We are freelance journalist Robyn Eckhardt and editorial and commercial photographer David Hagerman. In mid-2011, after almost six years in Kuala Lumpur (and nine years elsewhere in Asia), we moved north to Penang, Malaysia. We’re the proud owners of a pre-World War II shop house in George Town, a Unesco world heritage site and the island’s capital. In this blog we’ll document our progress as we work with a contractor to make our lovely but bordering-on-decrepit purchase habitable.
You may know us from our food-ish blog EatingAsia. Or you might have seen Robyn’s words and/or David’s images in publications such as the New York Times, Saveur, Wall Street Journal Asia, International Herald Tribune, Travel+Leisure Southeast Asia, SBS Feast, Food & Wine and the South China Morning Post.
We’ve published several articles on the topics of world heritage, architectural and cultural preservation, built history and urban rejuvenation. Some are online:
Follow us on Twitter:
@AhTongTailor (strictly related to our house project)
We’re full-time freelancers, frequently on the road in Asia and Turkey. Sometimes we collaborate, often we don’t. We love commissions. Feel free to drop us a line.
Thanks for stopping by.