Dan writes creative nonfiction. He has authored two chapbooks, the most recent of which is Jurong, My Love (2017)—a Singapore Unbound Book of the Year. His essays and articles have appeared in books published by The MIT Press and Weiss Publications; periodicals like BiblioAsia, Time Out Singapore, and NYLON Singapore; and websites such as Vdrome, The Online Citizen, and ArtsEquator. Debuting as a playwright, Dan’s one-act play, “Staying Over” (2010), was anthologised in Voices Clear and True (2012). Dan was a Singapore Creative Writing Residency 2013 writer-in-residence.
Dan edits nonfiction art and history publications, including Shubigi Rao's Pulp III: An Intimate Inventory of the Banished Book (2022) for the Venice Biennale. As a former Editor at Epigram Books, he edited over 15 books like the award-winning biography Let the People Have Him––Chiam See Tong: The Early Years (2014). The cofounding editor of formative online magazine POSKOD.SG, he has also copyedited or coedited more than 10 books for institutions such as T:>Works, National Arts Council Singapore, and the NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, such as Tomas Saraceno’s Singapore Book Awards–winning Arachnid Orchestra. Jam Sessions (2017). Dan also proofreads the Mekong Review and university theses.
Dan produces Southeast Asian independent films. An alumnus of workshops like SEAFIC x Produire au Sud 2016–7, Talents Tokyo 2018, and Rotterdam Lab 2022, he associate-produced and script-consulted Yeo Siew Hua’s thriller A Land Imagined (2018)—winner of the Locarno Film Festival’s Golden Leopard. Dan's other producing credits include documentary I Dream of Singapore (2019), horror Demons (2018), and TAMAT (2022) for the Singapore Art Museum. He is currently coproducing and script-consulting Stranger Eyes by Yeo Siew Hua, starring Lee Kang-Sheng, and developing regional projects under their production company Incantation Films.