T:A short bio about yourself, A 3-4 lines that best describe you, what you do for living and so…
M:My full name is Muhd Syafiq Bin Idris, 28 years old. I am now a Sales Manager at Jeju Muslim Travel. I quit Engineering a year ago and focus on my own travel and tour business.
T:Where have you been?
M:I have spent few months in England, Scotland, 6 months in New Zealand for working and traveling, Australia, Turkey, been traveling overland from Kuala Lumpur to China border, Korea, Egypt and etc.
T:What was your best trip among all the trips? Tell us a little about your Scotland trip
M:My best trip is definitely when i went to Scotland in 2009. For me, it was a fate, a destiny, because that was when i met my wife. I was 21 years old then, i saw this girl online through social network called Friendster. She was living in Glasgow, Scotland. I sent her a friend request and she accepted. I had to admit though when i first saw her photo on Friendster, i fell in love. I started to stalk her everyday. Long story short, the following year i decided to go to Scotland. But it was not my regular backpacking trip. My mission was to confess my feeling to her. So, i came up with a plan. One month before the trip, I asked if she could host me for one week . Fortunately, her parents approved and i stayed in her family’s living room for a week sleeping on a couch. I swear, it was the best Hotel i have ever stayed. I spent only seven days in Scotland but with a little courage i stole her heart. That is why Scotland and my wife were the best thing ever happened in my life.
T:What did you learn about yourself during your most memorable trip?
M:Dreams can come true, if we have courage to pursue them.
T:What’s your favourite/dream travel destination and why?
M:It is my dream to build my own Campervan and travel for a couple of years. My wife and i always wanted to cross the Karakoram Highway together, it is our mission.
T:Your best advice to married couples that travels frequently
M:Always travel with your heart, you will love each other more. Every moment spend together is a treasure.
T:Your message to fellow young Muslim who wish/dreams to travel just like you
M:As a muslim, traveling is a Sunnah. A famous muslim’s Imam once said ” in travel there is five benefit: Relief of adversity, earning of livelihood, knowledge, etiquette, and noble companionship.” So ,NEVER stop traveling.