Wong Maye-E joined AP as a staff photographer in 2003. Based in Singapore, Maye-E’s work is centered around Sports reportage, entertainment, politics, and regional news stories. Maye-E has covered headlining events such as the 2014 World Cup, Thailand political protests, and the devastation of the Philippines Typhoon. Her intelligent composure and eye for timing captures the world at large with a fresh perspective.
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A North Korean couple is silhouetted against a fireworks explosion, Sunday, July 27, 2014 in central Pyongyang, North Korea. North Koreans gathered at Kim Il Sung Square to watch a fireworks display as part of celebrations for the 61st anniversary of the armistice that ended the Korean War.(AP Photo/Wong Maye-E) License this photo
Hundreds of Buddhist nuns wait in line at the Royal Palace to pay their respects to the late former Cambodian King Norodom Sihanouk in Phnom Penh, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013. Sihanouk’s body had been lying in state at the Royal Palace after being flown from Beijing where he died Oct. 15 of a heart attack at the age of 89. The cremation, the climax of seven days of mourning, will take place Monday.(AP Photo/Wong Maye-E) License this photo
A member from the production Le Noir performs at the Marina Bay Sands on Tuesday March 12, 2013 in Singapore. Le Noir has a crew of twenty cirque performers from around the world like Russia, Australia, Lithuania, Canada, Bulgaria who specialize in different acrobatic acts, some of which were formerly from the production Cirque du Soleil. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E) License this photo
A 2-week old male baby elephant is dwarfed next to his 25-year old mother, Nandong, at the Singapore Zoo’s Night Safari on Friday, Dec. 10, 2010 in Singapore. This baby is the first baby to be born in the enclosure after 9 years and had a birth weight of 151-kilograms. The Singapore Zoo and Night Safari ensures that its animals in captivity have habitats as close to that of the wild as part of its wildlife conservation efforts. Elephants are listed as endangered on International Union for Conservation of Nature.(AP Photo/Wong Maye-E) License this photo
North Korean girls in similar bathing suits stand under a shower at the Songdowon International Children’s Camp, Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in Wonsan, North Korea. The camp, which has been operating for nearly 30 years, was originally intended mainly to deepen relations with friendly countries in the Communist or non-aligned world. But officials say they are willing to accept youth from anywhere – even the United States. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E) License this photo
Thai soldiers storm into anti-government protesters’ encampment while a protester lies dead on Wednesday May 19, 2010, in Bangkok, Thailand. Downtown Bangkok became a raging battleground Wednesday as the army stormed a barricaded protest camp and the Red Shirt leadership surrendered, enraging demonstrators who fired grenades and set fires that cloaked the skyline in a black haze. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E ) License this photo
A store vendor picks fish for her customers to cook over a pot of burning charcoal along the pier leading to Jangdok Island, Monday, July 28, 2014, in Wonsan, North Korea. North Korea has been creating special zones across the country to try to boost tourism and Wonsan, long a favorite of North Korean vacationers, is being pushed as a prime destination for international travelers. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E) License this photo
A Muslim priest leads a crowd in prayers offered to unclaimed bodies from the building that collapsed last week in preparation for a mass burial on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Several hundred people attended the mass funeral in a Dhaka suburb for 18 unidentified workers who died in the building housing garment factories that collapsed last week in the country’s worst industrial disaster, killing at least 402 people and injuring 2,500. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E) License this photo
Inuka, the first polar bear born in the tropics, swims in his new enclosure at the Singapore Zoo on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 in Singapore. Modeled closely after the arctic habitat, the enclosure helps replicate the chilly climate of the arctic by including an ice cave, and a large pool filled with giant ice blocks. These are part of the Wildlife Reserves Singapore’s efforts in providing visitors greater knowledge of the natural world. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E) License this photo
A North Korean woman works at the Kim Jong Suk Pyongyang textile factory, Thursday, July 31, 2014, in Pyongyang, North Korea. This is the country’s largest textile factory with 8,500 workers, where eighty percent of them are women. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E) License this photo
Laura Langman of New Zealand keeps a close watch on the ball while playing against Trinidad and Tobago during the third day of the Mission Foods World Netball Championships held on Wednesday July 6, 2011 in Singapore.(AP Photo/Wong Maye-E) License this photo
One month-old endangered Bornean Orang Utan sleeps on his mother named Miri on Wednesday, March 6, 2013, in Singapore. The Singapore Zoo is renowned for its flagship animal, the Orang Utan, and exhibits both the endangered Bornean and critically endangered Sumatran sub-species in a social setting. It is also known for its efforts in promoting and educating the public about the importance of wildlife conservation through its educational programs and breeding of these endangered species. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E) License this photo
A worker perched on the roof of the Esplanade Theatre carries out the routine cleaning Wednesday, April 11, 2012 in Singapore. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E) License this photo
North Korean war veteran, Kim Hak Chol, 81, a retired soldier, right, together with other veterans decorated with medals, attend a parade to celebrate the anniversary of the Korean War armistice agreement, Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Koreans gathered at Kim Il Sung Square as part of celebrations for the 61st anniversary of the armistice that ended the Korean War. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E) License this photo
An elderly man takes his afternoon nap in a shopping mall on Friday Oct. 12, 2012 in Singapore. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E) License this photo
A woman sleeps under a defaced poster with a picture of Thailand’s Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva in the anti-government encampment on Monday May 10, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. Thailand’s prime minister pleaded Sunday for an end to two months of street protests paralyzing part of the capital and an acceptance of his reconciliation plan that has been stalled by fresh violence. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E) License this photo
A worker is dwarfed against the sky as he stands at the top of the Olympic cauldron ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E) License this photo
Norway’s skip Thomas Ulsrud delivers the rock during the men’s curling competition against the United States at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E) License this photo
Performers dance during a preview of American Broadway musical “A Chorus Line” at the Marina Bay Sands Theatre on Friday May 4, 2012 in Singapore. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E) License this photo
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