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Tuesday, August 29
 

10:00am

Rattan Weaving by Tanoti Crafts

Tanoti Crafts is a congregation of Sarawakian women weavers and artisans dedicated towards the production, promotion and proliferation of hand-crafted fabrics. This continuously-growing community of craftswomen had its origins in a research and development workshop set up by a foundation established by Her Royal Highness the Queen of Malaysia in 2008, the Yayasan Tuanku Nur Zahirah.

Come visit Tanoti's booth at the ZafigoX Bazaar, 29 - 31 August to learn more about them and also participate in weaving workshops.


Speakers, Panellists & Moderat...
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Jacqueline Fong

Panellist, Co-founder: Tanoti
After having practised investment banking for 18 years over different locations – Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta and East Malaysia – Jacqueline made a career shift and focused on entrepreneurship in her home state of Sarawak. | | In 2012, Jackie and her former school-mate, Dr June Ngo started Tanoti Sdn Bhd, an award-winning social enterprise to preserve heritage craft, empower women and build rural communities... Read More →



Tuesday August 29, 2017 10:00am - 6:00pm
Boustead Hall, Royal Chulan Penang

11:00am

ZafigoX Bazaar Day 1
Featuring diverse creators and artisans from Malaysia, and products and services geared towards women travellers. 


Tuesday August 29, 2017 11:00am - 8:00pm
Boustead Hall, Royale Chulan Penang

2:00pm

"How To Prepare For A High Altitude Trek" by Amazing Trekkers Club

Ever dreamt of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, Everest Base Camp or even something more local like Mount Kinabalu? It can be overwhelming what is needed mentally, physically and emotionally to get yourself ready! However, it doesn't have to be! Join Amazing Trekkers Club President Hazleen Panayiotou and Vice President Shah Ahern as they share important tips to prepare for a trek and demonstrate what and how to pack. Between the two Amazing Trekkers are decades of experience climbing dozens of high altitude, multi-day treks of various difficulty levels.

Date: August 29, 2017

Location: George Town Meeting Room

Time: 2:00 - 3:30PM

Number of pax: Up to 30

Duration: 1.5 hours 

Price: FOC. To book a spot, click here.

More details here.


Speakers, Panellists & Moderat...
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Hazleen Panayiotou

Panellist, Amazing Trekkers Club
A wife and mother of three, the CEO of a fully licensed travel company (TrekkersAsia) and founder of a women-only mountaineering group, Amazing Trekkers Club, Hazleen has travelled extensively in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. She has successfully climbed 29 mountains, and has organised and led dozens of large group treks giving women of all fitness levels the opportunity to achieve their trekking goals. On a personal note, Hazeen strongly believes girls should be socially raised to accept imperfection and to be brave. | | Voted as the Middle East Media Woman of the Year (2006), Hazleen has 20 years experience in the FMCG, Finance, Real Estate, Travel and Hospitality fields. As a strategic thinker with a strong commercial edge and extensive corporate communications experience, she wants to inspire everyday women to be confident by creating a movement of sisterhood. Drawing strength and motivation by living life to the fullest, she strongly believes these experiences travel and adventure affords us shape us into who we are. | | Activities: | HOW TO PREPARE FOR A HIGH-ALTITUDE TREK | All you need to know about getting ready mentally and... Read More →

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Amazing Trekkers Club

How To Prepare For A High Altitude Trek & Penang Hill: Safe I Go With Amazing Trekkers Club, by Hazleen Panayiotou
A wife and mother of three, the CEO of a fully licensed travel company (TrekkersAsia) and founder of a women-only mountaineering group, Amazing Trekkers Club, Hazleen Panayiotou has travelled extensively and has successfully climbed 29 mountains, and has organised and led dozens of large group treks giving women of all fitness levels the opportunity to achieve their trekking goals. How To Prepare For A High-Altitude Trek | All you need to know about getting ready mentally and physically | With Hazleen Panayiotou Date: August 29, 2017 Location: George Town Meeting Room, Royale Chulan Penang Time: 2:00 - 3:30PM Number of pax: Up to 30 Duration: 1.5... Read More →



Tuesday August 29, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
George Town Meeting Room, Royale Chulan Penang

2:00pm

"It's Not A Real Camera! But It's Real Photography!" with Brendan Ó Sé
A hands-on workshop on using the smartphone as a travel photography camera. Featuring tips, techniques, apps, composition. ideas to take great travel photos.

Date: August 29, 2017

Location: Tanjung Bungah Meeting Room

Time: 2.00pm – 5.00pm

Number of pax: Up to 25

Duration: 3 hours

Price: USD35* (Approx RM150) (ZafigoX attendees) and USD70 (Approx RM300) (non-attendees)

For tickets, click here.

More details here.

Speakers, Panellists & Moderat...
avatar for Brendan Ó Sé

Brendan Ó Sé

Speaker, Photographer
Brendan is an award-winning fine art photographer and iPhone photographer from Cork, Ireland. Along with winning many awards in prestigious international competitions, Brendan has been invited to speak about and exhibit his work around the world. His work was even a part of the original... Read More →

Workshop Leaders/Activities
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It's not a real camera! But it's real photography!

Using The Smartphone As A Travel Photography Camera, by Brendan Ó Sé
Brendan Ó Sé is a well-known mobile phone photographer and won the ‘Photographer of the Year’ title for the IPPAWARDS 2017. His work was also featured as a part of the Apple World Gallery of images shot on iPhone 6 that saw his photograph showcased on billboards worldwide. This workshop will teach people of all photography levels tips and tricks of how to work their... Read More →



Tuesday August 29, 2017 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Tanjung Bungah Meeting Room, Royale Chulan Penang

2:30pm

"The Wanderlust Series: Penang" with OLFAC3
Scents are linked to our memory and have the ability to take us back to places we have beenIn this special perfume workshop series, you will learn to create a perfume composition inspired by places.

Date: August 29, 2017

Location: Boustead Hall

Time: 2:30pm-5:00pm 

Price: USD50 per session (Approx RM250) (ZafigoX attendees will get an exclusive OLFAC3 Memories Series Travel Set worth USD29)

For tickets, click here.

More details here.

Workshop Leaders/Activities
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The OLFAC3 Signature Perfume Creation Workshop

The Wanderlust Series: Penang & The Gourmand Series: Summer, by Aien Mokhtar
Aien Mokhtar is the Founder and Chief Fragrance Designer of OLFAC3, Malaysia’s Signature Perfumery House. A perfume-lover and an avid traveller since she was 10, she creates original fragrances inspired by nature, people and places in her lab located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with fragrance ingredients sourced from all over the world. | | Aien was commissioned in 2017 to create the signature scent representing a new ultra-luxurious development in Melbourne, Australia - one of the last developments designed by the world-renowned architect Zaha Hadid (the first and only woman to be awarded the Royal Gold Medal from the Royal Institute of British Architects) before she passed away in 2016. | | Besides creating original perfumes for her own label OLFAC3 which are available... Read More →



Tuesday August 29, 2017 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Boustead Hall, Royale Chulan Penang

3:00pm

"An Evening At Loke Villa: Private Tour" with Rebecca Duckett Wilkinson
This activity will comprise of a small private tour of Loke Villa, a handsome heritage home and one of the few remaining grand mansions of Penang, and where Rebecca currently resides. Tea will be served.

Date: August 29, 2017

Location: Loke Villa

Time:  3:00PM - 5:00PM

Price: USD15 (Approx RM75) (ZafigoX attendees) and USD30 (Approx RM150) (non-attendees)

For tickets, click here

More details here.

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An Evening At Loke Villa

A private heritage house visit and tour, with Rebecca Duckett-Wilkinson
Rebecca Duckett-Wilkinson is a Malaysian artist who graduated in Woven and Printed Textiles from the prestigious Parsons School of Design in New York. She is also the founder of Owen Rebecca Designs, which she set up together with her husband, that features Malaysia’s flora, fauna and culture through print on resort... Read More →



Tuesday August 29, 2017 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Loke Villa, Gurney Drive

3:00pm

"Journey To You" with Joanna Tan
This workshop will explore the four pillars of self-love. The Journey To You will explore your dreams, self-discovery, self-empowerment and self-restoration in interactive sessions.

Date: August 29, 2017

Location: Batu Ferringhi Meeting Room

Time: 3:00pm-5:30pm

Number of pax: up to 40

Duration: 2 hours

Price: Free admission



More details here.

