Forget itineraries. Seek out authentic local experiences. What makes a true explorer tick and how many of these qualities do you have?
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The most unforgettable moments in life are the unscripted ones. Remember those times when you took an unexpected turn, ventured off the beaten path or bought your plane tickets on a whim?
As you start new chapters by travelling to new destinations or rediscovering ones you're familiar with - you are the author of your own stories.
Spaces shape the way people come together to live, work and play. In turn, people and their narratives also shape the way a space evolves.
Your snapshots preserve the fleeting memories in frames and pixels; you define the way we design spaces and experiences.
As the year comes to a close, journey with us as we relive some of your most authentic moments at our spaces through your 'grams.
Back to basics.
The simplest things in life can be the most rewarding. Break away from what you are used to.
These travellers cut a path out of their comfort zone and choose to not merely observe the world behind glass.
Taking a walk through a local street market could yield more insights to the local culture than the typical tourist circuit.
Practice makes perfect.
Travel often and master the art of making memories.
Prolific travellers thrive on new experiences, live out of their suitcases and hop on the next plane when they can.
Travel light but pack your trip with plenty of new adventures.
Seeking out genuine experiences is a mission, let it be at the centre of all your travel plans.
Cities are not just made up of skyscrapers. It's the people and communities who give it life and character. Like concentric circles, communities form within cities.
Wander the streets, visit attractions, or go café hopping, but always get to the inner circle.
As the world expands, zoom in on the intricate details.
These travellers pay close attention to the stage and setting. They don't just glean the surface.
Recount your experiences in HD and relive your memories like they happened yesterday.
To receive something real and sincere, these group of travellers know they must also give in kind.
It is an exchange. When learning about the local culture, these travellers also share a bit about their own.
When trying traditional delicacies, they tell the locals about the ones they have back home.
Reciprocity is a universal language.
For global nomads, there is a multitude of perspectives to be gained and always lessons to be learned in every travel experience.
Conversations, interactions - every chance encounter takes on different meanings and elicits different emotions.
Never a dull moment when you appreciate the differences.
Explorers and adventurers have an energy unlike most tourists.
These travellers are a ball of energy in every space they step into.
They communicate and exchange thoughts and experiences with locals, try every activity, ever questioning and learning.
Always on a lookout for something new, their thirst for life and the next big adventure is never quenched.
Some journeys take longer.
But perseverance rewards the traveller who doesn’t quit.
Hikers get to enjoy the view from the peak only if they persist on the hike up.
They get to savour authentic local delicacies from across the world only if they brave the long journey.
Time waits for no man.
To behold the world and embark on every adventure conceivable, authentic explorers never slow their pace and are always planning their next expedition.
These travellers hit the road at a high speed and there's no looking back - only forward.
A burning passion takes a traveller to places and offers new perspectives.
The wanderlust and appetite for everything new in its most authentic form opens brand new chapters in these travellers' diaries.
Your imagination is boundless.
The ability to see in the mind’s eye births the opportunity to pushes limits.
A hiking enthusiast can imagine themself above the clouds in the Swiss Alps today, and 6 months later find themself on a mountain range with the view of snow-capped peaks. If they can envision it, they can do it.
Genuinity awaits those bold enough to say yes to new things.
No trailblazer ever started their journey by saying “no”.
These travellers who dare to venture into lesser known destinations almost always take home real experiences and share-worthy stories that even travel guidebooks cannot provide.
Curiosity is a choose-your-own-adventure book that just keeps entertaining.
This inquisitiveness fuels every avid traveller’s need to fill the pages and chapters of their lives with genuine experiences.
We believe that authenticity inspires spaces, and those spaces, in turn, inspires people and the moments they create in them.
These qualities listed are also the attributes that are instrumental in the design and development of CapitaLand buildings.
We will be featuring these 'grams in our 2018 calendar, subscribe to INSIDE for a chance to snag a copy!