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BEING a journalist can be pretty awesome. How awesome? Well, 30 lucky teenagers found out for themselves last week at the BRATs Johor Baru 2015 young journalist camp.

The teenagers, selected from across Malaysia, were brought together at Mutiara Hotel Johor Baru for four days of workshops and exciting field assignments, where they put their journalistic skills to the test.

Some of the participants putting their new-found photojournalism skills to the test.

Some of the participants putting their new-found photojournalism skills to the test.

They were split into three groups for their assignments, with R.AGE journalists Ian Yee, Lim May Lee and Vivienne Wong each mentoring one team.

Chiew Kek Whye and Cindy Chow, the husband-and-wife duo behind Kedai Dobi Shanghai, showing #TeamIan some old family photos. Kedai Dobi Shanghai has done laundry for the past four Sultans of Johor.

Chiew Kek Whye and Cindy Chow, the husband-and-wife duo behind Kedai Dobi Shanghai, showing #TeamIan some old family photos. Kedai Dobi Shanghai has done laundry for the past four Sultans of Johor.

The assignments included a trip to Legoland Water Park, where they interviewed the incredibly well-trained professionals who keep the park fun and safe at the same time.

#TeamMayLee interviewed the performers behind Lego Friends, an interactive musical that will be running until July 19 at the Legoland Malaysia’s City Stage.

#TeamMayLee interviewed the performers behind Lego Friends, an interactive musical that will be running until July 19 at the Legoland Malaysia’s City Stage.

They also learnt more about the history of Johor Baru by exploring the historic Jalan Tan Hiok Nee, where generations-old traditional businesses and trendy cafes sit side-by-side. We’ll be releasing their stories, photos and videos over the next few weeks, both here and at the BRATs website (rage.com.my/BRATs), so stay tuned!

The BRATs interviewed the highly-trained lifeguards who not only help keep the Legoland Water Park safe, but also fun!

The BRATs interviewed the highly-trained lifeguards who not only help keep the Legoland Water Park safe, but also fun!

BRATs is a young journalist programme organised by R.AGE. It was established in 1993 as a community service project, but has since grown into Malaysia’s top young journalist programme, producing countless journalists and media professionals over the years.

To find out how you can apply to join the programme, go to rage.com.my/bratsrecruitment.

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Ian is the editor of R.AGE. He hates writing about himself.

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A ride in the park

We woke up bright and early to catch the sunrise before our mangrove replanting assignment at the Kilim Karst Geoforest Park.

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Oh my guard!

Water park manager Robert Harrison hopes to inspire lifeguards to reach their full potential

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Building blocks of empowerment

Lego Friends, an interactive musical, aims to help its young fans become more empowered and confident.

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Life of a lifeguard

Training every week, and standing in the
sun every day – but it’s a dream job!

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The Sultan of Johor’s laundryman

Meet the couple behind Kedai Dobi Shanghai, a true treasure of Malaysian culture and heritage in Johor Baru’s historic Jalan Tan Hiok Nee.

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Piping-hot passion

With third-generation baker James Lim at its helm, 96-year-old Hiap Joo Bakery and Biscuit Factory is still baking strong.

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Living history

Jalan Tan Hiok Nee has enough history and drama to fill a Hollywood film – if you know where to look.

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BRAT pack

The newest BRATs recruits had such a blast in Johor Baru, they couldn’t wait to share their experiences here.

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Old is gold

Restaurant owner David Chiang is making sure one of the oldest kopitiams in Johor Baru retains its history.

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Tales from the trip of a lifetime

The latest batch of BRATs had crazy fun (and learnt a lot) at the BRATs Johor Baru 2015 camp.

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Follow the leader

Introducing the three R.AGE journalists who will be at BRATs Johor Baru!

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Next stop: Johor Baru!

Are you ready for our second BRATs young journalist camp of the year?

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