Mark’s career in journalism began when he was a magazine intern during a summer break from law school. His first assignment was memorable: the voice recorder didn’t work during the interview with an international DJ. Much scribbling ensued, and thankfully, because DJs are famously known for not saying much, the feature turned out well. From writing about music, Mark expanded his focus to design, fashion, food and travel. In recent years, he has explored the highs and lows of Asia – both luxury and no-star hotels; super restaurants and stall cuisine – and has found the possibilities to be almost limitless. And rather inspiring. A key lesson learned: true luxury is all about being able to make choices in life as well in travels. Currently based in Kuala Lumpur, Mark would still interview the occasional international DJ if given the chance. But he’d make sure a spare voice recorder was readily available.