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June 4, 2017

In the middle of 2014 I quit the job I loved and had to decide on a ticket back to Singapore from Dubai.  I couldn’t.  And so I avoided the problem altogether and bought a one way ticket to Brazil.  It didn’t make sense but geography was never my strongest suit anyway....

June 4, 2017

Besides the usual “hello”, “please” and “thank you”s, here is my tried and tested list of words that have served me well whenever I travel.  The following list may not get you to your destination but these are the ones that will find you friends.  Very impressed local...

June 3, 2016

We decided to take the metro in Tehran.  You might be surprised to find out that it’s not any different from the one back home, in Singapore.   K was the one who led the way.  Once the train arrived, she hopped in.  In a flash the train filled up like a boiling kettle....

May 7, 2016

攝於七個國家 (瑞典,挪威,匈牙利,塞爾維亞,波斯尼亞,克羅地亞和新加坡),共有二十五個不同國藉的人士為中秋節展現歌喉,接力演繹耳熟能詳的 ”水調歌頭“。


有些是在塞爾維亞打乒乓認識的小伙子,也有去年在瑞典照顧我的陌生人,更有在克羅地亞偶遇的同鄉。”你就是那個拍伊朗的Mandy嗎?“原來這位新加坡朋友前一天才從另一位國人聽聞我在伊朗留下的足跡。所以她和同伴也順理成章在杜布羅夫尼克 的古城為我唱了一句 “人...

April 30, 2016

I couldn’t have been the first one to visit Iran, but I was one of the few to come back with a film which showed the world how it really was.  Within hours people were sharing my film across every continent and it clocked more than 20,000 views in one week (close to 20...

June 2, 2015

It is not an Arab country at war

First of all, Iran is not Arab. It’s Persian. The last war in Iran was against Iraq between 1980 and 1988. In other words, it hasn’t been at war for the last 27 years. Ironically, it might be the most stable country in the Middle East at...

May 22, 2015

In mid 2014 I quit the job I loved and travelled the world for a year. I was heading back to Singapore from Dubai, the long way home.

After a 14 hour direct flight from Dubai to Rio de Janeiro, I stood at the end of a bus queue in the terminal, wondering to myself.  Wha...

May 20, 2015

Buenos Aires is not the prettiest city in the world but it’s my favourite.  Maybe it was that electrifying feeling I got from just roaming on the streets or the amazing people I met there.  

Anyway I planned only to stay for 4 days but ended up staying there for 3...

May 13, 2015

Long Way Home – The Argentinians


Atins, Brazil.  31 August 2014

The thumbnail of my Long Way Home video features Martin, the hero of my travels. Because of him I became the special guest of an Argentinian superstar everywhere I went.  We met in a Brazilian desert so re...

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