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  • 29 references 21 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Chinese (Simplified), English, Indonesian, Malay; learning Chinese, Japanese
  • 50, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • traveller, photographer, climber, hiker, consultant, trai...
  • B.Sc. (Hon.) / MBA
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About Me

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – St. Augustine
Travel around the world, meet Travellers and make new friends, live a happy simple life. Life is too short not to know the people from other part of the world and foreigners. The world will be a better place if we ignorant of identity of nation, race, language, religion, skin colour, our education BUT come as normal human and traveler. ATTENTION: For personal safety and security reasons, for those who send a couch request, please provide a valid identification using your passport documents before I can host you.


I am free, open-minded, friendly and easygoing person. I like honest and good manner/ polite travellers. I can offer advices and tips to explore new places in Sabah.
Any CS members want to make a couch request, please state 3 or 4 reasons why you want to stay with me. The CS spirit/ objective is a platform to get to know people or make new CS friends around the world. For your info, my home is NOT a Hostel or Hotel but a place for travellers to know me and I know you as a person and a traveler. I will only host member who can give 2 or 3 reasons WHY you want to stay at my place. We provide free accommodation , not a hostel or hotel because I believe we can be friends for a life time and make the world a better place for others to learn from and respect each other. Making friends is easier than creating enemies. Just look at today's world how divided our leaders and countries fighting and killing each other and innocent lives. Age is a number and what count is share and communication face to face is the key when you stay at anyone home. Please be advised that I may give you negative feedback on your CS account if you have no time to chat or share your travel stories and are always busy with your mobile phone during your stay at my home. You can do your private things outside my home and not when you stay at my place.
Able to mingle and chat with anyone if that person respect other people culture.
Never talk about politic, races and religion.
We can discuss and share traveling tips/ stories about travel adventures around the world.
Talk about my Malaysian culture, fusion food and multiracial people. Preserve the environment by keeping our places clean and tidy, always promote peace and Harmony, Loving Kindness and joy among people around the world and around Us.
Hope one day I wish I can live in other countries to learn more about other people cultures, languages, their places, and food.


1) Looking for people share the same and different passion for traveling as backpackers, hitch checker, tour cyclists and love outdoor activities.

2) I love to learn and do something new everyday. Learning to do new things every day improve our outlook and mindset which may create new meaning and opportunities to myself and to others.

3) I like to cook and learn different Malaysian culinary/ dishes, taste different food from different countries.

4) I am a good housekeeper/ timekeeper/ planner for travel , family life and professional work.

5) I love to play my classical guitars and Acoustic guitars; listen to some classical music, country music and popular music.

6) I love cycling, brisk walking, Yoga practice, meditation and traveling with a passion for photography.

7) Love to read a lot of motivational, inspiration, personal development books and travel guides books to inspire me to take challenges and more courage in life.

8) Love to meditate or read if I am alone . so please keep quiet when I meditate or sleeping.

9) Still improving my English mastery and Mandarin language and learn to read and write Mandarin or simplified Chinese

10) Love to meet people from different countries and share their life experience with me. Smart way of learning is also to learn from other people whom went to the hardship.

11) To travel to CHINA, RUSSIA, EUROPE to meet and make as many CS members possible

12) Dare to Dream BIG, Never Give Up Your BIG Dream.
“Vision without Action is merely a Dream.
Action without Vision just passes the time.
Vision with Action can change the world.” quote by Joel A Barker

13) My motto: Plan your road map to having good and healthy life and Do my best in all things I do.


1) Believe in myself and always acquire New Knowledge and skills to enhance our mind and vision, learn from your own mistakes and do not listen what others tell you what to do unless a good teacher teaches us or good mentor guide/ coaching us and use your instinct or common senses all the times.

2) Believe in yourself and strive to achieve BIG dreams and enjoy helping others unconditionally. Always Trust and be confident in your talent, abilities and intuition. "Life is TOO SHORT not to meet beautiful and interesting travellers or CS members from different countries." That is the true spirit of knowing the world by knowing our CS members as global travellers. Age is not the issue but it's a number as long as I dream big and my dream can come true.

3) Help those who had helped us, be grateful what we had rather than agonizing what others people have.

4) Show others by "LEADERSHIP BY EXAMPLE" by showing good example, morale, loving kindness, generosity and live a simple life. I LOVE The idea of being A "Minimalist person", not use too many unnecessary resources and reduce wastage of energy and resources.