Workshop Leaders/Activities
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Journey To You

Complete Woman: Empowering women to discover their true and complete self, by Joanna Tan
Joanna Tan is a coach, speaker and trainer with a background in clinical science. Her experience working for big multinational companies combined with a passion in understanding people led her to starting Complete Woman. Despite her successes, Joanna never felt fulfilled for long. The emotional rollercoaster of having to achieve more eventually took a toll, forcing her to look inwards. This self-discovery resulted in a life change from self-loathing to self-acceptance. Joanna now dedicates her time to empowering others to achieve the amazing life they deserve. Date: August 29, 2017 Location: Batu Ferringhi Meeting Room, Royale Chulan, Penang Time: 3:00pm-5:30pm Number of pax: up to 40 Duration: 2 hours Price: Free admission This workshop will explore the four pillars of self-love. The Journey To You will explore your dreams, self-discovery, self-empowerment and self-restoration in interactive sessions. For each of the four pillars, there will be teachings, workbook exercises and discussions and reflections in a sharing session. | | -- To book a spot, click... Read More →



Tuesday August 29, 2017 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Batu Ferringhi Meeting Room, Royale Chulan Penang

5:30pm

ZafigoX Welcome Event
A welcome networking and drinks session hosted by Zafigo for all attendees to mingle and get to know each other. Welcome remarks by Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir, founder of Zafigo.

Tuesday August 29, 2017 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Royale Ballroom, Royale Chulan Penang
 
Wednesday, August 30
 

8:00am

ZafigoX Talks Day 1 Registration
Show us your Eventbrite ticket upon registration.

Wednesday August 30, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Royale Ballroom, Royale Chulan Penang

9:00am

9:10am

"Getting The Frog From Under The Coconut" - Opening Remarks by Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir
Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir, the founder of Zafigo and ZafigoX, shares her first childhood experiences travelling with her Dad, the big scary moment when she travelled on her own for the first time, how travel has changed her view of herself and the world, and what she has learned.

Learn more about Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir here.

Speakers, Panellists & Moderat...
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Marina Mahathir

Moderator & Speaker, Zafigo
Marina is a writer and activist whose passion for women's rights has been a constant thread throughout her working life. As a newspaper columnist, she has written about the many injustices Malaysian women suffer for over 25 years. She is also an HIV/AIDS activist, and has fought for the vulnerabilities of women in the epidemic to be recognised and acted upon in order to protect them. Marina has also co-produced a TV programme for young women called 3R - Respect, Relax... Read More →



Wednesday August 30, 2017 9:10am - 9:30am
Royale Ballroom, Royale Chulan Penang

9:30am

"Overcoming Expectations & Barriers On Women And Telling Their Stories" by Deepti Asthana
Deepti is an incurable travel addict, storyteller and a Travel and Documentary photographer. She is currently working as Canon India mentor. In last few years she has won many accolades including Youth photography award from UNESCO. She is an established name in the Travel industry, acting as a social media influencer for several Indian and International brands.  Her talent knows no bounds; she is currently working on a documentary project to address women specific issues named 'Women of India'.

Learn more aboutt Deepti here.

Speakers, Panellists & Moderat...
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Deepti Asthana

Speaker, Founder: Women of India
Deepti Asthana is an incurable travel addict, storyteller and a Travel and Documentary photographer. She is currently working as Canon India mentor. In last few years she has won many accolades including Youth photography award from UNESCO. She is an established name in the Travel industry, acting as a social media influencer for several Indian and International... Read More →


Wednesday August 30, 2017 9:30am - 9:50am
Royale Ballroom, Royale Chulan Penang

9:50am

"Hitchhiking From Sweden To Malaysia: Of Money, Men, And Misconceptions" by Petrina Thong
Out of mere curiosity to experience what she couldn’t imagine, Petrina flew to Stockholm on a whim. Her intention was to see how long she could survive in Europe with only $200. (It finished after 3 months.) Despite being entirely broke, she decided to attempt hitchhiking all the way back to Kuala Lumpur. Sleeping at petrol stations, digging through trash for food, escaping from indecent drivers, all became a norm. But she did it. The kindness of strangers kept her going. She crossed from Europe into Asia, even passing through the Balochistan terrorist zone at the border of Iran and Pakistan. 13 months and 22 countries later… Petrina was home.

Learn more about Petrina here.

Speakers, Panellists & Moderat...
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Petrina Thong

Speaker, Solo Traveller
Out of mere curiosity to experience what she couldn’t imagine, Petrina flew to Stockholm on a whim. Her intention was to see how long she could survive in Europe with only $200. (It finished after 3 months.) Despite being entirely broke, she decided to attempt hitchhiking all the way back to Kuala Lumpur. Sleeping at petrol stations, digging through trash for food, escaping from indecent drivers, all became a norm. But she did it. The kindness of strangers kept her going. She crossed from Europe into Asia, even passing through the Balochistan terrorist zone at the border of Iran and Pakistan. 13 months and 22 countries... Read More →



Wednesday August 30, 2017 9:50am - 10:10am
Royale Ballroom, Royale Chulan Penang

10:00am

Rattan Weaving by Tanoti Crafts
Tanoti Crafts is a congregation of Sarawakian women weavers and artisans dedicated towards the production, promotion and proliferation of hand-crafted fabrics. This continuously-growing community of craftswomen had its origins in a research and development workshop set up by a foundation established by Her Royal Highness the Queen of Malaysia in 2008, the Yayasan Tuanku Nur Zahirah.

Come visit Tanoti's booth at the ZafigoX Bazaar, 29 - 31 August to learn more about them and also participate in weaving workshops.


Wednesday August 30, 2017 10:00am - 6:00pm
Boustead Hall, Royal Chulan Penang

10:00am

ZafigoX Bazaar Day 2
Featuring diverse creators and artisans from Malaysia, and products and services geared towards women travellers. 


Wednesday August 30, 2017 10:00am - 8:00pm
Boustead Hall, Royal Chulan Penang

10:10am

"Turkey, Turkish Delights, Menstrual Cycles" by Özge Elif Özer
Elif decided to leave the little town of Erzurum in the eastern Turkey when she was 17 to escape the bubble run by patriarchy. Since then, she has lived in six different countries and travelled across over 30 more. She believes that travelling alone is empowering and that it makes you question everything you have been taught. It's also very humbling, as Elif finds that the more you travel, the more you realise how little you know. Kuala Lumpur is where she calls home now.

Learn more about Elif here.

Speakers, Panellists & Moderat...
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Özge Elif Özer

Speaker, Consultant & Traveller
Elif decided to leave the little town of Erzurum in the eastern Turkey when she was 17 to escape the bubble run by patriarchy. Since then, she has lived in six different countries and travelled across over 30 more. She believes that travelling alone is empowering and that it make... Read More →

Workshop Leaders/Activities
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Özge Elif Özer

Consultant & Traveller, Travel Safe, Travel Smart, Travel Now: A Private Session with Kudsia Kahar, Priscilla Patrick & Özge Elif Özer
Elif decided to leave her little town in the eastern of part of Turkey when she was 17 to escape the bubble run by patriarchy. Since then she has lived in 6 different countries and travelled across over 30. She believes traveling alone is empowering and it makes you question everything you have been thought. The more you travel, you realize how little you know. Kuala Lumpur is where she calls home now. | | -- | | Travel Safe, Travel Smart, Travel Now: A Private Session with Kudsia Kahar, Priscilla Patrick... Read More →



Wednesday August 30, 2017 10:10am - 10:30am
Royale Ballroom, Royale Chulan Penang

10:30am

11:00am

"Amazing Smartphone Photography" by Brendan Ó Sé
Brendan is an award-winning fine art photographer and iPhone photographer from Cork, Ireland. Along with winning many awards in prestigious international competitions, Brendan has been invited to speak about and exhibit his work around the world. His work was even a part of the original Apple World Gallery of images shot on iPhone 6 in 2015 that saw his photograph showcased on billboards and posters throughout the world.

Learn more about Brendan here.

Brendan will also be leading an activity on smart phone photography. Learn more about the activity here.

Speakers, Panellists & Moderat...
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Brendan Ó Sé

Speaker, Photographer
Brendan is an award-winning fine art photographer and iPhone photographer from Cork, Ireland. Along with winning many awards in prestigious international competitions, Brendan has been invited to speak about and exhibit his work around the world. His work was even a part of the original... Read More →

Workshop Leaders/Activities
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It's not a real camera! But it's real photography!

