Being married to an Australian, having an instant daughter by becoming a step mom, living abroad and running a dual culture household, trying to fit in in Australia. Are you curious to find out more about these? Then today’s episode is for you. We have Nunki fauser on the show today. She is originally from Indonesia and currently lives in Darwin with her Australian husband. She first moved to Australia on a student visa and she is now here via a temporary partner visa. She also runs her own social media management business called Susilo Media. This is again another insightful episode and a peek another aspect of migrant life. Nunki mentioned one thing that she did not do back home in Indonesia but started doing here in order to fit in and she eventually enjoyed. I know you are curious to find out what it is so have fun listening to this episode.

In this episode we discussed:

  • Nunki’s migration story
  • How she and her husband met
  • Family’s reaction to her dating a foreigner
  • Australia Partner visa process
  • Her relationship with her step daughter
  • Running a dual culture household
  • How she adapted to Aussie culture
  • Trying to fit in in Australia

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Welcome to season two of Migrant mama in Australia podcast. It has been awhile since I last recorded an episode and a lot of things has happened since we moved here in Australia. For the first episode of this podcast’s season two, I will share an update on how is our life here in Australia so far. Do I still like it here? Any regrets expectations versus reality moments? And how is life in Rockhampton in particular, if you want a glimpse of a migrant’s first year here, down under, then please listen to this episode.

Women in construction in Australia

Working as a civil engineer in Brisbane, Sujitha Kumari is representing migrant women in the male-dominated construction industry here in Australia. December 18 is International Migrants Day and this week’s episode is dedicated to this day!  Sujitha is originally from India who moved to Singapore and then finally migrated to Australia. She talked about her migration story, the state of the construction industry in Australia and how she was able to penetrate the industry without any local experience.

In this episode we discussed:

  • Sujitha’s migration story
  • Skills assessment process through Engineers Australia
  • Importance and benefit of Engineer’s Australia membership
  • Getting a job offer outside of Australia
  • Current state of the construction industry in Australia
  • Making the most out of her career break and building connections
  • Jobhunting with no local experience
  • Being a woman in the construction industry
  • Working in Australia vs working in Singapore and India


Almost all new migrants will have to go through the daunting task of job hunting in Australia and it is not easy when every employer you speak to requires you to have local experience. Fret not! I prepared this episode with you in mind since we have been there and know how challenging it is. Here are 10 tips to increase your chances of getting hired. Good luck!





  • The nitty gritty details of all the things we had to do and settle before we left Singapore for good and move to Australia

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