Lost At Sea
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?