Malaysia’s first professional female mixed martial artist Ann Osman is blazing a trail for women pursuing the sport of competitive fighting. Only 27 years of age, bubbly Ann has captured the hearts of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) audiences in Asia with her indomitable spirit and become an inspiration to women everywhere. Ann opens up to Travel 3Sixty° about the sacrifices she’s had to make in pursuit of her dream.
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In pursuit of off-the-wall adventures, Simon Yin has experienced some pretty wild things like camel racing in Inner Mongolia and free diving for gold in Indonesia – all in the name of good TV. The gregarious host of History Channel’s Hidden Cities Extreme gives Travel 3Sixty° the inside scoop on Season 2 of the show.
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Singapore-based Dutch artist Marcel Heijnen sees beauty in walls. This visual artist tells Travel 3Sixty° about his latest series of photographs titled Residue, which uses a clever technique to capture images of buildings and the textural beauty of otherwise ordinary walls.
Words: Chitra Santhinathan
A champion of seasonal produce and good eats, Maggie Beer is among the most recognisable faces in the Aussie food scene. Originally a Sydney-sider, Beer tells Travel 3Sixty° how moving to South Australia’s Barossa Valley sparked her interest in cooking, and shares with us the strangest thing she’s ever eaten, as well as recipes from her latest tome, Maggie’s Christmas.
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Thai-German model-turned-actor Mario Maurer is heating up the silver screen with his fresh face, boyish charm and award-winning acting talent. With a huge fan following in his home country, Thailand, Maurer is now all set to make it big in the region. Not just content to stay within the confines of the film industry, the leading man talks to Travel 3Sixty° about his plans for the future and his newest venture – his very own perfume.
Words : Chitra S
As a child perplexed watching her cousins groan during piano practice, Mei Yi Foo’s curiosity led her to tinkle with the ivories herself, fine-tuning a skill that has won her a legion of fans and accolades that include being named the BBC’s Music Magazine Awards Best Newcomer of the Year (2013). The talented London-based concert pianist who has played with notable orchestras from the BBC Concert Orchestra to the Helsinki Philharmonic tells Travel 3Sixty how her Malaysian roots have coloured her performances.
Words : Chitra S
Passionate about the fight against HIV/AIDS, DJ-turned-activist Baby Jim Aditya has lived with sex workers in red-light districts in an effort to educate them on HIV/AIDS, visited prisons to teach inmates about the dangers of used needles and unprotected sex, and challenged deep rooted prejudices in her country’s patriarchal society. Here, she tells us why she believes attitudes have to change.
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