Kelly's Journey to Malaysia

Current Location

Bintulu, Sarawak

Hello there! My name is Kelly, and I am an English Teaching Assistant on a Fulbright Scholarship based in Bintulu, Sarawak. Come along as I continue to explore this beautiful country!


I now understand what being a mermaid feels like! Over the weekend, I was able to get scuba diving certified in Sabah. I saw sea turtles, brilliant fish, and bright coral. 


What is beauty? While I travel, I am learning to redefine what the standard of beauty is. Day by day, I am trying to challenge peoples' perceptions about what is beautiful in this country. 

Field Notes

I sat down with a cikgu (or teacher) at my school in Bintulu. Here is what she has to say about her daily life! 


My students have many questions about different parts of the world, including the U.S.. Here are some questions from a Malaysian form three (or ninth grade) class we sent to a classroom in Kansas.