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<ul><li><p>8/9/2019 UQMSA Survival Guide 2015</p><p> 1/37</p><p>Survival GuideSurvival Guide</p><p>in Brisbanein Brisbane</p><p>20152015</p><p>brought to you by</p><p>UQ Malaysian Students Association</p></li><li><p>8/9/2019 UQMSA Survival Guide 2015</p><p> 2/37</p><p>WHATS INSIDE</p><p>Hello My Second Home</p><p>- All about Brisbane 4 - 6- The University of Queensland 7 - 11</p><p>- UQMSA 12</p><p>- MASCA Queensland 13</p><p>Getting Started</p><p>- The Checklist 14 - 19</p><p>-Its Time to Pack!</p><p> 20 - 21</p><p>Brisbane Here We Are</p><p>- Transportation in Brisbane 23</p><p>- Settling Down</p><p>- Tuition Fee Payment</p><p>24 - 29</p><p>30-31</p><p>- Jalan-jalan! 32 - 36</p><p>Who should I contact in Brisbane? 37</p></li><li><p>8/9/2019 UQMSA Survival Guide 2015</p><p> 3/37UQMSA2015</p></li><li><p>8/9/2019 UQMSA Survival Guide 2015</p><p> 4/37</p></li><li><p>8/9/2019 UQMSA Survival Guide 2015</p><p> 5/37</p><p>The Landmarks</p><p>Queenslander</p><p>Interesting enough, Queenslander is</p><p>ambiguous it may refer to a person</p><p>from Queensland or, in this case, the</p><p>characteristic architecture style of</p><p>Queensland. It is primarily used for resi-</p><p>dence, distinguishing Brisbanes suburbs</p><p>from other capital cities. A Queenslander</p><p>is constructed using timber, usually with</p><p>vertical stumps that make the main liv-</p><p>ing spaces off the ground. Such architec-</p><p>ture style serves to cool the building bymeans of ventilation and also to protect</p><p>the building from termites and other</p><p>pests.</p><p>Wheel of Brisbane</p><p>The Wheel of Brisbane is a transportableFerris wheel erected at the northern entrance</p><p>to South Bank Parklands, which is just</p><p>across the river from the Brisbane City. It is</p><p>about 60 meters tall with 42 air-</p><p>conditioned capsules which can accommo-</p><p>date up to six adults and two children each.</p><p>A ride of approximately 12 minutes offers</p><p>you an awesome 360 view across the city.</p><p>The designer of the Wheel of Brisbane is</p><p>Ronald Bussink, a leading designer for</p><p>giant Ferris wheels in Australia, Canada,</p><p>Paris, UK, USAand many other places for</p><p>over 25 years. The Eye on Malaysia,which used to operate in Kuala Lumpur in</p><p>2007 and then in Malacca from 2008 to</p><p>2010, is also one of his masterpieces!</p></li><li><p>8/9/2019 UQMSA Survival Guide 2015</p><p> 6/37</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 onthe University senate. UQ J. D.</p><p>Story Building (Building 61) was</p><p>named in his honour.</p><p>Brisbane River</p><p>With a length of 344km, Brisbane River is the longest river in the Southeast Queensland.</p><p>Situated 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 Brisbane</p><p>River, among which the more renowned ones are Story Bridge, Goodwill Bridgeand Victoria</p><p>Bridge. 5 new bridgeswill be established in coming years for better accessibility.</p><p>Story Bridge</p><p>The Story Bridge is a heritage-listed steel</p><p>cantilever bridge, which is the longest inAustralia. Connecting Fortitude Valley to</p><p>Kangaroo Point, it allows passage for vehicles,</p><p>bicycles and pedestrians. It is named after John</p><p>Douglas Story, a prominent public servant in</p><p>Brisbane.