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"When Marcus Wong was a child, he was, by his own account, "awkward, shy and didn't know how to talk to people".

He also lived a comfortable life in Perth, and never thought much about how others lived around the world.

"When I was 10, I remember my primary school teacher telling the class a story of what it was like for someone living in poverty," he told ABC Radio Perth.