Charmaine Leung



Charmaine Leung is a Singaporean writer who had lived in Hong Kong for 15 years. She first became passionate about the literary arts while working as a theatre manager in the Jubilee Hall of Raffles Hotel in the 1990s. Her writing focuses on human relationships, and the dynamics in these relationships brought about by change.

 17A Keong Saik Road (2017), a creative non-fiction book, is Charmaine's first published book. The book was shortlisted for the Singapore Literature Prize 2018, and has since been featured by The Straits Times, The Business Times, and Lianhe Zaobao. She has also anchored Mediacorp's Tuesday Report: Streets of Memory, a documentary on Chinatown and Keong Saik Road.

In 2017, Charmaine was a panellist for the Women In Singapore's History program at the Singapore Writers Festival and was featured at the BuySingLit Festival in 2018 and 2019.

When she is not writing, Charmaine is a curious traveller who enjoys roaming the globe to capture landscapes and communities through photography in off-the beaten tracks.

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