Acclaimed filmmaker Royston Tan travels regularly for major film festivals across the world, and counts KL as one of his favorite cities.
What inspires you to travel?
For me, its to escape after a big project, the pace of life is too quick in Singapore; going overseas allows me to have some quiet time to reflect on myself.
What aspect of traveling do you find the most difficult to do?
Planning the itinerary; I'm an impulsive person who moves with the flow.
How do you maintain health and fitness when you are away?
Hmm i don't, holiday is all about letting loose!
What is your most treasured possession you have picked up while traveling?
Friendship, people who are also travellng on their own.
Describe your most memorable holiday.
My last trip to Bangkok, I was on an ecape from work. I was eating alone in a noodle house and met another Taiwanese tourist who was also escaping from her relationship. We had a great time sharing our stories and we travelled together it was all unplanned.
Which restaurant or bar in which foreign city would you go back to again and again, and why?
NO BLACK TIE in KL, it’s just a stone’s throw away from Singapore. I love the jazzy austostic in the place and the cripsy soft shell crab taste great!
What are the top holiday destinations that you are yet to visit?
Cuba because of its culture and colors.
Who is your favorite traveling companion?
What is your ideal holiday?
No itinerary, just taking my own time off.
What is the one item that you never travel without (and we don’t mean your passport or iPhone)?
Hmmm my toiletries. Am pretty anal abt it.
What is your best tip about packing?
Pack your essential items, the rest you can buy when you arrive.
What is your best tip about choosing a hotel?
It’s best checking out from friends; I don't really trust Internet.
What is your best tip about getting to know a new place?
Talk to the locals.
Which place have you visited and never wanted to leave (and why)?
Brastislava! It’s a simple town in Slovakia where the weather is great and you can't help but taking your time to scroll on your own looking at the old archietechture.