Helen Peng

Helen Peng

Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia, Global Internship in Bangkok


Kia ora! I am Helen, a Chinese New Zealander studying at the University of Auckland. I am taking a conjoint of design and screen production with media studies. 

I applied for the internship opportunity in Bangkok because I would like to expand my horizons in both life experience and design practice.

  • End of Journey: my internship in Bangkok

    I would like to dedicate my final blog on this journey to my internship at RingZero Game Studio. There have been many highs and lows. Work has fluctuated between fulfilling and mundane many times, which is to be expected. Although graphic design is something I have an interest in, I have realised that I would…Continue…

  • Exploring Thailand: As a tourist and a working local of two months

    We have lived and worked in Bangkok, Thailand, for over a month. With two weeks left at the time of writing this, this overseas experience has truly been a journey of growth. Inching closer to the end of this hike on this mountain. Outside of work, I have been doing a lot of travelling and…Continue…

  • ภูเขา: a reflection on life in Bangkok

    If I were to describe my first couple of weeks in Thailand thus far, I would say the experience is like a ภูเขา (P̣hūk̄heā). A mountain with many beauties, triumphs, and despair. Tramping has always been an emotional activity. With no final destination in sight yet still having to push through, going up a mountain…Continue…