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Au­thor: Ah­mad Af­fzan Ab­dul­lah Pub­lisher: Kom­rad ISBN: 9789671370070

THIS is au­thor Ah­mad Af­fzan’s rec­ol­lec­tion of his five years in the United King­dom, which opened his eyes to the re­al­i­ties of liv­ing in this his­tor­i­cal and vi­brant met­ro­pol­i­tan city.

Ah­mad Af­fzan was one of the 128 stu­dents given the chance to fur­ther his stud­ies in the UK un­der the ‘Peng­han­taran Terus United King­dom’ (PTUK) pro­gramme.

Af­ter two years at Bed­ford Mod­ern School for his A-Lev­els, he was later ac­cepted into the Im­pe­rial Col­lege in Lon­don.

Faced with the high cost of liv­ing in Lon­don, his friend, Zul, ad­vised him to take up a part-time job as a cleaner, which could earn him around £400 to £500 a month. Hence, the ti­tle of the book.

There are 28 chap­ters, each telling a dif­fer­ent story.

On Ke­bab Lolita, the name of a pop­u­lar ke­bab joint in Lon­don, Ah­mad Af­fzan tells how when it comes to food, peo­ple go for price rather than taste. Its cheap prices makes it ex­tremely pop­u­lar, even though its food is not the best-tast­ing.

On Terga­mam Den­gan Pe­lakon Teater, he tells of how he was touched by the de­ter­mi­na­tion and strength of peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties who still man­aged to nav­i­gate their way through life and the world de­spite their phys­i­cal chal­lenges.

Mat Cleaner UK of­fers an in­sight into the tri­als and tribu­la­tions of liv­ing on for­eign soil, which can be a guide to those who are in­tend­ing to live, study or work in the UK. – Aina Natasha

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