Using The Smartphone As A Travel Photography Camera, by Brendan Ó Sé
Brendan Ó Sé is a well-known mobile phone photographer and won the ‘Photographer of the Year’ title for the IPPAWARDS 2017. His work was also featured as a part of the Apple World Gallery of images shot on iPhone 6 that saw his photograph showcased on billboards worldwide. This workshop will teach people of all photography levels tips and tricks of how to work their... Read More →



Wednesday August 30, 2017 11:00am - 11:20am
Royale Ballroom, Royale Chulan Penang

11:20am

"Women, Wanderlust & Wellbeing: What Travel Does To You" by Dr. Catheryn Khoo-Lattimore
Catheryn is an international expert on women and children in tourism. She has recently co-published two books: ‘Women and Travel: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives’; and ‘Asian Genders in Tourism’. Her work has been published in international journals and that specifically on 'girlfriend getaways' have been featured by travel sites, radio and newspapers. Catheryn also speaks frequently at corporate training programs, international conferences, lectures, seminars and workshops all over the world.

Learn more about Catheryn here.

Catheryn is also a panellist on Women & Independent Travel: The Greatest Challenges & Why We Should Do It Anyway.

Speakers, Panellists & Moderat...
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Dr Catheryn Khoo-Lattimore

Speaker, Women Travel Researcher
Catheryn is an international expert on women and children in tourism. She has recently co-published two books: ‘Women and Travel: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives’; and ‘Asian Genders in Tourism’. Her work has been published in international journals and that specifically... Read More →



Wednesday August 30, 2017 11:20am - 11:35am
Royale Ballroom, Royale Chulan Penang

11:35am

"Women & Independent Travel: The Greatest Challenges & Why We Should Do It Anyway" - Moderated by Anita Ahmad

Once upon a time not so long ago, women rarely travelled on their own. But as women joined the workforce and took up jobs which required them to become mobile, many had to learn to negotiate the many challenges of being a woman on the road. Either out of necessity or curiosity, more women are overcoming these challenges simply because the rewards are too tempting. But there remain many where the fear of independent travel remains very real and limiting. Our panellists discuss what are the challenges of travel for women and how to beat them.

Learn more about Anita here.

Featured panellists: Dr. Catheryn Khoo-Lattimore, Kelly Lewis & Chrys Tan


Moderators
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Anita Ahmad

Moderator, Travel & Be
Anita has spent the last 14 years working in the humanitarian and social development field and has so far travelled to 50 countries for both leisure and work. She has worked in conflict countries like Afghanistan, Iraq and Sudan despite knowing the risks. Anita travels to discover both herself and humanity through what she sees and experiences. | | Moderator for: | WOMEN... Read More →


Wednesday August 30, 2017 11:35am - 12:30pm
Royale Ballroom, Royale Chulan Penang

12:30pm

2:00pm

"Travel & Making A Positive Impact" - Moderated by Sumitra Selvaraj

Travel need not be just about satisfying one's wanderlust but also has potential to benefit local communities. Beyond the economic benefits of bringing foreign currency into a local economy, travellers can also impact people in the communities they visit through socially-conscious travel choices, participating in various activities and even actively giving back to the communities they have embraced. This panel features two women who found that their initial visits to various communities made such a profound impression on them, that they returned to give something back to those communities, and one woman who's made it her mission to shine a light on the ordinary Indian woman.

Learn more about Sumitra here.

Featured panellists: Deepti Asthana, Deborah Chan, Jacqueline Fong


Moderators
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Sumitra Selvaraj

Moderator, Founder of Sarees & Stories
As a writer, presenter and media professional, Sumitra has spent the last 18 years dabbling in broadcasting, publishing and Public Relations in Malaysia. She has anchored English language news broadcasts across all free to air networks and has produced and directed a number of news and current affairs programmes. She is currently the Executive Producer of Vbuzz... Read More →


Wednesday August 30, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Royale Ballroom, Royale Chulan Penang

2:50pm

3:00pm

3:30pm

"Travel Beauty: Bring Your Entire Cosmetics Wardrobe Everywhere" with Tengku Zai

A beauty junkie and constant traveller, Tengku Zai was once Beauty Editor of the Malaysian edition of the world’s leading glossies including Harper’s BAZAAR and ELLE. Today, she still works closely with numerous local and international beauty brands in her new role as a beauty KOL and Manager at a beauty e-commerce platform. She is also the Content Manager and Sub-Editor of Zafigo.

Date: August 30, 2017

Location: Batu Ferringhi Meeting Room

Time: 3:30pm-4:15pm

Number of pax: Up to 30

Duration: 45 minutes

Price: FREE (ZafigoX attendees) and USD18 (approx RM75) (non-attendees)

To register
 (for non-attendees), click here.

This quick workshop will show you how to look fly from before your feet even hit the tarmac. While the key focus is on how to pack according to where you’re travelling to, and based on what your skin will likely need according to your skin type, it will also include tips on sourcing for products that do double duty. Aside from that, you can get any and all of your burning beauty queries answered right there and then. 


Workshop Leaders/Activities
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Tengku Zai

Beauty Editor, Travel Beauty: Bring Your Entire Cosmetics Wardrobe Everywhere
A beauty junkie and constant traveller, Tengku Zai was once Beauty Editor of the Malaysian edition of the world’s leading glossies including Harper’s BAZAAR and ELLE. Today, she still works closely with numerous local and international beauty brands in her new role as a beauty KOL and Manager at a beauty e-commerce platform. She is also the Content Manager and Sub-Editor of Zafigo. Date: August 30, 2017 Location: Batu Ferringhi Meeting Room, Royale Chulan Penang Time: 3:30pm-4:15pm Number of pax: Up to 30 Duration: 45... Read More →



Wednesday August 30, 2017 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Batu Ferringhi Meeting Room, Royale Chulan Penang

3:30pm

"An Afternoon Of Sarees & Stories" with Sumitra Selvaraj
Join in for an afternoon with Sarees and Stories to learn about the different weaves of sarees from around India. You will also get to hear stories of Sumitra’s journey through the daily drape. There will also be a draping session to demonstrate how you too can easily wear a saree.

Date: August 30, 2017

Location: George Town Meeting Room

Time: 3:30pm - 5pm

Number of pax: Up to 50

Duration: 1.5 hours

Price: USD20* (Approx RM100) (ZafigoX attendees) and USD40 (Approx RM200) (non-attendees)

For tickets, click here.

More details here.

Speakers, Panellists & Moderat...
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Sumitra Selvaraj

Moderator, Founder of Sarees & Stories
As a writer, presenter and media professional, Sumitra has spent the last 18 years dabbling in broadcasting, publishing and Public Relations in Malaysia. She has anchored English language news broadcasts across all free to air networks and has produced and directed a number of news and current affairs programmes. She is currently the Executive Producer of Vbuzz... Read More →

Workshop Leaders/Activities
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An Afternoon Of Sarees & Stories

Learn the art of how to wear a saree, and hear stories of what it’s like living in one, by Sumitra Selvaraj
Sumitra Selvaraj is currently the Executive Producer of an English-language talk show in Malaysia, and has been dabbling in broadcasting, publishing and public relations for the last 18 years. She is also the founder of the blog Sarees and Stories, where she documents her experiences and milestones of... Read More →



Wednesday August 30, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
George Town Meeting Room, Royale Chulan Penang

3:30pm

"Cross-Border Cycling: What & How You Need To Prepare For Your Your Ultimate Biking Trip" with Jin Jeong

Jin's dream is to see the universe. But, she decided to see the earth first by bicycle. Many people have told her that it's impossible to do so from the beginning; especially because she is a woman travelling alone. Despite the odds, she trusted her dream and herself, and has since cycled through 67 countries in North America, Latin America, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia and South East Asia. And all without going back home for six years! Jin has cycled more than 67,000 kilometres so far

Date: August 30, 2017

Location: Tanjung Bungah Meeting Room

Time: 3:30pm-5pm

Number of pax: Up to 30

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Price: FREE (ZafigoX attendees) and USD18 (approx RM75) (non-attendees)

To register
 (for non-attendees), click here.

In this workshop, Jin Jeong will take you through the 10 things you need to know so that you can start your bicycle trip anytime.

