About TheBackpackr

Having connected to the Internet (and BBSes) back in 1995, I’ve developed a passion for all things digital and embraced it wholly, making it my career and preaching about its use in almost every facet of life.

This blog journals my encounters with several main areas – communications, technology, creativity (arts, photography, videography), training and travel. Yes, in that order. As I learn, my goal is to impart as much knowledge to others via this blog.

I’m happily married to a five-footer, Grace Tan who runs her own weddings and portrait photography company – Stories.my. We often travel together for assignments and have fun on the side.

As the boss of my own company, I have the freedom to spend time on other endeavours that I deem important. Heeding the call to serve God a few years ago, I served as a communications consultant to one of the largest churches in Malaysia – DUMC. I feel a passion for helping churches move forward in the area of communications, media and technology and regularly speak at conferences to encourage others.


WORK: I’m the Group MD of the Integricity Group – we have a technology company, a photography/videography outfit and an events + wedding planning service agency.

WORK-LIKES: Speaking engagements, R&D of new technology, campaign strategizing and of course reviewing the P&Ls.

PLAY: I love travel and documenting the world around me. Tennis is a good sport, but as with many, I do not play as often as I should.

FAITH: Commited Christian – not fanatical, but radical – I believe in using media for the Church. Dislikes the preachy holier-than-thous. Likes those who show love through actions.

TRAVELLED: Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Portugal, Qatar, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, UK, USA, Vatican, Vietnam.

CONNECT: You can find me on many platforms, as listed here.