Phaik Yeong Cheah & Nicky Almasy

Phaik Yeong Cheah ( is an Associate Professor at the University of Oxford, bioethicist and the head of Bioethics & Engagement at the Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit based in Bangkok. She was born and bred in Penang, Malaysia.

Nicky Almasy ( is a Hungarian photojournalist living in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He works for AirAsia’s inflight magazine, Travel360. Nicky has shot for international magazines and newspapers including Condé Nast, Wallpaper, Financial Times, The Daily Mail and Where, as well as corporate clients Sennheiser and K-Array.