Former model turned environmentalist Melissa Tan joined the Antarctic Climate Expedition to raise awareness about the threats facing the world's oceans and how to save them.

When Melissa Tan worked at coffee shops, she would haul large bags of plastic waste to recycling centres after her shifts. But even with her efforts to be green and responsible, she knew it was not enough to move the needle and wanted to do more.

In February 2023, the former model turned climate activist joined the Antarctic Climate Expedition (ACE), which is headed by the renowned ocean geographer Dr Sylvia Earle. Tan was the only Malaysian representative in a group of 110 ambassadors, comprising climate experts, conservationists, activists, entrepreneurs and artists—all united by a passion and belief in preserving the planet.

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