Leeds city council flood defence plans

Today, we had another Newsdays for one of our modules – Government in the UK. The piece was put together by two of my classmates and I. The full article can be viewed here: For flood’s sake – Leeds city council outlines plans for flood defence After visiting a Scrutiny Board meeting in the Leeds…

Artemis Cold Brew Review

By Shin Yiing Lee As third-wave coffee culture took over franchised coffee joints, many new-fangled and traditional methods of coffee brewing surfaced. The art of timing, precision, aesthetic and taste come together with the drink in a cup of third-wave flat white or hand poured filter coffee. Cold brew coffee comes part and parcel with…

The weight of life on two wheels

The first invention of the bicycle dates back to the 1800s. From then, innovation took over to create the motorbike and eventually, advanced motor vehicles. It’s amazing how the first mode of transport that didn’t require an animal to move, is still around today. The question is, what is it that drives long distance cyclists…

Leeds Hacks Contributions: Newsdays

New Counterfeit Notes Surface In Leeds With the new five pound notes released over Summer, people around the UK have been selling their fivers with special serial numbers for more than 1000£. However, with new notes comes counterfeits as did happen with the 50£ notes. This article discovers counterfeit 5£ notes that have surfaced in…

Leeds Welcome Contributions

Last year, I wrote two articles as a contributing writer to the “International Leeds” section of the Leeds Welcome website. The idea was to reach out to the untouched market of students in Leeds. As Leeds Welcome has been creating content to welcome people into the city, they decided to try welcoming international students into…

Colour Writing Exercise

By Shin Yiing Lee As I was fumbling for my wallet at the front door, a man appeared on the other side struggling with a drink in each hand. I held the door, and he murmured a quick thank you before hurrying off. Possibly late for a meeting. The gentle whirring of an open chiller…

Baristas Who Made Career-changing Decisions to Find Happiness

What you don’t know about that cup of coffee you just drank, was that it may have been made by someone genuinely happy to be serving you your coffee. By Shin Yiing Lee The reception of the art of coffee making has created a shift in the working world. It is an admirable skill to…

Malaysia’s Famous Travel Spots in True Colours

What actually lies behind the cultural facade of some of Malaysia’s top spots? By Shin Yiing Lee 1. Cameron Highlands Cameron Highlands, known for it’s cooling weather, strawberry farms, and tea plantations; is the best place to hide from the city swelter. Sadly, tree felling activities have increased to make way for new developments. Frequent visitor Ming Li Ho…

Leeds Community Brought Together by Tricks and Treats

Halloween hasn’t always been widely celebrated in the UK, but has been known to be more of an American celebration. Slowly, parents have been allowing their children to dress up and go trick-or-treating.  This Halloween in Leeds, a local has decided to set up a free Trick or Treat Trail at Hanover Square for the first time….