Sleepless in Singapore

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

27 episodes of Sleepless in Singapore since the first episode, which aired on January 21st, 2024.

  • Episode 11: South East Asia 2023 (pt. 2)

    March 31st, 2024  |  54 mins 31 secs
    adventure, backpacking, bangkok, cave, chiang mai, chiang rai, chumphon, cultural experience, ferry, floating market, high-speed train, huoixiai, jakarta, koh tao, laos, local cuisine, luang prabang, lunch, market, mekong river, night market, overnight train, pak beng, scooter, street food, temple, train, vang vieng, visa

    In this episode of "Sleepless in Singapore," I recount some experiences and mishaps from a Southeast Asia trip with my friend Hatim, including an accidental upgrade to super VIP on a ferry, a culinary adventure with chicken feet, an insightful train journey to Bangkok, a scooter incident with the police in Chiang Mai, and a memorable two-day boat trip down the Mekong River to Luang Prabang, all intertwined with cultural insights, local interactions, and the challenges and delights of travel.

  • Episode 10: South East Asia 2023 (pt. 1)

    March 24th, 2024  |  50 mins 52 secs
    cambodia, cameron highlands, flip-flops, fuji x100v, georgetown, ipad pro, jamahkiri diving club, koh phangan, koh tao, lightweight travel, malacca, malaysia, mekong river, merino wool, packing cubes, penang, road trip, singapore, southeast asia, surat thani, tanarata, thailand, train trip, travel photography

    In this episode of "Sleepless in Singapore", I celebrate reaching the tenth episode and share the story of my light-travelled road trip from Singapore through Malaysia and Thailand, meeting friends, experiencing diverse accommodations, and embracing the adventure of travel with minimal baggage, highlighting the freedom it brings and the unforgettable experiences along the way.

  • Episode 9: World Trip I (pt. 3) – Kiev & Moscow

    March 17th, 2024  |  49 mins 29 secs
    airbnb, blue cup coffee shop, burger, caves, china, coffee, eggs benedict, germany, ginger lemonade, ketchup, kiev, kiev monastery, kremlin, liberation day, mexico, military parade, military train, monastery, moscow, moscow metro, old bar, pancakes, pervak, russia, saint sophia's cathedral, sightseeing, subway, trans-siberian, ukraine

    In this episode of 'Sleepless in Singapore', I recount my adventures in Kiev, where we met Kolya, the elf-like Airbnb host, and explored the city from its rooftops to its unique restaurants and historical sites, before embarking on a memorable journey to Moscow, where we celebrated my birthday in an unexpected karaoke night and encountered tanks and military parades.

  • Episode 8: World Trip I (pt. 2) – Eastern Europe

    March 10th, 2024  |  53 mins 24 secs
    airbnb, bratislava, bucharest, budapest, chisinau, cuisine, culture, eastern europe, erasmus, europe, goulash, kiev, nightlife, notabene, smokehouse, soviet, szimpla, szimplakert, thermal bath, train, transnistria, travel, vienna

    In this episode of 'Sleepless in Singapore', I recount our way from Bratislava through Budapest, experiencing a mix-up at a bar, enjoying the city's beauty and cuisine, dealing with a less-than-ideal thermal bath, embarking on an overnight train journey to Bucharest, navigating ticket challenges, before heading to Chisinau with a brief yet surreal experience at its train station.

  • Episode 7: World Trip I (pt. 1) – Leaving

    March 3rd, 2024  |  40 mins 44 secs
    backpacking, beijing, bratislava, budapest, devin castle, eastern europe, germany, mannheim, reflection, tom sawyer, trans-mongolian, trans-siberian, travel, vienna, visa, wiener schnitzel

    In this episode of 'Sleepless in Singapore', I recount the beginning of a transformative journey from back home, my small village near Mannheim, Germany, through Eastern Europe to Southeast Asia, where I still am today.

  • Episode 6: Kenya (pt. 2)

    February 25th, 2024  |  47 mins 13 secs
    burj al arab, burj khalifa, chef, dubai, elephant, eucalyptus, giraffe, kenya, land cruiser, lion, maasai, marina, milky way, mombasa, night sky, safari, spice souq, sundowner, tsavo, zebra

    In this episode of "Sleepless in Singapore," I recount the second part of my Kenya adventure, detailing a fascinating safari experience, a serene stay on Chalet Island, and our final day in Dubai, filled with unique encounters, breathtaking wildlife sightings, and memorable moments that beautifully wrapped up our journey.

  • Episode 5: Kenya (pt. 1)

    February 18th, 2024  |  49 mins 58 secs
    african cuisine, culture, dubai, emirates, flydubai, giraffe, henna, indian cuisine, kenya, kenya airlines, le meridian, mombasa, nairobi, private island, safari, sightseeing, singapore airlines, traditional, travel, wedding

    In this episode of "Sleepless in Singapore," I share my journey to Kenya for a friend's African Indian wedding, detailing the complexities of travel arrangements, a day-long layover in Dubai, and the vibrant wedding festivities, along with a teaser for the next episode on our safari adventure and a Dubai sightseeing tour.

  • Episode 4: Greenland

    February 11th, 2024  |  53 mins 29 secs
    ammassalik, burger, drone photography, frozen yoghurt, german language, greenland, ice cream, iceberg, iceland, icelandic cuisine, keflavik, kulusuk, landscape photography, northern lights, photography, reykjavik, seal hunting, singapore airlines, tom sawyer, tupilak, winter travel

    In this episode of "Sleepless in Singapore", I recount my journey to Greenland, exploring its icy landscapes and encountering Northern Lights, icebergs, and local wildlife, followed by a reading of Tom Sawyer in English and German.

  • Episode 3: Coming to Singapore

    February 4th, 2024  |  48 mins 56 secs
    advice, bali, business, consulting, covid-19, employment pass, expat, fiancée, food, lockdown, natural beauty, podcast, projects, relocation, singapore, startup, stopover, transformation

    In this episode of "Sleepless in Singapore", I share how I became an expat in Singapore, including developing the initial idea of moving, the first weeks in lockdown and finally 'becoming Singaporean'.

  • Episode 2: Bangkok

    January 28th, 2024  |  48 mins 58 secs
    bangkok, chatuchak, city sightseeing, dining, foot massage, footpath walking, gaggan, ice cream, iconsiam, indian cuisine, river boat, river view, sarnies, shangri-la, sony alpha 7r5, southeast asia, street market, travel photography, tuk-tuk

    In this episode of "Sleepless in Singapore", I share my experiences from a weekend trip to Bangkok, including river boat rides, a visit to a market, and a meal at Gaggan restaurant, followed by a reading of Tom Sawyer in English and German.

  • Episode 1: Vietnam

    January 21st, 2024  |  43 mins 52 secs
    ba na hills, bagels, boat trip, bryan, cable car, custom suits, da nang, european architecture, hatim, hoi an, ice cream, ox ride, silk pajamas, singapore, tailor, travel, vietnam, vietnamese cuisine, wedding

    In this episode of "Sleepless in Singapore," I talk about a recent weekend trip to Vietnam and how we had suits and dresses made. Then I read from Tom Sawyer.