Former Macau casino dealer gambles on years-long bike trip
Hong Kong (REUTERS) - Born in Macau, the world's largest gambling hub now awash with investment, MR Tyler Kuan could easily have been complacent about life.
Instead, he wants to go to London and back - on a bicycle equipped with a fold-out tent and only a handful of funds.
Billions of dollars of foreign investment are being pumped into the former Portuguese colony and there are ample opportunities to work in the lucrative casino industry, but the gangly 27-year-old is turning his back on all that to spend years pedalling thousands of kilometres alone, all in the name of adventure.
"Life in Macau is not bad, it is too good," said Mr Kuan. "It's very easy to earn lots of money and buy whatever you want but there is a need to look beyond the material value."