Project Lockdown #4: Kuantan

Edited by: Chua Jia Ying Kuantan is the administrative and commercial capital of Pahang, famed for its production of exquisite traditional handicrafts, batik and for its breath-taking waterfalls. Today, we take a look at what’s it been like living in Kuantan whose main economic drive, tourism, has taken a deep plunge since the implementation of…

Humans of Monash #4: Rowena

Written by: Chua Jia Ying Featuring: Rowena Mohan I’ve always yearned to travel across the world, to experience cultures different from my own and to live moments I’d only ever get so little in a lifetime. When I was presented the opportunity to travel to Italy, it felt almost too good to be true. Travelling…

Project Lockdown #3: Melaka & Johor

Edited by: Chua Jia Ying Melaka is the historical state of Malaysia, home to an abundance of historical sites and tourist attractions. Travelling south from Melaka is Johor, the state which sits at the southernmost tip of peninsula Malaysia and is connected to Singapore. Johor is famous for its breathtaking rainforests and beaches. Hence, it…

Humans of Monash #3: Clary

Written by: Christie Wong Featuring: Clary In 2016, my family and I lived through a house break-in. One man took me hostage, with a knife to my neck while threatening my parents to keep quiet so the other man could tie them up with cable wires. It was either they stay silent or they would…

Project Lockdown #2: Brunei

Edited by: Chua Jia Ying March 16th 2020, Brunei closes its borders, banning overseas travels and preventing its citizens from leaving the country. The announcement was made in an effort to curb the COVID-19 spread within the country. In this article, take a look at what life is like in Brunei since the closure. Photo…

Humans of Monash #2 : Gavyn

Written by: Kieran Nair Photographed by: Ivan Liew Featuring: Gavyn What prompted me to kick-start my entrepreneurship journey was when I couldn’t believe I’d just spent 200 bucks on a Champion sweater I had bought from an online shop, knowing that if I had done more research to look into the market, I could get…

Project Lockdown #1: Kuala Lumpur

Edited by: Chua Jia Ying 2003. A week-long travel restriction on travellers from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Vietnam, among others, was imposed following the outbreak of a then-novel coronavirus – Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). 2020. We see a repeat in history but on a much larger scale. In this article, our writers…

Humans of Monash #1 : Hyqel

Written by: Kieran Nair Photographed by: Ivan Liew Featuring: Hyqel Razali Three years ago on the 5th of August, I got a call around 10:00pm asking me if I was the relative of [my brother] and telling my family to rush down to the hospital. He was involved in a motorbike accident; his helmet flew…