Press and Accolades

My 15 minutes of fame and highlights

Jaclynn Seah aka The Occasional Traveller has been featured several times in Singaporea and International media for her travel advice and profile.

Her writings can be found in several popular online websites and have also been syndicated across several websites.

For more information, please download The Occasional Traveller Media Kit.

HIGHLIGHTS

Notable features in mainstream media (woot!)

Singapore Spotlight on ChannelNewsAsia

Singapore Spotlight on ChannelNewsAsia

I was interviewed in a feature on the changing face of Singapore's tourism, giving my thoughts on millenial travellers and why things like street art as alternative ways to explore a city are increasing in popularity. Filming this was pretty interesting and I got to feature my favourite wall in Kampong Glam!

Radio interview on The Culture Cafe at 938LIVE

Radio interview on The Culture Cafe at 938LIVE

I was invited on to Singapore's radio news station 938LIVE to chat on the Culture Cafe, where I spoke with the lovely Daphne and Angela about some of the possible places you can visit for a quick weekend getaway and unusual things you can do. Also talked a little bit about how my blog came to me - it was a really fun experience! (I am so much more comfortable talking on radio than in person. Listen here

Common Cents on Mediacorp Channel 5

Common Cents on Mediacorp Channel 5

I was featured on Singapore's mainstream TV Channel 5 on their original series Common Cents, talking about travel insurance and my experience as a traveller. It was a pretty fun experience and honestly quite an enlightening one, which is why I wanted to do it in the first place. More details on the experience and how you can catch the episode online here.


BBC Newsday

BBC Newsday

I was invited by BBC Asia to speak from the perspective of a local about the Lonely Planet placement of Singapore as the Top Country to Visit in 2015. It was my first ever live TV interview and it was nice to meet Rico Hizon as well. More on that experience here.

AWARDS

Recognition and other accolades

2015: Singapore Blog Awards Best Travel Blog Finalist

2015: Singapore Blog Awards Best Travel Blog Finalist

Nominated for the 2nd time as one of the top 10 finalists in the Omy Singapore Blog Awards 2015: Best Travel Blog category.

2014: Wanderlust Travel Blog of the Week

2014: Wanderlust Travel Blog of the Week

My post 5 trips you really need to take in your 20s was chosen as UK Travel Magazine Wanderlust - Travel Blog of the Week in April 2014.

2014: Bloscars Skyscanner Travel Awards (Singapore) Finalist

2014: Bloscars Skyscanner Travel Awards (Singapore) Finalist

The Occasional Traveller was one of the finalists in this inaugural Singaporean edition of the Skyscanner Bloscars (Blog-Oscars).


2013: HOTELCLUB Best Singapore Travel Blog

2013: HOTELCLUB Best Singapore Travel Blog

The Occasional Traveller was ranked by HOTELCLUB as one of the top five travel blogs from Singapore in 2013.

2013: Singapore Blog Awards Best Travel Blog Finalist

2013: Singapore Blog Awards Best Travel Blog Finalist

I was nominated as one of the top 10 finalists in the Omy Singapore Blog Awards 2013: Best Travel Blog category.

2012: Singapore Blog Awards ST701 Best Blogshop Finalist

2012: Singapore Blog Awards ST701 Best Blogshop Finalist

The Occasional Traveller Shop was nominated as one of the top 10 finalists in the Omy Singapore Blog Awards 2012: ST701 Best Blog Shop category.


2007 Moleskine x Air France - Invitation Au Voyage Finalist

2007 Moleskine x Air France - Invitation Au Voyage Finalist

My illustrated Taiwan Tales travel journal in a Moleskine Cahier was among the top 50 in Asia and travelled Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore in a public exhibition.


