The message came in during a media movie preview session.
After seeing the notification when I was exiting the cinema, I was confused. Why was this Indonesian guy on Instagram telling me that I won a Uniqlo contest?
So I went over to the Uniqlo Wherever contest site and turns out, I won!
My hand was trembling as I checked my DM for any official messages but it would be later that afternoon that I heard from Uniqlo Singapore and confirmed this.
I did put a lot of effort into my posts, but little did I know that I could emerge the winner!
My first piece from Uniqlo was during my Shanghai trip in 2008. It was a thick jacket to shield me from the sudden snow that came. It’s still with me as one of my trusted piece.
Little did I know this relationship with the brand will last till today, especially when I discovered Airism. That line has now become a permanent fixture in my wardrobe even when I don’t travel.
This fanboy is elated to extend this experience with this win. For those interested, these were my 4 submissions:
I didn't want to expect anything from my first visit to India – you know the usual stereotypes. Amritsar proved to be exceptional. Even past the grey foggy weather, the area around the Golden Temple was florid with colour and character. From a vegetarian McDonald's to streetside Masala Chai stalls, Amritsar is a dream for the first time visitor to India. One must not have expectations because the travel reality will usually happily surprise you. #throwback #india #amritsar #punjabi #sikh #UniqloWherever #UniqloSG
The best sight in any country is also the easiest – her people. As a solo traveller, one of the benefits is locals finding it easier to approach you, giving you the opportunity to make friends around the world – even if it's just for a trishaw ride. During a lengthy wait at a railway crossing, the crowd around us took an interest, started broken conversations, and gave birth to this photo op. My must-have and must-do is the same thing when in India – smile. It'll take you places. 🙂 Photo credit: @bloodybeef #throwback #india #amritsar #trishawride #motorcyclists #UniqloWherever #UniqloSG #norlhatextiles
Those who know me, know I pack light for my travels. I started using Uniqlo Airism as my basics this year and never looked back. They take up half the space, and because I do self-laundry, only takes a few hours to dry. They've become must-haves during trips – anywhere from the busy streets of Tsim Sha Tsui to the mountains at the Dhauladhar. As much as this sounds like a plug, it's something that I really do. But also – contest. 😡 Photo credit: @bloodybeef #throwback #india #dhauladhar #UniqloWherever #UniqloSG #hiking #travelwithuniqlo #sunbeam #glacialriver #norlhatextiles
I love travelling when it is not travelling anymore. When the corner coffeeshop owner remembers your previous day's order. Or when you know that hidden shortcut to your place. Or when locals start asking you for directions. Feeling at home in a foreign country is my favourite experience, so slow travel is a must for me. Iran was a country that made me feel right at home and remains one of my top destinations. #throwback #iran #esfahan #naqshejahansquare #UniqloWherever #UniqloSG
Congratulations to the winners from the other countries!
Again, thank you Uniqlo! <3!
Here’s a clip from the first season of this campaign: