Every great idea starts with a spark of curiosity

Welcome

Hi, I’m Ling. Singaporean in Rotterdam. Passionately curious traveller. Cultural heritage advocate.

I believe that by slowing down we learn more and appreciate the little things, great experiences require being open to them, and simple living leads to a more rewarding life.

When you need support with turning your goals into reality or when you can’t see the wood for the trees while planning for your upcoming trip or international relocation, I’m here to guide you through the process and help you focus on what matters most. You’ll embark on a new journey with greater ease and joy.

SparkLing Up Your Journey

Travel Designer

To get the most out of your travels, it’s easy to over-plan. Sure, those jam-packed days are exhilarating at the beginning of your trip but soon you realise that flitting from one place to the next isn’t nearly as satisfying as exploring a destination at a gentler pace, and at a deeper level.

Together, we create a balanced and offbeat itinerary. You’ll have ample time to relax and recharge, take part in lesser-known activities and engage with locals, who can give you an interesting perspective of the culture.

After your travel experience, you’ll feel inspired, enriched, and most importantly, well-rested.

Ready to discover the pleasures of slow travel? Let’s start planning your next adventure.

Expat Buddy

Moving to the Netherlands for work is a great opportunity but it can be a daunting task to figure out exactly how to prepare for the unknown. Especially when you’re relocating by yourself, and you don’t speak a word of Dutch. You could Google everything, but you won’t get personal advice.

Having me by your side you’ll feel confident and relieved. I make the necessary settling-in arrangements and help you become familiar with Dutch customs and etiquette.

Knowing that the essentials have been taken care of, you can kick-start your new life in Rotterdam.

Sounds like a plan? Let’s get you settled in.

Scott PetrieSenior Designer
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As an expat from the UK I knew little about Rotterdam, such as good areas to rent and those to avoid. Within a short period of time Ling had identified a number of good properties that matched my needs. She attended a house viewing with me and communicated with the landlord on my behalf, which really eased the process a lot. I'm now happily residing in a family house and I couldn't have done it without Ling's help.
Dana LukensDirector Global Order Fulfillment
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Ling has been instrumental in a smooth transition for me. Not only did she help with all of the technical aspects of residency permit, leasing signing, insurance etc. due to her strong connections and expertise in the process, but she was also intuitively helpful with the integration that is needed when moving to a new living space, city and life. I would not be nearly as comfortable or settled only days into my move without Ling. You'll not find a more perfect expat buddy!
Nicolas TrajkovicFinance Manager
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I contacted Ling to help me out with a few administrative issues I faced as a recent expat in Rotterdam. She gave me great recommendations for all sorts of useful services around the city. More importantly, she helped me with finding the best Dutch health insurance package based on my needs. Her service is very useful in a new environment especially because I don't speak Dutch. I strongly recommend that newly-arrived expats contact her. I'll definitely work with her in the future again.
Alexandra van Eck - SamarinaCopywriter
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Working with Ling is a fantastic experience. I was looking for a weekend getaway in the Netherlands, a birthday present and surprise for my husband. Frankly, I didn't know where to start with my search. With two small kids, I had a lot of things to keep in mind when picking a location. I was lost. So, I asked Ling to help me with arranging our staycaton. She planned the whole trip with a lot of fun activities for the kids (which we, parents, enjoyed tremendously, too). She also gave me a great deal of tips on restaurants and cafes. Ling was really attentive, she understood my needs and what I was looking for. She's very responsive and friendly. She had the whole trip planned out a few months before and kept tabs on me ensuring nothing had changed and I didn't need anything else. When I had questions, Ling would come back within a few hours with her response and suggestions. It was so great to have Ling taking the burden of research off my shoulders! I will definitely work with her again for my next trip.
Nicoline HuizingaVisibility Strategist
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Ling has hosted the online Friday Afternoon Drinks and for me, it’s a highlight of the week. It’s all about having fun, having a good time, enjoying time with friends – even when I meet people for the first time. This hour gives me headspace and a feeling of being disconnected from every day stress, even if it’s just for an hour. Ling is just the perfect host; she is attentive, warm and welcoming and she makes this hour a lot of fun with a wonderful quiz that I learn from every time.
Robert MaiselCertified Cross-Cultural Trainer
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Ling is a reliable professional and a genuine person. She is also very funny, and therefore is the perfect host for the weekly travel trivia show! When I joined for the first time, I didn't know anyone. Ling changed that immediately and made me feel comfortable by introducing me to the other people on the call. I have been enjoying the program very much. It is a great way to engage in fun conversation with others. Ling's platform provides a valuable opportunity to network with a diverse group of individuals who love to discuss travel!
Lara WilkensFounder of Business Breakfast
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Ling is a wonderful person, entrepreneur and quiz master! She has tons of knowledge about travel, culture and all the fun things that come with them. Ling also has a fantastic sense of humor and genuine kindness that makes being with her so comfortable and fun. I highly recommend going to Ling's Friday night drinks and quizzes. They are really a breath of fresh air especially during these overwhelming and insecure times.
Petra OudshoornCoach
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As an entrepreneur I was short on time but wanted to take a break from my busy work schedule to recharge my batteries. Ling really made the difference in developing a well-thought-out plan that revolved around my interests. I had an amazing and hassle-free experience. If you're looking for a full service trip planning with loads of personal attention, where every single aspect is curated perfectly, you need to work with Ling!
Geert van de Molengraft Senior Engineer
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We had a foldable wheel chair for my wife, who was at that time not able to walk long distances. Ling had everything efficiently arranged, so we had no difficulties to visit all the places we had in mind. A warm recommendation of Ling as your personal travel designer! Thanks to Ling’s excellent and personal approach, we had an unforgettable trip!