Hello! Xin’en here, but sometimes I go by Xin from Singapore. It rhymes, is easy to remember and puts Singapore on the world map instantly. KoalaTravelstheWorld is the place where my dreams and reality collide. I write about my travels, inspire others to embark on journeys of their own, and ultimately encourage people to step out of their comfort bubble to experience all that this world has to offer.

In 2015, I quit my hedge fund job in a leap of faith to chase my dreams of travelling the world full time for a year. I hit the ground running in Turkey and have since been to over 50 countries across 6 continents. I left Singapore with a goal of spending the majority of my time in South America. But as serendipitous travelling would have it, I only set foot in the continent 8 months after the start of my trip. My 1 year journey also grew alongside my love for exploring new cities, cultures, bigger and badder hikes and having all these priceless experiences around the world.

My time abroad includes

  • 8 months in South America
  • 7 months in North & Central America
  • 3.5 months in Africa
  • 5 months in Europe

In that time, KoalaTravelstheWorld has grown from a readership of just 2 friends and 3 family members to an audience of over 10k monthly. I could not be more flattered and grateful that my stories continue to inspire, teach and encourage Asians to travel far and wide.

Say HI! at contact@koalatravelstheworld.com

KoalaTravelstheWorld is also ranked among the Top 200 Travel Blogs and the Top 100 Solo Female Travel Blogs

My story has also been featured on major publications across South East Asia, like TripZilla, World of Buzz, Xin Min Ri Bao, Asia361 and Yahoo Travelinspirations.

KoalaTravelstheWorld has also worked with tourism boards such as Basel Tourism, Lausanne Tourism, Tourism Ticino of Switzerland, Experience Dubrovnik of Croatia, Cortina D’Ampezzo in the Italian Dolomites and Royal Balloons of Cappadocia, Turkey, to name a few.

See some of KTW’s Press and Clients here


‘Travel is only as expensive as your need for comfort’

We are so fortunate to live in a day and age where travel, while definitely still a privilege, is much more easily available and accessible to us. The world has so much to be explored. There are so many experiences to be had, and so many mountains to climb. And I would love for you to join me on my ever-continuing journey to embrace the wonders of the world, take time to smell the roses, and learn how to travel to anywhere that your heart desires, even if you are on a limited budget.



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  1. Hello dear Koala! Have you been to Iran? I hope to go in May 2015 because I need to train up for the summit ! Please let me know if you can join me (a female)? šŸ™‚

    • hey sharo! i havent been but i really want to go! I cant do may though..I’m hiking with friends in peru this may!
      are you from sg as well? (: email me! xinenchua at gmail.com
      cheers! x

  2. Hi koalatravelstheworld Team,

    My name is Anuj Agarwal. I’m Founder of Feedspot.

    I would like to personally congratulate you as your blog koalatravelstheworld has been selected by our panelist as one of the Top 100 Solo Female Travel Blogs on the web.


    I personally give you a high-five and want to thank you for your contribution to this world. This is the most comprehensive list of Top 100 Solo Female Travel Blogs on the internet and Iā€™m honored to have you as part of this!

    Also, you have the honor of displaying the badge on your blog


  3. Read some of your posts so far (I was searching for Mt Bromo infomation and randomly chose your blog) and I think your adventures are amazinggggg !

    • hey audrey! thanks for stopping by! hope you enjoy what you are reading and go on some adventures of your own too! Let me know if you do check out Bromo! It’s pretty incredible

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