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Airbnb Launches First Malaysian-based Online Experience With Nini Marini.
Thursday 4 June 2020
The influential artist shares a simple arts and crafts experience. Photo: Airbnb

Following the successful launch of its Online Experiences globally, Airbnb launches a collaboration with local Malaysian artist and creative entrepreneur, Marini Ramlan (also known as Nini Marini). This initiative marks the first-ever Airbnb Online Experience based out of Malaysia. 

An influential figure in the local arts scene, Nini Marini has created artworks in a variety of mediums, including ceramics, textiles, metals, and even artificial intelligence. She is well-liked for her abstract yet bold decorative style, which is both accessible and imaginative.

Nini’s talent has led to her working with local designers and global brands alike. Now, she is sharing her vibrant aesthetic through her Online Experience, which will take place twice a week starting 10 June, where she will be teaching guests how to weave using t-shirts.

Photo: Airbnb


Learn how to make coasters using weaved t-shirts in this 2-hour session in the most simples approach.

Nini gained her basic knowledge of weaving from her mother, who is a master weaver and finds her class to be fun. “I am delighted to have the opportunity to connect with a global community and celebrate my love for the arts by hosting the first Malaysia-based Online Experience,” said Nini. 

“T-shirt weaving is a fun, simple, and creative activity that anyone can take part in, and with all of us celebrating Eid differently this year I truly believe this is a great way for families and friends to spend time together virtually. I’m also hopeful that this will inspire more Malaysians to start hosting their own Online Experiences and sharing their own passions with the rest of the world.”

Photo: Airbnb


Airbnb launched its Online Experiences as an alternative way for people to connect, travel virtually and earn income during the COVID-19 crisis. It has now swiftly evolved to be one of guests’ favourite ways to be transported to new destinations while at home, with 20,000 seats booked in the first two weeks.

There are over 50 Airbnb Online Experiences available led by hosts around the world. You can also learn to prepare a festive meal by learning how to cook Cape Malay curry or authentic Moroccan dishes, and even Japanese mochi and Italian tiramisu.