New year, new MONGA

Hi everyone! Welcome to our newly revamped website!!! In the midst of this pandemic, we decided to switch things up a little bit. Something different from the past yet familiar to every student here reading this. Here is a tribute to the Zoom we’re all tired of, to every Monashian who managed to survive through…

Monash Cook-off #13: Dalgona Coffee

Written by: Christie Wong Featuring: Teng Sin Hui This one will be a real familiar face in the crowd if you still remember the days of TikTok food trends and our initial transition to Zoom classes, when the new normal was actually still new.  Tada! It’s Dalgona Coffee!  This will be Sin Hui’s third time…

Monch! Kafeidian (Petaling Street)

Written by: Christie Wong Photos by Tatiana Sutulova The words ‘KaifeiDian’ literally translates to coffee shop in Chinese and by the looks of this place, they have truly brought a modern twist into the traditional Chinese coffee shop we used to go while growing up. Located inside an old bungalow that used to be a…

Monash Cook-Off #7: Butter Croissants

Written by: Christie Wong Featuring: Mobina Ghadyani Ever heard of the saying ‘Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper’?  Mobina’s butter croissants For Mobina, she is not the type of person who sits down to eat a 5-dish breakfast like the ones you see in movies. She usually breezes through her breakfast,…

Monash Cook-Off #6: Classic Mocha Cake

Written by: Christie Kitlam Wong Featuring: Kok Xue Lin Baking comes easily for some but while for others, not so. Well, based on the picture below we all know which category Xue Lin falls into. One surprising fact is that while she has magic hands when it comes to sweets, she doesn’t consume as much…

Monash Cook-Off #5: Brownie Ice Cream Cake

Written by: Christie Kitlam Wong Featuring: Mariam Zaidi Ah cakes, the one true constant in life, a food that even the lactose intolerant will risk his/her bowels for. Fun fact: the brownie was named for its colour. I know! Anyway, brownies are bars of chocolate-y cake-but-not-a-cake that you see in those American shows. Honestly, this…

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 #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 #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…