</p></li><li><p>8/9/2019 UQMSA Survival Guide 2015</p><p> 7/37</p><p>Welcome toWelcome to</p><p>Another chapter in your life is about to begin</p></li><li><p>8/9/2019 UQMSA Survival Guide 2015</p><p> 8/37</p><p>UQ Quick Facts</p><p>Founded:December 10, 1909</p><p>Commencement of Classes:</p><p>March 14, 1911</p><p>Motto:</p><p>Scientia ac Labore</p><p>(Latin for by means of knowl-</p><p>edge and hard work)</p><p>Area:</p><p>1,376 hectares</p><p>Main Campuses:St Lucia</p><p>Ipswich</p><p>Gatton</p><p>Herston</p><p>Total Students:48,804</p><p>Undergraduate Students:36,219</p><p>Postgraduate Students:</p><p>12,585</p><p>International Students:11,513 from more than 142</p><p>countries</p><p>Top 3 International Source</p><p>Countries:</p><p>China</p><p>Malaysia</p><p>Singapore</p><p>Top 3 Programs by</p><p>Enrolment:Doctor of Philosophy</p><p>Bachelor of Arts</p><p>Bachelor of Engineering</p><p>Info updated as at March 2014</p><p>With its 105th anniversary drawing nigh, the University ofQueensland (UQ) is the oldestand largestuniversity in Queensland.It is also the fifth oldest universityin Australia, hence being regardedas a Sandstone University.</p><p>UQ is one of the members of the Australias Group of Eight and</p><p>Universitas 21, which is the leading global network of research univer-</p><p>sities for the 21st century. It is currently ranked in the top 100universi-</p><p>ties worldwide owing to its contributions to the nation and the globe.</p><p>Be proud of UQ Achievements</p><p>in 2014</p><p>World University Ranking</p><p>Top 1%QS World UniversityRankings</p><p>43Australian National University Ranking</p><p>3</p><p>Graduate Job Rate81.6%</p><p>Awards Received</p><p>10785</p><p>Meet The Chancellors</p><p>Chancellor: Mr John Story</p><p>Deputy Chancellor: Dr Jane WilsonPresident &amp; Vice-Chancellor: Professor Peter Hj</p></li><li><p>8/9/2019 UQMSA Survival Guide 2015</p><p> 9/37</p><p>Services &amp; Facilities</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</p><p>Bus Stop. It is open from 8.30am to 5.00pm on weekdays.</p><p>UQ Union Complex</p><p>Albeit its official name Relaxation Block, this Building21of UQ St Lucia campus is better known as UQ Union</p><p>Complex. This place is touted the hub of UQ studentlife, as it houses a variety of facilities including eateries,</p><p>bank, ATMs, student services, photocopy and printingshop and so on.</p><p>The student services here operate from 8.30am to 4.30pmon weekdays, catering to the students as well as thestaffs personal, career, welfare and learning issues. A UQstudent is automatically a member of the Union with freemembership.</p><p>An interesting fact about UQ Union is that it does not relyon contributions from students at all to run, but still pro-vides support and fundingto UQ clubs and societies.</p><p>Libraries</p><p>UQ has 15 librarieswith up to 2 million volumes. 7 of them are located in St Lucia campus. An un-</p><p>dergraduate student can borrow a maximum of 30 items with a standard loan period of 28 days</p><p>(subjected to the type of item borrowed). There are ample studying spaces in each library equippedwith computersfor free usage. There are also Group Roomsavailable for online bookingat certain</p><p>libraries in St Lucia campus.</p></li><li><p>8/9/2019 UQMSA Survival Guide 2015</p><p> 10/37</p><p>Security</p><p>There is a 24-hour securityon all campuses. Below are the emergency numbers:</p><p> Extension 53333for internal calls, or +617 3365 3333if external General enquiries +617 3365 1234 Free call 1800 800 123 </p><p>For more information please go to http://www.pf.uq.edu.au/security.html.</p><p>Healthcare</p><p>Success can never be achieved sans healthy body. UQalso prioritizes its students well-being besidesacademic excellence. There is a clinic which providescomprehensive healthcare services in each campus. In</p><p>St Lucia campus, there is also a dental clinic at UQUnion Complex.</p><p>For more information about UQ Healthcare please gotohttp://www.uq.edu.au/healthservice/.</p><p>UQ Landmarks</p><p>Great Court</p><p>Situated in the heart of the St Lucia campus is the Great Court, surrounded by cloister and buildingsconstructed from sandstone, carved with historical scenes, the names of great thinkers and teachers,coats of arms, grotesques and carvings of Australian flora and fauna.