The Ten Best Quotes from Intrepid Women Travellers


Timing is everything, and timing was on my side when I happened to be home in Penang when the “Zafigo Talk: Intimate Conversations with Women on Travel and Culture” was on as part of George Town Festival.

The talk was moderated by Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir, founder of, a new website to cater to women travellers in Asia and the Middle East.

“It started out as an idea – it was my first trip to Pakistan and I didn’t know how to dress for a meeting and I couldn’t find anything online. Over the years, I thought about the things that affect women: safety, culture, social etiquette. The information out there was mainly about Western women.”

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