People of Interest

People who aren’t afraid to stray from the usual path and how we can learn from them


This Bangkok “Hooker” Has Some Tips For You People of Interest

Sittipon “Oz” Chanarat shares his love for fishing, as he hooks up giant catches in Discovery Channel’s new series!  With his daredevil demeanour and playboy charm, Oz couldn’t be further from your lazy fisherman stereotype. In fact, as we watched a series preview of him jumping into the lake and wrestling a huge fish, Steve Irwin vibes came to mind. But here, fish is his...

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Take Stunning Photos Of Your Car: Tips By 3 Pro Photographers People of Interest

[Brought to you by Volkswagen Singapore] You know your car is startlingly beautiful. But why does it look so flat in pictures, no matter from which angle you shoot it? Three professional photographers share 13 insider tips. You love your car like marathon runners love their race medals. You’re fiercely protective of your ride because you earned it, and you’d flaunt it at any given...

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The Best Street Food Destination In Southeast Asia … According to Luke Nguyen People of Interest

Spoiler: He really, really loves KL. Luke Nguyen wears many hats. Not only is he a chef and owner of several restaurants in Australia, including Red Lantern, he’s also the author of four cookbooks, runs culinary discovery trips to Vietnam and Cambodia, and hosts travel and cooking TV shows, like the popular Luke Nguyen’s Vietnam. Nguyen’s background is a fascinating one. He was born in...

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How I Quit My Job And Found My Passion: Jason Lee People of Interest

Founder of homegrown fragrance brand SIX Jason Lee shares with us his journey to living his dream life. “I was approaching my 30th birthday when it suddenly hit me I had no idea where I was going in life, ” says Jason Lee, 32, founder of newly-launched fine fragrance brand SIX. At that time,  Lee was working as key account manager at fragrance giant Givaudan, a...

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Meet The Singaporean Competitive Eater Who’s Just 49kg People of Interest

One look at flight attendant Sarah Ow’s petite size and you might think she’s a woman who’s really careful with what she eats. The 49kg “bottomless pit” is really one of Singapore’s most famous competitive eaters. Go Away speaks to her ahead of Cathay Malls’ Epic Eater 2016 competition.  10 plates of chicken rice in under half an hour? Wipe out a 3.2kg burger all on your...

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These Girls Want You To Say,  “Bye Bye Plastic Bags” People of Interest

Two sisters want to stop the use of plastic bags in Bali and so they started a movement called “Bye Bye Plastic Bags” in 2013. To date, the movement has spread to Australia, New York, Nepal, Myanmar, and China. Read about how they are making it all happen below.    You’ve got to admit: a beach littered with plastic bags is hardly an idyllic vacation...

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The Dorsal Effect: No Fishy Business People of Interest

When we mention Lombok, do you immediately picture stunning white sand beaches and crystal clear turquoise waters? Spot on. But did you know there’s also a dark side to this beautiful island that involves shark fishermen as well as one of the world’s most notorious fish markets?  Having been in the writing industry for more than 11 years, I’ve had the privilege of interviewing numerous...

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Here’s Why You Should Care About Cambodia’s Underprivileged Youth People of Interest

An all-female cycling team recently undertook a gruelling 4-day cycling trip through Siem Reap to raise funds for Sala Baï, a hotel and restaurant training school for underprivileged youth in Cambodia. Here’s why it should matter to you.  Women On A Mission was founded by three women – Karine Moge, Valerie Boffy, and Christine Amour-Levar. Having been blessed with privileged lives, the trio believe they have the responsibility to make...

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Feeling Lost? Music Could Be Your Answer. People of Interest

When you feel like you’ve lost your bearings in life, sometimes a little inspiration can get you back on track. Sometimes, despite your best efforts, life still feels difficult and like it’s spinning out of control. You feel listless and lethargic, and feel as if you’re just going through the moments. It’s almost like you’ve lost your groove, your mojo, your soul. Sounds familiar? Beth Yap...

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I Tried To Survive On $12 A Day. I Couldn’t People of Interest

Living on One Dollar is a documentary that follows 4 guys as they try to live on US$1 a day for two months in Guatemala. After watching it,  Go Away editor Deborah Tan and her husband challenged themselves to live on SG$12 a day. More details, below.    “What is the daily minimum you think you’d need to get by in Singapore?” the husband asked me after we...

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