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<ul><li><p>8/13/2019 UQMSA Survival Guide 2014</p><p> 1/29</p></li><li><p>8/13/2019 UQMSA Survival Guide 2014</p><p> 2/29</p><p> Contents</p><p>Hello My Second Home- All about Brisbane 4 - 6- The University of Queensland 7 - 10</p><p>- UQMSA 11</p><p>- MASCA Queensland 12</p><p>Getting Started- The Checklist 14 - 17</p><p>- Its Time to Pack! 18 - 19</p><p>Brisbane Here We Are- Transportation in Brisbane 20</p><p>- Settling Down 21 - 26</p><p>- Jalan-jalan! 27 - 28</p><p>Who should I contact in Brisbane? 29</p></li><li><p>8/13/2019 UQMSA Survival Guide 2014</p><p> 3/29</p></li><li><p>8/13/2019 UQMSA Survival Guide 2014</p><p> 4/29</p><p>All about Brisbane</p><p>Hello My Second Home!</p><p>Beer known as Brissy or Bris Vegas especially among</p><p>Brisbanites, Brisbane is the most populous city in Queensland,</p><p>as well as the third most populous city in Australia. Its metro-</p><p>politan region extends along the Brisbane River, which is one</p><p>of its most iconic</p><p>landmarks.</p><p>Its consistent development is aributed to its wide range of</p><p>retails, Port of Brisbane, ecotourism, good working opportuni-</p><p>es and also comprehensive facilies.</p><p>Similar to the districts in Malaysia, there are many</p><p>geographical subdivisions in Brisbane, which are calledsuburbs. Among these are St Lucia (where University of</p><p>Queensland is located), Toowong, Indooroopilly, Sunnybank,</p><p>South Brisbane and West End.</p><p>To know more about Brisbanes suburbs, please refer to</p><p>hp://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/about-council/council-</p><p>informaon-and-rates/brisbane-suburbs/</p><p>The CultureWill I just come across Ang mohs (Caucasians) in Brissy??Although English is the universal language here, Brisbane is a mul-</p><p>cultural city just like Malaysia. About 30% of its populaon was born</p><p>overseas, parcularly from the United Kingdom, New Zealand, India</p><p>and China. In 2011, Malaysia was the foreign country with the 9th</p><p>most populaon in Brisbane, which was near 10,000.</p><p>Approximately 18% of the households in Brisbane speak a language</p><p>other than English, including Mandarin, Vietnamese, Cantonese,</p><p>Samoan and Spanish.</p><p>Among the variety of naons, Asian Australians are the largest ethnic</p><p>minority in Brisbane. Hong Kong and Taiwanese-born Australians pre-</p><p>dominate areas such as Sunnybank, Sunnybank Hills, Streon and</p><p>Robertson.</p><p>In fact, Sunnybank and its surrounding suburbs are known as TaiwanTown or Lile Taipei due to the large populaon of Taiwanese. On</p><p>the other hand, Asians from China, Malaysia and other Southeast</p><p>Asian countries are more commonly found in metropolitan areas.</p><p>Korean Australians also comprise a signicant proporon of</p><p>Brisbanites.</p><p>Founded:1824</p><p>State:Queensland (a.k.a. Sunshine</p><p>State)</p><p>Area:5950 km2</p><p>Populaon:2.2 millions (as in June</p><p>2012)</p><p>Time Zone:Australian Eastern Time</p><p>Zon (UTC+10:00)</p><p>Climate:Humid subtropical</p>http://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/about-council/council-information-and-rates/brisbane-suburbs/http://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/about-council/council-information-and-rates/brisbane-suburbs/http://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/about-council/council-information-and-rates/brisbane-suburbs/http://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/about-council/council-information-and-rates/brisbane-suburbs/http://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/about-council/council-information-and-rates/brisbane-suburbs/http://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/about-council/council-information-and-rates/brisbane-suburbs/http://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/about-council/council-information-and-rates/brisbane-suburbs/http://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/about-council/council-information-and-rates/brisbane-suburbs/http://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/about-council/council-information-and-rates/brisbane-suburbs/http://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/about-council/council-information-and-rates/brisbane-suburbs/http://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/about-council/council-information-and-rates/brisbane-suburbs/http://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/about-council/council-information-and-rates/brisbane-suburbs/http://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/about-council/council-information-and-rates/brisbane-suburbs/http://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/about-council/council-information-and-rates/brisbane-suburbs/</li><li><p>8/13/2019 