Black Dot Research is part of the Black Dot Communications Group based in Singapore. We are a market and social research agency specialising in understanding and analysing the views and opinions of Singaporeans.

Our agile and robust research methods uncover insights that matter the most to the local landscape.


Nicholas Fang

Managing Director

Nicholas has more than 15 years of experience in the media industry. He was a senior correspondent at the Straits Times for nine years, and later moved to Channel NewsAsia at Mediacorp as Business Desk Editor and presenter. He was also Deputy Chief Editor of Singapore news at Mediacorp. Nicholas Fang is currently the Director for Security and Global Affairs in the Singapore Institute of International Affairs, a non-profit and independent think tank.

Faizal Kamal


Faizal has over 5 years of experience in social media intelligence and analytics. He has a keen interest in issues that impact domestic and social affairs in Singapore. Faizal manages daily operations at Black Dot Research: FactCheck and is supported by an Assistant Manager and 2 Researchers.

Melissa Chan

Assistant Manager

Melissa is an experienced content editor having spent more than 4 years in the digital media industry. Prior to joining Black Dot Research, she was the Managing Editor at tech publication Vulcan Post, and Head of Content at GRVTY Media. She currently produces articles at Black Dot Research: FactCheck.

Shantini Subramani


Shantini worked for Nielsen prior to joining Black Dot Research and has experience in several research methodologies including shopper studies for offline and omni-channel consumer journey, product ideation, brand positioning, and product & concept testing. She had managed projects both locally and internationally in various industries such as technology, FMCG, beauty, education and healthcare.

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