Great experience at the Land of the Great Wall
Published: Fri, 12 Apr 2013
SHAH ALAM: A delegation of 14 undergraduates from Universiti Selangor (UNISEL) spent seven days in China to fulfil an event management requirement course under the programme.
The delegation posing for a group photograph during their stay
The Beijing Academic Trip, or BAT 2013, was conceived by the Bachelor of Corporate Communications students who were accompanied by Professor Dr Azmuddin Ibrahim, who is dean of the Faculty of Communication and Media.
Three months of preparation by the participants, prior and during the trip from April 1 to April 7, which included finding accommodation, transportation and places to visit made the programme a moremeaningful learning experience
Project director Mohammad Qawiem Azhari said thanks to the assistance from the Malaysian Embassy in Beijing they managed to arrange a visit to Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) in Haidian District, Beijing.
The warm reception received from BFSU made the experience worthwhile.
They were welcomed by Professor Dr Mohd Taib Dora, the Chair of Malay Studies Malaysia-China who has been in Beijing for two years, and the head of BFSU Malaysian Student Association, Lokman Hakim.
Together with 30 local Chinese students from the Department of Malay Studies, the BAT crew led by the head of Activity, Faradilla Mohammad, managed to organise several inter-cultural activities such as a demonstration of Malaysian traditional games namely ‘batu seremban’ and ‘ceper’; a display booth on traditional Malay and Indian costumes and the rendition of an asli song – Seri Mersing’.
The asli song performance by Ain Nadhirah Shaharin moved the audience, some indicating that it was the most beautiful asli song they have ever heard in Beijing.
The momentous event ended with a photography session and exchange of souvenirs.