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Dr Nicole Yap
Breast and Skin Oncoplastic Surgeon

Delightfully Australian with a dash of Hakka, and plenty of smarts, Dr Nicole Yap is the director of Breast Institute Australia, and is the leading expert in breast and skin oncoplastic surgery in Australia. Her other interests include endocrine surgery and the treatment of varicose veins. Dr Yap has practices at St Vincent’s, Epworth, Mulgrave and Holmesglen Private.

One of the few Melbourne practitioners who specialises in the dual practice of tumour removal, by mastectomy with breast reconstruction, Dr Yap will be opening a new fully integrated clinic under Breast Institute Australia in Prahran, early 2020. Aiming to provide a service for breast and skin issues, both pathological and aesthetic, the clinic will house a general practitioner, breast and skin oncoplastic surgeon, oncologist, radiology, dietitian, physiotherapist, breast care nurse and a beautician specialising in counteracting hormonal changes associated with menopause and breast cancer treatment, and eyelash and eyebrow feathering to counteract the effects of chemotherapy.

Believe in yourself, trust your instincts and never let anyone put you down.

“Currently breast cancer affects one in seven women and is the leading cause of cancer death in females. Breast cancer need not be a death sentence if women are in tune with their bodies. Early diagnosis is key to survival and women should seek advice if concerned about any signs of a breast lump, nipple discharge, nipple inversion, or breast skin tethering or dimpling.”

After training in plastic surgery, Dr Yap completed her fellowship in general surgery. Her speciality is in combining surgical cancer treatment of the breast with plastic surgical techniques to achieve an aesthetically pleasing result.

“The techniques of breast oncoplastic surgery allows removal of the cancer, as a lump or mastectomy, whilst maintaining a good shape. This allows better psychological response to further treatment such as chemotherapy, as well as counteracting the potential distortion of the breast from radiotherapy”. This has led to her being voted as finalist in MyFaceMyBody Awards in the Best Practice, Best Patient Experience and Best Aesthetic Practice categories. Dubbed the ‘Oscars’ of the cosmetic beauty industry, MyFaceMyBody Awards celebrates the best in the aesthetics business.

Dr Yap’s breast oncoplastic work was augmented by training at the European Institute of Oncology, Milan, and participating at the Breast Oncoplastic Workshop Royal College of Surgeons, London. She further honed her skills by working with leading breast oncoplastic surgeon, Dr Krishna Clough at the Clinique Bizet in Paris, and more recently with Dr Emmanual Delay at Leon Berard cancer centre and Clinique Charcot.

Breast cancer need not be a death sentence if women are in tune with their bodies. Early diagnosis is key to survival.

An authority on breast reconstruction and augmentation using both implants and autologous fat grafting, she has presented at the International Society of Plastic Regenerative Surgery Congress, Rome and World Congress of Regenerative Medicine & Stem Cell, Guangzhou, China. She has also presented at IPRAS Sydney, and EPRAS, Vienna.

A prolific surgical and community awareness educator with previous experience as examiner of medical students at Monash University, she has represented The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in a presentation regarding ‘Changing trends in breast cancer and the implications to the management of this disease’ to the Minister of Health.

Within the last year, she was invited to be judge and presenter of the USA MyFaceMyBody Awards at the Beverley Wilshire Hotel; featured in The Ultimate 100 Global Aesthetic Leaders publication; invited as faculty member of first Global Virtual Aesthetic Symposium, and was awarded a Certificate of Outstanding Service by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

Among numerous appointments, Dr Yap is deputy chair of the VRC of The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, a RACS representative of the Cancer Council of Victoria Medical and Scientific Committee, AMA Councillor, past president of the Australian Chinese Medical Association of Victoria, a board member of Pink Hope, vice president of the Medico-Legal Society of Victoria, a member of Breast Surgeons ANZ Society, Australian Society of Breast Disease, COSA (Clinical Oncological Society of Australia), Australian & New Zealand Endocrine Surgeons, and Australian & New Zealand Society of Phlebologist. 

An upbeat and witty personality, even in the face of grave issues like cancer and mortality, she imparts soulful words, “Believe in yourself, trust your instincts and never let anyone put you down.” 