1. How to prepare for a bicycle trip - choosing your bicycle, camping gear, route etc
2. Preparing for visas and crossing borders
3. How much money you need
4. How to manage your financials
5. How to carry money with you safely
6. What you need to know to maintain and repair your bicycle on the road
7. Where to sleep while traveling on a bicycle
8. How much distance you can and should cycle each day
9. How to stay safe on the road
10. The most important thing to know before you start



Speakers, Panellists & Moderat...
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Jin Jeong

Speaker, Solo Cyclist
Jin's dream was going to the universe. But then, she decided to see the earth first by bicycle. Many people have told her that it's impossible to do so from the beginning; especially because she is a woman travelling alone. | | Despite the odds, she trusted her dream and herself, and has since cycled through 67 countries in North America, Latin America, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia and South East Asia. And all without going back home for six years! Jin has cycled more than 62,000 kilometres so far (that's 38,525 miles). | | Along the way, Jin has met many nice people, some of whom even made her cry when the time came for her to bid them farewell. However, with the lovely memories come hard times. She was once hit by a car and has been sexually harassed several times while on the road. Jin's admitted to being fearful at times, but the reason she hasn't and won't give up is that she loves she is doing. Jin is still on the road to finding her way back home through South East Asia and Oceania on her bicycle. She sees this trip as the first step to travelling the universe. | | Speaker for: | 6 YEARS, 67 COUNTRIES, 62,000KMS, 5 CONTINENTS, 1 GIRL: WHAT I'VE LEARNED CYCLING THE WORLD From a scared, young girl growing up in South Korea who... Read More →

Workshop Leaders/Activities
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Jin Jeong

Solo Cyclist, Cross-Border Cycling: What & How You Need To Prepare For The Ultimate Biking Trip
Jin's dream is to see the universe. But, she decided to see the earth first by bicycle. Many people have told her that it's impossible to do so from the beginning; especially because she is a woman travelling alone. Despite the odds, she trusted her dream and herself, and has since cycled through 67 countries in North America, Latin America, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia and South East Asia. And all without going back home for six years! Jin has cycled more than 67,000 kilometres so... Read More →



Wednesday August 30, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Tanjung Bungah Meeting Room, Royale Chulan Penang

3:30pm

"Self-Defence For The Female Traveller" with Ann 'Athena' Osman & Emily Barner

Emily is the Co-Founder of The Borneo Tribal Squad MMA. As women, they understand the potential dangers that travel can pose to the female wanderer or even in daily situations at home. Together, they’ve come up with a relevant self-defense programme to increase one’s self-awareness.

Meanwhile, Ann is a locally-renowned mixed martial artist. She’s also an entrepreneur and head of an adventure travel company called Travel Rites as well as her own fitness business, Fitness Rites.

Date: August 31, 2017

Location: Royale Ballroom

Time: 3:30pm-5:30pm

Number of pax: Up to 30

Duration: 2 hours

Price: FREE (ZafigoX attendees) and USD25 (approx RM100) (non-attendees)

We no longer live in a safe society. On a daily basis, either in the media or first hand from people we know, we hear about break-ins, theft, robbery, assaults, rape, attacks and other violent crimes. Participants will learn practical advice, tips and techniques to help them protect themselves in their daily lives in a variety of situations, including travelling at home and abroad, as well as daily situations such as going to and from the office. The first half hour of this workshop is a talk on protection tips while the remainder of the class is a hands-on learning experience. All participants should come in comfortable clothing, prepared for an active session. Everyone is encouraged to have a towel and water as well. 


 


Workshop Leaders/Activities
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Ann Osman

Mixed Martial Artist, Self-Defence For The Female Traveller
Ann is a locally-renowned mixed martial artist. She’s also an entrepreneur and head of an adventure travel company called Travel Rites as well as her own fitness business, Fitness Rites. Meanwhile, Emily is the Co-Founder of The Borneo Tribal Squad MMA. As women, they understand the potential dangers that travel can pose to the female wanderer or even in daily situations at home. Together... Read More →
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Emily Barner

Co-Founder: The Borneo Tribal Squad MMA, Self-Defence For The Female Traveller
Emily is the Co-Founder of The Borneo Tribal Squad MMA. As women, they understand the potential dangers that travel can pose to the female wanderer or even in daily situations at home. Together, they’ve come up with a relevant self-defense programme to increase one’s self-awareness. | | Meanwhile, Ann is a locally-renowned mixed martial artist... Read More →



Wednesday August 30, 2017 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Royale Ballroom, Royale Chulan Penang

3:30pm

"The Gourmand Series: Summer" with OLFAC3
In this exclusive workshop, you will explore signature fragrance components from the gourmand scents group. Described as olfactory desserts, a gourmand fragrance is a perfume which consists primarily of synthetic edible and dessert-like qualities.

Date: August 30, 2017

Location: Boustead Hall

Time: 3:30pm-6:00pm

More details here.

Workshop Leaders/Activities
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The OLFAC3 Signature Perfume Creation Workshop

The Wanderlust Series: Penang & The Gourmand Series: Summer, by Aien Mokhtar
Aien Mokhtar is the Founder and Chief Fragrance Designer of OLFAC3, Malaysia’s Signature Perfumery House. A perfume-lover and an avid traveller since she was 10, she creates original fragrances inspired by nature, people and places in her lab located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with fragrance ingredients sourced from all over the world. | | Aien was commissioned in 2017 to create the signature scent representing a new ultra-luxurious development in Melbourne, Australia - one of the last developments designed by the world-renowned architect Zaha Hadid (the first and only woman to be awarded the Royal Gold Medal from the Royal Institute of British Architects) before she passed away in 2016. | | Besides creating original perfumes for her own label OLFAC3 which are available... Read More →



Wednesday August 30, 2017 3:30pm - 6:00pm
Boustead Hall, Royal Chulan Penang

8:30pm

"Anthar Agni by" Temple Of Fine Arts
Fire is the most powerful force of nature. Burning at 400 degree celsius, it is aggressive and destructive, yet it is also a great unifying catalyst. With fire, copper and zinc forms brass. With fire, sugar and milk becomes caramel. With fire in their hearts, dancers and musicians from different backgrounds unite and create art.

More details here.


Wednesday August 30, 2017 8:30pm - 10:45pm
Dewan Sri Penang
 
Thursday, August 31
 

8:00am

9:00am

9:10am

"6 Years, 67 Countries, 62,000kms, 5 Continents, 1 Girl: What I've Learned Cycling The World" by Jin Jeong
Jin's dream was going to the universe. But then, she decided to see the earth first by bicycle. Many people have told her that it's impossible to do so from the beginning; especially because she is a woman travelling alone.

Learn more about Jin here.

Jin is also a panellist on Sexual Harassment While Travelling: The Reality & How To Overcome It and will be leading a workshop on cross-border cycling. Learn more about her workshop here.

Speakers, Panellists & Moderat...
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Jin Jeong

Speaker, Solo Cyclist
Jin's dream was going to the universe. But then, she decided to see the earth first by bicycle. Many people have told her that it's impossible to do so from the beginning; especially because she is a woman travelling alone. | | Despite the odds, she trusted her dream and herself, and has since cycled through 67 countries in North America, Latin America, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia and South East Asia. And all without going back home for six years! Jin has cycled more than 62,000 kilometres so far (that's 38,525 miles). | | Along the way, Jin has met many nice people, some of whom even made her cry when the time came for her to bid them farewell. However, with the lovely memories come hard times. She was once hit by a car and has been sexually harassed several times while on the road. Jin's admitted to being fearful at times, but the reason she hasn't and won't give up is that she loves she is doing. Jin is still on the road to finding her way back home through South East Asia and Oceania on her bicycle. She sees this trip as the first step to travelling the universe. | | Speaker for: | 6 YEARS, 67 COUNTRIES, 62,000KMS, 5 CONTINENTS, 1 GIRL: WHAT I'VE LEARNED CYCLING THE WORLD From a scared, young girl growing up in South Korea who... Read More →

Workshop Leaders/Activities
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Jin Jeong

Solo Cyclist, Cross-Border Cycling: What & How You Need To Prepare For The Ultimate Biking Trip
Jin's dream is to see the universe. But, she decided to see the earth first by bicycle. Many people have told her that it's impossible to do so from the beginning; especially because she is a woman travelling alone. Despite the odds, she trusted her dream and herself, and has since cycled through 67 countries in North America, Latin America, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia and South East Asia. And all without going back home for six years! Jin has cycled more than 67,000 kilometres so... Read More →



Thursday August 31, 2017 9:10am - 9:30am
Royale Ballroom, Royale Chulan Penang

9:30am

"Stepping Up & Out: Moving My Family To Cambodia And What It Takes To Make A Difference" by Deborah Chan
Deborah is behind the Ardent Traveler, a travel site focused on sustainable travel, unique accommodations, and personalities in the travel industry. Deb's writing has appeared in Travel & Leisure, Asian Geographic, The Star (Malaysia’s leading newspaper), Going Places Magazine, Wild Asia, Smart Travel Asia, Yahoo! Travel, Greenty and Live & Inspire. 