UQMSA Survival Guide 2014</p><p> 5/29</p><p>The Landmarks</p><p>Queenslanders</p><p>Interesng enough, Queenslander is</p><p>ambiguous it may refer to a person fromQueensland or, in this case, the characterisc</p><p>architecture style of Queensland. It is primarily</p><p>used for residence, disnguishing Brisbanes</p><p>suburbs from other capital cies. A</p><p>Queenslander is constructed using mber,</p><p>usually with vercal stumps that make the</p><p>main living spaces o the ground. Such</p><p>architecture style serves to cool the</p><p>building by means of venlaon and alsoto protect the building from termites and</p><p>other pests.</p><p>Wheel of Brisbane</p><p>The Wheel of Brisbane is a transportable</p><p>Ferris wheel erected at the northern en-</p><p>trance to South Bank Parklands, which is</p><p>just across the river from the Brisbane City.</p><p>It is about 60 meters tall with 42 air-</p><p>condioned capsules which can accommo-date up to six adults and two children</p><p>each. A ride of approximately 12 minutes</p><p>oers you an awesome 360 view across</p><p>the city.</p><p>Do You Know?</p><p>The designer of the Wheel of</p><p>Brisbane is Ronald Bussink, a</p><p>leading designer for giant</p><p>Ferris wheels in in Australia,</p><p>Canada, Paris, UK, USA and</p><p>many other places for over</p><p>25 years. The Eye on Malay-</p><p>sia, which used to operate in</p><p>Kuala Lumpur in 2007 and</p><p>then in Malacca from 2008</p><p>to 2010, is also one of his</p><p>masterpieces!</p></li><li><p>8/13/2019 UQMSA Survival Guide 2014</p><p> 6/29</p><p>Brisbane River</p><p>With a length of 344km, Brisbane River is the longest river in the Southeast Queensland. Sit-</p><p>uated along the river are the many metropolitan suburbs of Brisbane, making it strategic to</p><p>travel from one suburb to another by ferry. There are by far 16 bridges crossing the Bris-</p><p>bane River, among which the more renowned ones are Story Bridge, Goodwill Bridge and</p><p>Victoria Bridge. 5 new bridges will be established in coming years for beer accessibility.</p><p>Story Bridge</p><p>The Story Bridge is a heritage-listed steel canlever</p><p>bridge,which is the longest in Australia. Connecng</p><p>Fortude Valley to Kangaroo Point, it allows passage</p><p>for vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians. It is named</p><p>aer John Douglas Story,a prominent public servant</p><p>in Brisbane.</p><p>Do You Know?</p><p>John Douglas Story entered the</p><p>Queensland Public Service in 1906.</p><p>He contributed to the establishment</p><p>of the University of Queensland and</p><p>was a government representative on</p><p>the University senate. UQ J. D. Sto-</p><p>ry Building (Building 61) was named</p><p>in his honour.</p>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heritage-listedhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heritage-listedhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heritage-listedhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cantilever_bridgehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cantilever_bridgehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Douglas_Storyhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Douglas_Storyhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cantilever_bridgehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cantilever_bridgehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heritage-listed</li><li><p>8/13/2019 UQMSA Survival Guide 2014</p><p> 7/29</p><p>UQ is one of the members of the</p><p>Australias Group of Eight, as well</p><p>as Universitas 21, which is theleading global network of re-</p><p>search universies for the 21st</p><p>century. It is currently ranked in</p><p>the top 100 universies world-</p><p>wide owing to its contribuons to</p><p>the naon and the globe.</p><p>Meet The ChancellorsChancellor: Mr John Story</p><p>Deputy Chancellor: Adjunct Pro-fessor Mary Mahoney AO</p><p>President &amp; Vice-Chancellor:</p><p>Professor Peter Hj</p><p>Do You Know?