5) Never compare yourself with Others.You are special and unique individual.

6) Always Plan your travel or work and Then You Follow or Work on your Plan. Never have procrastination attitude. Try to stick to a plan. A plan is better than no plan.

7) Dare to Dream BIG, Never Give Up Your Dream, Go For It, Just Do It. Dream remains a dream if we do not take any actions and planning to achieve them.

8) Live a happy or simple and frugal life.

9) Share your happiness, joy, skill, knowledge and stories with the love ones and people around us

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


1) to host some surfers a couch or a room to stay but they might offer some goodwill or gratitude. Surfers must fully understand the spirit of Couchsurfing as I am not operating as a hostel or hotel. We need to share your experience, doing somethings good for the host. (offer cooking lesson, cleaning up, teaching new languages, it is up to you what you can offer to the host, etc.)

2) to offer travelling tips about my country

3) To offer friendship to all surfers and hosts in other countries


1) It is good to host honest travellers whom have good references and read my complete profile. It's maybe a bit inconvenient or couch not available if I am working outstation. So I can only show you around the city during weekend or offer travel tips around Sabah, Sarawak, or Brunei.

2) Generally, surfers and hosts should be warm hearted, experienced travellers, honest, open minded and friendly people, we must learn from each other. We all share our passion for travelling and meet new people.


Photography, Jogging, outdoor activities such hiking, trekking, climbing and swimming, cycling, play chess/ sudoku, badminton, read motivation, inspiration and travel guidebooks, listen to music, learn Chinese calligraphy, playing classical guitar or maybe struggling to play the piano, Yoga, meditation, etc.

  • culture
  • writing
  • books
  • poetry
  • photography
  • dining
  • cooking
  • yoga
  • working out
  • meditation
  • chess
  • traveling
  • sudoku
  • music
  • classical music
  • guitar
  • outdoor activities
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • backpacking
  • camping
  • sports
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • badminton
  • calligraphy
  • teaching
  • history
  • religion
  • tourism

Music, Movies, and Books

1) Listen to classical music, jazz music, Latin America music, contemporary music and guitar music.

2) Read Motivation/ inspiration/ travel guides books, travelling / photography magazines and people management books.

3) Learn Spirituality paths (not religion as religion is not spiritual stuff where believers think so) and read some good books to enrich my life and open my mind more about the world and to different culture

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

1) Travelling to Shangri la, Sichuan, Yunnan and climb Mt Emei in Sichuan for 3 weeks in May 2010. This was my first China adventure in Western of China.

2) Completing my distance learning MBA from Open University UK from 2000-2003 awhile working and look after my family members.

3) Meet different, local, foreign people along my journey in China. They are all kind and friendly people.

4) climbed Mt. Huangshan, Mt Huashan in Sept. 2012 and Mt Hengshan, Hunan in 2013 in China. I visited e-Mei shan in Sichuan too in 2010

5) Experience a long week trekking to Everest Base Camp trail in Nepal with 3 trekkers partners from 5 to 15 May 2013. Then I took a helicopter rescue ride due to my sinus problems from Namche Bazaar back to Katmandu city to see the panorama scenery of Himalaya Everest ranges.

6) To experience winter weather in my China cities (Shanghai, Suzhou, Wuxi, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Ningbo, etc.) tours in Dec 2013.

Teach, Learn, Share

1) Teach or educate yourself before teaching others. the best teacher is our parents and ourselves.

2) Teach myself properly and apply what I had learned in smart , useful or creative manner.

3) Learn as much as possible from your own mistakes the first time ; don't make the same mistakes second time.

4) Share things we have and offer your time and efforts to help the unfortunates or needy.

5) Share your food and things if you have extra to offers

6) Share your useful / helpful experiences, knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA) with CS travellers

What I Can Share with Hosts

1) My country cultural history and its multi cultural Malaysian

2) My travel stories and travellers I met along my journey

3) My cooking/ baking skills by cooking dishes, make cookies, cakes, pastries and practice cooking and baking healthy food.

4) I may bring souvenir/ food for my host as a token of appreciation when I stay with my host

5) I learn and play guitar music for my guest and if possible to sing along.

6) share travelling photographs, stories and poetry which I composed. If my guest is also interested in literature or poetry, we can exchange ideas.

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Brunei Darussalam, China, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Nepal, Netherlands, Philippines, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand

Countries I’ve Lived In


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