Learn more about Deborah here.

Deborah is also a panellist on Travel & Making A Positive Impact.

Speakers, Panellists & Moderat...
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Deborah Chan

Speaker, Travel Writer & World Explorer
Deborah is behind the Ardent Traveler, a travel site focused on sustainable travel, unique accommodations, and personalities in the travel industry. Deb's writing has appeared in Travel & Leisure, Asian Geographic, The Star (Malaysia’s leading newspaper), Going Places Magazine, Wild Asia, Smart Travel Asia, Yahoo! Travel, Greenty and Live... Read More →



Thursday August 31, 2017 9:30am - 9:50am
Royale Ballroom, Royale Chulan Penang

9:50am

"How I Built A Business In Travel" by Kelly Lewis
Kelly is a women's travel writer, speaker and entrepreneur. She's the founder of Go! Girl Guides, the world's first and only series of travel guidebooks for women, and the Women's Travel Fest, an annual conference aimed at inspiring and empowering women to travel. Most recently she launched Damesly, a boutique women's tour company for creative and professional women. She's a world traveller who's been to over 70 countries and counting and is most passionate about empowering women to see the world.

Learn more about Kelly here.

Kelly is also a panellist on Women & Independent Travel: The Greatest Challenges & Why We Should Do It Anyway.

Speakers, Panellists & Moderat...
avatar for Kelly Lewis

Kelly Lewis

Speaker, Founder: Go! Girl Guides
Kelly is a women's travel writer, speaker and entrepreneur. She's the founder of Go! Girl Guides, the world's first and only series of travel guidebooks for women, and the Women's Travel Fest, an annual conference aimed at inspiring and empowering women to travel. Most recently she launched... Read More →



Thursday August 31, 2017 9:50am - 10:10am
Royale Ballroom, Royale Chulan Penang

10:00am

Rattan Weaving by Tanoti Crafts
Tanoti Crafts is a congregation of Sarawakian women weavers and artisans dedicated towards the production, promotion and proliferation of hand-crafted fabrics. This continuously-growing community of craftswomen had its origins in a research and development workshop set up by a foundation established by Her Royal Highness the Queen of Malaysia in 2008, the Yayasan Tuanku Nur Zahirah.

Come visit Tanoti's booth at the ZafigoX Bazaar, 29 - 31 August to learn more about them and also participate in weaving workshops.

Speakers, Panellists & Moderat...
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Jacqueline Fong

Panellist, Co-founder: Tanoti
After having practised investment banking for 18 years over different locations – Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta and East Malaysia – Jacqueline made a career shift and focused on entrepreneurship in her home state of Sarawak. | | In 2012, Jackie and her former school-mate, Dr June Ngo started Tanoti Sdn Bhd, an award-winning social enterprise to preserve heritage craft, empower women and build rural communities... Read More →



Thursday August 31, 2017 10:00am - 6:00pm
Boustead Hall, Royal Chulan Penang

10:00am

ZafigoX Bazaar Day 3
Featuring diverse creators and artisans from Malaysia, and products and services geared towards women travellers. 


Thursday August 31, 2017 10:00am - 8:00pm
Boustead Hall, Royal Chulan Penang

10:10am

"In Pursuit Of Happiness: Why I Left Singapore And Became A Digital Nomad" by Chrys Tan
Two and a half years ago, Chrys decided to leave her advertising career behind to run her business online. Since then she lives and works completely location independent as a Digital Nomad. Besides running Women Digital Nomads, one of the most popular websites about working remotely, she also runs several niche affiliate sites and is constantly on the lookout for her next online business idea.

Learn more about Chrys here.

Chrys is also a panellist on Women & Independent Travel: The Greatest Challenges & Why We Should Do It Anyway and will be leading a workshop on how to start a location-independent lifestyle. Learn more about her workshop here.

Speakers, Panellists & Moderat...
avatar for Chrys Tan

Chrys Tan

Speaker, Founder: Women Digital Nomads
Two and a half years ago, Chrys decided to leave her advertising career behind to run her business online. Since then she lives and works completely location independent as a Digital Nomad. Besides running Women Digital Nomads, one of the most popular websites about working remotely, she also runs several niche affiliate sites and is constantly on the lookout for her next online business idea. | | Speaker for: | IN PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS: WHY I LEFT SINGAPORE AND BECAME A DIGITAL NOMAD Chrys Tan, founder of Women Digital Nomads, talks about giving up the comforts of home, and merging her bucket list and career into a mobile way of life: traveling the world while working remotely from her laptop as a freelancer and entrepreneur. | | Workshop: | FINDING REMOTE WORK | How to start your location-independent lifestyle | With Chrys Tan Two and a half years ago, Chrys decided to leave her advertising career behind to run her business online. Since then she lives and works completely location independent as a Digital Nomad. Besides running Women Digital Nomads, one of the most popular websites about working remotely, she also runs several niche affiliate sites and is constantly on the lookout for her next online business idea. | | ----------------------------------------------------------- | **WATCH THE ZAFIGOX... Read More →



Thursday August 31, 2017 10:10am - 10:30am
Royale Ballroom, Royale Chulan Penang

10:30am

11:00am

"When You Think Cancer Stops You From Life" by Nelleisa Omar
Nelleisa, aged 34 was recently diagnosed with Breast Cancer, Stage 3 in May 2016 and underwent a single mastectomy, 16 rounds of chemotherapy and 15 radiotherapy over the period of 7 months.

Learn more about Nelleisa here.

Nelleisa is also a panellist on "It Was Tough, It Hurt, But I Did It, And It Made Me Feel Good".

Speakers, Panellists & Moderat...
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Nelleisa Omar

Speaker, Founder of The Godmothers
Nelleisa, aged 34 was recently diagnosed with Breast Cancer, Stage 3 in May 2016 and underwent a single mastectomy, 16 rounds of chemotherapy and 15 radiotherapy over the period of 7 months. As she was going through treatment, an ex colleague was inspired by her recovery story and drew a portrait of her displaying the strength which was embodied while going through treatment with the tagline "Screw Cancer". The portrait was then printed on tshirts which was quickly sold out and the profits went to the National Cancer Society of Malaysia. With that, Nell and her best friend created the brand "The Godmothers", where it carries messages of strength and hope on their journey to further amplify on matters to cancer awareness. From conveying messages via t-shirts, it then expanded to more initiatives where she hopes to inspire more individuals, not only cancer warriors and survivors but healthy individuals where one should not stop when theres a block, but to continue to strive for what may seem impossible. Nell loves to travel to new places, and also new adventures where despite her situation, she just completed her Open Water certification and next would be to conquer Mt Kinabalu and Mt. Rinjani. "Always believe in yourself and never stop doing what you love best. Just because you have cancer, life takes a halt." | | Speaker for: | WHEN YOU THINK CANCER STOPS YOU FROM LIFE Sometimes, you hear dark stories on how Cancer stops you from doing what you love. Freshly out of surgery, Nell had the same thoughts. But realizing how pointless it would be to think that life has come to an end, it is only just beginning. Listen to her journey of self-discovery on achieving what Cancer warriors or survivors can do when others say otherwise. | | ----------------------------------------------------------- | **WATCH THE ZAFIGOX... Read More →



Thursday August 31, 2017 11:00am - 11:20am
Royale Ballroom, Royale Chulan Penang

11:20am

"Drive Your Own Destiny" by Manal al-Sharif
Manal, one of TIME Magazine's 100 most influential people in the world, is a prominent voice advocating for women's rights and empowerment in the Muslim and the Arab world. She is known to be the first Saudi women to specialize in Information Security with a career started back in 2002 with ARAMCO, the largest oil company in the world.

