Global Citizen: Sarah Lian

The multi-talented personality reveals to us her favourite things about Canada and Malaysia

Published: 05 May 2017, Text by: Richard Augustin

Downtown Vancouver, Photo © Veeka, SXC.hu
Downtown Vancouver, Photo © Veeka, SXC.hu

Tell us about your hometown and what you like best about it?
I consider Vancouver my hometown and I love it because its such a beautiful place to visit and to live in. I love the multicultural aspect of Canada, we have so many different types of people and cultures all in one place. My school alone had about 57 languages spoken at home. You would always learn something new about people’s lives from all around the world.

Whistler Mountains,Photo © Jason Weimer, SXC.hu
Whistler Mountains,Photo © Jason Weimer, SXC.hu

What would you recommend first time visitors to do there?
I would say first, do a walk around Stanley Park and breathe in the fresh air. Then make your way to Robson Street and go to the corner where they sell Japadogs. As you walk down, it won’t be hard to say hello to at least 10 people along the way. Vancouverites are among the most friendliest people in the world, I can attest to that!
After you’ve made your rounds shopping, head over to Gastown and walk along the cobblestone paved roads to see a different side of the city. If you’ve got a weekend to spare, don’t forget to check out Whistler or one of our many mountains nearby. It is unbelievably scenic and the healthy crisp air will make you want to go for a quick jog around the Spanish Banks.

Sarawak Laksa Photo © Leona Lim, SXC.hu
Sarawak Laksa Photo © Leona Lim, SXC.hu

What was your most memorable Malaysian holiday?
I went up to Kuching a few years ago to help my best friend do a recce for her wedding. We overdosed on kolo meet and Sarawak laksa and I was instantly hooked. There’s a great place close to Mount Santubong that is incredibly private and pristine. It was memorable because it was I didn’t have to go far to enjoy the company of my friends and the delicious food.

The king of fruits, Photo © Elaine Tan, SXC.hu
The king of fruits, Photo © Elaine Tan, SXC.hu

Your top pick of the best local souvenir to take home?
Durian magnets! If visitors are trying durian for the first time, these magnets would prove to be the best talking point about their trip to Malaysia. 

Finish this sentence: You can’t really leave Malaysia without… “Eating a bowl of Nasi Lemak on your way out.”

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