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“Traveling Is Expensive But It’s Just A Matter Of Priorities” – Adi Sakinah Omar

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T: A short bio about yourself? 3-4 lines that best describe you, what you do for a living and so…
A: My full name is Adi Sakinah Omar, 26 years old originally from Skudai, Johor.  I am currently living in Jeju Island, Korea with my husband. In fact, we are the only Malaysians here. I am currently in the final phase to finish my master program at Jeju National University in Fine Art, Painting. I came to Jeju alone in 2013 and fell in love with this place ever since. In 2014, I started Jeju Muslim Travel, which is my own travel and tour company based in Jeju Island.

T: Where have you been?
A: I grew up in Glasgow, Scotland and I have been to many countries in Europe and some other continents such as Netherland, Ireland, France, Belgium, Germany, England, Korea, Turkey, Vietnam and just to name a few.

T: What was your best trip among all the trips?
A: My best trip was my honeymoon to Scotland last year. My husband and I met in 2009 when he was backpacking in Scotland. My family hosted him during his 7 days stay in Scotland. That’s when everything started. So, we decided to go back in time by repeating our first trip together to the Scottish Highlands.

T: What did you learn about yourself during the trip?
A: I learn to appreciate every moment I had because not everything can be repeated.

T: What’s your favourite/dream travel destination and why?
A: I do not have any specific dream destination but it is my objective to travel overland from Malaysia to  Asia dan Europe with my own DIY campervan. I have been dreaming to cross China-Pakistan border via Karakoram Highway with my own Campervan.

T: Your favourite and most useful travel hacks?
A: Always look confident while travelling alone even when you are lost. Vulnerable-looking travellers are an easy target for scammers or even criminals.

T: Your message to fellow young Muslim who wish/dreams to travel just like you?
A: Traveling is expensive and that’s an undeniable truth, but so does your iPhone, LV handbags and gadgets. It’s just a matter of priorities. Spend more of your money on experience because when you’re old, you’ll only remember the sleepless night you spent camping on a mountain under the moon and stars.

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