Singaporean Couple Leaves Their Jobs And Goes On The Roadtrip Of Their Life In An Old Van
This couple in Singapore decided to change their lives by quitting their jobs to travel around the world in a secondhand van they found online
31-year-old couple, Martin and Jacinda first embarked on their journey on 8 July from Desaru, Johor and has been on the road since.
According to Mothership, the couple's goal is to reach China in 2020, and then make their way to Portugal, their final destination.
To ensure they would be able to make it all the way to Europe, the couple spent a lot of time planning, saving, and preparing for their journey.
The couple shared that it was not easy for them to leave their jobs and family behind
It was easier for Jacinda to leave her career behind as she worked as a free-lance emcee. Martin, however, faced more challenges as he worked in a corporate environment.
Additionally, the couple's family was not entirely supportive of their decision to quit everything and travel the globe.
In an interview with 24 Hour Travellers, Martin shared that his family called him "Siao la" which translates to "Are you crazy?"
He added that his mother even rolled her eyes when he shared that the reason he wanted to quit is because he had been working for too long.
"This can't be it. We can't just study, graduate, get married, buy a house, and then we retire. (There is) no life in between," Jacinda said in the interview.
"If you don't like your life, change it," she added.
As cost was a big factor, the couple managed to find a second-hand van from Mudah.my for only RM30,000
According to the couple, they spent another RM14,000 on furnishings and solar panels for the van.
The couple also manually removed the van's seats by themselves, in order to make space for their bed and storage.
They tried to make the van as comfortable as possible, adding little details and tools to their new home that would make it cosier and convenient.
Since the start of their journey, the couple has been consistently sharing details of their adventure on Instagram as a way of documenting their journey
At the time of writing, the couple are now in Surat Thani, southern Thailand after having travelled in Malaysia for more than a month.
In other news, this married couple is now on their way to Makkah, Saudi Arabia in a modified camper to perform their Islamic pilgrimage: