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Aaron Tan


A Singaporean writer in his late twenties who caught the travel bug 5 years ago on a virgin trip to Ho Chi Minh City. Since then, settling was never an option. The world is remarkably big (and beautiful). Claiming to have found your 'favourite place' in the world is an impossible unless you've visited every single nook and cranny of the globe yourself. It is that drive and yearning that has kept me motivated in life, love, and travel. To never settle for mediocrity, and never stop travelling and discovering new place, people, and experiences. Help keep this dream going, vote 'Aaron'.

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Aaron's motivation

The goal here is the travel to every continent in the world. Everywhere else is a plane/train/bus ride away—abide VISA applications and sorting out paperwork—except for Antarctica; you take ship to get there, hot damn! Being able to join the Oceanwide Expedition on their journey to the Ross Sea would make for one hell of a bar story—"Remember that time, when you went to Antarctica on a boat?"—that would get me so many hi-fives and free drinks for years to come! Not to mention an experience of a lifetime with the men and women on board the vessel (and on site) that I'd get to meet. Hearing their stories and having them impart their knowledge and wisdom about the icy tundra onto me would be a life-changer. TL;DR—send me to Antarctica; change my life. #‎sendAarontoAntarctica‬

“Stories are the foundation of identity. Forging meaning is about changing yourself; building identity is about changing the world.”

Aaron's favorite polar animal

Blue Whale – Blue whales can truly claim the title of “gentle giants.” The largest creatures known to have ever lived on Earth, their tongues can outweigh elephants, their hearts can outweigh cars.


1st prize

A 30-day cruise ticket for Oceanwide Expeditions most spectacular expedition in Antarctica: Spectacular Ross Sea (with helicopters)!

15 Feb - 17 Mar, 2017
30 nights
m/v Ortelius
Crossing the Date Line

About Oceanwide Expeditions

Oceanwide Expeditions is one of the pioneers in ship-based exploratory voyages in the Arctic and Antarctica. We operate our cruises with small ice-strengthened vessels, ideal for exploration in these remote regions. While cruising in the Polar regions we are sure that you will become increasingly fascinated by these unique wildernesses, places of drama, wildlife, history and true emotion.