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Former People’s Action Party MP Teo Ser Luck has been keeping his Facebook followers updated on his eldest son’s graduation backpacking trip overseas.

Among those tracking the younger Mr Teo’s exploits are current MPs Sun Xueling (Punggol West) and Lim Wee Kiak (Sembawang GRC).

In a post on Tuesday (Aug 23), Mr Teo, who served for three terms before retiring from politics in 2020, said his son had backpacked for more than 60 days, travelled to 16 countries and made 87 stops.

Given his limited budget, he would take trains over planes, walk rather than take public transport, and would take an overnight train or pitch a tent where possible to save on accommodation.

True enough, the photo showed a tent and sleeping roll strapped to a backpack, set against the iconic Gdansk Crane in Poland.