CONTRIBUTOR

Other travel websites that I contribute articles to

Mothership.sg

Mothership.sg - A Singaporean digital news agency focused on hyper-local Singaporean news. My pieces will revolve around Singaporeans and travel, and Singapore. (MS monthly stats: 1million readers)

Go See Write

Go See Write - A prominent independent travel blog that has been around since 2008 by the inimitable overland travel lover Michael Hodson, I was invited to be a regular contributor on countries around the Asian region in 2014. (GSW Monthly stats: 31k unique visitors, 45k page views)

Epicure & Culture

Epicure & Culture - A site for the discerning traveller who loves good food and great culture, I was a contributor and humble mentee to E&C editor Jessica Festa and wrote narratives about cultural and dining experiences I have had on my travels in 2013-2014.

Go Girls Guide

Go! Girls Guide - An indie travel website targeted at adventurous and solo women travellers, I was a regular contributor in 2012-2013, talking about lady-centric travel concerns, from having your period on a diving trip to shopping for the best beauty products in Seoul.

The Sojourn Diaries

The Sojourn Diaries - Now called Eco Adventures, I contributed several articles about my travels around the region on this Asian-centric travel site in 2012. The site no longer has a blog but you can see archives on TOT or here.

FEATURES

Interviews and mentions of me by other people.
BBC Asia
ChannelNewsAsia
938 Live
Channel 5
Straits Times Life
Men's Folio
Microsoft Surface Singapore
Korrespondent
HostelBookers
Cromly
Asia News Weekly
CheapOAir
Murmur App
travelmob
Naiise
Pret a Voyager
Mother & Baby
20 Something Travel
Cool Hunting
The Frugal Traveler - New York Times
A Passion and a Passport
Anthology Magazine
The Upcoming
Wayfare Magazine
BlogShopBuzz
Bloomize
Bricktown

WRITINGS

Guest posts, paid articles and other writings.

How to Piss Off a Singaporean

How to Piss Off a Singaporean

This Singapore-edition piece that I wrote for the popular How to Piss Off series on Matador Network went viral in Singapore, and received over 150k hits in a week, and was also carried on prominent local online news sites including AsiaOne, Stomp and Yahoo News.

Diving Round the World

Diving Round the World

My first commissioned piece for indie travel site BootsnAll covered 3 dream locations to dive in, with detailed research on how to get there and what to see.

The Day I Forgot to Travel (And How I Learned to Remember)

The Day I Forgot to Travel (And How I Learned to Remember)

Dave and Deb invited me to share my inspirational story of how I became The Occasional Traveller, aka my origin story.

Places Are Like People

Places Are Like People

A guest post on the blog of travel startup Maptia, this was an introspective piece about the memories of the country where my first solo trip occurred - Seoul.

Postcards - An Andalucian Night

Postcards - An Andalucian Night

I was invited by Hajar Ali from Luxury Travel Stories to share a travel moment, and I picked an earlier one, an unforgettable evening on the beach in Chipiona.

Gaudi Gazing in Barcelona

Gaudi Gazing in Barcelona

I was chosen to be a featured blogger on Singapore travel website Take Me To Travel and shared some my favourite Gaudi architecture from Barcelona.

Inflight Meals: Silkair

Inflight Meals: Silkair

I contributed a short review on the inflight meal on Silkair from my Manado trip as part of social travel website Hejorama's Inflight Meals series

5 Singapore Foods under $5

5 Singapore Foods under $5

Travel food blogger Ayngelina invited me to guest post on her site Bacon is Magic, and I picked out 5 cheap local foods for the quintessential Singaporean food experience.

SYNDICATION

Websites which syndicate my writings

Newsloop
Tripzilla

PARTICIPATION

Social websites and other projects I took part in.

WITnext (Web In Travel)

WITnext (Web In Travel)

Invited panelist for WITnext Evenings

Navigate Media Group

Navigate Media Group

Selected blogger participant for Bloghouse Ireland 2013

iLight Marina Bay 2014

iLight Marina Bay 2014

Official Blogger for i Light Marina Bay 2014

Everplaces

Everplaces

Ambassador

AFAR

AFAR

Country highlights picked for publication

Yelp Singapore

Yelp Singapore

Awarded Yelp Singapore Elite in 2013

Passports with Purpose

Passports with Purpose

Participating Blogger in 2012

@hellofrmSG

@hellofrmSG

Twitter curator in December 2012

Naiise

Naiise

Curator of travel-themed lists