When I was provided with the new opportunity to take my career in a unique direction of remote working for an Asia business; one of the main principles I had to agree to was regular visits to the main office in Singapore. Naturally as a 26 year old with an ambition to see the world and a passion for lifestyle design instantly agreed to this. Of course the main draw of taking the role was the home working, flexible working hours and freedom to tailor my working life around the things I enjoy but the opportunity and availability to travel to Asia was another key reason why this job was too much to turn down.
After 3 weeks of home working, skyping the team and delving into my role I was sat in Heathrow airport waiting to board a plane to the thriving business hub of South East Asia; Singapore. I was naturally apprehensive at this new approach to working and my involvement with a business outside of the UK or the EU for that matter. Thankfully as a forward thinking, generation y focused organisation I was pleased to have a companion with me to calm my nerves; my girlfriend Beth.