first visit in Singapore circa 2007

first visit in Singapore circa 2007

Mr Whattaworld (commonly known to his close friends as simply Marvin) was diagnosed with this travel obsession known as wanderlust, in which there is still no known cure. The love affair with wandering started back in 2004 in a place called New York City while he was in the process of finding his purpose in life; it was all history from there on.

When he is not out traveling on a very tight budget, he is currently working as an analyst for a British investment bank based in Singapore. Eating, walking, taking photos, and exploring new places are some of his obsessions during the weekend.

This travel blog will attempt to share to the world the places that Marvin has been. The readers are more than welcome to add on their comments and suggestion as to how to improve this web site.

Meanwhile, sit back and relax – let Mr Whattaworld show you the way around Singapore, South East Asia and hopefully beyond…

23 Responses to “About”

  1. Monica Says:

    Hi Marvin,

    Southeast Asia is one of my must-travel-to destinations. I just have to find a chunk of time to do it. But for now, I guess I’ll just have to live vicariously through you. 🙂

    Would you be interested in a link exchange? I’ve already added you to my blogroll.


  2. Pepin Says:

    Hi Marvin,

    Nice to see someone who also enjoys to travel and blog about it.

    I hope you also don’t mind a link exchange!

    See you around Singapore. Thanks!

  3. Sandy Says:

    Hi Marvin, I couldn’t find your email add here so I left this comment. I came across your site by chance and thought it would be great for our clients with advertising needs. We are keen to buy advertising space from you.

    If interested, please contact me at: to discuss further. Thank you.


    p.s: please indicate your site URL when you email me.

  4. delta Says:

    hi! i stumbled upon your blog as i search for taxi information from Yogyakarta’s airport to go directly to Borobudur. i tried to add a comment to your blog entry titled “borobudur…” but so far all attempts failed.

    may i know if it’s possible to take a direct taxi from yogya’s airport directly to manohara hotel at borobudur, and how much does it cost? or any pointer/advice on better alternatives will be much appreciated! thanks a lot!
    btw, i enjoyed reading your trip in detail; i will take exactly the same flight as you did, in 2 weeks time! thx for sharing 🙂

  5. Jan Says:

    Hi Marvin,

    Would it be possible to contact me ? Thanks!

  6. Cheryl Says:

    What kind of Camera do you use to take your pictures? They’re really nice 😀

  7. Jan Says:

    Hi Marvin,

    My apologies,i was not aware that you’ll be replying me here. Would it be possible to contact me direct via email? I woull like to discuss something with you in private. Thanks!

  8. Karla Says:

    Hello Marvin! 🙂 I am currently making my Singapore itinerary for our trip to October and your blog was such a big help. Looking forward to more travel stories from you. Your Ayutthaya post is one of my favorites. ^_^

    Btw, care to exchange links? I just started my blog and I would like to feature links to travel blogs there. 🙂

  9. Lance Says:

    Hi. Nice blog. Was wondering if you had a list of the places you visited in Bangkok and Indonesia without the descriptions.

    Just wanted to see a short list of what places you visited in your trip so I could use it as reference in mine.


    Hope to read more 🙂

    • Lance, hope this did not come to late…

      – Malacca
      – Kuala Lumpur
      – Cameron Highlands
      – Kota Kinabalu
      – Penang
      – Redang

      – Batam
      – Bintan
      – Jogjakarta
      – Jakarta
      – Bali

      I hope I did not miss out anything.

  10. Coleen Says:

    Hi Marvin,

    Really like your site and would like to explore your interest in coming to a special evening with BBC Travel? If so please drop me a note with your contact information for more details.

  11. colin ng Says:


    I read about your blog and if i am not wrong, you just migrated to Singapore for a few years or have been to Singapore and hence, i would like to conduct an online survey with you regarding your opinions about Singapore for the project I am currently working on. The survey is at

    Really hope that you can help out and i thank you i advance.

    Colin Ng

  12. Book Council Says:


    We think the session below is relevent for you. We would be happy to see you there.

    Singapore Book Club : Read|Discuss|Connect

    Featured book

    – MANY SHIPS, ONE BOAT: Singapore

    Expat Tales & Tips

    Date – 15th July 2011

    Time – 7:00 pm

    Venue – Earshot,

    The Arts House

    1 Old Parliament Lane

    This book provides a more human and anecdotal view of international resident’s views on Singapore, through the delightfully different narratives styles of 20 expats living in this bustling island.

    The editor Dr. Madanmohan Rao & the facilitator Dr. David Fedo will be at the Book Club session to discuss the experices in publishing this book and working together with 20 contributing authors.

    Admission is Free. All are welcome!

    Please send your details to to register.

  13. ron Says:

    hey what happened to this travel blog? no more updates?

  14. Hi Marvin,
    I’m Andrea, an editor from PinoySG. I’m wondering if you’d be interested to share one of your travels in our website. If you’re keen, kindly let me know if you have a Facebook or Twitter account so I can contact you in private. Thanks! Hope to hear from you soon.

  15. Great blog! Keep writing relevant articles!

  16. Tiara Says:

    Interested in Guest Blogging?
    Would you be interested in trading guest blog post on our blog, We are a blog whose audience enjoys reading anything about travel (e.g. “Best spots in Philly”, “Top 10 beaches in Spain”, “How to travel around Tokyo on a budget”, etc). And, of course, you’ll receive a FOLLOWED link to your blog or page of your choice.
    Please let me know if you’re interested. I think you’d be a great fit with our audience, and we’d also like to talk with you about other partnerships.
    Talk to you soon

  17. Mark Says:

    Hi Marvin,
    Are you still in SG? would you be interested in trying the new rides in USS? my client needs Pinoy bloggers to try the rides and review them. please email me your contact details. thank you so much.

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