Spe Chen
pronounced as the first syllable in "special"

I design, code, and crunch data for storytelling at The Straits Times in Singapore 🇸🇬. I enjoy the adrenaline rush coming from breaking news shifts as well as the long ride of bringing investigative pieces to life. Past stint in newsrooms in 🇹🇼 🇺🇸 🇨🇳

spepe.chen_at_gmail.com | @spepechen

Feature projects

All projects

Straits Times, Singpaore


2020.12.19

30 and under: Young Singaporeans to watch

2020.12.19

30 and under: Young Asians to watch

2020.10.30

The Great S’pore Drive: Take a 200km road trip without leaving the country

2020.10.27

Trump v Biden 2020

2020.09.26

Covid-19 through my eyes

2020.08.23

Singapore’s 14th Parliament: Get to know your MPs

2020.07.07

Singapore GE2020: New faces, old-timers and quite a few lawyers

2020.06.30

Battleground Singapore: Get to know your GE2020 candidates

2020.05.25

How Covid-19 is changing what Singaporeans shop for online

2020.02.06

Coronavirus cases in Singapore: What we know so far

2019.12.11

When it begins to look a lot like Christmas... as revealed by listeners on Spotify

2019.12.01

South-east Asia's meth menace: One man's struggle

2019.10.06

A city divided, a mother's anguish

2019.09.08

Singapore GE: Which are the constituencies that may be redrawn?

2019.08.11

How ready are you to live with AI?

Freelance data journalist, Beijing


2019.03.22

China’s Happiness Paradox

2019.02.19

An Illustrated Guide to the Rise and Fall of China's Bike Sharing Empires

2018.12.06

How an A-list superstar Fan Bingbing's Tax Fraud Scandal Affected Film and TV industry in Khorgas, Xinjiang

Data-viz.cn, Beijing


2018.06.15

Pick your Mrsoccers

2018.05.12

10 years after Wenchuan earthquake: Rebuilding home and lives

2018.02.11

Unravelling 1000 child trafficking routes in China

2018.02.09

Chinese slow trains in the era of high-speed

2018.02.01

How the Number of China’s Train Stations Has Doubled in a Decade

2017.07.14

Beijing's school district housing fever

2015-2016

Visit my old portfolio site to see works before 2017.