is a member of the international digital storytelling community comprising digital storytelling academics and practitioners. She was the first Asian invited to give the keynote address at the premier annual International Festival of Digital Storytelling 2011 in the UK organised by the Arts Centre, Aberystwyth University and supported by the Arts Council of Wales, National Assembly of Wales and the BBC.

Telling the Singapore Story, an article she wrote for the Today papers (10 August 2011) was quoted by Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong during his National Day Rally speech on 14 August 2011.

Angeline was honoured to be commissioned to create:

  • Promise – the Bukit Ho Swee Story was screened at the Havelock View Community Party cum Tree Planting Day paid tribute to Guest-of-Honour first Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew and all who helped turn Singapore from a mud-flat swamp to a metropolis. The story has been viewed by more than a quarter million viewers.<Watch Sampler>

  • SG50 – Association for Persons with Special Needs Tanglin School to create 50 stories to join in Singapore's Jubilee Celebrations in 2015. The stories give voice to the trials and triumphs, groans and glory of special needs children, their families, caregivers, alumni, caregivers, teachers and volunteers. <Watch>


The National Arts Council of Singapore awarded Angeline the Capability Development Grant to represent Singapore at the International Digital Storytelling Conference 2015 at Smith College in Boston where she presented Digital Storytelling in Multicultural Singapore. She was privileged to be the only Asian among the International Advisors for the conference. Her presentation is included in the book, Digital Storytelling–Form and Content, edited by Mark Dunford and Tricia Jenkins and published by Palgrave Macmillan.

Angeline is a Workforce Development Agency ACTA certified trainer.