Welcome to Hello Zafigo, a series of online conversations with women from all walks of life from all over the world. Listen in while they share stories on life, culture, and a common love for travel! After all, life is a journey and realising our fullest potential makes it an adventure!
We will be bringing you casual chats and even educational workshops covering various topics such as mental health, social impact, finance hacks, and everything else in between.
2020 was quite a year! Here’s a look back at all the amazing people we got to speak to:
We’ll be back soon with brand new episodes and more. Stay tuned!
As the world slowly recovers from COVID-19 and borders start to open across many countries, travel will take on a whole new meaning. 2021 is (hopefully) set to be the year when travellers and travel businesses push for a return to normality, but the pandemic has and will continue to change how we choose to travel.
So what travel trends can we expect to see in the new year – not just for travellers but for businesses within the tourism industry as well?
In this last Hello Zafigo session for the year, Zafigo’s founder, Marina Mahathir gets insights from Rohan Raghavan, the Industry Manager for Travel at Google, and Emily Tan, the Marketing Lead for Klook Malaysia, and talk about what is in store for travel.
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28 November 2020
New Year Travel Trends: Reinventing Vacations
We spoke to Rohan Raghavan from Google and Emily Tan from Klook Malaysia on insights they’ve gotten from Malaysian travellers this year, and how we can apply these trends to 2021.
13 November 2020
Have Followers, Will Travel: Influencer Tourism
We spoke to three well-travelled women, Thuymi Do (Adventure Faktory), Pashmina Binwani (The Gone Goat), and Mynn Lee (She Walks The World), who influence your travel choices for a living.
31 October 2020
Creative Destinations: Travelling Through Journalling & Art
There is no better way to cement your travel memories than through creative expression, as told by artist and urban sketcher, Gladys Teo-Simpson and destination wedding photographer, Jane Lee.
17 October 2020
Differently-Abled: Exploring The World Without Limits
What do you get when you have a visually-impaired Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, and a national para-athlete together? Inspiring stories that’ll make your heart full!
3 October 2020
Holi-dates: Creating Meaningful Family Vacations
Deborah Chan and Lu Sean Seah discuss the importance of introducing travel to our children during their early years, how the current pandemic has affected (and may continue to affect) or changed such trips, and how we can still make the most of travelling locally.
18 September 2020
The Art of Travel: Finding Inspiration in the Journey
Travel has long been a favourite activity for artists as it brings about inspiration on different fronts. Marina chats with homegrown contemporary artist, Red Hong Yi about her creative process and personal influences, as well as how her own excursions, whether near or far, have impacted her art.
18 July 2020
The Benefits of Solo Travel
There is something special about people who venture out alone to travel the world. Experienced solo travellers, Priscilla Patrick and Mei Mei Chu chat with Marina Mahathir about their solo adventures and leaving the comforts of home, the issues they have faced, places they have seen, people they have met, and so much more.
27 June 2020
Succeeding Your Way In The World
What does it take to leave home to pursue a dream and actually make it come true? We speak to two young Malaysians who have made names for themselves and their country in the global arena – squash champion Nicol David and singer-songwriter Yuna Zarai.
13 June 2020
The Future Of Travel
Tony Fernandes and Lavinia Rajaram discuss the global crisis impact on the travel industry, and AirAsia and Expedia specifically, how the brands are coping, what they are doing differently, and the possible scenarios for the travel industry when we are all released from our lockdowns in the near future.
30 May 2020
Shifting Your Mind
The ability to shift your mindset has never been more important than it is now. As we realise “back to normal” no longer exists, how can we embrace the “new normal” while maintaining mental and emotional health? Certified women’s health coach, Amanda Luukinen explores how to live well staying in the same place.
3 May 2020
Hustle From Home
Remote working guru, Aisha Preece takes us through the various ways we can make money online, the skills we need, where to find the opportunities, and how to get started. Aisha also shares useful mindset tips that helped her get started, that you too can use in your own remote working search.
3 April 2020
Travel In The Time Of COVID-19
Marina chats with ZafigoX alumna, Dr Sakia Haque and Xyza Cruz Bacani (visual artist/reporter) share about COVID-19 and the situation in their respective countries, how the governments are handling the crisis, and how the pandemic is affecting them on personal, social, and occupational levels.