Tanika Sibal

Tanika is the Logistics Coordinator for the 2019 Asia Pacific Week Conference.


She is currently in her fourth year studying a double degree of Bachelor of Law (Hons) and Bachelor of Asian Studies.


If you were a city in the Asia Pacific, which city would you be and why?

I think I would be Amrtisar. It's a city in the north of India, in the state of Punjab and is home to what I think is the best food in the world! Amritsar is a beautiful combination of a big city and a small town - it has touches of 'modern' and western aspects that other large cities in India do, but at the same time has not lost its small town touch.


What is your favourite country in the AP and why?

My favourite country in the Asia Pacific Region is India. Obviously, I'm a little bit biased because my ethnic background is Indian, but I love being able to properly engage with the country when I am there. I love that I can speak Hindi and Punjabi with my family when I visit, and properly enjoy the real local food! Vietnam is a close second for my favourite country through - I would love to go and visit again (and eat all of the food)!


What is special about the place you gre up?

I grew up in the South-West of Sydney. It's a truly special place as it is home to a multitude of different cultural and ethnic backgrounds. I loved growing up and having South Asian stores, East Asian stores and Middle Eastern stores all within 10 minutes from me. South-West Sydney has taught me the true meaning and value of diversity.


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