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Stories

One Story at a Time

Part of building a vibrant and supportive community here on MyHeart includes sharing captivating stories of Malaysians around the world. Our traditions continue to bring Malaysians together wherever they are. From students, working professionals, entrepreneurs, freelancers to stay-at-home husband or wife, there's a story for everyone!

If you’re a Malaysian abroad who is keen on sharing your personal story, drop us a message and we’ll be in touch. Story submissions from overseas Malaysian associations covering events organised are also welcome — our guidelines can be found here

From Malaysia to Canada: Henry Lee’s Love for His Home Country

After over 40 years of residing in Toronto, Henry Lee’s passion for promoting Malaysia is...
March 9, 2024

From Malaysia to the UK: Pursuing Higher Dreams in Nutrition Sciences

For Nur Najiah Zaidani Kamarunzaman, pursuing her Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Nutrition Sciences at...
March 5, 2024

From Ipoh to Melbourne: A Story of Tenacity, Fusion and Cultural Heritage

Melbourne's vibrant cityscape hosts many stories, but Dr. Raja Yasmin's journey stands out. Hailing from...
February 28, 2024

From Malaysia to Australia: An Outback Adventure

Lao Tzu once said, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”...
February 17, 2024

From Malaysia to the UK: Making Bold Adventures as an MBA student

Lua Foong Chia graduated from the University of Nottingham Malaysia campus with a degree in...
February 8, 2024

From Kota Kinabalu to London: A Taste of Malaysian Heritage Shared Online

Proud of her Bornean culture and heritage, Hidayah Iwani Kamal paved her way through growing...
January 29, 2024

Forging Cultural Bonds and Unity for Malaysian Students in Korea

When the Look East Policy was introduced in Malaysia, the nation saw more Malaysian students going...
January 21, 2024

From Malaysia to USA: In Miami’s Spotlight

“I always knew my story would be about connection,” Norsham begins, her voice echoing a...
January 11, 2024

From Malaysia to Japan: A Hanami of Knowledge and Culture

Studying abroad has always been a dream of many young Malaysian students, including Nurul Atiqah...
January 4, 2024

Incentives Templer Park International School

40% scholarship of tuition fees + Zero application fee (worth RM 1000) + Zero registration fee (worth RM 4000)

Incentives International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL)

Application fee waiver (worth RM1,500)

Incentives Oasis International School

100% Waiver of Registration Fee (RM10,000 value)

Incentives Sri KDU

50% rebate off the Application Fee

Incentives Straits International School

100% OFF Application & Registration fees + 10% OFF Annual School Fees

Savings of over RM10,000 plus additional benefits

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For new students at any ISP (International School Partnership) School in Malaysia

Incentives Tenby Schools

100% OFF Application & Registration fees + 10% OFF Annual School Fees

Savings of over RM10,000 plus additional benefits

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For new students at any ISP (International School Partnership) School in Malaysia

Incentives Asia Pacific Schools

100% OFF Application & Registration fees + 10% OFF Annual School Fees

Savings of over RM10,000 plus additional benefits

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For new students at any ISP (International School Partnership) School in Malaysia

Incentives Epsom International School

100% waiver of Enrollment Fees

Up to RM20,000 + Additional Benefits

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Available for new students applying from now until 31 December 2023

Incentives Taylor’s International School

100% waiver of Registration Fees

Savings up to RM20,000

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Only for new enrollments into any of Taylor’s International School (Branch Kuala Lumpur / Puchong) from now until 31 December 2023

Incentives Australian International School Malaysia (AISM)

100% waiver of Registration Fees

Savings up to RM20,000

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Only for new enrollments into any of Australian International School Malaysia (AISM) from now until 31 December 2023

Incentives Nexus International School

100% waiver of Registration Fees

Savings up to RM20,000

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Only for new enrollments into any of Nexus International School from now until 31 December 2023

Incentives Gardens International School

100% waiver of Registration Fees

Savings up to RM20,000

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Only for new enrollments into any of Gardens International School from now until 31 December 2023

Dr Catheryn Lim

Who is Dr Catheryn Lim?

Currently a Senior Research Fellow at Matthew Wood group and Chair, Early-Mid Career Researchers Committee at Department of Paediatrics, University of Oxford. Received her Ph.D., Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry from UNSW Dr. Lim is now working on understanding disease mechanisms and developing genetic treatments for neuromuscular diseases. Two of these strategies are now at later stages of development where she is collaborating with industrial partners to optimise the strategies in preparation for first-in-human clinical trials.

Format of the sharing session

The participants for the session consisted of students and academicians coming from various biological and related sciences background.

During the session, Dr. Lim shared about her experience and journey in the research world and delved into the new developments being made in genetic treatments (specifically in neuromuscular diseases). She also shared some tips and advice on how to be active in the biotechnology research industry.

Outcome

The session has exposed 183 participants to new development in genetic treatments (specifically in neuromuscular diseases).

Dr Aid Fawzal

Who is Dr Aid Fawzal?

Experienced CFD Engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the automotive, energy and oil & gas industries. Strong professional background with a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Mechanical, Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering from Coventry University. Invented a constant number which is called the Fawzal Number (Fa) which is used to optimize supercar’s cooling system.

Format of the sharing session

Our participants consist of students from various engineering field and various level of studies, from bachelor’s degree to PhD.

During the session, Dr Aid shared with us the step-by-step process involved in designing a car using a simulation software where he explained why certain components are designed in such ways and the importance of each component. He also shared some tips to students who are planning to go into the automotive field.

Outcome

The session has benefited 284 participants with new knowledge and exposure to the automotive world and inspire our future engineers to pursue and improve our automotive industry.

Samantha Chong

In 2022, we collaborated with KL City Opera and organised a masterclass with Samantha Chong, a Malaysian mezzo-soprano based in Hong Kong

Objective

To develop the performing arts scene in Malaysia via a collaboration with a leading name in classical Italian opera.

Format of the masterclass

The masterclass was held over 2 days, where 4 participants were selected to perform an aria or duet. Samantha then provided verbal and demonstrative feedback to each participant for 7-9 minutes each, which included song and scene interpretation, and stage presence.

Outcome

Samantha made a conscious effort to focus her sharing NOT on singing, but on the various aspects of performance, something that Malaysian performers lacked. So, MyCollabs acted as a medium for her to guide the students in navigating the world of classical opera, including dealing with different stakeholders like conductors, music directors and repetiteurs.

The students, on the other hand, received a rare opportunity to undergo a masterclass conducted by a seasoned performer for free. They could then use the knowledge they gained to enhance their opera skills and hopefully, pursue a career as full-time professional opera singers, something which is a rarity in Asia.