The first story for ‘In The Land That Never Was Dry’, my illustrated journalism project about water issues in Malaysia is now published on It’s about my trip to Sabah with Lightup Borneo, an NGO working to bring micro hydro electricity to rural areas.

‘I found an inexplicable beauty in this most practical, and not especially complicated, piece of technology. The white glow of each bulb seemed to hold the heartbeat of the river. I’d charged my iPhone with its power. At night I heard its low roar, flowing 50 feet from where I slept.’ 

Read it here.