Sunday, 6 September 2015


Hi Readers !

Have you hear about Airbnb? 

Carousell are currenntly collaborating with Airbnb on a travel-related campaign.

This special campaign’s aim to encourage people to list their pre-loved travel items on Carousell, share a bit of a story behind those items and include the campaign hastag, and 5 lucky winnders with the best stories will get to win $500 of Airbnb travel credits!

How to join the contest?
  1. Download the Carousell app
  2. List 1 or more items that are related to your travel experience for sale and in the item description.
  3. Tell us the travel story the items represents and add hashtag #CarousellxAirbnb
  4. Submit your listing(s) to the Carousell marketplace

Log on to to check out what others have shared!

This contest ends on 11 September 2015

What items can be sold ?

Books, bags, cameras, clothes…. Anything you can think of, so get creative! Items can be brand new or pre-loved, but they should be in a usable condition. Do your best to describe the condition of your items to help potential buyers understand it better.

Most importantly, we want to hear all about the inspiring stories behind those items that have travelled with you or which you’ve picked up during your travels. Share those stories with your potential buyers so that the memories live on!

Example of a good stories

Item: Handmade wallet

Story: I bought this wallet while on my exchange trip to Cambodia. It was the last day and we were returning to Singapore that very evening, so we were all glad to have been able to squeeze in a last minute shopping trip! As my existing wallet at the time was falling apart and I really struggled with keeping the coins in one place. I urgently needed a new wallet. I looked around for about an hour, and then I spotted an elderly lady at the corner of the Russian Market( Tuol Tom Poung Market) who was selling some beautiful purses. I went over to ask for the price and realised she only spoke Khmer, so a younger neighbouring vendor who spoke some english helped to translate.

The elderly lady, who had a gentle smile and very kind eyes, told me that she made the purses herself because she was good at sewing, having learnt how to do so at a young age. When I asked her why she was still working out here on her own, she replied saying she needed the money to put her grandchild though school because the child’s parents had gone missing some year earlier. I was very touched by her story and wanted to help her as much as I could, so I bought 5 purses from her (some as gifts for my family).

I’ve used 1 purse for myself and given away 3 purses to my family members, and I’m listing this final purse for sale, hoping that someone else who is touched by this story would buy it and maybe visit the elderly lady some day when in Cambodia.


Resource from #Carousell