about Tanya

Want to contact me?  Send email to idreamofdurian@gmail.com.
Tanya at a random noodle shop in Xi'An, China

Tanya Procyshyn is a freelance writer, photographer, and Southeast Asia travel expert. Originally from the Canadian prairies, she moved to warmer climes after completing her B. Sc. in Biology/Psychology at the University of Manitoba in 2005. She has called Singapore home since 2007. 

Her travels have taken her to more than 30 countries across the globe. With a passion for unusual destinations, her adventures range from camping with Komodo dragons in Indonesia to shaking hands with soldiers in Pyongyang, North Korea. In Singapore, you may find her scuba-diving at Pulau Hantu or scouring Little India for the best masala dosa. 

Tanya has been working as a freelance writer since 2007.  Her writing and photography has appeared in print publications like Asian Geographic, PhotoYou, Singapore Connection, and Southeast Asia Backpacker magazine. 

She also works for Travelfish.org as a travel guide researcher and has covered Thailand, Laos, Malaysia and Singapore.  

Tanya also manages a number of travel-related websites including SingaporeTravelTips.com , ThailandTravelTips.com , and BudgetAirlineGuide.com. She is also a Singapore correspondent for CitySeekr.com.


  1. Hi Tanya!
    I'm djing a wedding in Penang in March. My husband and I are gonna stay for another 10 days, wanna have an adventure. Would love any advice you could give us. my email spinsmiles@gmail.com thanks in advanced.
    looking forward to it.

    Smiles & Paul

  2. i love durian 2!!! im 26 living in malay, if i come down to sing we should share a durian? executiveoffice@hushmail.com

  3. Great name for a blog! :-) Nevertheless I hate the smell of Durian and am quite happy they are banned from public transport in Bangkok ;-)

  4. hi tanya i will be in KL on the 13th of sept till the 15th with my wife we're both 42 years old. where do you suggest for us to go and visit since our stay is very short. Genting is not an option thank you very much

    peter c

    1. Hi Peter -

      KL has plenty to keep you occupied for 2 days.

      * Have lunch or high tea at the restaurant at the top of the Menara Tower - http://www.atmosphere360.com.my/. The view is phenomenal and you can see the Petronas Twin Towers.

      * In the evening, go to the Petaling Street Market to shop and try the street food.

      * Visit the Batu Caves which are on the outskirts of the city - the caves have been turned into Hindu temples and are very impressive.

  5. Hi Tanya,

    I am from Toronto and will be visiting KK and KL 3 days each in Aug and will be staying in Eden54 hotel. Any good suggestions on the hotels in KL (something like Eden54 in KK) and where I can spend my time with my two boys aged 21 and 19 and my little girl aged 10. They like water sport.


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