Learn more about Manal here.

Manal is also a panellist on "It Was Tough, It Hurt, But I Did It, And It Made Me Feel Good".

Speakers, Panellists & Moderat...
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Manal al-Sharif

Speaker, Author & Columnist
Manal, one of TIME Magazine's 100 most influential people in the world, is a prominent voice advocating for women's rights and empowerment in the Muslim and the Arab world. She is known to be the first Saudi women to specialize in Information Security with a career started back in 2002 with ARAMCO, the largest oil company in the world. | | In 2011, Manal started the #Women2Drive campaign, to challenge the ban on women driving in her country. She was arrested and imprisoned for "driving while female". Released on the condition that she never drives again on Saudi lands, never to speak about it or do any interviews, she continued campaigning for #Women2Drive and #IAmMyOwnGuardian to end male guardianship in her country. She started #Faraj, to help domestic helpers leave jail and #IAmLama that resulted in codifying the first anti-domestic violence law in Saudi. For her activism, she won the first Vaclav Havel award for Creative Dissent. She was also lauded by Foreign Policy, NewsWeek, and Vital Voices. | | She is a TED speaker and also spoke at Harvard, the United Nations, UNESCO, Google, Oslo Freedom Forum, WIRED, Trust Women, The Arab Institue in Paris, the Center for International and Strategic Studies, Clinton Initiative, Women in the World, Dallas World Affairs Council, and many others. | | A blogger and regular contributor to international media, Manal has written for NewsWeek, the NY Times, Alhayat based in London, and a regular columnist in Democracy Post by Washington Post. | | Her memoir, Daring to Drive: A Saudi Woman Awakening, is an intimate story of her life growing up in one of the most masculine societies in the world. | | Speaker for: | DRIVE YOUR OWN DESTINY Imagine challenging a whole system you grew up in being faceless, nameless and voiceless, close to invisible. You are not being able to do anything, studying, working, opening a bank account, travelling or simply going out, without a verbal or written permission from your assigned legal male guardian, who can be your own son! This is not another... Read More →



Thursday August 31, 2017 11:20am - 11:40am
Royale Ballroom, Royale Chulan Penang

11:40am

"Sexual Harassment While Travelling: The Reality & How To Overcome It" - Moderated by Kudsia Kahar

As overseas (and even domestic) travel becomes more accessible to women, and more and more women travel, they come face to face with different situations in diverse cultures. Some of these situations may be at best annoying and at worst, dangerous. In some countries sexual harassment is a hazard that every woman traveller needs to be prepared for. In this panel, three experienced women travellers will share their experiences of such harassment, how they managed to deflect the unwanted attention and in unavoidable circumstances, overcame it.

Learn more about Kudsia here.

Featured panellists: Jin Jeong, Özge Elif Özer & Petrina Thong 

Moderators
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Kudsia Kahar

Moderator & Workshop Leader, Co-founder & CEO of Kudsia+Co
Kudsia's name is synonymous with the success and growth of the commercial radio industry in Malaysia. She has over 25 years of experience as a broadcaster under her belt, and was at the helm of top Malaysian stations such as Hitz.FM, ERA, Sinar FM and THR. Kudsia Kahar remains the only person who has managed over 20 radio stations in her career, including Malaysia's sole women-targeted English station, Capital FM. | | Now the co-founder and CEO of Kudsia+Co (an effective communications training company), Kudsia regularly speaks at regional and international conferences and forums, training the C-Suite of corporations on developing an engaging presence for public speaking engagements and as spokespersons. | | Traveling solo since the age of 19, she is also a strong advocate for companies to do more where equal pay and sexual harassment policies are concerned. A firm believer in women-empowerment, Kudsia remains the only female president ever elected for Commercial Radio Malaysia - the country's sole association for private radio stations. The only thing her travel bucket list does not include is bungee-jumping. | | Moderator for: | SEXUAL HARASSMENT WHILE TRAVELLING: THE REALITY... Read More →


Thursday August 31, 2017 11:40am - 12:30pm
Royale Ballroom, Royale Chulan Penang

12:30pm

2:00pm

"It Was Tough, It Hurt, But I Did It, And It Made Me Feel Good" - Moderated by Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir

There are different ways to travel. Some people want the most convenient and comfortable way to travel while some want more from the experience. In this panel we have women who have faced extraordinary challenges in order to embrace the freedom of mobility and travel and yet never let these challenges stop them. Whether it is illness, or government restrictions or mountains, women have toughened it out, conquered and come away with a new perspective on themselves.

Learn more about Marina here.

Featured panellists: Manal al-Sharif, Nelleisa Omar, Hazleen Panayiotou

Moderators
avatar for Marina Mahathir

Marina Mahathir

Moderator & Speaker, Zafigo
Marina is a writer and activist whose passion for women's rights has been a constant thread throughout her working life. As a newspaper columnist, she has written about the many injustices Malaysian women suffer for over 25 years. She is also an HIV/AIDS activist, and has fought for the vulnerabilities of women in the epidemic to be recognised and acted upon in order to protect them. Marina has also co-produced a TV programme for young women called 3R - Respect, Relax... Read More →


Thursday August 31, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Royale Ballroom, Royale Chulan Penang

2:50pm

Day 2 Recap & ZafigoX Talks Wrap-Up by Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir
Speakers, Panellists & Moderat...
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Marina Mahathir

Moderator & Speaker, Zafigo
Marina is a writer and activist whose passion for women's rights has been a constant thread throughout her working life. As a newspaper columnist, she has written about the many injustices Malaysian women suffer for over 25 years. She is also an HIV/AIDS activist, and has fought for the vulnerabilities of women in the epidemic to be recognised and acted upon in order to protect them. Marina has also co-produced a TV programme for young women called 3R - Respect, Relax... Read More →


Thursday August 31, 2017 2:50pm - 3:00pm
Royale Ballroom, Royale Chulan Penang

3:00pm

3:30pm

"Finding Remote Work: How To Start Into Your Location Independent Lifestyle" with Chrys Tan

Two and a half years ago, Chrys decided to leave her advertising career behind to run her business online. Since then she lives and works completely location independent as a Digital Nomad. Besides running Women Digital Nomads, one of the most popular websites about working remotely, she also runs several niche affiliate sites and is constantly on the lookout for her next online business idea

Date: August 31, 2017

Location: Batu Ferringhi Meeting Room

Time: 3:30pm-5pm

Number of pax: Up to 30

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Price: FREE (ZafigoX attendees) and USD18 (approx RM75) (non-attendees)

To register
 (for non-attendees), click here.

This workshop is for those who are thinking of working remotely - from home, in cafes, or while traveling the world - but don't know where to begin or how to find a location-independent job. You will learn about the benefits of working remotely, types of remote work, ways to find remote work, running your business online, why you should consider passive incomes, how to be productive and efficient while working remotely, and tools you'll need to work remotely effectively. Bring along a notebook and pen.


Speakers, Panellists & Moderat...
avatar for Chrys Tan

Chrys Tan

Speaker, Founder: Women Digital Nomads
Two and a half years ago, Chrys decided to leave her advertising career behind to run her business online. Since then she lives and works completely location independent as a Digital Nomad. Besides running Women Digital Nomads, one of the most popular websites about working remotely, she also runs several niche affiliate sites and is constantly on the lookout for her next online business idea. | | Speaker for: | IN PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS: WHY I LEFT SINGAPORE AND BECAME A DIGITAL NOMAD Chrys Tan, founder of Women Digital Nomads, talks about giving up the comforts of home, and merging her bucket list and career into a mobile way of life: traveling the world while working remotely from her laptop as a freelancer and entrepreneur. | | Workshop: | FINDING REMOTE WORK | How to start your location-independent lifestyle | With Chrys Tan Two and a half years ago, Chrys decided to leave her advertising career behind to run her business online. Since then she lives and works completely location independent as a Digital Nomad. Besides running Women Digital Nomads, one of the most popular websites about working remotely, she also runs several niche affiliate sites and is constantly on the lookout for her next online business idea. | | ----------------------------------------------------------- | **WATCH THE ZAFIGOX... Read More →

Workshop Leaders/Activities
avatar for Chrys Tan

Chrys Tan

Founder of Women Digital Nomads, Finding Remote Work: How To Start Into Your Location Independent Lifestyle
Two and a half years ago, Chrys decided to leave her advertising career behind to run her business online. Since then she lives and works completely location independent as a Digital Nomad. Besides running Women Digital Nomads, one of the most popular websites about working remotely, she also runs several niche affiliate sites and is constantly on the lookout for her next online business idea Date: August 31, 2017 Location: Batu Ferringhi Meeting Room, Royale Chulan Penang Time: 3:30pm-4.:30pm Number of pax: Up to 30 Duration: 1 hour 30... Read More →



Thursday August 31, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Batu Ferringhi Meeting Room, Royale Chulan Penang

3:30pm

"Self-Defence For The Female Traveller" with Ann 'Athena' Osman & Emily Barner

Emily is the Co-Founder of The Borneo Tribal Squad MMA. As women, they understand the potential dangers that travel can pose to the female wanderer or even in daily situations at home. Together, they’ve come up with a relevant self-defense programme to increase one’s self-awareness.