</p><p>The 2.5-hectare open spacewith a spacious meadow is always a favoured place for students and staff to</p><p>sit or even lie leisurely for a respite.</p><p>The Great Court is listed on</p><p>the Queensland Heritage</p><p>Register as well as on the</p><p>Register of the National</p><p>Trust of Queensland.</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>8/9/2019 UQMSA Survival Guide 2015</p><p> 11/37</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 aquatic</p><p>lives, birdsand land animals. Some are native and some are new species that originated beyond Aus-</p><p>tralia. Added to the beauty of the lake is a water fountainin the middle, making it a sight for sore eyes</p><p>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 Queenslands</p><p>second largest public art collection. 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 Antiquity Museum</p><p>This museum was established in 1963, when a Red</p><p>-figure Attic amphora was bought from the Lon-</p><p>don auction-house to facilitate the UQ program ofClassics and Ancient History. Housing several</p><p>thousands of classical Mediterranean antiquities,</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 5pmon weekdays. It is located at Michie</p><p>building(Building 9, Level 2).</p><p>Have no idea of the whereabouts of the buildings aforementioned?</p><p>Click hereto view the map of UQ St Lucia Campus.</p><p>Alternatively, download the mobile appsUQnav, which will certainly come in handy</p><p>during your first few weeks (or months or even years) in UQ! ;)</p>http://www.uq.edu.au/maps/index.html?menu=1http://www.uq.edu.au/maps/index.html?menu=1http://www.uq.edu.au/maps/index.html?menu=1</li><li><p>8/9/2019 UQMSA Survival Guide 2015</p><p> 12/37</p><p>University of Queensland Malaysian Students Association</p><p>The University of Queensland Malaysian Students' Association (UQMSA) is an officialstudent body for UQ Malaysian students, affiliated to the Malaysian Students Council ofAustralia Queensland Division (MASCA Queensland) as well as UQ Union. UQMSA isalso a non-profit association run by Malaysian students. Our activities are based in the St.Lucia campus. However, students from other UQ campuses and universities as well asnon-students are welcomed to join us too. In fact, a small proportion of our members con-sist of non-Malaysians from countries like Singapore, Korea, Hong Kong and even Mauri-tius!</p><p>UQMSA primarily aims to unite its members from diverse backgrounds by promotingMalaysian culture through fun-filled social and cultural activities. With Bringing You A</p><p>Piece of Home as our motto, we have always been striving to inject the sense ofhomelinessinto our events to make our events more engaging. From welcoming barbe-ques to outdoor excursions to Mamak Night when you get to fix your craving for Malay-sian authentic delicacies (Nasi lemak, Roti Canai, Rendang, *SLURP!*), fun is on itsway and homesickness goes away! In between these social events, there are also intermit-tent intellectual programs which provide our members with exposure to internship andvolunteering opportunities as well as to skills required for the competitive working life.</p><p>We warmly welcome you all to gather in a true Malaysian spirit and enjoy our wide array</p><p>of activities alongside the awesome Malaysian food. Sign up with us on UQ Market Day(25th Feb 2015) during the Orientation Week and heaps of fun will be awaiting youthroughout the year! Spot theJalur Gemilangto see where our booth is!