Hosted by colleagues, friends and ‘tea’ buddies Hazirah, Nurul and Raudha, The Halal Travel Podcast is a space to let out their heart and soul as Muslim millennials. The trio invites inspiring Muslims from different walks of life to share the stories that made them who they are today. Tune in to the podcast on the way to school, at work or while cooking for a lighthearted listen.

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Sidetalk #11 | Are You Afraid of Cats?

Believe it or not, the number of cats our team members have in total outnumber the number of humans! Nurul and Raudha are the only people in the team who are afraid of cats and we are on a quest to turn them into cat-loving beings!

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Ep. #11 | Shamsydar Ani: On Being a Masterchef Finalist and Her Title As Sambal Queen

Dubbed the "Sambal Queen" (Chili Queen) on the first season of Masterchef Singapore, Shamsydar Ani is no stranger to spice. We find out more about her love for food, cooking tips and also reveal something we've been working on together for a while.

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Sidetalk #10 | Learning How to be Grateful

This episode, we talk about the instances that made us extremely upset and how we eventually learned to be grateful about them. We realised that each of us had many similar stories to tell and as painful as they were to experience, we all agree that we came out better and stronger from the incident.

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Ep. #10 | Nur Fatin Nabila: On Working for a Korean Company and Eating Halal in Korea

Nabila has us all excited about traveling to Korea the second we can! From Halal food recommendations in Jeju Island to misconceptions about the local people and culture, we get schooled on what to do and expect the next time we head to Korea.

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Sidetalk #9 | Netflix Shows: 10/10 We Would Recommend

We understand the desperation as you endlessly scroll through Netflix. These are some of the recents show we caught and are hooked on. We wouldn't recommend it if they're not good. Trust us. Really.

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Ep. #9 | Nazrul Islam: On Overcoming the Odds as a Migrant Worker in Singapore

Nazrul came to Singapore in 2008 to support his family in Bangladesh. How does he juggle being a marathon runner, an English teacher, co-founder of Help Societies International, a migrant worker and ultimately a father?

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Sidetalk #8 | What We Should Have Learnt in School

Is there a step-by-step guide on how to adult?? These are a few of our not so favourite things when it comes to adulting. We thought it would be a good consideration for schools to offer dummy courses on adulting 101. We know we'd definitely sign up

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Ep. #8 | Umar Munshi: On Shariah-compliant Crowdfunding and Islamic Fintech

Umar Munshi is a social entrepreneur who is the co-founder of award-winning Ethis.co - a group of pioneer investment and Crowdfunding platforms. He is also CEO of Ethis’s Islamic Social Finance marketplace Global Sadaqah which specialises in managing Zakat and CSR programs.

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Sidetalk #7 | If We Had Superpowers, We Would...

...make great superheroes! Or so we think. This episode, we debate whether teleportation triumphs invisibility and the silly yet realistic situations we would find ourselves in as superheores.

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Ep. #7 | Peter Gould: On Pioneering Islamic Design and Staying True to Your Intentions

Peter Gould is the founder of Gould Studio, a heart-centred design team that has created brands and experiences for Muslim audiences. His spiritual journey has been an influence on his creative work, learned the importance of having the right intention and received a timely reminder on Tawakkul.

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Sidetalk #6 | What If You Had No Feelings?

Would it better to have too many emotions or none at all? This episode, we talk about what-ifs in a world with no pain, no emotions and no fear.

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Ep. #6 | Faraliza Zainal: On Founding Ashraf's Cafe For Their Autistic Son

Faraliza Zainal and her husband founded My Inspiring Journey Special Education Hub (MIJ) to help their son, Mohd Ashraf. MIJ is a learning space for both children and adults with special needs. Realising the gap in the workforce for special needs graduates in the workforce, she set up Ashraf's Cafe.

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Sidetalk #5 | Singlehood, Marriage and Relationships

This episode, we talk about how it's like being in a relationship and the joys of singledom. Being single means independence and flexibility but being with someone helps you grow and learn. Don't take us too seriously, we're not Agony Aunts!

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Ep. #5 | Reem Alwajih: On Working as a UNHCR Field Assistant Combating the Refugee Crisis

As a senior field assistant at UNHCR in Yemen, Reem is part of the dedicated team that works tirelessly to protect refugees forced to flee wars and persecutions. Apart from providing aid such as shelter, food and water, UNHCR ensures that their basic safety, rights and dignity are taken care of.

