Marina was born in 1982 to a mixed parentage. Her mother is of Indonesian origin and her father is a Malay Singaporean. Growing up in Singapore, she had a comfortable childhood followed by a more difficult school life. She couldn’t wait to leave high school; but didn’t know what she had wanted to do. She joined an expat club and worked on the front desk whilst she discovered herself. All she knew for sure was that she wanted to provide for her family.
She has recently re-discovered her strong passion for baking, which she has had since young. Her latest baking inspiration stems from her European adventures, visiting the various markets, delicatessens and sampling all the tasty treats. She is now married and living in Singapore with her husband and looking to open her high tea workshop where she will also provide one-on- one baking classes.