Meanwhile, Ann is a locally-renowned mixed martial artist. She’s also an entrepreneur and head of an adventure travel company called Travel Rites as well as her own fitness business, Fitness Rites.

Date: August 31, 2017

Location: Royale Ballroom

Time: 3:30pm-5:30pm

Number of pax: Up to 30

Duration: 2 hours

Price: FREE (ZafigoX attendees) and USD25 (approx RM100) (non-attendees)

We no longer live in a safe society. On a daily basis, either in the media or first hand from people we know, we hear about break-ins, theft, robbery, assaults, rape, attacks and other violent crimes. Participants will learn practical advice, tips and techniques to help them protect themselves in their daily lives in a variety of situations, including travelling at home and abroad, as well as daily situations such as going to and from the office. The first half hour of this workshop is a talk on protection tips while the remainder of the class is a hands-on learning experience. All participants should come in comfortable clothing, prepared for an active session. Everyone is encouraged to have a towel and water as well. 


 



Workshop Leaders/Activities
avatar for Ann Osman

Ann Osman

Mixed Martial Artist, Self-Defence For The Female Traveller
Ann is a locally-renowned mixed martial artist. She’s also an entrepreneur and head of an adventure travel company called Travel Rites as well as her own fitness business, Fitness Rites. Meanwhile, Emily is the Co-Founder of The Borneo Tribal Squad MMA. As women, they understand the potential dangers that travel can pose to the female wanderer or even in daily situations at home. Together... Read More →
avatar for Emily Barner

Emily Barner

Co-Founder: The Borneo Tribal Squad MMA, Self-Defence For The Female Traveller
Emily is the Co-Founder of The Borneo Tribal Squad MMA. As women, they understand the potential dangers that travel can pose to the female wanderer or even in daily situations at home. Together, they’ve come up with a relevant self-defense programme to increase one’s self-awareness. | | Meanwhile, Ann is a locally-renowned mixed martial artist... Read More →



Thursday August 31, 2017 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Royale Ballroom, Royale Chulan Penang

3:30pm

"The Wanderlust Series: Penang" with OLFAC3
Scents are linked to our memory and have the ability to take us back to places we have beenIn this special perfume workshop series, you will learn to create a perfume composition inspired by places.

Date: August 31, 2017

Location: Boustead Hall

Time: 3:30pm-6:00pm 

USD50 per session (Approx RM250) (ZafigoX attendees will get an exclusive OLFAC3 Memories Series Travel Set worth USD29)

For tickets, click here.

More details here.

Workshop Leaders/Activities
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The OLFAC3 Signature Perfume Creation Workshop

The Wanderlust Series: Penang & The Gourmand Series: Summer, by Aien Mokhtar
Aien Mokhtar is the Founder and Chief Fragrance Designer of OLFAC3, Malaysia’s Signature Perfumery House. A perfume-lover and an avid traveller since she was 10, she creates original fragrances inspired by nature, people and places in her lab located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with fragrance ingredients sourced from all over the world. | | Aien was commissioned in 2017 to create the signature scent representing a new ultra-luxurious development in Melbourne, Australia - one of the last developments designed by the world-renowned architect Zaha Hadid (the first and only woman to be awarded the Royal Gold Medal from the Royal Institute of British Architects) before she passed away in 2016. | | Besides creating original perfumes for her own label OLFAC3 which are available... Read More →



Thursday August 31, 2017 3:30pm - 6:00pm
Boustead Hall, Royal Chulan Penang

3:30pm

"Travel Safe, Travel Smart, Travel Now: A Private Session" with Kudsia Kahar, Priscilla Patrick & Özge Elif Özer

No strangers to travelling, these three women have collectively explored over 60 countries spread over seven continents. What that really means is that they are an endless trove of travel and other tales. From harrowing to delightful, these women share stories of what it’s like being a woman on the road, and most importantly, how to stay safe while you’re on it.

Date: August 31, 2017

Location: George Town Meeting Room

Time: 3:30pm-6:30pm

Number of pax: Up to 30

Duration: 3 hours

Price: FREE (ZafigoX attendees) and USD18 (approx RM75) (non-attendees)

To register
 (for non-attendees), click here.

True travel experiences you have to hear to believe. Some scary, some funny, but altogether 100 per cent authentic. All of which are meant to help you Travel Safe, Travel Smart, Travel Now. There will also be a sharing session to this activity, which means it is a closed-door event, where you will find no men, no cameras, no recording and no boundaries. 



Speakers, Panellists & Moderat...
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Kudsia Kahar

Moderator & Workshop Leader, Co-founder & CEO of Kudsia+Co
Kudsia's name is synonymous with the success and growth of the commercial radio industry in Malaysia. She has over 25 years of experience as a broadcaster under her belt, and was at the helm of top Malaysian stations such as Hitz.FM, ERA, Sinar FM and THR. Kudsia Kahar remains the only person who has managed over 20 radio stations in her career, including Malaysia's sole women-targeted English station, Capital FM. | | Now the co-founder and CEO of Kudsia+Co (an effective communications training company), Kudsia regularly speaks at regional and international conferences and forums, training the C-Suite of corporations on developing an engaging presence for public speaking engagements and as spokespersons. | | Traveling solo since the age of 19, she is also a strong advocate for companies to do more where equal pay and sexual harassment policies are concerned. A firm believer in women-empowerment, Kudsia remains the only female president ever elected for Commercial Radio Malaysia - the country's sole association for private radio stations. The only thing her travel bucket list does not include is bungee-jumping. | | Moderator for: | SEXUAL HARASSMENT WHILE TRAVELLING: THE REALITY... Read More →
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Özge Elif Özer

Speaker, Consultant & Traveller
Elif decided to leave the little town of Erzurum in the eastern Turkey when she was 17 to escape the bubble run by patriarchy. Since then, she has lived in six different countries and travelled across over 30 more. She believes that travelling alone is empowering and that it make... Read More →

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Priscilla Patrick

Traveller, Photographer & Explorer, Travel Safe, Travel Smart, Travel Now: A Private Session with Kudsia Kahar, Priscilla Patrick & Özge Elif Özer
You may not recognise her face straight away, but the second she speaks, you'll know her voice instantly. She is Priscilla Patrick, and her friends and former colleagues dub her the Queen of All Highways. Chances are, you've heard her telling you what roads to avoid and why. A certified computer programmer, Priscilla's career in radio began quite by accident, but her expertise in all things related to traffic and road users was by hard work and persistence. | | A backpacker since her 20s, Priscilla is a walking travelpedia, and the only mode of transport she hasn't traveled on are space rockets and submarines. | | -- | | Travel Safe, Travel Smart, Travel Now: A Private Session with Kudsia Kahar, Priscilla Patrick... Read More →
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Özge Elif Özer

Consultant & Traveller, Travel Safe, Travel Smart, Travel Now: A Private Session with Kudsia Kahar, Priscilla Patrick & Özge Elif Özer
Elif decided to leave her little town in the eastern of part of Turkey when she was 17 to escape the bubble run by patriarchy. Since then she has lived in 6 different countries and travelled across over 30. She believes traveling alone is empowering and it makes you question everything you have been thought. The more you travel, you realize how little you know. Kuala Lumpur is where she calls home now. | | -- | | Travel Safe, Travel Smart, Travel Now: A Private Session with Kudsia Kahar, Priscilla Patrick... Read More →



Thursday August 31, 2017 3:30pm - 6:00pm
George Town Meeting Room, Royale Chulan Penang

7:30pm

George Town Festival Merdeka Party: Men, Men And Dogs
In collaboration with George Town Festival 2017, The Habitat will be throwing a Merdeka Party on Penang Hill on 31st August (Thursday).

