She grew up in abject poverty under the Khmer Rouge regime, was sold into sexual slavery when she was just a child, and endured torture and rape in Phnom Penh brothels, until she escaped with the help of a foreign aid worker. Instead of distancing herself from the past, Somaly Mam set up AFESIP (Acting for Women in Distressing Situations), an organisation that helps victims of sexual slavery empower themselves and regain their dignity. Mam shares with us her hopes and dreams for the future, and tells us what keeps her going.
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From Scotland’s Ben Nevis to Mt. Cook in New Zealand, Mt Damavand in Iran to the spectacular Mt. Everest, no mountain proved high enough for adventurer Khoo Swee Chiow, who scaled eight peaks in just as many months as part of the AirAsia Altitude-X Expedition. The father of two speaks to us about his love for majestic peaks and what sparked his passion for mountaineering.
Compiled by: Chitra S Images: Khoo Swee Chiow
As a child, winner of the inaugural E&O Search for AFC’s Next Celebrity Chef, Dino Ferrari was glued to the TV, but not to cartoons like most kids his age. Instead, the charming chef spent hours watching cooking programmes, picking up skills that now stand him in good stead. He shares with Travel 3Sixty° his inspiration and what cooking ‘Dino-style’ is all about.
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Be it Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo, China or the Philippines, illustrator Pablo Ientile draws inspiration from typical Asian scenes to fill the pages of his sketchbook. Having started his 10-country tour in Kuala Lumpur on September 15 last year, Ientile has camped on couches in the homes of strangers across Asia – all in the name of his Illustration Around The World project. The project, which follows the main character – the bear Pablo – on his journey, also features the work of illustrators from the countries he visits.
Compiled by: Chitra S Illustrations: Pablo Ientile
Growing up, Dan Lynn, CEO of AirAsiaExpedia blew out candles on his birthday cake, wishing he could be James Bond. Lynn, 30 years old, who helms the development and operation of the first global tie-up between a Low Cost Carrier (AirAsia) and an online travel agency (Expedia), may not have the secret agent powers of 007, but nonetheless exhibits the same magnetism and boyish charm of his idol. He talks to Travel 3Sixty˚ about AirAsiaExpedia and what he’s really like.
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Travel show host, model and all-round nice guy, Henry Golding travelled to New Zealand with AirAsia X recently and experienced fantastic adventures including glacier hiking and jumping out of a plane at the height of 15,500 feet. Golding shares with us some of the highlights from that trip and divulges juicy bits including who he would like to be trapped with on a deserted island.
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