Perhaps one of the best things about meeting new people at new places is that you create a memory. And, just like travelling, you make the best out of it so that it’s etched in your mind, body and soul. That is exactly how the four of us met! We were all doing the things we loved for work – entertainment, media and lifestyle. We bonded through all our common interests – hence Travellah was born.
Travel as we know is the movement of people between distant geographical locations. Travel can be done by foot, bicycle, automobile, train, boat, bus, airplane, ship or other means, with or without luggage, and can be a one way or round trip.
The term lah however is a famous suffix we Malaysians (and Singaporeans) use to complement any sentence available in a social conversation. The origins of this slang is basically from the Malay and Chinese language.
The combination of these two words Travel and lah also makes the word ‘travellah’ a substitute for another way to say ‘traveller’ with some attitude !
Travellah is a bilingual travel website and we aim to share with others the beauty of our own language – Bahasa Melayu through our articles without neglecting the English language as well. Hence, we have writers who are also bilingual. Let’s meet the people behind Travellah.
WHO ARE WE
Sri Rahayu or Ayu, is a Media & Communication graduate from the Mara University of Technology, in Shah Alam. With over 15 years of journalism experience, she is also a hardcore traveller who loves writing about adventure and food!
Brianne or better known as Anne has been in the marketing & communication line since she graduated. Writing has always been her passion and has since written for various magazines, websites and newspapers. If you’d like a family’s point of view on travelling, she’ll be your go to gal.
Juhfaidzal, a law graduate turned TV producer turned PR consultant. Being an active Enactus (the SIFE; Students in Free Enterprise) member in his alma mater, has taught him to be resilient, dynamic and goal oriented with anything that crosses his path. Cooking is his forte, and he enjoys good spicy food and more. And he thinks he is a food connoisseur with a flair for writing as he’s been doing it for many years.
Shah has been involved in the media and entertainment industry for two decades. Being a Broadcasting graduate who also holds a post graduate/Master’s degree in International Affairs with a major in Asia Pacific from the University de La Rochelle in France, gave him the upper hand of being one of the very few French-speaking professionals in his industry. A man of many talents, Shah emcees, and is also a freelance travel writer. At the same time he is an award-winning lyricist who has worked with some of the biggest recording artistes from Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.
So, you’ve landed at your destination and you’re overwhelmed with options of what to see, eat and do so, we’ve categorized our website into Explore & Kembara, Check-In, Rasa & Savour and Gaya & Culture and we hope you enjoy our site, thank you for visiting!