John Chwu

John Chwu

“If you feel that you have a lot of distress in your youth, you should find a channel to express them instead of keeping them in your heart. This is because many illnesses come from your own depression. If you are emotionally well, your immune system will improve and thus you will become more healthier.”


John Chwu
Retired Tour Guide

Origin - Mainland China


In his childhood, Mr. John Chwu followed his family and emigrated from China to Taiwan. After graduating from the National Taiwan University, he worked in the government agency. Although he was received a good pay, with decent living standard and treatment, he felt that men should constantly pursue higher goals and happiness, so he applied for a job in England. Upon receiving an offer, he left Taiwan and settled in the UK, working as a manager in a shipping company. After that he saw the blue badge scheme tour guide recruitment, he tried and successfully enrolled on the course. He studied for the blue badge tour guide license while he was working, and became part of the first batch of blue-badge Mandarin-speaking tour guides. He later set up his own travel agency. He is so proud of his travel agency and his tour guide work. To John, living is more than just seeking individual contentment; he is keen on taking part in social work. Apart from being the president of IAC Tourism Association, he is also a member of London Chinese Associations, helping the Chinese in England.