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Destination Expert: Singapore

by Carlo Alcos Oct 26, 2009
Matador’s destination expert for Singapore, feliciawong, says the most common questions she gets about the place where she was born and bred are: “Is it worth visiting?”, “How long should I stay?”, “How expensive is it?”, “How tiny is it?”, and “What do I do here?”

If any of those are on your mind, or if you have others, make sure you drop her a line.

Felicia says she is most liberated, happy, and in her element when she’s out there, on the road. She dislikes tour groups and counts being invited to a prayer session and lunch with a Tibetan family as one of her most memorable travel experiences.

More on Felicia:

Quote: The daily humdrum is mere existence. Travel is LIFE. — Me.

Tunes I rock out to: I love Latino rhythms, and have been wanting to learn the salsa since forever. Jazz, blues, big band, Broadway, acoustic, alternative, reggae, world… I have everything from Aerosmith to Youssou N’Dour on my iPod, and lots more in between – including Thai pop songs and African drum beats.

Languages spoken, other than English: French, Chinese: Mandarin, Cantonese

Who I’d like to meet on my travels: Anyone and everyone. Love ’em or hate ’em, it adds to the experience.

In Felicia’s opinion, “traveling is the best form of education – it taught me resourcefulness, resilience, courage, self-discovery and encouraged the broadening of my mind to consider new perspectives and possibilities.

It has taught me that diversity is a way of life, and there should not be room for discrimination in this globalised world today.”

To get in touch with her, visit her Matador profile. Don’t be shy, add her to your network and fire questions her way.

If you’d like to read about some of her travels, check out her blog at Travelpod, The Americas 2008: Rob & Felicia on a llama-eating sojourn.


Felicia shares some tips on penny pinching in her article Singapore on a Shoestring Budget.

And she’s also authored the very popular 10 Steps to Becoming Fluent in a Language in 6 Months or Less.

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