Singapore & Malaysia: Madison Hartup ’15

Colorful row of buildings with bikes parked in front of a green fence
Little India in Singapore

Program: UW Chinese Diaspora in Southeast Asia, Winter

Class of 2015: East Asian Studies with certificates in Japanese Professional Communication and Global Cultures

What is your most memorable experience from your program? 

Climbing the many steps to the Batu Caves near Kuala Lumpur.

What did you learn about yourself or the world because of your experience?

I gained insight into the culture and history of various diasporas and identities in the context a different region and countries.

What is a custom, food or tradition from your host countries that you are taking forward?

[Enjoying] the wide variety of Chinese cuisine and the way different food cultures adapt and grow in new surroundings. I loved the food hawker centers.