Born and raised in Singapore, I left home in 2010 to discover the world beyond the ‘little red dot’ as it is too small a place to spend my entire life.
My one-year sabbatical in Paris led me to Brussels where I worked for several years. An opportunity came up in Hong Kong and I returned to Asia in 2016.
I am insatiably curious. I love talking to people, including strangers, but no small talk please.
Things that I like and that inspire me include: endless walks, bookstores, train rides, single-malt whiskies, stimulating late-night conversations, Chinese tea, Astor Piazzolla, French electronic and Japanese hip hop music, film photography, Art Deco design, Rioja red wine, fruits soaked in alcohol, mountains, rainy nights, cats and dark chocolate.
“Beyond an HDB flat” sums up what this blog is about. For an HDB flat (Singapore’s successful public housing) is where I, like most other Singaporeans, grew up in.
Here is where I record my thoughts and experiences, most of which are from my time abroad. I look forward to sharing and exchanging insights on lesser known travel destinations and translated literature, as well as discuss photography, societal observations and design. So please feel free to drop me a line!
All the photos you see here were taken by me, unless otherwise indicated. Please request for permission if you’d like to use any of the content and include full credit and link to my blog.