ZafigoX 2019: Highlights

Say ‘cheese’!

The weekend of 21-22 September 2019 saw Zafigo teaming up with AirAsia to bring you ZafigoX 2019 at the Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur, and oh, what a weekend it was! The two days were dedicated to discovering inspiring women and new travel experiences, learning to travel — better, easier, safer, and more — as well as meeting women with shared passions, and finding ways to feed our need to travel.

Amazing women regaled us with their tales of strength, growth, and adventure. There were discussions ranging from keeping safe on the road to women working in male-dominated industries, as well as workshops that taught us how to write, journal, photograph, and defend ourselves while we travel.

In between talks, panels, workshops, and live performances by Zee Avi, Alena Murang, and Sheena Baharudin, guests were treated to delicious food and beverages courtesy of Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur, as well as Santan by AirAsia. There were styling sessions hosted by online fashion store, Doublewoot, and e-wallet service BigPay was also there to introduce everyone to the world of cashless transactions. Zafigo also collaborated with The Row KL to set up the first ever #SheTravels Women Travellers’ Marketplace at The Slate at The Row. This marketplace featured unique services, products, and accessories for women who travel.

The weekend was a rush — an exhilarating one at that — and none of it would’ve been possible without all our partners, and of course you, the attendees who showed up to experience everything we had to offer. #teamZafigo thanks you all for making ZafigoX 2019 the best one to date!

Here are some highlights from ZafigoX 2019.

Attendees looking at the jam-packed ZafigoX 2019 schedule.

 

Students from a local university pose for a group pic before we kick off Day 1.

 

The crowd is all ears.

 

Sape musician, Alena Murang, serenades guests in an entrancing 20-minute performance.

 

Some of ZafigoX 2019 speakers line up for a photo op with Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir, founder of Zafigo, and Yang Berhormat Hannah Yeoh, deputy minister of women, family, and community development.

 

Attendees square up at Beverly Roach’s workshop as she teaches them some street-smart self-defence techniques.

 

Tercia Goh’s travel journalling workshop proved to be a hit with ZafigoX 2019 attendees.

 

Attendees were treated to some of AirAsia’s Santan in-flight meals, including the all-time fave Pak Nasser’s Nasi Lemak.

 

AirAsia’s lounge space — now everyone can relax.

 

ZafigoX 2019 attendees kick off Day 2 bright and early at the yoga workshop lead by Thung Leon Wai from Fitness First.

 

Last year’s ZafigoX speaker, Asha Menon, attends this year’s event with daughter Aneesha in tow.

 

A bird’s eye view of the #SheTravels Women Travellers’ Marketplace

 

A good bargain is hard to turn down, and there was plenty of that at the #SheTravels Women Travellers’ Marketplace.

 

A styling session hosted by Doublewoot.

View the complete photo album here. Don’t forget to like, comment, share, and tag your friends in the photos. We look forward to seeing you at ZafigoX 2020!

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Eliza Thomas
Eliza is the editor of Zafigo.

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