</p><p>UQ In 2013</p><p>World University Ranking</p><p>Top 1%</p><p>QS World University</p><p>Rankings</p><p>43</p><p>Australian Naonal Uni-</p><p>versity Ranking</p><p>3</p><p>Graduate Job Rate</p><p>81.6%</p><p>Awards Received</p><p>10785</p><p>With its 105th anniversary drawing nigh, the University of Queensland</p><p>(UQ) is the oldest and largest university in Queensland. It is also the</p><p>h oldest university in Australia, hence being regarded as a</p><p>Sandstone University.</p><p>ounded:</p><p>ecember 10, 1909</p><p>ommencement of Classes:</p><p>March 14, 1911</p><p>Moo:</p><p>ciena ac Labore</p><p>Lan for by means of knowledge</p><p>nd hard work)</p><p>Area:</p><p>,376 hectares</p><p>Main Campuses:</p><p>t Lucia</p><p>pswich</p><p>aon</p><p>erston</p><p>otal Students:</p><p>8,716</p><p>Undergraduate Students:</p><p>6,196</p><p>ostgraduate Students:</p><p>2,520</p><p>nternaonal Students:</p><p>1497 from more than 142</p><p>ountries</p><p>op 3 Internaonal Source</p><p>ountries:</p><p>hina</p><p>Malaysia</p><p>ingapore</p><p>op 3 Programs by Enrolment:</p><p>octor of Philosophy</p><p>achelor of Artsachelor of Engineering</p><p>nfo updated as in 2013</p></li><li><p>8/13/2019 UQMSA Survival Guide 2014</p><p> 8/29</p><p>Services &amp; Facilies</p><p>Student Centers</p><p>Each campus of UQ has a student center which provides a</p><p>comprehensive range of services for all students. In St Lucia</p><p>campus, the student center is situated at Level One, J.D. Story</p><p>Building, which is just directly at the back of Chancellors Bus</p><p>Stop. Itis openfrom 8.30am to 5.00pm on weekdays.</p><p>UQ Union Complex</p><p>Albeit its ocial name Relaxaon Block, this Building 21 of</p><p>UQ St Lucia campus is beer known as UQ Union Complex.</p><p>This place is touted the hub of UQ student life, as it houses a</p><p>variety of facilies including eateries, bank, ATMs, studentservices, photocopy and prinng shop and so on.</p><p>The student services here operate from 8.30am to 4.30pm on</p><p>weekdays, catering to the students as well as the stas</p><p>personal, career, welfare and learning issues. A UQ student is</p><p>automacally a member of the Union with free membership.</p><p>An interesng fact about UQ Union is that it does not rely on</p><p>contribuons from students at all to run, but sll provides</p><p>support and funding to UQ clubs and sociees.</p><p>Libraries</p><p>UQ has 15 libraries with up to 2 million volumes. 7 of them are located in St Lucia campus. An undergraduate</p><p>student can borrow a maximum of 30 items with a standard loan period of 28 days (subjected to the type of</p><p>item borrowed). There are ample studying spaces in each library equipped with computers for free usage.</p><p>There are also Group Rooms available for online booking at certain libraries in St Lucia campus.</p></li><li><p>8/13/2019 UQMSA Survival Guide 2014</p><p> 9/29</p><p>Security</p><p>There is a 24-hour security on all campuses. Below are the emergency numbers:</p><p>Extension 53333for internal calls, or +61 7 3365 3333 if external</p><p> General enquiries +61 7 3365 1234</p><p>Free call 1800 800 123.</p><p>For more informaon please go to hp://www.pf.uq.edu.au/security.html .</p><p>Healthcare</p><p>Success can never be achieved sans healthy body. UQ al-</p><p>so priorizes its students well-being besides academic</p><p>excellence. There is a clinic which provides comprehen-</p><p>sive healthcare services in each campus. In St Lucia cam-</p><p>pus, there is also a dental clinic at UQ Union Complex.</p><p>For more informaon about UQ Healthcare please go to</p><p>hp://www.uq.edu.au/healthservice/.</p><p>UQ Landmarks</p><p>Great CourtSituated in the heart of the St Lucia campus is the Great Court, surrounded by cloister and buildings</p><p>constructed from sandstone, carved with historical scenes, the names of great thinkers and teachers, coats of</p><p>arms, grotesques and carvings of Australian ora and fauna.</p><p>The 2.5-hectare open space with a spacious meadow is always a favoured place for students and sta to sit or</p><p>even lie leisurely for a respite.</p><p>Do You Know?</p><p>The Great Court islisted on theQueensland HeritageRegister as well as onthe Register of theNational Trust ofQueensland.