Marielle Descalsota

Marielle Descalsota

Marielle Descalsota is a freelance photojournalist who writes about sports and culture in Asia. She is from the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

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Philippine election: why are overseas Filipinos such big fans of Bongbong Marcos Jnr?

The presidential frontrunner, hailing from a family reviled by many citizens, has a large fan following among OFWs working abroad, including in Japan, Hong Kong.

The presidential frontrunner, hailing from a family reviled by many citizens, has a large fan following among OFWs working abroad, including in Japan, Hong Kong.

2 Jan 2022 - 1:14PM
What makes Singaporean Malay food unique? From mee rebus to nasi lemak, historian explores the tantalising gastronomy of ‘Nusantara’ in new book

Singaporean historian Khir Johari explores the tantalising gastronomy of Singapore Malays and ‘Nusantara’ in his debut book The Food of Singapore Malays: Gastronomic Travels Through The Archipelago.

Singaporean historian Khir Johari explores the tantalising gastronomy of Singapore Malays and ‘Nusantara’ in his debut book The Food of Singapore Malays: Gastronomic Travels Through The Archipelago.

12 Dec 2021 - 1:00PM
As Singapore sees more Covid-19 deaths than last year, what happens to the bodies of patients without families?

A rise in cases has put pressure on the city state’s funeral service industry to adjust to handling more Covid-19 deaths.

A rise in cases has put pressure on the city state’s funeral service industry to adjust to handling more Covid-19 deaths.

1 Dec 2021 - 3:48PM
‘Heaven on Earth’: Singapore’s Vietnamese refugee camp at Hawkins Road remembered

Between 1978 and 1996, more than 30,000 Vietnamese refugees spent time at a former military barracks on Singapore’s Hawkins Road converted by the UNHCR into a temporary refuge.

Between 1978 and 1996, more than 30,000 Vietnamese refugees spent time at a former military barracks on Singapore’s Hawkins Road converted by the UNHCR into a temporary refuge.

22 Oct 2021 - 3:44PM
Can Philippine boxing icon Manny Pacquaio fight corruption? Some OFW voters are doubtful

‘He’s not Superman’ and can he fight corruption? While Manny Pacquaio has hung up his gloves to seek the Philippine presidency, some overseas Filipino workers say they can’t see him as ‘anything more than a boxer’.

‘He’s not Superman’ and can he fight corruption? While Manny Pacquaio has hung up his gloves to seek the Philippine presidency, some overseas Filipino workers say they can’t see him as ‘anything more than a boxer’.

4 Oct 2021 - 10:12PM
Meet the defiant Afghan athletes vowing to fight the Taliban’s ban on women’s sports

In the face of oppression, these women are determined to keep their sports alive.

In the face of oppression, these women are determined to keep their sports alive.

24 Sep 2021 - 10:28PM
Filipinos in Singapore rush to fill aid vacuum in wake of Typhoon Vamco

The overseas workers have organised fundraisers and donation drives to send relief goods and ready-to-eat meals to northern Luzon, which was lashed by Vamco.

The overseas workers have organised fundraisers and donation drives to send relief goods and ready-to-eat meals to northern Luzon, which was lashed by Vamco.

29 Nov 2020 - 2:11PM
Opinion | The problem with ‘Hunger Games’ photographs of the Thai protests

Deceptively beautiful photos depicting Thai protesters as Mockingjays blur the line between art and reality, begging the question: did these events really occur?

Deceptively beautiful photos depicting Thai protesters as Mockingjays blur the line between art and reality, begging the question: did these events really occur?

26 Nov 2020 - 9:38AM