Leisure Plus: Spotlight on dream holidays


Institute members share where they would like to travel as soon as they can

Gullfoss Falls, Iceland

Reykjavík, Iceland

“As soon as it’s safe to fly, I will jump on a plane with my wife to Iceland for a 10-day tour in a camper van. It’s been my dream to drive along the 300-kilometre Golden Circle route, and witness some of the most spectacular natural scenery this planet has to offer. I look forward to visiting glacier lagoons, cascading waterfalls, tranquil fishing villages, hot springs, and walking along volcanic black sand beaches,” says Wong.

- Albert Wong, retired


Osaka, Japan

“If I was given the chance to travel again, the first place I would go is Osaka. I have been to there several times and have always found it to be refreshing and relaxing. I enjoy eating the high quality yet inexpensive food there and also doing a bit of shopping. It’s also convenient visiting other parts of Japan from Osaka, which is around an hour’s drive to other famous cities such as Kobe, Nara, and Kyoto,” says Chow.

 - Charles Chow, semi-retired

Svalbard, Norway

“Travelling to Svalbard has always been at the top of my list. It’s a Norwegian archipelago inside the Arctic Circle known for its rugged, remote terrain filled with glaciers and frozen tundra where one can also see polar bears, Svalbard reindeer and Arctic foxes. Apart from the landscape and wildlife, one can also look forward to seeing the northern lights during winter, and experiencing the midnight sun during the summer,” says Fan. 

- Kitson Fan, Audit Manager at KPMG U.K.