Updated: Aug 20, 2020
This is a record of my travels in Asia — day trips and business trips excluded. All my journeys and travel routes were recorded with iPackTravel mobile app (iOS only), which I developed to track my travel destinations — download it free!
The footprints map above was created using the "My Footprints" function in the iPackTravel app.
I have not been travelling far and wide than I wanted to be, but it is a matter of what I want to achieve more than reaching the far corners. Nevertheless, I will still want to see the whole world in my lifetime. I will keep building this list with my journeys to see the world that I live in.
— YEAR 2015 —
April '15 — Ipoh, West Malaysia
Period: April 2015 (4 days)
October '15 — Northern Taiwan
Period: October 2015 (12 days) Expenses: SGD 2,225 Places: Taipei, Keelung, Yeliu Geopark, Jiufen, Hualien #Taiwan
December '15 - Pontian Kechil, West Malaysia
Period: December 2015 (2 days)
Remarks: Family trip.
— YEAR 2016 —
April '16 — Tangerang, Indonesia
Period: April 2016 (19 Days) Remarks: Technically a working trip but long enough to try most of the food there.
May '16 — Eastern China
Period: May 2016 (15 days) Expenses: SGD 1,600 Places: Haikou, Xinxiang (Wanxian Mountain), Nanjing, Hangzhou #China2016
December '16 — Malacca, West Malaysia
Period: December 2016 (3 days)
Expenses: SGD 415
— YEAR 2017 —
February '17 — Malacca, West Malaysia
Period: February 2017 (5 days)
July '17 — West Malaysia
Period: July 2017 (13 days)
Expenses: SGD 750
Places: Malacca, Ipoh, Penang, Taiping, Kuala Lumpur, Muar
Getting Around the Towns in West Malaysia (landing page for this trip)
— YEAR 2018 —
Got another job and bounded to the desk again...
— YEAR 2019 —
May '19 — Malacca, Malaysia
Period: May 2019 (4 days)
Expenses: SGD 255
Remarks: Back to Malacca again with 3 colleagues.
November '19 — Kinmen, Penghu & Matsu Islands, Taiwan
Period: November 2019 (17 days)
Expenses: SGD 2,118
Places: Xiamen, Kinmen, Penghu, Taichung, Matsu Islands
Remarks: An island-hopping trip that used 6 flights to get to the islands and back.
— YEAR 2020 —
I have just missed the window (June to August) to see the "blue tears" in the Matsu Islands of Taiwan. As of August 2020, I have 27 days of annual leaves and yet there is no place that I can travel to due to the COVID-19 pandemic. And I'm suppose to clear all the leaves by end of this year...
So, I made two plans:
Plan 1: A minimum 2-days staycation somewhere far from my place. To me, 1-day staycation is a waste of time.
Plan 2: Take 1 day leave every week and go around Singapore to check out interesting places that I have not been to yet and also to try the food at Michelin-awarded food stalls and restaurants. I have already started the ball rolling using Michelin Singapore Guide 2019 as reference. #MichelinFoodHunt #Michelin2019