Joseph Koh is a native Singaporean travel and design writer. His work has appeared in Monocle, Courier Media, Design Anthology, Cereal, Softer Volumes and more. During his free time, he’s either exploring a nature trail or munching on a bao – quite likely the latter.

What does a journey mean to you?
Palms open, heart ready to see and feel anew.

Which other country or location most inspires you?
There isn’t one place – but probably somewhere up in the mountains or down by the ocean.

Where would you go back to, and why?
Sagres, Portugal. It’s a quiet small town at the Southern tip of Portugal, where time finds a way to stand still.

Top insider tip for Singapore?
Singaporeans are friendlier than they appear. Don’t be afraid to approach someone for advice, whether that’s directions or what to order at a hawker stall.

What journey would you most like to go on?
Oaxaca or Patagonia – maybe both on a whirlwind adventure around Central and South America.

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