Jia-Hong Tan

Kowloon West, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China

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  • Fluent in Chinese, English; learning Arabic, Japanese, Malay, Spanish, Taiwanese, Yue (Cantonese)
  • 31, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Jia: full time traveler (was working in finance previousl...
  • Jia: Physics at Imperial; Wen: Education at Melbourne Uni...
  • From Jia: Petaling Jaya; Wen: Taiping Malaysia
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About Me


find beauty in sunsets and the world, over a cup of tea... new mission: Finding out how is effective education being delivered in different part of the world over a cup of coffee!


I grew up in Malaysia - mainly in Penang and KL, and have lived in London for 7 years, and Hong Kong for 1.5 years. I enjoy travelling and generally have been mixing this with visiting old friends and family around the world! I love outdoors and had been active in scouts, camping, etc... I am interested in socio-economic issues, cultures around the world, and enjoy such conversations! Easy-going, but have a fairly busy job! Feel free to drop a line!

Since 2012, I have been travelling around the world. My fiance, Wen, joined me since 2013 and we will continue to travel until end of the year 2013.

I was born and raised in Malaysia. Went to Australia to further my studies and worked there as a Primary school teacher. After 6 years in Melbourne, I left for Japan and worked there for a year. I last lived in Hong Kong for 4 years after Japan. Now, full time traveller!


everybody wear sunscreen...

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


hosting while in London and Hong Kong. surfed a bit, but now CS is a window to the world!


hosted and surfed..


meeting people from diverse backgrounds, learning about the world, cultures. Otherwise, outdoors - running, cycling, camping; reading, enjoying a cup of tea in the sunset...hm...

Music, Movies, and Books

forrest gump!!!
read mostly factuals: history, world issues, global economy, people, some philosophy

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

miss a train & hitched a motorcycle in Bangkok to chase a train - lucky to survive.

Teach, Learn, Share

languages, things about the world...

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Ethiopia, France, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Netherlands, North Korea, Panama, Peru, Poland, Russian Federation, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Sudan, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vatican City State, Zimbabwe

Countries I’ve Lived In

China, Malaysia, United Kingdom

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