Zafigo is dedicated to the woman traveller in Asia and the Middle East, offering guides, ideas, tips and insights to make travels better, easier, safer and more interesting for women travelling both for work and for leisure.
Zafigo aims to be a platform and community for women who travel, to share their travel experiences and knowledge with other women travellers in Asia.
Questions & Answers
How did Zafigo come about?
You can read about how Zafigo came about from our founder Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir here.
Why are there only a limited number of cities? Will there be more?
The first city Zafigo is focusing on is Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and we will be expanding to other cities in Asia as we go along. The reason we are starting with one city first is for us to get it right, get feedback from our readers, and fine-tune our approach, website and offerings. Thereafter Kuala Lumpur will be a template for writers and contributors from other cities in Asia.
The reason we are starting with Kuala Lumpur is this is where the core founding team behind Zafigo is based.
How is it different from other travel websites? Is it meant to replace other travel websites out there?
Zafigo is a travel guide for women travellers to Asia, and therefore will highlight things and share experiences which are unique to and more relevant to the concerns and more from the point of view of a woman. It does not intend to replace other existing travel guides and websites currently found on in the Internet, rather it is meant to complement and provide information, tips and guides that may not be readily available or is difficult to find online.
Our “From the Web” section in fact highlights other websites, blogs, articles and videos that we believe are relevant to women travellers, and compiles them by cities too, where relevant.
Zafigo is also meant to be a platform for women travellers to share their experience with other women travellers, and to ultimately connect with and to help each other to make their travels to Asia safer, better, more productive and more fun.
How can I contribute or write for Zafigo?
Please have a look here.
We are an NGO and would like to see how we can work with Zafigo to highlight our events, causes, websites and more. Would Zafigo be interested?
One of the things we have decided to do is to maintain dedicated advertising spaces to support and highlight important causes for free (it’s just a small way we hope to give back). We are currently not in the position to offer sponsorship and direct monetary contributions, but we will be more than happy if we can help create more awareness and engagement for you using Zafigo. Write to us at [email protected] and we’ll try to work something out.