</p>http://www.pf.uq.edu.au/security.htmlhttp://www.pf.uq.edu.au/security.htmlhttp://www.uq.edu.au/healthservice/http://www.uq.edu.au/healthservice/http://www.uq.edu.au/healthservice/http://www.pf.uq.edu.au/security.html</li><li><p>8/13/2019 UQMSA Survival Guide 2014</p><p> 10/29</p><p>UQ Lakes</p><p>Apart from being one of the iconic features, this freshwater lake is also a home to a myriad of aquac lives,</p><p>birds and land animals. Some are nave and some are new species that originated beyond Australia. Added</p><p>to the beauty of the lake is a water fountain in the middle, making it a sight for sore eyes to behold.</p><p>Art Museum</p><p>UQ Art Museum was established in 1976, housing over</p><p>3,000 artworks collected by UQ itself since the 1940s. It</p><p>was formerly located in Forgan Smith Tower before being</p><p>relocated to James and Mary Emelia Mayne Centre</p><p>(Building 11) in St Lucia campus. It is the Queenslandssecond largest public art collecon. It is open to public</p><p>from 10am to 4pm on weekdays (closed on public holi-</p><p>days) with free entry.</p><p>R.D. Milns Anquity Museum</p><p>This museum was established in 1963, when a</p><p>Red-gure Ac amphora was bought from the</p><p>London aucon-house to facilitate the UQ program</p><p>of Classics and Ancient History. Housing several</p><p>thousands of classical Mediterranean anquies,</p><p>the museum serves to support UQ students and is</p><p>also open to the public with free admission from</p><p>9am to 5pm on weekdays. It is located at Michie</p><p>building (Building 9, Level 2).</p><p>Wanna have a virtual tour around UQ St Lucia campus beforehand?Go to hp://www.uq.edu.au/maps/index.html?menu=1.</p>http://www.uq.edu.au/maps/index.html?menu=1http://www.uq.edu.au/maps/index.html?menu=1</li><li><p>8/13/2019 UQMSA Survival Guide 2014</p><p> 11/29</p><p>University of Queensland Malaysian Students Associaon</p><p>The University of Queensland Malaysian Students' Associaon (UQMSA) is an ocial stu-</p><p>dent body for UQ Malaysian students, aliated to the Malaysian Students Council of Aus-</p><p>tralia Queensland Division (MASCA Queensland) as well as UQ Union. UQMSA is also a non</p><p>-</p><p>prot associaon run by Malaysian students. Our acvies are based in the St. Lucia cam-pus. However, students from other UQ campuses and universies as well as non -students</p><p>are welcomed to join us too. In fact, we do have a few non-Malaysian members as well!</p><p>UQMSA primarily aims to unite UQ students from diverse backgrounds by promong Ma-</p><p>laysian culture through fun-lled social and cultural acvies. We also wish to bring a</p><p>piece of home to all members through our acvies whereby everyone gets to gather,</p><p>have fun and share the joy together. From welcoming barbeques to outdoor excursions to</p><p>Mamak Night when you have the chance to taste Malaysian authenc delicacies (Nasi le-</p><p>mak, Satay, Kari, Rendang, *SLURP!*), fun is on its way and homesickness goes away!</p><p>So lets come together in a true Malaysian spirit and enjoy our wide array of acvies</p><p>alongside the awesome Malaysian food. Just come to our booth at UQ Great Court on UQ</p><p>Market Day (26th Feb) and sign up as our member! Heaps of fun await you! Hope to see</p><p>you there!</p><p>At the meanme, check out on our updates on Facebook and give us a LIKE! :D</p><p>hps://www.facebook.com/UQMSA </p><p>Do check out on our blogspot as well (hp://uniqmsa.blogspot.com/). If you have any que-</p><p>ries always feel free to drop us a message on our Facebook page or email us</p><p>(uniqmsa@gmail.com).</p>https://www.facebook.com/UQMSAhttps://www.facebook.com/UQMSAhttp://uniqmsa.blogspot.com/mailto:uniqmsa@gmail.commailto:uniqmsa@gmail.comhttp://uniqmsa.blogspot.com/https://www.facebook.com/UQMSA</li><li><p>8/13/2019 UQMSA Survival Guide 2014</p><p> 12/29</p><p>Malaysian Students Organizaons</p><p>MASCA Queensland</p><p>MASCA stands for Malaysian Students</p><p>Council of Australia. It is a non-proted</p><p>student organizaon supported by the</p><p>Malaysian Students Department of</p><p>Australia (MSDA), which cares for theMalaysian students welfare in Australia.</p><p>MASCA Queensland is one of the many</p><p>MASCA state chapters all over Australia,</p><p>which are established in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia,</p><p>Tasmania, Western Australia, the Australian Capital Territory and</p><p>Northern Territory.</p><p>MASCA Queensland is akin to the backbone supporng and unifying 5aliated Malaysian students organizaons in...</p></li></ul>