About TTT

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The Tudung Traveller
/ðə tuːdʌŋ  trævələ/
noun

1. Muslim female, of Malay ethnic origins, who travels.

a)   Currently based in Singapore but often times can be found dreaming about/physically in other places.
b)   Believes the world is meant to be discovered, one amazing place at a time.
c)    A life enthusiast; someone with lots of love to give.
d)   Otherwise known as AtikahAmalina.

20 facts about me!

* Tudung (noun)- Malay word for the veil/headscarf, donned by Muslim females to cover their hair and chest.

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I have had people sitting down with me and asking me upfront, “Why do you write? Why do you showcase your vulnerability, your thoughts and feelings to the world? Why do you share so much?”

I knew then that it’s because I’ve been through enough rough patches in life to know that everyone needs someone to tell them, “It’s ok, we’re all in this together. We’re going to be alright.”

Writing, to me, is a way to give back to the world. Some people share fashion, some people share fitness tips… I share basic human spiritual ideas. We are all going through our own battles in life, it always helps to know that we’re not alone.

I wish to write the story of the human spirit – flawed, constantly full of hope and strengthened by faith. My travel stories are not only about the what and where, but also of the how and why. They aren’t just about the places I’ve been to, but the journey of faith and growth that has taken place along the way.

If anything, I wish to show that life is meant to be lived, that paradigms are made to be broken, that any form of adventure is the necessary ingredient for every soul to feel alive. Being unapologetically human and living a life of no regrets are ultimately the best gifts one can give to the world.

SAM_3517In other news, I am a graduate from National University of Singapore and am currently doing my part shaping young lives and hearts in Singapore. I have had the blessed opportunity to study abroad twice, once in the esteemed Australian National University and another in the University of Manchester. I am a trained facilitator/trainer with two amazing companies, both having a focus on lifeskills programmes. I am also a volunteer with various organisations, filling up my life with my love for children and youth character development.

Most of my posts have been and will be about this amazing life journey, about spirituality and about growth. Occasionally, I’d get excited and share other things that I am passionate about but hey, that keeps this interesting! Through it all, I strive to be as honest as possible because, sometimes, that’s all we need.

Don’t ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. – Harold Whitman

If you ever need to ask a question or find out more about the things I’ve blogged about, feel free to drop a comment or email me at thetudungtraveller@gmail.com!

Much love,
TheTudungTraveller

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23 thoughts on “About TTT

  1. Hi AtikahAmalina,
    Thanks for stopping by and liking our blog post. It sounds like you are having a wonderful time in the UK and making the most of all the opportunities you have there. I’m sorry about your break up though. That must be hard. I hope you find peace and closure, and carry on enjoying your travels.
    Jo

  2. Salam and hello there.

    Been peeking through your blog. I think you’re like awesome? Good posts and lots of adventures. Kinda like what I’ve always wanted to do. Except that I end up in KL most of the time due to family strains and stuff. Syukur nonetheless. Glad that I found your Instagram. You’re an inspiration to me. Glad tidings and may He protect and guide all of us.

    • Salaam!

      Awww thank you so much! I’m glad they’re of benefit to you. Dream big and go far! 😀 InshaAllah, you’ll get to go on your own adventures around the globe too one day. May Allah make it easy for you! :):)

  3. Salaam!

    Thank you for visiting and subscribing to Amazing Life. I really enjoyed visiting your blog. You have a really nice layout for it. I find a lot of bloggers don’t pay attention to the aesthetics of their blogs, but you have done a really good job! I also like the content of your blog. It has depth, soul, and above all is a message of positivity for those who need it. Continue doing what you do and know you have a friend at Amazing Life!

    • Yes, it’s been such a huge blessing & opportunity! 🙂 Now I’m back in school wondering why I’m not in Manchester. :p

      You’re travelling so much now so that’s a huge blessing too! 😀

  4. Salam!

    First of all, just stumbled upon this lovely blog of yours! Will definitely spend some time here.

    I was wondering how do you go about planning overseas trips and ensuring that the places you intend to visit have all the things you need to fulfill the daily routines of a Muslim, such as prayers, eating halal places and ensuring that you will sleep in peace.

    Thank you so much for inspiring me to look beyond Singapore and explore the world that Allah s.w.t. has created for us to enjoy,ponder and thus be closer to Him. All the best your future endeavors and may He bless you and your family, insyaallah!

    • Salaam Hadi!

      Thank you for your kind words, it means a lot to me!

      I hold on to the belief that practicing Islam is easy, hence fulfilling my daily routines of a Muslim is never an issue. Wearing the hijab, doing my daily prayers and food have never hindered me from doing anything – for example, I can just find a corner to do my prayers and if I can’t find halal-certified food (cos this is a foreign concept in many places), I’ll just eat vegetarian or seafood. I always stay in hostels too and so far, being a Muslim has never been cause for concern.

      May Allah bless you and your family too! 🙂

      Atikah

  5. Greetings from Carolina! I’m bored to tears at work so I decided to browse your blog on my iphone during lunch break.
    I enjoy the knowledge you present here and can’t wait to take a
    look when I get home. I’m surprised at how quick your blog loaded on my mobile
    .. I’m not even using WIFI, just 3G .. Anyways,
    wonderful blog!

  6. Salam, hey dear! Been a big fan of your blog for a while and I especially loved how you seem to be such a free-spirited young lady who can never stop travelling around the globe (hence, TTT haha).

    I hope to be able to travel one day and I purposely left an empty page on my blog dedicated to Travels coz I hope to do that one day. With my adventurer of a husband, if not solo.

    I would love to ask though, whenever you travel, what is it that you seek for and have you always succeeded in finding it? 🙂

    Keep on rockin’ it dear, and I will always be your loyal reader! (Y)

  7. Just happened upon your FB page which led me here, and i had to tell you – i LOVE your spirit and energy. Just through your posts I see you’re living life to the max and seem happy and at peace and always looking to help others! I wish there were more humans like you! Take care and keep on writing.

    PS – Your English is also terrific by the way!

  8. Hello Atikah,
    I just found your blog by chance when I read your post about traveling with Hijab. I am interested a lot about this thing. I am also wearing hijab and this kind of things I also face when I did my solo trip.

    Keep writing,

    cheers…
    Nurul..

  9. Salam Atikaha!
    I was looking for someone and Allah pointed me here. My research focuses on spotlights minority voices in Islam in hopes to break down barriers and strengthen the ummah. May Allah bless you in your journey!

  10. Hey there,I love reading your travelogues and it inspires me to travel overseas someday too.I’m impressed by your written language and was wondering how did you achieve such high proficiency?How did you ace both Mother Tongue and English language back in school since it can be quite daunting to handle both subjects?

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