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Overview

  • 61 References 18 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Chinese, Chinese (Simplified), English; learning French, German
  • 25, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Wool Gatherer
  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
  • From Singapore, Singapore
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About Me

Don't like to describe myself. Find out for yourself by meeting me.

Facebook: https://fb.com/kaeyuan.sg
Instagram: https://instagr.am/kae__yuan

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

When I'm overseas I surf with the locals! When I'm home, I'd be glad to reciprocate and show others around. (My house is under renovation for now.)
Need any tips about travelling in Singapore? Just drop me a mail. :)

MY COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE SO FAR

If you're lazy to read, check out the Facebook photos here: https://bit.ly/cs-kae

SURFING EXPERIENCE:
Alex Ding in Hong Kong! (Nov 2012, May-Jun 2015)
Su Xiaofang ♀ in Shanghai! (Jun 2015)
Ujjawal Sharma in Jaipur! (Mar 2017)
Saurav Choudhary in Jodhpur! (Mar 2017)
Amit & Piyush Mishra in Amer! (Mar 2017)
Vickeen Naik in Lucknow! (Mar 2017)

HOSTING EXPERIENCE:
Michal Adamec from Czechia! (May 2017)
Moro Pelztier ♀ from Russia! (May 2017)
Lee Jun Beom from South Korea! (May 2017)
Alessandro Cappelli from Italy! (May 2017)
Roberto Galleto from Italy! (May 2017)
Henry Myers from UK! (May 2017)
Deniz Kavak from Germany/Turkey! (May 2017)

HANGING EXPERIENCE:
Alex Clemen from Germany! (Jan-Aug 2013)
Roy Bean from Australia! (Feb 2013)
David Asensio from Spain! (Feb-Mar 2013)
Jakub Vrsecky from Czech Republic! (Mar 2013)
Elina Goldy ♀ from Germany / Ghana! (Mar 2013)
Micky Luinge from Netherlands! (Mar 2013)
Christian Schleier from Germany! (Mar 2013)
Dagna Pirska ♀ from Poland! (Mar 2013)
Zane Enina ♀ from Latvia! (Mar 2013)
Lucia Loposova ♀ from Slovakia! (Mar 2013)
Purush Narasim from India! (Mar-Jul 2013)
Antoine Gehin from France / Jakarta! (Mar 2013)
Jeff Charlot from USA! (Mar 2013)
Alexander Funke from Germany! (Mar 2013)
Boris Masis from Russia / USA! (Mar 2013 - May 2015)
Justin Sheehan from USA! (Mar 2013)
Xavier Quesada from Spain! (Mar-Jun 2013)
Lee Yi Fen ♀ from Taiwan! (Mar 2013)
Shoko Hosokawa ♀ from Japan! (Mar 2013)
Joao Paulo Fernandes Marques from Germany / Portugal! (Mar 2013)
Yoann van Hooydonck from France! (Apr 2013, Aug 2014)
Mia Darmawan ♀ from Indonesia! (Apr 2013)
Philipp Sümmermann & Luisa Meisel ♀ from Germany! (Apr 2013)
Armin Razmdjou from Germany! (Apr 2013)
Ryan Bonham from USA! (Apr-May 2013)
Toby Green from UK! (Apr 2013)
Chelsea La Vecchia ♀ & George Hancock from Canada! (Apr 2013)
Artas Oorzhak from Russia! (Apr 2013)
Christoph Lex from Germany! (Apr 2013)
Wout Neckermann from Belgium / Bali! (Apr 2013)
Marco Holz from Germany! (Apr-Jun 13)
Næ‎ncy Hollmann ♀ from Germany! (Apr 2013)
Jan Christopher Bernhammer from Germany! (Apr 2013)
Robby Hev from Netherlands! (Apr 2013 - Jul 2014)
Jonatan Mizrahi-Werner from Denmark / Beijing! (Apr 2013, Aug 2017+)
Kye McKee form UK! (May 2013)
Joshua Vazquez from USA / Okinawa! (May 2013)
Daniel Hautz from Germany! (May 2013)
Maurohs Romero from Argentina! (May 2013)
Leigh Daivdson from UK! (May 2013)
Rutger Schiebroek from Netherlands / Malaysia! (May 2013+)
Lukas Schmid from Switzerland! (May 2013)
Johan Pellsäter from Sweden! (May 2013)
Andrew Wilson from UK! (May 2013)
Tamara Gadjanski ♀ from Serbia! (May 2013)
Jenna Wiley ♀ from USA! (Jun 2013)
Chen Chen ♀ from China! (Jun 2013)
Marc-Olivier Bergeron de Carufel from Canada! (Jun 2013)
Kila Ong ♀ from Taiwan! (Jun 2013)
Joshua Kaiser from Germany! (Jun 2013)
Julian Wildanger from Germany! (Jun 2013)
Troy Shu from USA! (Jun 2013)
Mauricio Reinbold from Germany! (Jun 2013)
Fabrice Clerc from Switzerland! (Jun 2013)
Pavel Kirjanas from Lithuania! (Jun 2013)
Eduardo Palacio from Colombia! (Jun 2013)
Ian Mak from Hong Kong! (Jul 2013)
Renier Hulshof from South Africa! (Jul 2013)
Benjamin Heller from Switzerland! (Aug 2013)
Zhong Yuhao from China! (Aug 2013)
Cristian Atik & Cati Carbonell ♀ from Spain! (Aug 2013)
Stefan Spahn from Germany! (Aug 2013)
Fridolin Mertzlufft from Germany / Indonesia! (Aug 2013)
Mattia Anesa from Italy! (Sep 2013)
Max Hejda from Austria! (Oct 2013)
Ortler Marcel & Michael Schnetzer from Austria! (Oct 2013)
Dirk Stöcker from Germany! (Oct 2013)
Eric Rey from Switzerland! (Oct 2013)
Gloria Chan ♀ in Hong Kong! (May-Jun 2015)
Daniel Garcia from Venezuela in Shanghai! (Jun 2015)
Wang Jiahao from Shanghai! (Jun 2015)
Vishal Sogani from Jaipur, India! (Mar 2017)
Mehdy de la Syka from France in India! (Mar 2017)
Sisi You ♀ & Winra Junus from Indonesia in India! (Mar 2017)
Vinamra Gehlot from Jodhpur, India! (Mar 2017)
Wang Yanfei ♀ from China in India! (Mar 2017)
Saúl Mendoza from Peru! (Jun 2017)
Vraj Patel from USA! (Jun 2017)
Moritz Wunderlich from Germany! (Jun 2017)
Rodrigo Merino from Mexico! (Jun 2017)
Rune Hou Thode from Denmark! (Jul 2017)
Sebastian Železník from Canada / Czechia! (Jul 2017)
Ramone Wang from China! (Jul 2017)
Eric Noto from France! (Jul 2017+)
Paolo Bareng from the Philippines! (Jul 2017)
Semih Ozlar from Turkey! (Jul 2017)
Gautier Cosne from France/Australia! (Jul-Aug 2017)
David Uher from Sweden! (Jul 2017)
Pasquale di Pilato from Italy! (Aug 2017)
Marcos Garcia from Spain! (Aug 2017)
Felix Alexander, Leon Schwarzäugl & Aline Noelle ♀ from Austria! (Aug 2017)
Jacob Masters from the UK! (Aug 2017)
Laurin Waldmann from Germany! (Aug 2017+)
Luis Ramírez & Paola Calderon ♀ from Colombo! (Aug 2017)
Gisele Andrea Franco Valdez ♀ from Peru! (Aug 2017)
Silvana Schaffner Delmonte ♀ from Uruguay! (Aug 2017)
Rene Patricio Guzman Barahona from Chile! (Aug 2017)
Marc Rodan from the Netherlands! (Sep 2017)
Victor Taylor from Mexico & Charlotte Gasson ♀ from New Zealand! (Sep 2017)
Joshua Crook from the USA! (Sep 2017)
Evangelos Hsieh from China! (Oct 2017)

