Yap Seow Choong

Yap loves design, travel and everything beautiful in life. He writes for various media about travel and design and has published works, including Wander Bhutan and Myanmar Odyssey. Formerly publisher of Lonely Planet (China Office), Yap is now Chief Content Officer of Youpu Apps, a Beijing based travel app company.


Cuban creativity

A Mi Manera is a famous flying pizza restaurant in Havana. Situated in the city centre, the restaurant can be found in a neighbourhood that is rarely visited by tourists.

06 2020 | issue39 Yap Seow Choong

Finnish happiness

I first met my Finnish friend S in Shanghai. S doesn’t speak much, appearing to be a bit afraid of social awkwardness. 

04 2020 | Issue 38 Yap Seow Choong

A boulevard where you can have a timeout

Sometimes I would wonder which street could represent my lifestyle in the city I reside in.

02 2020 | Issue 37 Yap Seow Choong

The Vienna way of living

“It is interesting, right?” a local resident in Vienna asked me, as he parked his bike by his side waiting for the traffic light to turn green. I was filming the traffic light with my phone.

12 2019 | Issue 36 Yap Seow Choong

Freetown Christiania

With an outstanding performance on the livable city chart, Copenhagen is known for its reassuringly tidy and clean streets as well as its quality urban environment.

10 2019 | Issue35 Yap Seow Choong

Why not?

Boasting a small population of only 300,000, Iceland is famous for its weird people and anecdotes. Even now, I cannot pronounce the name of its capital city properly. 

08 2019 | Issue 34 Yap Seow Choong