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Sidetalk #4 | Halal Food Trends

Halal eateries are abundant in Singapore and that's a good thing! From Halal Mexican, Greek, Italian to Japanese, Korean and Cantonese, you'll be spoilt for choice. We talk about how the Halal food scene has evolved over the years & how much Singaporeans are willing to pay.

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Ep. #4 | Hari Raya Special

Rumah lamb chop? Nenek tapak kuda? It's that time of the year again! As we bid a bittersweet goodbye to Ramadan, a festive Eid awaits. This episode we talked about how to expertly evade intrusive Makcik questions, the best raya tunes and how much is too much to spend on celebrations?

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Sidetalk #3 | SGRediscovers Voucher

To support local tourism, all Singapore Citizens 18 years and above received S$100 worth of SingapoRediscovers Vouchers to be used on experiences such as tours, attractions and hotels. We talked about what experiences we've used our vouchers on and whether some of us will be using them at all!

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Ep. #3 | Zulhaqem Zulkifli: On Pursuing a Masters in Buddhism and Giving Back with Project Hills

Upon graduating with a Degree in Philosophy at NTUS, Zulhaqem earned the highly coveted Public Service Commission scholarship to further his Masters in Buddhist Studies at Oxford's St Peter's College. His choice of studies raised eyebrows so we asked what motivated him to choose this path.

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Sidetalk #2 | Cruise to Nowhere

You must've heard about the Cruise to Nowhere departing from Singapore to....where exactly?? This episode, we talked about the popular cruise experience that has provided locals an affordable alternative to staycations.

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Ep. #2 | Kaven Siddique Lim: On His Convert Journey and Performing Umrah as a New Muslim

Siddique reverted to Islam at the age of 18, he has been active in the local Muslim converts association. With a team of volunteers, he manages The Converts Central - a podcast focusing on the challenges new Muslims face along their conversion journey. Listen to his personal conversion journey!

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Sidetalk #1 | Welcoming Ramadan

Welcome to the first episode of SideTalk - mini episodes where we chat about the latest news and trending topics. This episode, we talk about what we're looking forward to the most and the least in Ramadan.

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Ep. #1 | Fadhi & Kim: On Overcoming Cultural Differences as a Binational Couple

We spoke with Fadhi and Kim a.k.a KimFad, a Malaysian-Korean binational couple currently residing in Malaysia. We were happy to meet adorable baby Naeun and asked the couple about their meet, how their parents reacted to their decision to marry and how Kim adapted to living in another country.

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SEASON - 2

Ep. #11 | Sarimah Amat: On Being a Foster Parent, Loving Others and Winning Yishunite of the Year

It’s not a stretch to say that Madam Sarimah Amat is the most popular person in Yishun! Apart from winning Yishunite of the year,her selflessness and care for others is admirable, we should all aspire to have the same level of love that she has in her heart for her foster children and those in need.

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Ep. #10 | Basheer Ahmad: On Founding Global Ehsan Relief, Helping Others and Importance of Compassion

Mr Basheer founded Global Ehsan Relief with only one full-time staff - himself. Today, GER has more than 40 employees across 5 countries! From caring for orphans and refugees to assisting in providing education to people in developing countries, his compassion and dedication is genuinely remarkable.

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Ep. #9 | Ili Sulaiman: On Her Love for Food, Missing Hong Kong & Overcoming PCOS

Ili’s mixed heritage - part Chinese, British, Sri Lankan and Malay! - is synonymous with her love of food of different cuisines. She grew up in Malaysia and was the 2015 winner of Food Hero, a talent search for the best home cook and host across Asia.

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Ep. #8 | Ellie Quinn: On How She Found Islam, Traveling Alone and Creating Content Out of It

Ellie’s a veteran traveler and her travel escapades will spark envy in any adventurer. What’s even better is that she lives in one place for months to immerse herself in the culture and its people. She recently embraced Islam and her journey has us listening intently for more.

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Ep. #7 | Amira Rahmat: On @asingaporeanabroad and Her Ghostly Encounter in Japan

As a cabin crew, Amira travels for work a whole lot and she started @asingaporeanabroad to share her travel stories while she flies for work. She strongly believes that traveling as a Muslim does not have to be difficult and does so by sharing her tips on Halal travel as much as she can.

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Ep. #6 | Nura Ahmad: On Overcoming Cancer and Founding Her Tribe

Girlboss Nura Ahmad shares with us her love for yoga, how she founded boutique studio Her Tribe, her amazing journey battling cancer and the miracle of being able to conceive a child despite all odds. Her energy is infectious and we love how she is an advocate for women’s fitness.