Nicole Yap 医生除了是拥有客家特质的爽直澳大利亚人,同时也是澳大利亚最好的乳腺肿瘤整形和内分泌外科医生之一。她是澳大利亚乳腺癌研究所的总监,也曾在圣文森特 (St Vincent’s)、爱普沃斯(Epworth)和马尔格雷夫 (Mulgrave)私立医院实践服务。

身为墨尔本少数专门从事肿瘤切除和乳房重塑双重实践的医生,Nicole将于2020年初在澳大利亚Prahran乳腺癌研究所属下开设一家全新的整体性诊所。这旨在提供一站式诊所,针对男女患者的乳腺癌和皮肤问题,诊所将网罗全科医生, 乳房肿瘤整形外科医生、肿瘤学家、放射科医生、营养师、理疗师,乳房保健护士和美容师,以专攻研究更年期荷尔蒙变化与乳腺癌治疗,修剪睫毛和眉毛以抵消化疗的影响。




Nicole医生的乳腺癌整形技术通过在米兰欧洲肿瘤研究所的培训和参与伦敦皇家外科医师学院乳腺癌整形讲习班取得充分实践。她进一步磨练技能,与领先的乳腺肿瘤整形外科医生Dr Krishna Clough在Clinique Bizet工作,近期则与医生专家Dr Emmanual Delay在里昂贝拉尔癌症中心和Clinique Charcot工作。


她是利用植入物和自体脂肪移植进行乳房重建和隆胸的权威,曾在罗马国际整形外科协会大会和中国广州举行的再生医学与干细胞世界大会上发表演讲。她也曾在悉尼国际美容整形外科协会(IPRAS)和维也纳的EPRAS会上演说。身为莫纳什大学多产的外科教育工作者和医学生审查员,曾代表澳大利亚皇家外科学院(Royal Australasian College of Surgeons)向卫生部进行一场关于“乳腺癌的变化趋势以及对乳腺癌管理的影响”之研讨报告。

在过去的一年里,她被邀请作为评委和推荐者,出席美国 Beverley Wilshire 酒店举办的“MyFaceMyBody”大奖,登上全球100位美学领袖出版杂志的特写,并获得澳大利亚皇家外科学院颁发的优秀服务证书。

此外,她也身兼多项职务,作为澳大利亚皇家外科学院VRC的副主席、维多利亚州医学和科学委员会癌症委员会代表、澳大利亚医学会委员、维多利亚州华人医学会的前任主席、Pink Hope的董事会成员与维多利亚州的医学法律学会副主席。还有ANZ乳腺癌外科医师学会、澳大利亚乳腺疾病学会、澳大利亚临床肿瘤学会-COSA,澳大利亚和新西兰内分泌外科以及澳大利亚和新西兰的静脉学会成员。



Kim Lowman

Founding Principal – Director of Rothelowman Architects

Rothelowman Architects 创始人 – 董事

After working briefly in Hong Kong, Rothelowman Architects’ founding principal and Director, Kim Lowman returned to Australia in 1991 to conquer Australia’s architecture world. With over 155 employees across offices in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney as well as international clients from China; Rothelowman Architects is a prominent name that has often been referred to as a paragon of the Australian architecture industry. 

Kim believes that the secrets to Rothelowman’s success is a clear business development strategy, flexibility and employing talented and trustworthy employees.

“Our edge comes from the fact that we have repeat clients, a state-of-the-art design process, a thorough understanding of the factors that impact the wider property industry, a willingness to innovate design solutions and a commitment to staff and research”, said Mr Lowman.  

As architectural and design studios generally require a suite of compatible skills across all aspects of a project’s delivery, Mr Lowman stresses the importance of impeccable communication skills and nurturing learning environment that is embedded into Rothelowman’s graduate programme. 

With a diverse range of projects varying from $5 million to $600 million AUD and a fully integrated design studio led by international designer Matthew Dalby; Rothelowman is fully equipped to maintain an exemplary standard of quality for every project. 

“We strongly encourage clients to discuss a site prior to acquisition. It’s generally a partnership approach that converts feasibilities into realities. The notion of an inspirational idea responding to a site that is viable, responsible, and timeless excites us.” 

When asked about the challenges Rothelowman faces, Mr Lowman said,” Embracing change is everyone’s challenge. As economic conditions change we make it our business to explore new building typologies to suit a market”.

Mr Lowman strongly emphasised the importance of working with all stakeholders towards achieving a satisfactory outcome for each party and praised the merits of institutions that reward innovation.

