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“Not another food website”, you groan. Wait, we promise we ARE different. SALT Magazine is a multi-platform gourmet media brand that consists of a bi-monthly print publication and an online portal. We are dedicated to covering news on food and drinks in Singapore and the Southeast Asia region. Ultimately, we hope to create a discerning community to appreciate the provenance, the artistry and the conviviality of dining. So why the name SALT? As an essential ingredient in cooking, salt brings together, accentuates, and enhances flavours. In the same way, SALT magazine aims to bring out the best in food journalism with culinary prose, evocative photo-essays, and inspiring reads chronicling the way the world eats and drinks. Also, we thought the name “SALT” sounded cool. On print, we embrace tantalising long-form while up-to-minute dining news will be served piping hot online. With equal attention paid to both print and online platforms, SALT has an offbeat attitude that will inject a fresh new spirit to food content.

So come sit at our table and eat with us. Oh yes, and pass the salt please.

CL Media

The Publisher

Founded in 2017, CL Media Pte. Ltd. produces fresh new food content disseminated through a multitude of widely accessible mediums, both in print as well as digital, with an insider’s perspective and in-depth experiential storytelling. Beyond food discovery and reviews, we also work with partners to produce special project cookbooks and dining guides – providing a complete package from conceptualisation to design and delivery. As part of our suite of media services, we work with partners on events, media production and marketing concepts.

Social Enterprise

SALT celebrates the sheer joy of food but we also want to do it in a meaningful way. As a registered Social Enterprise and a member of raiSE Singapore, CL Media aims to champion the discovery and growth of local talents from all walks of life.

Social Enterprise Member of raiSE Singapore

Our Team




With 18 years experience in the print and online media industry, Carlos is a maven in sales & marketing, events management , digital publishing, social media and communication, and related support services. He loves seafood and whips up a mean fried bee hoon (rice vermicelli).



An Indian man with a penchant for local Chinese cuisine, Ashad, or Shah as he is affectionately known, has sank his roots deep in the community here. Shah hails from a long history of experience in the media industry and has managed the advertising accounts of inflight magazines for Kingfisher Airlines and Thai Airways. He was last with Epicure Magazine as a Business Director.



A serial entrepreneur with a flair for creative design, Kaiyan is a jack-of-all-trades. Hailing from a background in finance and a keen interest in all things digital, he is dedicated to understanding the latest in digital media trends. During his free time, Kaiyan enjoys photography (@sovietmole), cooking for friends & family, as well as reading.
Li Cheng



With a mind well marinated in a curious mix of fantasy, science fiction, philosophy, and religious apologetics, Annabelle’s approach to any new topic is one of genuine curiosity. Before SALT, she mostly edited custom publications and higher education texts, and her byline has appeared in Singapore Nautilus, Always Toyota, and The Peak Selections: Gourmet & Travel. When she’s not over-thinking things, she’s dancing hula, crocheting, or planning budget meals.



Before writing about food Weets wrote about music, and is still waiting patiently for the day he spontaneously develops synaesthesia so he can reconcile the two. When not scoffing at the latest Instagram food trend, he’s busy binge-watching shows, playing video games and looking for new ways to prepare offal.
Our Team 2



There are two things Ben is addicted to: the smell of freshly printed ink and carbs. When Ben isn’t designing the pages, rendering videos, and PDF-ing the magazine, you can find him stalking petstagrams. He rears a menagerie of lovebirds, songbirds, chinchilla, and rabbits at home. So it’s not surprising that if Ben wasn’t a designer, you would probably find him at a zoo or a farm.



Lily not only brings cheeriness to the office with her upbeat attitude, she makes sure that everything in the office is in order. We have Lily to thank for making sure that our rooms smell like lavender and there are enough pencils in the drawers. With a love for travel – she went to India and Nepal for THREE years- Lily would happily eat Indian food on most days. Her last meal would be thali ( Indian style meal with various dishes served on a platter).