Josy Nicolas, All Aboard The MV Rajah Brooke

  • 31 Aug 2019

Malaysia is a country divided by the South China Sea. Back before commercial flights were affordable, how did ordinary Malaysians travel between Borneo and the Peninsular? 

88 year old Josy Nicolas was born in Kuching and married a Malay man from Selangor in the 1950s. 

This is the story of her first visit with her in-laws, boarding a steamship from North Borneo to Singapore, before taking a train to Kuala Lumpur with her young children - a journey that once took several days to make.

This is a look into Malaysia’s transportation industry through the eyes of an ordinary commuter. Watch her story here:

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