Travelfish correspondent Vanessa Workman

Born in Florida Vanessa Workman spent her formative years on the beaches of the Florida Panhandle and Jacksonville, Florida. While studying in Florida she received a Bachelor's Degree In Fine Arts and a degree in Respiratory Therapy. She relocated to San Francisco in 1990 where is continued her medical career as a Respiratory Therapist and pursued her passion for art, graphics and web design.

After a contract job in a Singapore hospital, she based herself in Langkawi, Malaysia and settled into the island lifestyle. From Langkawi's centralised location she continues her exploration of Malaysia, Burma, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Indonesia, Hong Kong and other destinations on her 'to-do' list.

Through engaging in the world of social media she started a website, The Island Drum, originally as an island based information source for Langkawi. However, The Island Drum's networking soon spread to through Malaysia and beyond.

The Island Drum has gone from a simple Facebook Group to a busy and informative website and continues to challenge Vanessa to seek out new people, places and cultural experiences.

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