Mark Ravinder Frost studied history at the universities of Oxford and Cambridge and has published articles on Asian history in journals such as Modern Asian Studies and the Journal of Southeast Asian Studies. Between 2005 to 2007, he worked as Content Director and Senior Scriptwriter for the National Museum of Singapore's new Singapore History Gallery. Currently, he is Research Assistant Professor at the University of Hong Kong.
Yu-Mei Balasingamchow studied English and History at Northwestern University then worked as an English teacher at a local Singapore junior college and with the Ministry of Education, prior to writing full time. In 2006, she became a senior researcher and script editor for the Singapore History Gallery and Living Galleries of the National Museum of Singapore. Currently, she divides her time between writing about history, film and culture in Singapore, and travelling across Asia, researching and writing for publications such as Lonely Planet.