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Ep. #5 | Fahimah Thalib: On Modeling for Vogue Singapore, Going Viral and Traveling

You might’ve seen her on billboards and ads but her latest modeling stint with Vogue Singapore propelled her into the limelight. We speak with Fahimah, a part-time model and full-time speech therapist whose love for traveling we can definitely relate to.

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Ep. #4 | Atherah: On Being a Singapore Girl, Square Cakes and Her Favourite Things

Hazirah chanced upon Atherah’s account @myfavourite.things on Instagram and could not stop raving about her bespoke cakes since! Whimsical cakes in unconventional shapes, her bakes are truly works of art and we couldn’t agree more. We hope you love this episode and Atherah as much as we do!

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Ep. #3 | Tamu & Waju: On Being a Binational Couple and Trusting Your Instincts

Tamu & Waju’s love story made Nurul tear the first (and second) time she heard it! Truly, what a humble and down to earth couple. Hear Waju’s revert story and how they both met for the first time on the day of their Nikah. We hope you love this episode and Tamu & Waju as much as we do!

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Ep. #2 | Inari-ku: On Halal Japanese Food and Training at the Tokyo Sushi Academy

We first met Kak Marhamah of Inari-ku three years ago when we started the Cook Halal series and she was our first guest! The story of how she got into Halal Japanese cuisine never gets old. Her resilience and determination to keep learning and improving her craft is admirable.

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Ep. #1 | Adnan & Samia: On Globetrotting the World in Style While Giving Back to the Community

We have a couple all the way from New York! Samia shares her first time flying first class, Adnan divulges his love for Mexico, their tips on eating Halal overseas and the importance of giving back to the local community whenever they travel through their non-profit organization - Act of Goodwill.

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SEASON - 1

Ep. #10 | The HalalTrip Show: A Biweekly Live Quiz

The HalalTrip Show! Something we’ve been having for quite sometime now, 10 episodes to be exact! It’s a live stream game show where anyone around the world can come together and join the Live Trivia Quiz and win some prizes! We stream biweekly on Fridays, 9PM SGT or 1PM UTC!

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Ep. #9 | Eating Halal Abroad

Kebab? Falafel? We get you. Finding Halal food can be hard when you travel and it can make or break your trip. We talk about how we overcome these challenges, be it stocking up on instant noodles and instant pastest or bringing our pots and pans all the way from home (we’ve all done it, cmon).

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Ep. #8 | Must Visit Places Before They Vanish

The effects of climate change and over tourism are real and on this episode, we debate whether it is possible to travel and be sustainable at the same time. To top it off, we share our personal destinations to visit before it is too late and they disappear for good.

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Ep. #7 | Fashion Has Evolved, So Have We

Our personal style has evolved over the years and on this episode, we talk about what was cool way back when, what fashion today means to us, and most importantly how modest fashion has come a long way.

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Ep. #6 | Travel Experiences We’ll Never Forget

This episode, we reminisce about our embarrassing encounters at the airport apart from other life-changing, cringe-inducing moments that, if not for this podcast, would not have lived to see the light of the day.

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Ep. #5 | Goodbye Quarantine, Hello New Normal

As we gradually exit the lockdown phase, this episode we share our ups and downs and learnings from 4 months of working from home and what we look forward to (and others not so much) upon returning to the office - and life in general

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Ep. #4 | Who Are We?

We were forced to do this podcast!! Hear us spill the beans behind the good, the bad and the weird reasons for starting THTP. We also finally introduce ourselves properly though to be honest, one episode is barely enough.

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Ep. #3 | Can We Travel Yet?

We finally put the ‘Travel’ in Halal Travel Podcast!! This episode, we talk about how we think travel will change for good in light of Covid-19. We also share our top destinations to visit as soon as we get the green light to pack our bags and go go go!

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Ep. #2 | Graduating Class of COVID-19

On this episode, we have a guest who is one of many who have had to miss once-in-a-lifetime moments due to the Covid-19 outbreak. We also sidetrack a little and talk about good ol’ Uni days. As random as it sounds...welcome to our podcast.

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Ep. #1 | Make Eid Happen

Ramadan bazaars? Baju raya? Eid visiting? In our first episode, we look back to our memories of Eid growing up and what we miss the most this year. We share embarrassing Eid stories and hope that Eid is gonna happen.

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