Words by Franklin Tan
Photos by Hamza Delbar

So on our last day we, meaning myself, Hamza, Norman, Mad and Tuck, decided to roam around looking for food that we will not be able to get back in Peninsular Malaysia. In comes Norman, again to the rescue, with the Google search engine and ¬†found a place that claims to have authentic Kadazandusun food that is called D’Place Kinabalu.¬† Continue reading “#butodchallenge”


The ISO Series: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Words by Franklin Tan
Photos by Franklin Tan

In this article, I have interviewed individuals that have all been on previous trips in the ISO series, asking a various number of questions that had pertained to their experiences and things they have noticed or learned.

I have interviewed three current students in the School of Arts and Social Sciences; Norman and Hannah who had both been on last year’s ISO series study trip which was ISO Laos (2016), and Janice who had been on two of the previous ISO series trips – ISO Yangon (2015) and ISO Laos. And I also heard from Chrishandra, who is the chaperone of this year’s ISO series study trip and she has been on three ISO series trips; one as a student during ISO Iloilo (2013), one as an alumnus in ISO Yangon and one as a chaperone for this year’s ISO Sabah (2017). The last person I have interviewed is Jasbir, the risk manager of Monash University Malaysia who has accompanied the travellers on three of the ISO series trips which were ISO Yangon, ISO Laos, and ISO Sabah. Continue reading “The ISO Series: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow”

Lunch at Restoran Tanjung Puteri

Words by Franklin Tan
Photos by Yeo Li-Sha

Going to a place that is unfamiliar to you would almost always be a slightly uncomfortable situation. Unfamiliar food, faces, culture, language, etc. However the one thing that all individuals would understand would be kindness, and that’s where Queenie comes into the picture and her lovely restaurant, the Tanjung Puteri Restaurant.

DSC_0449Entrance to Tanjung Puteri

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Tagal: For the Future Generation

Words by Franklin Tan
Photos by Yeong Hui Min

In history classes, those that are of Malaysian descent had always been taught on the many indigenous people that had and continue to live in the country, that could range from the Kadazandusun people to the Penan people. As noble an effort this was, the history classes had merely scratched the surface on just how significant and important the cultures of these people were. Cultures such as the one by the Kadazandusun would stress on a particular culture and tradition that they would like to call tagal. Continue reading “Tagal: For the Future Generation”