Featuring performances by some of Malaysia's top soulful crooners including Shelah, Junji Delfino, Bihzhu, Dina Nadzir, Nikki Palikat and Elvira Arul with DJ Mickey McLean spinning between sets, join us as we celebrate Malaysia's 60th Merdeka under the stars at Penang's highest peak. 

PRICE: MYR150.00

Price is inclusive of return train ride, a visit to The Habitat, a complimentary welcome drink and food.

For bookings and enquiries:
Call: +604 826 7677
Write: natasha@thehabitat.my
Browse: www.thehabitat.my


Thursday August 31, 2017 7:30pm - 11:59pm
Curtis Crest, The Habitat Penang Hill

8:00pm

"12 Stories"
12 Stories, A Bad Wolves project, is an interactive exhibition that reconnects the present with the oral narratives of our parents and ancestors - the shared triumphs and tribulations, the love and loss, the sacrifices that culminated in building a new home for themselves and for us.

More details here.

For reservations, email: danny@sayitmeanitpenang.com


Thursday August 31, 2017 8:00pm - 10:00pm
The Whiteaways Arcade

8:00pm

"ASEA Classics - Films"
Along with other ASEAN-centered programmes, a weekly-screening is held throughout the month to celebrate the achievements of classic films made in Southeast Asia or created by Southeast Asian directors.

Films on 31 August:

Cemetary of Splendour (2015) directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul (8:00PM)

Born into Brothels (2004) directed by Zana Briski and Ross Kauffman (10:30PM)

More details here.



Thursday August 31, 2017 8:00pm - 11:59pm
TBA

8:30pm

"Riwayat"

What does it mean to 'reclaim' the ocean and cut down trees for a highway, a mall, and progress? What does it mean to be a man and a woman? What does the man who dreamt of drowning in the ocean before jumping off the Penang Bridge and Bersih 5 have in common?

Riwayat (from 'riwayat hidup,' Malay for 'life story') asks these questions and brings to the stage a brutally honest, impactful, and sometimes hilarious devised piece -- of movement, multi-lingual text, and original soundscape -- that reacts to the world around and within us, investigating the shared memories and stories of living and being in Malaysia now.

More details here.

Buy tickets here.


Thursday August 31, 2017 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Penang PAC

8:30pm

"Anthar Agni by" Temple Of Fine Arts
Fire is the most powerful force of nature. Burning at 400 degree celsius, it is aggressive and destructive, yet it is also a great unifying catalyst. With fire, copper and zinc forms brass. With fire, sugar and milk becomes caramel. With fire in their hearts, dancers and musicians from different backgrounds unite and create art.

More details here.


Thursday August 31, 2017 8:30pm - 10:45pm
Dewan Sri Penang
 
Friday, September 1
 

8:00pm

"Next Level"
This show immerses its audience into the world of an imagined RPG set in the dystopian world of a sociopathic millennial’s party. The actors you encounter are split into two factions: players who have entered the game and are exploring the world with you, and simulated characters whose entire reality is constructed within the game’s coding. Combining aspects of rave culture, cinema, and performance art, Next Level innovates and revitalises the theatrical art form, expanding its appeal for non-traditional audiences.

More details here.


Friday September 1, 2017 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Multipurpose Hall @ Bangunan UAB

8:00pm

"12 Stories"
12 Stories, A Bad Wolves project, is an interactive exhibition that reconnects the present with the oral narratives of our parents and ancestors - the shared triumphs and tribulations, the love and loss, the sacrifices that culminated in building a new home for themselves and for us.

More details here.

For reservations, email: danny@sayitmeanitpenang.com


Friday September 1, 2017 8:00pm - 10:00pm
The Whiteaways Arcade

8:30pm

"Riwayat"

What does it mean to 'reclaim' the ocean and cut down trees for a highway, a mall, and progress? What does it mean to be a man and a woman? What does the man who dreamt of drowning in the ocean before jumping off the Penang Bridge and Bersih 5 have in common?

Riwayat (from 'riwayat hidup,' Malay for 'life story') asks these questions and brings to the stage a brutally honest, impactful, and sometimes hilarious devised piece -- of movement, multi-lingual text, and original soundscape -- that reacts to the world around and within us, investigating the shared memories and stories of living and being in Malaysia now.

More details here.

Buy tickets here.


Friday September 1, 2017 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Penang PAC

8:30pm

"The Memories" by Orang-Orang Drum Theatre & JB Drum Team
Presented by Orang Orang Drum Theatre and JB Drum Team, this performance is inspired by the history of ancestors migrating southward in search for a way out, wishing to gain survival on foreign land. It depicts how people went through a multitude of adversity and mishaps, and still kept an indomitable spirit of perseverance and determination, sailing across the sea to a foreign place, to start an unknown journey full of risks.

More details here.


Friday September 1, 2017 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Gat Lebuh Macallum
 
Saturday, September 2
 

3:00pm

"An Evening At Loke Villa: Private Tour" with Rebecca Duckett Wilkinson
This activity will comprise of a small private tour of Loke Villa, a handsome heritage home and one of the few remaining grand mansions of Penang, and where Rebecca currently resides. Tea will be served.

More details here.

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An Evening At Loke Villa

A private heritage house visit and tour, with Rebecca Duckett-Wilkinson
Rebecca Duckett-Wilkinson is a Malaysian artist who graduated in Woven and Printed Textiles from the prestigious Parsons School of Design in New York. She is also the founder of Owen Rebecca Designs, which she set up together with her husband, that features Malaysia’s flora, fauna and culture through print on resort... Read More →



Saturday September 2, 2017 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Loke Villa, Gurney Drive

7:30pm

"The Dead Twin"
Steve is not any regular young man, he has the extraordinary ability to contact his long dead twin who died during war. In a successful collaboration between Vietnamese-born Chi Vu and Tashmadada’s artistic director, Deborah Leiser Moore, The Dead Twin re-imagines the horror genre as a visceral promenade performance.

More details here.


Saturday September 2, 2017 7:30pm - 9:30pm
The Whiteaways Arcade

8:00pm

"Next Level"
This show immerses its audience into the world of an imagined RPG set in the dystopian world of a sociopathic millennial’s party. The actors you encounter are split into two factions: players who have entered the game and are exploring the world with you, and simulated characters whose entire reality is constructed within the game’s coding. Combining aspects of rave culture, cinema, and performance art, Next Level innovates and revitalises the theatrical art form, expanding its appeal for non-traditional audiences.

More details here.


Saturday September 2, 2017 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Multipurpose Hall @ Bangunan UAB

8:30pm

"The Memories" by Orang-Orang Drum Theatre & JB Drum Team
Presented by Orang Orang Drum Theatre and JB Drum Team, this performance is inspired by the history of ancestors migrating southward in search for a way out, wishing to gain survival on foreign land. It depicts how people went through a multitude of adversity and mishaps, and still kept an indomitable spirit of perseverance and determination, sailing across the sea to a foreign place, to start an unknown journey full of risks.

More details here.


Saturday September 2, 2017 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Gat Lebuh Macallum

8:30pm

"The Human Voice"
The simple telephone is the painful divide between the psychologically tormented protagonist and her departing lover in The Human Voice. Adapted from the work of the seminal French playwright, Jean Cocteau, Joe Sidek’s directorial debut explores the dark depths of depression through Susan Lankester’s virtuoso performance.

More details here.


Saturday September 2, 2017 8:30pm - 10:30pm
Loft 29 @ Gat Lebuh Gereja

8:30pm

"Riwayat"

What does it mean to 'reclaim' the ocean and cut down trees for a highway, a mall, and progress? What does it mean to be a man and a woman? What does the man who dreamt of drowning in the ocean before jumping off the Penang Bridge and Bersih 5 have in common?

Riwayat (from 'riwayat hidup,' Malay for 'life story') asks these questions and brings to the stage a brutally honest, impactful, and sometimes hilarious devised piece -- of movement, multi-lingual text, and original soundscape -- that reacts to the world around and within us, investigating the shared memories and stories of living and being in Malaysia now.

More details here.

Buy tickets here.


Saturday September 2, 2017 8:30pm - 11:30pm
Penang PAC