Take a Walk with the Lanterns – APU Mid-Autumn Celebrations 2014
By Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)
September 15th, 2014
Students and staff of different cultural backgrounds took part in the Lantern Walk
Thursday, 11 Sept – Thursday, 11 Sept – The Chinese Language and Culture Society (CLCS) of Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) hosted one of its biggest celebrations in the year – the Mid-Autumn Festival Celebrations. Prior to the main event, mooncakes and traditional Chinese desserts were already being sold at the Foyer to raise funds on behalf of the MAA-MEDICare Kidney Charity Fund.
24 Seasons Drums team from SMK Taman Yarl also took part in the performances
The 24 Seasons Drums team from SMK Taman Yarl presented the grand opening performance, which attracted APU students and staff to gather at the Foyer and the corridors to witness the splendid performance. The APU Diabolo team then took over the stage to demonstrate several well-choreographed skills accompanied by “epic” music. This was then followed by a magic performance by two of our students. The thrilling atmosphere then extended to the Sichuan Face Changing Performance; where the performer earned a huge round of applause by changing various masks on her face without using her hands while dancing. Spectators were then entertained by Hip Hop performances, Traditional Dance + Latin Dance performances from APU Dance Club and APU CLCS respectively. The 24 Seasons Drums team then closed the show with another rousing performance.
Traditional dance and Sichuan Face-Changing performance were some of the highlights of the night
As night fell, students and lecturers prepared themselves for the Lantern Walk. Armed with traditional paper lanterns housing brightly lit candles, over 150 students and staff walked around TPM and the APU campus. A few adventurous ones even took part in the Station Games that was being held in the campus after that. Many international students and non-Chinese students who were first-timers to the celebration expressed their joy and excitement at learning about the festival and the Chinese culture. "This is my very first time participating in the celebration at APU. It was a great and amazing experience. Me and my friends had so much fun!" said Vikna Raj, a student from the School of Foundation (SoF). "This year's Mid-Autumn Celebration was the largest in CLCS's history. It was a great night overall." said Chong Zhao Xian, student of BSc (Hons) in Software Engineering, also the ex-president of the Chinese Language & Cultural Society (CLCS) of APU. “We are glad that everyone enjoyed the event. Our hard work paid off.” said Wong Khai Xin, Secretary of the APU CLCS.
About Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)
The Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) is amongst Malaysia’s Premier Private Universities. APU offers a wide range of degree programmes in collaboration with Staffordshire University, UK with Technology as a common core, including Information Technology, Engineering, Business & Management, Accounting, Quantitative Studies and Media. These programmes nurture students into professionals and prepare them for challenging careers and roles in business and society globally. Professionalism, problem-solving skills, and creativity & innovation are some of the key attributes of APU graduates. The multi-cultural student community comprises both Malaysian students as well as International students. APU has earned an enviable reputation as an award-winning University through its achievements in winning a host of prestigious awards at national and international levels. It was announced as among the Highest Rated Universities in Malaysia, being rated at TIER 5 (EXCELLENT) under the SETARA 2011 Ratings by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) and Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) on 1st November 2012. For more information, please visit: http://www.apu.edu.my/.
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