“We strongly encourage clients to discuss a site prior to acquisition. It’s generally a partnership approach that converts feasibilities into realities. The notion of an inspirational idea responding to a site that is viable, responsible, and timeless excites us,” said Mr Lowman.

Despite it not being a large project, Rothelowman is most proud of their award-winning work on the “Pillar of Hawthorn” – a respectful interpretation of the rich heritage and timeless nobility that defines Hawthorn. Sandwiched between a heritage church and sensitive interfaces with neighbouring residents; this project resolves all constraints with clarity and lifts the experiences of neighbours, pedestrians and future inhabitants of Hawthorn.

Mr Lowman is excited about the future and believes the best part of his career lies in a journey of constant learning, joy and passion for one’s craft.  

1991年,Rothelowman Architects的创始负责人兼总监Kim Lowman在香港短暂工作后重返澳大利亚,征服澳大利亚的建筑世界。在墨尔本、布里斯班、悉尼等地拥有超过155名员工,并获得包括来自中国的国际客户的赞赏。Rothelowman Architects除了响当当的名气,也被誉为澳大利亚建筑业的典范。

Kim Lowman确认Rothelowman成功秘诀在于清晰高效的业务发展战略、具备灵活性和雇佣了精明能干和值得信赖的员工。 “我们的优势在于拥有众多回头客户、最先进的设计流程,针对影响房产行业更广泛因素理解透彻、创新跟进解决方案的强烈意愿,还有为员工和研究承担更多义务。”



各种项目规模从500万到6亿澳元不等,由国际设计师Matthew Dalby领导整合集成的设计工作室,Rothelowman配置齐全,具备为每个项目保持卓越质量标准的绝对实力。

而关于面临的挑战,Kim Lowman 认为拥抱变革是每个人的挑战。“随着经济风向条件的变化,我们的任务是探索全新建筑类型,以适应市场”。


尽管并非大型项目,Rothelowman最自豪的是他们的获奖作品“Pillar of Hawthorn”,尊重且诠释了丰富的文化古迹和永恒的高贵,定义了项目的成功。而即使夹在传统教堂与邻近居民,该项目成功地和周围环境和谐地融合为一体,提升了Hawthorn区所有邻居、行人和未来居住者的体验感受。

Kim Lowman对未来饱含激情,他认为自己职业生涯中最精彩的部分在于不断学习、享受和热爱自己的专业。

Despite it not being a large project, Kim is proud of one of their award-winning works “Pillar of Hawthorn” – a respectful interpretation of the rich heritage and timeless nobility that define Hawthorn. Ardently adamant and meticulous in design, the penthouses of Pillar provide a warm array of designs that fully maximise the ability of natural light to complement its apartment’s features.

A complex projection on many levels, the height and proportions compliment the contours of the street podium to allow inhabitants to enjoy spectacular views towards the city over its heritage roofs. The eastern laneway is activated by careful consideration which addresses this intimate frontage. Landscape and pavement improvements, further lift the pedestrian experience, continuing Melbourne’s fascination with laneways.

Inside the Pillar awaits generous, luxurious living spaces one would be proud to call home. This project, by Miura Group, certainly has considered the well being of its residents and will create a development which has the community in mind.

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对于KimLowman来说,尽管并非大型项目,但他却对公司获奖作品之一“Pillarof Hawthorn”感到骄傲与自豪-这是因为丰富文化遗产和尊重永恒的诠释定义了Hawthorn。 至于Pillar公寓楼顶坚固而细致的设计,非常温暖且充分发挥自然采光的设计,切合公寓的本质特色。


至于Pillar内部讲究宽敞奢华的舒适生活空间,人们可以自豪地称之为家园。Miura Group这个项目慎重考虑居民的福祉,并将创造一个以社区为中心的居住环境。


Southern Star 南方之星

Mazita Marzuki

Consul General of Malaysia in Melbourne, Australia


Malaysians in Melbourne are in for a treat.  There is a new sheriff in town, and she is the epitome of the intelligent, progressive and charismatic leader that every nation should be proud of.

The new Consul General Mazita Marzuki took her chair at the Consulate General of Malaysia in Melbourne just two months ago and she’s already riding on the crest of the waves she created. “I’m lucky to be assigned here. Melbourne has a lot of soul, diversity, culture and she’s a vibrant city that holds so much potential and importance for Malaysia.” 

