How did Sassy start?
Sassy was born in Hong Kong in 2009 when three friends wanted to create an online and offline community for girls to come together and make friends, share fabulous discoveries and be in-the-know about the latest happenings around town. It all started with small happy hour gatherings (thanks to those three girls who came to our first Sassy Hour!) and a simple blog page.
Thanks to the support of amazing girls from Hong Kong, word started to spread about our little community and soon our happy hours were filled to the brim. Our blog grew until it became the uber-popular website you see today. In fact, we’ve grown so far beyond our Hong Kong roots that we’re now in Manila, Singapore, Australia and Dubai (with our sister site Sassy Mama!).
Our team has grown so much over the past few years but we always remember exactly why we started Sassy. It is all about making sure girls have a resource to help us navigate life in the fun-filled cities we’re based in while providing lots of opportunities for us to have some good old fashioned girl time.
Who is a typical Sassy girl?
There is no typical Sassy girl – we all come from different backgrounds and walks of life, but what we share is a sense of humor, a love of Manila and the desire to make the most of our lives in this amazing city. And yes, boys are always welcome both on our website and events!
What sets Sassy apart from the other sites around town?
We love discovering the latest and greatest hotspots, hidden gems and cool places around town – restaurants, bars, shops, spas, gyms and much more – and every business reviewed on our site is one that a member of our team has checked out personally and believes is deserving of the Sassy stamp of approval (no regurgitated press releases here, folks)!
Don’t get us wrong… all our reviews are honest and we love a bit of constructive criticism, but we would never feature a business or product that we found to have no redeeming features whatsoever. There is SO much awesome stuff going on in Manila, we’d rather concentrate on the good than the bad and showcase places we love!
Do I need to be a member?
No membership cards and secret handshakes here, girls! You “join” Sassy Manila by signing up for our mailing list here; we’ll then send you regular but not-too-frequent updates on upcoming Sassy Events and other news. We may also send you Sassy Scoop emails, which are paid for by our advertising partners. These help us keep Sassy Manila free and our events low-cost. Sassy Scoops are always about something we genuinely think you’ll be interested in, not random spammy stuff.
Will you sell my details if I subscribe to your mailing list?
Never. Pinky swear. That’s just tacky (and against the law!).
At the bottom of some of our giveaway or RSVP forms, you may notice a checkbox for you to sign up to our sponsors’ mailing lists – you can opt in or out depending on whether you want to receive their news and updates. It’s as simple as that and totally up to you!