Standing Out, Fitting In, Rising Above

By Enzo Sim

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(From left) Fatin Amilin, Yuvindra Durairaj and Alexander Fernandez
Fatin Amilin, 24, is more comfortable eating with a pair of chopsticks. She celebrates both Chinese New Year and Hari Raya, and enjoys eating Chinese delicacies made by her maternal grandmother, who is Chinese – albeit made using chicken stuffing.She is a Kelantanese Malay-Chinese who decided to come to Penang, where she stayed with her grandmother, to pursue her tertiary education in a private college. At varsity, she realized that she was the only one wearing a headscarf in class,...

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Enzo Sim

is a Mass Communications graduate who has an unwavering passion towards international relations, history and regional affairs of Southeast Asia. His passion has brought him to different Southeast Asian capitals to explore the diverse cultural intricacies within the region.