Ivan had his first articles published when he was 16. He started his writing career in advertising before he joined the newsroom as a journalist in 1988. He spent 2 decades with SPH Media, taking on several roles from sub-editor, columnist to entertainment editor and creative director for The New Paper and Today newspapers.
Ivan left the newsroom to write books in 2011. His debut 4-part series, Nightlife [Confidential] Vol 1 – 4 was a Kinokuniya Bestseller. The series was later inducted to the John Eclors Southeast Asia Collection at Cornell Library University, New York.
Ivan is also the founder of Infected Studio. He is married to a visual artist and they have a teenage son, Alex, who is a painter.
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