A visit to the kampung community that is next to Jakarta’s traditional port. Building houses on stilts is one of the prime architectural designs of human culture and appear all through history all over the world.
This is an article that I wrote for the South China Morning Post. It’s about Shenzhen’s massive grassroots “shanzhai” manufacturing ecosystem which was initially known for producing knock-offs but has evolved into a force which is driving innovation globally and giving the big brands serious competition.
This is an article that I wrote for Thompson Reuters about the broader strategy behind the creation of China’s new cities and districts, as well as how their appearance as “ghost towns” is merely a phase in their development.