In Conversation with Lin Chi-Ling
Step into the world of Taiwanese model and actress Lin Chi-Ling and discover how she travels. We met with the star during her visit to T Galleria at City of Dreams in Macau for the grand opening of our latest Longines boutique.
What does travel mean to you?
Travel means broadening my horizons and it is a chance to experience the culture of each place. I've been very fortunate to have realised my dreams and travel around Europe to see certain masterpieces firsthand.
Tell us about your travel style.
I prefer free and easy travelling. I like wandering around freely and having my own itinerary. I have an open mind and I'm keen on trying different dishes when I'm abroad.
Tell us the one item a frequent traveler should never leave home without.
When setting out on your travels, it’s really important to ensure that you can tell time accurately. I recommend bringing a classic and elegant Longines watch to help you keep track of time properly. You should also bring a camera to capture precious moments, so you can share them with friends and family back home.
Tell us about your last vacation. Where did you go? What did you do?
My last vacation was to Macau. There was lots to do for the kids and the adults ate and shopped to their heart's content. I’m especially fond of the Cirque du Soleil. This time, we saw a water dance performance, and it was amazing.
What city or destination do you consider your home away from home?
I think that any place where you have family can be considered your home. I've been spending a lot of time in China for work these says, so I it's definitely my second home.
What’s the best way to experience a new place?
You have to be very open-minded and try to explore everything. In other words, don’t be afraid of an adventure! You really need to immerse yourself in the environment.
Tell us about your relationship with Longines over the past 15 years.
I’ve been working with Longines for over 15 years. Longines is a very classic brand with their own set of standards and we are like one big family. I'm so honored to represent the brand and grateful to the brand for placing their trust in me.
What do you love most about Macau?
That's a tough question! I love coming to Macau and I was just here during the New Year's holiday. I really enjoy the food here, especially Dim Sum and soups.
What do you always pick up at the duty free when traveling?
I often say that the airport is my shopping mall, and the airplane is my bed, because there usually isn’t time to go shopping on business trips. I shop a lot at duty-free shops because they have everything I need. My luggage is always overweight, so it’s better to wait until after the boarding gate, where you can enjoy the duty-free shopping!
Tell us where you want to travel to next and why.
Last year, I went to the South Pole, so I want to go to the North Pole next time if the opportunity presents itself. I’ve heard that Iceland is very beautiful, and you can also see the Northern Lights there. Sometimes it's not just about the location, but also the company you have!