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Simon Wai Lin

Traveling has been my hobby since I was young, and planning trips became my second hobby since 5 years ago. As a travel consultant, I assist and advise clients about their destination options. There is no other better feeling than planning memorable, once in a lifetime trips for my clients.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Asia including Thailand, Myanmar, Indonesia, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Japan, China, and Singapore. I specialize in customized private tours including honeymoons, adventure, luxury, culture and culinary tours."

How did you get involved in travel?

"I love traveling to places I've learned about in books or films. I also love meeting new people and learning new customs. I enjoy getting out of my daily routine though travel.

As a travel consultant, I want to share the very best that each of our destinations has to offer. "

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"When I recently visited Golden Rock (Kyaikhtiyo) in Myanmar, it was amazing to see clouds rolling under my feet. The environment was also very lush and green, and Golden Rock was brilliantly illuminated through the fog when it was lit by spotlights, which was stunning."

Simon is part of the following groups: Japan Travel Agents
A Sumatran orangutan in Gunung Leuser National Park
North Sumatra Adventure - 7 Days

Explore lush landscapes, meet amazing wildlife, and encounter fascinating cultures on this week-long whirlwind tour of North Sumatra. You'll go from the city to the rainforest, where you'll play with elephants and observe orangutans in their natural environment. Spend the second half of your trip on the volcanic Lake Toba and Samosir Island, where you'll learn about ethnic Batak history and traditions.

Arashiyama Bamboo Grove
How Many Days Should You Spend in Japan?

Japan is made up of hundreds of islands that extend for nearly 2,000 miles. How many days should you spend exploring, and where should you focus your time? From an action-packed four days in Japan to a leisurely three week itinerary, here are some suggestions for making the most of your time in the Land of the Rising Sun.

Sunrise in the post town of Narai, Japan
Hike Japan's Nakasendo Trail - 5 Days

Step back in time and immerse yourself in nature on this five-day hiking trip along the historic Nakasendo Trail. Feudal lords and samurai once walked this mountain path connecting Kyoto and Tokyo, stopping to rest in historic jukus, or Edo-era post towns, each night. You'll follow in their footsteps as you trek through picturesque valleys, explore idyllic villages, sleep in traditional inns, and relax in the thermal waters of hot springs along the hike.

The full Kumano Kodo experience
Hiking Japan's Kumano Kodo - 11 Days

Get off the beaten path and onto the Kumano Kodo, a network of ancient pilgrimage trails in the remote Kii Peninsula. Trek to grand shrines, thermal hot springs, and the sacred Mount Koya, one of the most important sites in Buddhism. This self-guided trip is great for those looking to challenge themselves with full-day hikes through hilly terrain. You'll be rewarded, however, with unforgettable experiences as you follow in the footsteps of emperors.

Colorful pagodas in Indein village
Myanmar: Off-The-Beaten-path

Myanmar may still be an up-and-coming travel destination, but certain areas already receive a lot more attention than others. If you're looking for places that are a bit more off-the-beaten-path, here's a great list of experiences that will provide a better understanding of the local culture, nature, and customs unique to certain regions.