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Travel Diaries #6: Medan, Indonesia

This post is long overdue but I’d like to share my recent trip to Medan as part of a ‘do-good programme’, in collaboration with AirAsia Foundation and APE Malaysia. It was a four-day trip, in which we volunteered to help build enrichments for Sumatran orangutans in captivity. I’d say our group was a diverse bunch. There were people from Thailand, India, Macao, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia and more — all from different departments of our company. Despite the language barriers, it’s awesome to have met such lovely people during my time there, some of them I’m glad to call friends :)

The trip was great — I managed to do heavy work (for me it is lah haha) such as carrying around used fire hoses, drilling and screwing them together (they’re really thick so it was tough to do that). I think we managed to make all 4 hammocks (each team has to make 4 hammocks) in about 5 hours.

My team and our first hammock!
My team and our first hammock! (Photo credit: APE Malaysia)

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Travel Diaries #3: Bandung, Indonesia

I flew to Bandung, Indonesia for a short weekend getaway with two of my colleagues. When I said short, I meant really short. Like, we flew after work on a Friday and thanks to the 1-hour delay, we only reached Bandung around 11pm (local time). I mean, knowing that, we didn’t really make any plans to explore the night we landed. I was sick at the time, a bad case of the flu, so all I wanted to do when we reached Bandung was sleep.

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