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Karlee “Willow” Davies on Finding Her Calling as a Tour Guide

The sun’s golden shafts pierce the mackerel clouds. New Zealand is one of the first countries to welcome a new morning. An eclectic posse of... Read More

The Travel Love Story of Earthstompers Bosses Hendrik & Chrissy Human

He was from Cape Town, she was from Kansas City. He was the tour guide, she was the traveller. Hendrik Human and Chrissy Wolfersberger-Human met... Read More

Eric McLaren: From Print to Footprints

Cruising past Cape Town’s landmarks like Vredehoek and Three Anchor Bay always brings to 53-year-old Eric McLaren’s mind fond childhood memories of playing “Cowboys & Indians”,... Read More

Founder of TheSmartLocal Bryan Choo Shares His Success Recipe

TheSmartLocal began as a humble travel blog, and today it is one of Singapore's most authoritative voices on all things lifestyle. The man behind its... Read More

Tattooist Sumithra Debi: Creating Art Beyond Skin Deep

The tattoo gun fires up, emitting a spine-tingling buzz. For Sumithra Debi (Su), the sound has been a kind of music since she was 15. Human... Read More

Bhas Karan: From Army Commander to BODYATTACK Instructor

My body stoops over my knees as I seek a momentary respite. A torrent of sweat pitter-patters on the floor like rain on windows —... Read More

Haukur Thorsteinsson: Life on the Off Road

6:10am and the lazy sun has yet clambered to its zenith. Haukur “Hawk” Thorsteinsson is already up. He downs the famed Icelandic hotdog — his... Read More

Altruistic Donor Lin Dilun “Loses” a Kidney but Gains a Second Family

In screenwriting, the superhero-saves-the-cat trope is one that raises the ire of professional readers. But at one point in his life, that was Lin Dilun’s... Read More

Sharina Bynes: Braving the World as a Freelance Emcee and Choreographer

Aah, the ’90s: an era marked by the complete domination of cookie-cutter pop stars. It was a brand of intoxicating bubblegum-pop grandeur: cheesy rhyming couplets,... Read More

Nazri Mohayadin: The Journey of Losing 45kg

There I was, a few paces from the steely, mammoth X-ray machine. This was 2008, when I was a strapping Military Policeman deployed in the... Read More