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#23: The Head Writer of Esquire SG, Wayne Cheong

Misfits: Wisdoms with unconventional Singaporean

Release Date: 05/26/2017

Wayne Cheong is the head writer for Esquire Singapore. He is a two-time recipient of the MPAS (Media Publishers Association of Singapore) "Journalist of The Year”, for both 2014 and 2015.

He has interviewed numerous iconic personalities, including Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Dev Patel, Colin Schooling, "The SMRT Vigilanteh" and Eric Bana, amongst others.

On the side, Wayne performs standup comedy regularly. He has performed at Singapore Comedy Fringe Festival, Talk Cock Comedy 2015 as well as regular improv nights together with other comedians.

In this episode, we talked about

  • Wayne's interview process: from crafting questions to writing the article
  • Esquire's hiring process
  • Recommendations for Japan
  • and much much more...