Prior to Melbourne, Mazita was the Deputy Head of Mission and Counsellor of the Embassy of Malaysia in Abu Dhabi, UAE. “Abu Dhabi is such a luxurious cosmopolitan city.  One can get totally immersed in it.”  

I love being in the public service. It is where one can effect change.

However, she did leave a bit of her heart in San Francisco where she spent four years working and attaining her master’s in Human Resources Management and Development at the Golden Gate University. She picked up an Outstanding Student Award and was the recipient a Leadership Award while doing her Diploma in Public Administration prior to the beginning of her career as a public and administrative officer. “I love San Francisco. I have many good friends there.”

Promoting the highest level of political, economic and social relations between Malaysia and the state of Victoria, this true-blue Malaysian is responsible for trade and investment exchange, dissemination of Malaysian government policies, providing protocol, immigration and consular services. 

Mistakes are the best guru in life.

She was also the Deputy Director General of the Southeast Asia Regional Centre for Counter-Terrorism (SEARCCT). In 2018 SEARCCT’s military operations saw to the mass territorial defeat of jihadist militant group Daesh in Syria and Iraq. “While Southeast Asia is seen as an emerging hotspot for terrorism, Malaysia remains steadfast in her commitment to counter-terrorism and the prevention of violent extremism.  Realising the impact of the Internet and social media platforms, SEARCCT aims to create awareness before indoctrination in order to prevent radicalisation.” With the recent change of government, Mazita believes that Malaysia is in good hands. “Change takes time. Give this new team a chance to prove themselves,” she urges.

On the home front this powerhouse is a loving wife and doting mother to two teenage sons, Iman and Ammar Mirza. “I have a rare gem of a husband, known as Mr Zack to many, who is fully supportive of my career and the empowerment of women. And I’m proud of my two sons who are equally adept at handling our diplomatic lifestyle.”

Not one to dwell on the past or the negative, this career diplomat sees only opportunities and advantages. “Mistakes are the best guru in life. Don’t be afraid to make and learn from them.”

Well, if Malaysia is looking for future prime ministerial candidacies, Mazita Marzuki would certainly earn many Ayes! 


Mazita Marzuki 刚上任马来西亚驻墨尔本总领事两个月期间,她已经驾轻就熟的乘风破浪。“我很幸运被分派到墨尔本,这里具有灵魂精髓、多样性和文化,是一座充满活力的城市,对于马来西亚来说拥有巨大潜力和重要性。”

在驻扎墨尔本前,Mazita是马来西亚驻阿联酋阿布扎比大使馆的特派团副团长兼参赞。 “阿布扎比是奢华耀眼的国际化城市,轻易让人沉浸其中。”


然而,她对美国旧金山也有深刻留恋,长达四年的光景,她在工作之余也在金门大学 (Golden Gate University) 取得人力资源管理与发展的硕士学位。她除了荣获优秀学生奖,且在攻读公共行政文凭期间获得了一项领袖奖,这些都是她作为行政官员开始职业生涯之前的事迹。“我爱旧金山。那里有着我的许多好朋友。”

推进马来西亚和维多利亚州之间最高水平的政治、经济和社会关系,这名真正热爱和平的马来西亚人肩负着贸易和投资交流,传递马来西亚政府的政策,提供礼宾、移民和领事服务。另外,她还是东南亚区域反恐中心 (SEARCCT) 的副总监。2018年,SEARCCT 的军事行动成功击溃了叙利亚和伊拉克境内的圣战组织“伊斯兰国” (Daesh)。“尽管东南亚被视为一个新兴的恐怖主义热点,马来西亚仍然坚定地致力于反恐和防止暴力极端主义。由于认识到互联网和社交媒体平台的影响力,SEARCCT 的目标是在之前灌输觉醒警惕意识,以防止激进主义。而随着近期新政府的更迭,我认为马来西亚处于有利地位。改变是需要时间的,给这个新团队一个证明自身的机会。” Mazita 敦促。


在家庭方面,这名强大的女性也是温柔的妻子和慈爱的母亲,育有2名孩子Iman与Ammar Mirza。“我珍爱的丈夫-大家都称呼他Zack先生,他完全支持我的事业,尊重并赋予女性权利。我也为两个儿子感到骄傲,他们同样擅长应对我们的外交生活方式。”


好吧,如果马来西亚正在寻找未来的首相候选人,Mazita Marzuki肯定会赢得许多赞成票!

by  Billie Ooi-Ng Lean Gaik