Aldora Kwee, co-founder of Akumu Ink

Aldora Kwee, co-founder of Akumu Ink
Aldora and her husband Joey founded their clothing line Akumu Ink in 2008. The company derives its name from the Japanese word for ‘nightmare’, and their designs, which are all illustrated by Joey, are a dramatic blend of cute and creepy, inspired by the horror genre and Japanese pop cultural imagery. The company is primarily ...

Ben Teo & Alicia Goh, Pharmacists

Ben Teo & Alicia Goh, Pharmacists
Our fifth Spotlight feature has a special little extra: we talk to husband and wife Benjamin Teo and Alicia Goh, both ex-Lodgians who trained as pharmacists and are currently the proud proprietors of Pharmacy 777 in Carnarvon, a rural town some 900kms north of Perth in Western Australia. They tell us about how they became ...

Spotlight: Cassandra Wee, Lawyer

Spotlight: Cassandra Wee, Lawyer
We’re back with a quick Spotlight interview with alum Cassandra Wee, who is a Senior Associate with an international law firm. Currently based in Melbourne, Cassandra is a Corporate Projects lawyer focusing on energy, resources and infrastructure deals. I work for clients in these industries who are developing large-scale projects (e.g. power, oil and gas) or buying/selling interests ...

Spotlight: Sean Wong, Gym Owner & Brand Ambassador

Spotlight: Sean Wong, Gym Owner & Brand Ambassador
Ex-Lodgian Sean Wong opened Gym Box in 2013, and since then the health and fitness center has gained a distinctive reputation for itself in Kuching. This culminated this year in an exciting partnership with prominent fitness brand Under Armour. In this third Spotlight feature, we speak to Sean about the logistics of setting up your ...

Spotlight: Alan & Tina Lau, Architects

Spotlight: Alan & Tina Lau, Architects
Siblings Alan and Tina Lau are established architects who run a practice together and are very passionate about what they do. In our second Spotlight feature, they explain what design means to them, and discuss the opportunities for design and architectural growth in Kuching. After Primary 6 at Lodge, Alan completed secondary school in Singapore ...

Spotlight: Vale Wong, Musical Theatre Actor

Spotlight: Vale Wong, Musical Theatre Actor
In our first Spotlight feature, we speak to Vale Wong, an up-and-coming musical theatre actor based in Kuala Lumpur. Working in the performing arts can be exciting but also challenging, and Vale shares the ups and downs of his career path, and how in the end his determination and hard work paid off. After completing ...