Tell us about your most memorable trip and why it was memorable.
I think it’d be my solo trip to Laos a few years ago. I often travel with a group or at least one other person, so going to Laos alone was a whole new experience—it helped me face my own weakness of dealing with the unknown. I rented a bike to go to a waterfall, and the fact that I made it there despite not knowing the exact route made it very much an accomplishment!
What’s one thing you’ve learnt from your travels?
To appreciate Singapore! My dad always tells me that I’ll never understand how great home is until I experience life overseas. Singapore’s transportation system is great, almost everywhere is clean, and the best part is that it’s safe. Elsewhere, you don’t really see people going out at three in the morning to a coffee shop for some Milo and prata.
Which three famous people, living or dead, would you want at your fantasy dinner party?
Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, and Bobby Lee. That’d be the most entertaining dinner ever! I’ll get some really spicy food and watch all their reactions having it. I wouldn’t mind sitting back to listen to their conversation too; I’d probably be laughing the whole night.
A “useless” talent I have:
I think I’m best at skimming rocks. It’s all in the fingers—that’s the trick to get the rock further.
If you could master one skill, what would it be and why?
It’d be amazing to speak every language, so that I understand everything and everyone in all the countries I visit. There won’t be any language barrier, and I’d never end up ordering chicken heart, thinking that they’re just normal skewers like I did in Laos! I bet I’d see the world in a different light just by knowing all the different languages, and that’d be very interesting.