YouReka 2017

YouReka 2017

On the 25th March 2017, JCI Youth UNMC has organised YouReka, an event focused on entrepreneurship with a series of talks and interactive sessions, at MaGIC Cyberjaya. The event gathered tech start-up founders, youth entrepreneurs, and social entrepreneurs from various backgrounds with the aim to inspire the creation of ideas as well as positive social impact. The first speaker invited onto the stage was Dato’ Ruby Khong who is currently the project consultant of  Kechara Soup Kitchen. She emphasised that having a sustainability plan, leadership by example and being visible on platforms as the three critical qualities one should possess. ‘When you serve, you serve without discrimination, that’s the true essence of volunteerism.’ – Dato’ Ruby Khong Following that was ‘The Picha Project’ with their representative speaker, Swee Lin. She shed light on the current refugee situation in Malaysia. With the thought of wanting to empower the marginalised community, specifically, refugee families, The Picha Project was founded. Next up was Hugh Koh, the founder of Pestle & Mortar– a streetwear clothing label with vision to be one of the largest South-East Asian clothing brand. The idea was to create an apparel to represent one’s cultural identity. He elaborated on the importance of networking and marketing as the biggest leverage to scale up any business. After 3 speakers, there was a 30 minute panel discussion on the topic of entrepreneurship featuring Hugh Koh, Rashid, Swee Lin and Kim. “In this digital age, there’s no reason to NOT start something.” – Kim Then, Rashid Shukor, the head of special projects at Grab – Southeast Asia’s leading ride-hailing platform, explained about the different services Grab could offer and told his experiences...
Fruity Fest: Staying Healthy

Fruity Fest: Staying Healthy

With sweet palate-inducing scents wafting off towards far distances as a whole variety of precious local fruit adorn the tables, that was the Fruity Fest! 30th November was an exciting day as the UNMC Sponsorship Student Club brought onto campus a highly ingenious all-you-can-eat fruit buffet! Nottingham Travels collaborated with the club in this event, giving out free drinks to the event’s participants in addition to the wide range of fruits available there. Owing to how unconventional the idea of a fruit buffet is, Aniq Faidi, Vice President of the UNMC Sponsorship Student Club, was interviewed about the club’s motivations for hosting this event and the various challenges they have faced while doing so.   Why is it that you guys decided to hold the Fruity Fest? Last year, our club held the Foodgasm event on campus, where we invited the FAMA (Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority) as well. They brought their fruits with the main intention of introducing local fruits to the international students. People got to taste them for free (during that event). After the events, FAMA proposed for us to collaborate once again this academic year to hold an event exclusively for fruits. During our early club meeting, we were largely agreeable with this proposal and decided to work towards it. It is good since we get to introduce international students from all around the world here (in UNMC) to Malaysia’s local fruits while promoting the benefits of (eating) fruits at the same time.   What challenges did you face while preparing or hosting this event? Unfortunately, FAMA couldn’t be involved on the event day itself since...
Cultural Mashup 2016: The Showcase of Beautiful Diversity

Cultural Mashup 2016: The Showcase of Beautiful Diversity

‘Cultural Mashup 2016’ organised by the Pakistani Cultural Society on Friday (25/11/2016), has once again showcased the dynamic diversity found in our beloved campus! Generally, dance is seen not only as an art form to some individuals but also a sport that requires tremendous effort as well. It is a way to express one’s self and one’s culture and tradition. Through a “mashup”, as suggested by the event title itself, each country had to perform a native dance of another country. The dancers of this event all tried to embody someone else’s culture and immersed oneself into it. Starting with an upbeat Sri Lankan dance, the crowd was clearly hyped with their roars and chanting. Highly stylized in terms of gestures, music and dance, the performance was wonderfully putted together. Followed by a traditional Sudanese dance performed by our Malaysia. Bangladesh came up next shaking it and belly dancing to Egyptian music. Next on the line of performance as Mauritius making an interesting interpretation of the Maldivian dance. Then, India blessed us with a tropical performance brought all the way from Mauritius. It was upbeat and the crowd was in awe. The hosts, Pakistan, performed the music and dance of the African diaspora. Continuing the dance mashup was Sri Lanka as Bangladesh, the costumes and hand movements were striking. Then, the UK performed as India of which the host jokingly mentioned, “after 69 years of independence the British can’t seem to let the Indians go”. Well, who could let India’s lavish theatrical style pass by? Next was Egypt performing the infamous twerking as UK, providing us with some pop culture. The...
UNMC Nations Cup 2016: Sports Fever Strikes Back