From time to time, I organize events for CSers. Hit me up if you're interested:
- Swimming & Sunset at Chinese Garden
- Cycling in Pulau Ubin / at Punggol Waterway
- Hiking at Bukit Timah Hill / MacRitchie Reservoir / Southern Ridges
- Skateboarding to Marina Barrage
- Pizza & Movie Nights etc.

Interests

Capturing moments in time I'd otherwise forget through my flying brick (yes, the camera); lying on random grass patches, sometimes with a few boxes of cheap sushi; being in the great outdoors; wandering where I shouldn't be (urbex); and doing a little good in this world just once in a while. And just maybe, you?

  • backpacking
  • skateboarding
  • trekking
  • documentary photography
  • foreign films
  • talking to strangers

Music, Movies, and Books

You can never have enough of comedies! I enjoy foreign films esp. French and German ones. Films that inspire deep thought and reflection are also good when I'm in the mood.

Huge alternative and indie music geek. Think: alt-J, Beach House, Bombay Bicycle Club, Florence and the Machine, Bicycle Club, Chet Faker, Cults, Dr. Dog, Grizzly Bear, Hot Chip, Milo Greene, Passion Pit, Sigur Rós, The Temper Trap, The xx, Two Door Cinema Club, etc. Also, numerous songs from the Putumayo World Music.

For the my latest ear worms, follow me on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/kaeyuan

Currently reading anthologies of short stories, biographies of random personalities, books about the history of common and insignificant objects, and travel stories (of course)! Haven't been able to complete a fiction book since my stint in the army.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Probably the couple of nights I spent lost in the Bruneian jungles with limited food and water — surviving it made me realize that nothing is impossible as long as you believe in yourself.

Teach, Learn, Share

TEACH:
Basic Chinese anyone? I can always teach some common greetings or phrases in Chinese. Might always come in handy when China takes over the world!

I'm pretty decent with a camera, but I've no clue how to teach someone photography. We could always go out for field trips to hone our skills together!

LEARN:
Foreign languages interest me! I used to study the German language back in high school and now in university, I'm learning French. Would definitely be great to have someone to converse with. I don't know, I just love languages!

If you can cook, share your secret recipes with me! Oh, and if someone offers to teach me surfing or diving, that will just be awesome!

LET'S SHARE SOME GOOD TIMES.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Leave your kitchen with me for an afternoon and I will attempt to make a non-lethal dinner for us. Singaporean food is a fusion of Chinese, Indian, Malay and Southeast Asian cuisine. If we are what we eat, that makes us pretty cool eh?

I'm also not a half-bad photographer. I love making portraits of people. :)

Countries I’ve Visited

Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

China, Hong Kong, India, Singapore

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