To the people of Singapore, Reddit, and the rest of the world: THANK YOU!

I posted today about the full story of the plagiarism if you want to check that out.

Cheers to you!

Cheers to you!

I’ve said thank you to many individuals as they’ve sent me comments and emails, but I wanted to post this and thank the tens of thousands of people who support authentic content and called out Derek Low.  This has been a wonderful victory in the face of plagiarism, and it’s great knowing people are there to back up those whose works have been infringed.

This blog was mentioned and linked back by many Singapore news outlets:

It was also prominently mentioned on numerous Reddit subreddits (mini-forums), including r/singapore, r/travel, and r/business.  In every instance, people took up the cause of authentic content and fighting plagiarism.

***For those who found the blog through this story, I hope you’ll stick around for great photos, trip reports, and travel tips, either by following me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or by the using the Follow button here on WordPress.***

Again, from the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU!  You all make all of this worth it.


Andy Luten
Author/Owner/Head Traveler
Andy’s Travel Blog – proud member of the and networks


  1. It is through these news outlet that I found your blog and boy am I addicted. Never am I gonna leave. Love the way you write and your sarcasm is just relatable. You can bet that I’m staying for good ^_^

  2. Get a life Andy. Like you, your supporters invest far too much time in crap that simply doesn’t matter in the grand scheme of life.

    Complaining about plagiarism in this particular context is a bit like complaining that one 5 year old ripped off another 5 year old’s opinion of the rides at Wally World. That is to say, both the original content and the spinoff were authentically crappy content with zero real world value.

    I suppose one could argue that even crappy authentic content deserves the protections afforded actual valuable works.

    • Wow jqp,
      I guess it was important enough for you to comment, so why are you giving Andy a hard time?
      Andy, you sure write well for a five-year old… 😛

  3. Hi Andy,

    I love your blog, and I enjoy your narratives immensely, and you really do make self-deprecation an art form. Your SQ trip report was what hooked me.

    Frankly, you were very civil in the face of being blatantly ripped off, and I tip my hat to you. You have more class than I (and certainly Derek Low) will ever have.

    Hopefully this dustup will serve to bring you more (and sticky/permanent) eyeballs to your awesome site. Keep up the great work!

    • Thanks so much! I hope everyone can find something to enjoy here.

  4. Andy, any updates? This was truly fun to watch happen in real-time.

  5. Hey Andy, sorry to hear that such a great article was plagiarised. That is in fact how I’ve come across your site now.

    As a fellow travel blogger I know how much time and effort we put into our stories. Especially if it is such a unique story like travelling First Class (which I’ve also blogged about).

    Keeping doing the good work. They say imitation is flattery, but at the very least they should give you credit.

    • Thanks for the kind words and thoughts!

  6. As a fellow Aggie and travel blogger, I hate that someone would go that route with you and plagiarize. Glad to see you came out on top. Keep up the good work!

    • Thanks Daniel! Ultimately the guy got his publicity, but I’d like to think I made it much harder than he ever would’ve imagined.



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