Lost At Sea

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I WOULDN’T even leave my house with­out a smart­phone but Lost At Sea host Nadiyah Sha­hab has to travel to a for­eign coun­try with­out it.

You read that right. The six-episode travel pro­gramme Lost At Sea sees Nadiyah go­ing about var­i­ous South-East Asian cities with­out a phone, GPS, ac­cess to WiFi, a map or a guide­book.

The mo­ment she ar­rives at a city, Nadiyah is given a se­ries of tasks and has only 24 hours to com­plete them.

The dif­fi­cul­ties of trav­el­ling with­out the com­forts of mod­ern technology are im­me­di­ately ev­i­dent, with Nadiyah ar­riv­ing at a wet mar­ket in­stead of her ho­tel in Yan­gon, Myanmar dur­ing the first episode.

The next episode sees the host won­der­ing around for two hours in Bario, Sarawak look­ing for a salt fac­tory.

But that’s the beauty of the show. In a world where trav­ellers can’t go 10 steps with­out bury­ing their heads into their mo­bile de­vices, you’re forced to look up and around you, speak to the lo­cals, ask for di­rec­tions.

It is a re­minder of what it truly means to ex­plore, what it truly means to travel. Ken­neth Chaw is avail­able on dim­sum.

Hasn’t this guy watched The Ex­or­cist?

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