Tag: Asia

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Travelling after graduation

As I approach the end of my fourth year of university, a break from the stress is much needed. Whilst everyone around me are applying for a permanent job, my intention is to travel – to see the world before I reluctantly find a job and start paying off my student debt! Having finished my…

Travel

5 Underrated Countries in Asia

Asia is a traveller’s paradise. It is diverse, beautiful, and culturally fascinating, which is no secret. The perception of Asia, however, is dominated by certain countries. Thailand is the first country to spring to mind when talking about backpacking, China has one of the most famous histories in the world and the culture of Japan…

News

Freedom Soc stand in fight against FGM

The Freedom Charity Society has been established at UEA to allow students to pledge their support for zero-tolerance of female genital mutilation (FGM) worldwide. FGM is recognised as any procedure which alters or injures the female genitalia for non-medical reasons. It is widely recognised as a severe violation of human rights, and can lead to…

Travel

Lunar New Year across Asia

As an Indonesian of Chinese descent, Lunar New Year is a celebrated holiday close to my heart. Red pockets, lots of cakes, traditional meals, family gatherings and paying respect to deceased family members are among several of the many things we do during this festive occasion. Lunar New Year itself simply refers to the beginning…

Travel

Bizarre food around the world

Trying local specialties is one of the exciting aspects of travel, but sometimes what the locals consider as food isn’t something we would normally assume is edible. It may sound bizarre to the rest of the world, but some of these strange cuisines are favourites among the local tongue. When we talk about bizarre food,…

Global

Asia Year in Review

A historic meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has led some to suggest the age of North Korea as a rogue state is coming to an end. The divided North and South have made increasingly conciliatory moves over 2018; however, experts have warned that this may not be the…

Travel

Best noodle dishes around Asia

It’s the time of year when you try to run away from the winter blues by eating warm, delicious and comforting food. For many of us international students, noodles often remind us of home. As a tribute to all my cold and homesick Asian brothers and sisters out there, here are some of the best…

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