First caught the travelbug in 1993, he has since been getting into lots of trouble, including: Detained in Bulgaria, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Ukraine & the rebel state of Transdniestria; Mugged in St Petersburg, Jerusalem & Romania; Scuffling with a gangster in Cyprus & ex-child soldiers in Liberia; Survived road accidents in Albania & riots in Burkina Faso. Also a pseudo-philosopher, New Age romantic, cold-blooded capitalist and aspiring Renaissance man.
Tan Wee Cheng is currently a lecturer in a university in Singapore.
Voodoo Kingdoms And Dodgy Places is intrepid traveller Tan Wee Cheng’s latest collection of travelogues. Follow him to West Africa, the land of Timbuktu, the very epitome of remoteness and lost wealth, and of the enigmatic voodoo kingdoms in Benin and Togo. He was mobbed by former child soldiers in Liberia, caught in a riot in Burkina Faso and chased after desert giraffes in a Nigérien taxi.