Mr Mok is the founder and chief executive of Backstreet Academy, a start-up which curates localised experiences, tours and activities – from knife-making in Luang Prabang to insect cooking in Siem Reap and archery in Yogyakarta – for travellers.

More than just a money-making venture, however, the peer-to-peer platform sets out to help artisans and communities which live below the poverty line of US$1.90 (S$2.70) a day.

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