He has been in the travel business for 12 years and is also the author of a coffee table book titled "How to live like a Crazy Rich Asian" published by Skyhorse Publishing from New York. He founded the tour in 2014, inspired to share his love of the novel and country with others. When not playing "Peik Lin" to his visitors, he loves to eat, read the gossip columns, and eat some more.
Phil and his tours have been recommended and promoted by the Singapore Tourism Board.
"Phil C. knows the ins and outs of Singapore society better than Nick Young knows which hawker centers sell the best satay. " - COSMOPOLITAN
"Phil's tour mixes fun anecdotes from the book with facts about Singaporean culture and history, taking tourists "off the beaten path" and into the world of Crazy Rich Asians. " - ABC News
Brit + Co
GMA - Good Morning America
The Straits Times
On air with Ryan Seacrest
Travel with Bender
Elvis Duran and the Morning Show on Z100
United Airlines in-flight magazine
Jetstar in-flight magazine
Helped in content for:
The Hollywood Reporter
Condé Nast Traveler
A Recent Review of this guide
Excellent knowledge of the city with efficient use of time. Pointed out local areas off the beaten path with in-depth historical details. Delightful tour. Highly recommended!
Singapore Tourism Board Licensed Tourist Guide
(12 years of experience)
Singapore Tourism Board Licensed Travel Agent
Degree in Business Management (Human Resource) RMIT University, Melbourne Australia
CPR and AED trained by The School of Military Medicine