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Chin Ee ONG hails from the sunny Southeast Asian island of Singapore but has travelled much of his academic life - Macao (for much of his pre-PhD academic work), New Zealand (for his PhD), the Netherlands, Singapore and China (as faculty member). A Full Professor of Cultural and Tourism Management starting from September 2023, Chin Ee returns to the place that inspired him to be a university-based researcher and teacher and is tasked with developing courses and research in culture, creative industries, heritage and tourism.

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Outbound Chinese Tourism

The travels and experiences of Chinese tourists.


Theming and Theme Parks in Asia

The processes of theming in everyday life and the role of theme parks in our contemporary lives.


University of Waikato

Doctor of Philosophy (Tourism Management)

Dark tourism, Refugee Camps and Carceral Geographies

Issue of representation and control in spaces of difficult pasts and constrained freedoms.

Heritage, Labour and/in Cultural Tourism

Peoples who work in cultural and tourism tourism.

2002 - 2004

National University of Singapore

Masters of Social Science (Research, Geography)

1999 - 2002

National University of Singapore

Bachelor of Social Science (Hons, Geography)

Google Scholar Citations

Web of Science

Researcher ID: K-6899-2016

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