</p><p>In the meantime, check out the updates on our social media, and feel free to contact us ifyou have any queries. In UQMSA, we dont bite, we sayang!:)</p><p>www.facebook.com/UQMSA www.uqmsa.org uniqmsa@gmail.com</p>https://www.facebook.com/UQMSAhttps://www.facebook.com/UQMSAhttp://www.uqmsa.org/http://www.uqmsa.org/mailto:uniqmsa@gmail.commailto:uniqmsa@gmail.commailto:uniqmsa@gmail.comhttp://www.uqmsa.org/https://www.facebook.com/UQMSA</li><li><p>8/9/2019 UQMSA Survival Guide 2015</p><p> 13/37</p><p>Malaysian Students Organizations</p><p>MASCA QueenslandMASCA stands for Malaysian Students</p><p>Council of Australia. It is a non-profited</p><p>student organization supported by the</p><p>Malaysian Students Department of</p><p>Australia (MSDA), which cares for the</p><p>Malaysian 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 supporting and unifying 5</p><p>affiliated Malaysian students organizations in this Sunshine State,</p><p>which comprise of UQMSA (University of Queensland Malaysian</p><p>Students Association), QUT MySA(Queensland University of Technol-</p><p>ogy Malaysian Students Association), BUMA (Bond University Malay-</p><p>sian Association), PPMQ (Persatuan Pelajar Muslim Queensland) and</p><p>HAKIM (Halaqah Kebajikan Islam Mahasiswa Brisbane). Check out</p><p>more about MASCA Queensland on www.facebook.com/</p><p>MASCA.Queensland.</p>https://www.facebook.com/MASCA.Queenslandhttps://www.facebook.com/MASCA.Queenslandhttps://www.facebook.com/MASCA.Queenslandhttps://www.facebook.com/MASCA.Queenslandhttps://www.facebook.com/MASCA.Queensland</li><li><p>8/9/2019 UQMSA Survival Guide 2015</p><p> 14/37</p><p>A Step by Step Guide</p><p>for</p><p>etting Started</p><p>etting Started</p><p>etting Started</p><p>Step by step and the thing is done.Step by step and the thing is done.Charles AtlasCharles Atlas</p></li><li><p>8/9/2019 UQMSA Survival Guide 2015</p><p> 15/37</p><p>Things to be completed before youre ready to fly! </p><p> Obtain Certificate of Enrolment (CoE) from the University</p><p> Check passport expiry date (at least 6 months)</p><p> Apply for a student visa</p><p> Arrange for a medical checkup</p><p> Book flight ticket, print flight itinerary</p><p> Bring along some cash/travelers cheque with you</p><p> Sort out temporary/permanent accommodation</p><p> Arrange for transport from airport</p><p> Have an Australian address available for filling up the incomingpassenger card at airport and also for mailing purposes</p><p>(especially for your newly applied cards in Australia)</p><p> Completing enrolment and sign-on for your courses on mySI-net</p><p>Details and guidelines in the following pages.</p></li><li><p>8/9/2019 UQMSA Survival Guide 2015</p><p> 16/37</p><p>http://www.immi.gov.au/</p><p>www.immi.gov.au/Help/Locations/Pages/Malaysia.aspx.</p>http://www.immi.gov.au/http://www.immi.gov.au/http://www.immi.gov.au/Help/Locations/Pages/Malaysia.aspxhttp://www.immi.gov.au/Help/Locations/Pages/Malaysia.aspxhttp://www.immi.gov.au/Help/Locations/Pages/Malaysia.aspxhttp://www.immi.gov.au/</li><li><p>8/9/2019 UQMSA Survival Guide 2015</p><p> 17/37</p><p>It is advisable to reach Brisbane at least a few days prior</p><p>to the commencement of Orientation Week (23 Feb 2015,</p><p>Monday) since you will need some time to settle down.</p><p>There are a few options of airlines to come to Brisbane.</p><p>But do take note of the destination MAS will reach Bris-</p><p>bane International Airport, whereas Airasia and Jetstar</p><p>will reach Gold Coast Airport.</p><p>barnabus.com.au.</p><p>www.uq.edu.au/student-services/accommodation/airport-reception.</p>http://barnabus.com.au/http://barnabus.com.au/http://www.uq.edu.au/student-services/accommodation/airport-receptionhttp://www.uq.edu.au/student-services/accommodation/airport-receptionhttp://www.uq.edu.au/student-services/accommodation/airport-receptionhttp://www.uq.edu.au/student-services/accommodation/airport-receptionhttp://www.uq.edu.au/student-services/accommodation/airport-receptionhttp://barnabus.com.au/</li><li><p>8/9/2019 UQMSA Survival Guide 2015</p><p> 18/37</p><p>www.uq.edu.au/student-services/accommodation.</p><p>www.uq.edu.au/student-services/accommodation/colleges.</p><p>www.realestate.com.au/rent.</p><p>Asking the Right Qu...</p></li></ul>