I’m Amira and I was born and raised in sunny Singapore, the little red dot on the world map. And I’m on my next big adventure yet – already packed my backpack and moved abroad to the land Down Under!🌍
It all started when I embarked on a reforestation project (Youth Expedition Project) with my university mates in Borneo for two weeks during my very first undergraduate year. It was such an enriching and unforgettable journey that since then, I decided to study abroad in East Asia (2014) for two months during Ramadhan and Syawal, live in Europe (2015) for two months during summer break, and also Sri Lanka (2017) for six weeks. And for the latter three journeys, I was in the land where not even a single soul knew me! Somehow I liked the fact that I didn’t know anyone and nobody knew me, and that is how I get to meet so many new and amazing travellers turned into friends!
Through the years since 2010, I saved money 💸 and worked a variety of jobs from working in a clothes warehouse and clinical research organisation, packer, surveyor, DVD and coffee machine promoter, admin, telemarketer, F&B crew, teacher, business developer, a volunteer management manager for an event by a government agency, and exec manager in another government stat board. Nevertheless, I’ve always known that my dream job is to work on an island as a biologist on a mission to save wildlife and the environment. 🍀
This travel and lifestyle blog is a little project of mine that started in 2017. I’ve always had mini blogs and Tumblr sites through my early teenage years (emo posts in nonsensical-named blogspots.com), and in 2015, I started to become a freelance writer for a couple of foodie and travel sites. I don’t write for popularity or for “traffic” – I’m not so familiar (yet) with terms such as SEO and “page clicks”! I write because I love it. 💕 I will probably write a book/e-book one day! (Maybe an NZ or Australia Ultimate Backpacking Guide). And I hope that my stories will continue to help you travellers out there in one way or another!
Lastly, thanks for visiting my website. 😄