Alvin Lim

Singapore, Central Region, Singapore

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About Me


To learn more about life outside my country on a shoestring budget


I am quite an easy going fellow. Shy at first but I am rather bubbly once I start to warm up. I am from the sunny city of Singapore, which is a small island country at the southern tip of Malaysia, Southeast Asia. I love to make new friends, and am fascinated by new cultures. I have a much slower pace of life as compared to the pace of life in Singapore and Hongkong, and prefer time to reflect and understand the results of my actions. Most of my friend things that I am open to direct feedback and prefer frank conversations.


I try my best to live my life fully, although I may fall and stumble along the way. I believe in the philosophy of cause and effect, and adopt quite a lot of ancient chinese philosophy and apply them mostly in a modern context.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Entry in June 2012
I was introduced to the world of couch surf by an acquaintance a few years back but had never really explored it actively. I think that it is a great idea, and I do look forward to meeting new friends through this network.


I enjoy gymming, swimming, reading, metaphysics and theatre. I also currently do volunteer work with HIV+ patients. Cooking is another pastime that I really enjoy, and that would be my coping mechanism. I am a Vajrayana Buddhist.

Music, Movies, and Books

I grew up listing to Chinese Pop songs.
Generally enjoy watching Hollywood movies, from thought provoking ones, to just brainless comedies. I loved the LOTR series, Xmen, Prayers for Bobby etc.
I read a wide range of books, but mainly non-fiction ones. I generally prefer English books (because I can ready them much faster than reading Chinese books. Hahahaha......)

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I remember the moment when I took a picture of my friend from afar in Taroko National Park in Taiwan. It was one of the first time that I have been so close to mountains. Singapore is mainly a flat country with no mountains. When I was taking the picture for my friend, it suddenly occurred to me how puny we are in the face of Mother Nature. In Singapore, we are blessed (or cursed) with no natural disasters and a cosmopolitan setting that we are unable to fully grasp the beauty of nature. It was quite an eye opener that I find it hard to forget.

Teach, Learn, Share

Not at that level yet. I think I have more to learn than to teach.

Countries I’ve Visited

Cambodia, China, Malaysia, Nepal, Taiwan, Thailand

Countries I’ve Lived In


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