Sometimes, the most meaningful conversations begin with a simple “Hello!”

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!

A bi-weekly affair hosted by Marina Mahathir, 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.

The freedom to go where you please, decide unilaterally what you want to do, and to be alone is what appeals most to solo travellers. It’s one thing to leave the comforts of home, but it’s another to be without companionship as you visit new places and meet new people.

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, solo travel was booming, especially among younger people. Some of the benefits that come from independent travel include moving past comfort zones and discovering more about ourselves. However, there are also things to watch out for, especially if you are a woman. Safety is always a major concern, and these are often related to two things that guidebooks don’t always warn you about: sexism and racism.

In Independence: The Benefits of Solo Travel, Marina Mahathir talks to two seasoned solo female explorers, Priscilla Patrick and Mei Mei Chu, about their solo travels, the issues they have faced, and so much more.

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PREVIOUS SESSIONS

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 – former World #1 Squash Champion, Datuk Nicol David and award-winning singer-songwriter, Yuna Zarai.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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