Malte E. Kollenberg

Malte E. Kollenberg is a German born multimedia reporter.

Malte Kollenberg is a German-born multimedia reporter living in Seoul, South Korea and Manila, Philippines.He’s working on social and environmental issues and has been assigned by clients such as The Wall Street Journal, Spiegel, Voice of America and Canal+ among others.

Ahmed Lababidi waits for the bus on Jeju Island. Lababidi left his war torn hometown, Aleppo,  fleeing across the Turkish border in 2012. He followed his younger brother to South Korea and settled on Jeju.

What the new life of a Syrian on Jeju Island looks like


The war in Syria forced 22-year-old Ahmed Lababidi to leave his country. He now calls Jeju Island — a honeymoon destination for South Koreans — home. Though, for how much longer is anyone’s guess.