UNMC Nations Cup 2016: Sports Fever Strikes Back

It is that time of the year again where the sports complex is a whirlwind of activity. People are bustling and speaking over one another and booking a court is almost impossible. But it’s all in good sport, as we await the most exciting and competitive event of the year – Nations Cup 2016! For the sixth year running, it is looking to be bigger and better than ever. SA Sports officer Andy Tan in collaboration with the Sports Network have strived to build upon the success of previous years, and boost this event to make it unlike any Nations Cup that we’ve seen before. Have you seen posters everywhere, watched people rushing in and out of practice, wondering what this buzz is all about? Well you have come to the right place! Nation’s Cup can be best described as the Mini-Olympics of UNMC. A 10-day event that promotes inter-nation competition and sportsmanship, with medals to be won for individuals and teams in a wide variety of sports. Whether you are taking part or just spectating, it is bound to be a good time. It is the perfect opportunity to meet some friends from your own nation as you cheer your country on with shared patriotic enthusiasm. You can learn about all the different nations that we have on campus and appreciate how diverse UNMC is. The nations cup unites people who may have never spoken before but have all come together for the shared appreciation and love for sports. Expect an enthusiastic environment bursting with energy and be sure to keep track of the medals. Your nation might...
Clubs and Societies Fair 2016

Clubs and Societies Fair 2016

Fancy booths, bunting, leaflets and posters. It is the time of the academic year again during which we are overwhelmed by a variety of choice, thinking to ourselves ‘which clubs and societies should I join?’ The Clubs and Societies Fair 2016 had been ongoing for two days, on the 5th and 6th October 2016, in the Undergraduate Leisure Area from 10am to 7pm. There were a total of 77 booths, 22 Sports Clubs and 55 Societies respectively, that had gathered together to offer an amazing palette of selection for each and every one who dropped by. With such a wide range of choices, it is impossible not to find one which you will be interested in. While each booth was busy promoting and explaining their own uniqueness, there were also captivating and exciting live performances happening on the showcasing platform. It ranged from the energetic dance performance by the Nottingham Dance Club (NDC), the showcase of enthusiastic cheerleading moves by the Cheerleading Club to the sonorous choir singing by the Music Society. Be sure to note down the induction events in your diary – you wouldn’t want to miss your first date!     By Yap Jia Ming Head of Editorial and Design SA Marketing and Communication...
SA Fresher’s Week 2016

SA Fresher’s Week 2016

The annual SA Fresher’s Week from 26th of September to 29th of September saw over 500 participants from all three campuses come together for an exciting week of games, outdoor activities and, in the true spirit of Malaysia, a great variety of fusion and traditional cuisine from our many different cultures. Day 1: Several performances by our very own Nottingham Dance Society (NDC) and Music Society (Mussoc)! There was also a tutorial by the NDC during which we saw many talented dancers in the crowd 😉 Day 2: A night of cultural exchange themed ‘Colors of UNMC’ where traditional games such as Batu Seremban and Congkak as well as local cuisine were shared with all our participants. There was also a ‘Language Exchange’ session during which different cultures taught each other their own languages Day 3: Many of our participants had their first ice-skating and laser-tag experience at Sunway Pyramid! Day 4: The SA Carnival involved a variety of food and games – even a Karaoke Booth and a station where you get to throw water balloons at our SA Executives! There was also a ‘limbo’ station – look at how flexible this guy is! We hope everyone had a blast!   Lim Hong Cheong Head of Marketing & Communications (Photo credits: Yap Jia...
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