{Exclusive Interview with Albert Lin} National Geographic Live Presents: Chasing Ancient Mysteries With Albert Lin

Albert Lin on horseback, Mongolia_CR Mike Hennig

{Exclusive Interview with Albert Lin and National Geographic Live Presents: Chasing Ancient Mysteries With Albert Lin} 

Our Parenting World team is honoured to be able to interview Albert Lin who will be in Singapore for a one night only live talk on 30 August 2016, Tuesday at 7.30pm at Esplanade Concert Hall on National Geographic Live, Chasing Ancient Mysteries with Albert Lin. We caught up with him to find out more about him and his coming live talk.  

1. Can you share with us more about how did you get started with exploration? Who and what has inspired you to become an explorer?

I am sure it was a combination of things from my youth: Indiana jones, the book the Hatchet, etc. But more than anything, my parents surrounded us with people that were always doing incredible things, that had a big impact on what I thought was possible.

2. What are some of the challenges that you have encountered during your exploration and how did you overcome them?

One of the biggest challenges is approaching existing cultural frictions locally when working around the world. What I have found is that science can be a common language that gets past that.

3. What is your most memorable exploration currently?

The search for Genghis Khans tomb! It doesn’t get more memorable than that!

4. What’s your advice to those who aspire to be like you to be able to go into exploring?

Don’t wait, start now! The most important thing is to build a confidence in your own curiosity, to believe that it is worth following. This is something that I think starts at childhood.

5. How did you make use of modern technology in your quest and how has it helped in your exploration?

Exploration has always been rooted in technology advancement, the National Geographic society itself was co-founded by Alexander Graham Bell (inventor of the telephone). I used satellites, drones, radar, virtual reality, and more to conduct this work, these tools allowed me to look beyond my limited perspective on the ground. Ultimately though, its still all about being curious.

6. Can you share with us more about your upcoming talk in Singapore?

Its an adventure story as much as anything else, with problem-solving, archaeology and history all mixed in.

7. Where are you thinking of exploring next and what are your future plans?

Just back from China on a big project in XIAN, stay tuned!

8. Lastly, what would you like to say to our audience who are looking forward to your coming talk and any other interesting things that you would like to share with our readers about your upcoming talk in Singapore?

I am honoured to be coming here, its been many years since I was last in Singapore and I have always thought of it fondly. Thank you for hearing my story which I bring to you from afar!  

Thank you Albert Lin for taking our interview!

Albert Lin

From Genghis Khan’s tomb to the recently downed Malaysian jetliner, Albert Lin pioneers cutting edge technology and the power of people to solve mysteries of the old and new worlds.

Seeking out archaeology’s Holy Grail, the long-lost tomb of conqueror Genghis Khan, Lin invited 28,000 ordinary people to assist in his search, using satellite images to break new ground. Working around Mongolian tradition, which forbids the physical excavation of burial site, Albert’s high tech search challenged the traditional frontiers of exploration to discover tantalizing evidence of the tomb’s location.

As comfortable on horseback as he is in the science laboratory — and he’s made important discoveries from both settings – Lin and his team of high tech explorers move between ancient histories and the modern world to reveal wonders long thought lost.

Join this boldly imaginative young explorer, live on stage, as he reports on his latest findings in Mongolia and elsewhere—and discover how technology is opening up new frontiers for exploration.

This year’s theme – Brand new worlds: Using technology to reveal wonders long thought lost

Hurry, don’t miss Albert Lin’s live talk on 30 August 2016, Tuesday at:

https://www.esplanade.com/events/2016/chasing-ancient-mysteries-with-albert-lin

Chasing Ancient Mysteries with Albert Lin

Ticketing details: Tickets are priced from 

$39*, $49, $59

Child (8 – 19): $29, $35, $45

*Limited concessions for students, NSFs and seniors: $29

10% off for Mastercard holders

Date: 30 August 2016, Tuesday
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Esplanade Theatres on the Bay, Concert Hall

Tickets can also be purchased at Sistic at http://www.sistic.com.sg/events/geo0816

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