Mandarin Language & Cultural Carnival Closing Ceremony and Yushang Preparation
Mandarin Language and Cultural Centre (MLCC) in collaboration with Mandarin Language Society(MLS) had organized an event called ‘Mandarin Language and Cultural Carnival’ from 9 to 13 March in conjunction with Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) Open Day 2015. Several cultural activities such as ‘Taichi Demonstration’, ‘Angpao Cutting and Decoration’, ‘Chinese Calligraphy Competition’, ‘CNY Cake Preparation’ and ‘Yushang Preparation’ were introduced throughout the week.
On 13 March 2015, the ‘Closing Ceremony’ was held in W-DKU, Block W. It began with the speech from our special guest, Dato’Alex Teh Boon Sing, the newspaper sponsor for MLCC. Dato’ Alex has been showing his generosity by sponsoring newspaper for MLCC since 2011. This kindly act has given UMP students the chance to read Chinese newspaper every day. Dato’ Alex also shared his experience in learning languages, emphasizing that mastering different languages is essential for graduates to perform better in their future careers.
The closing speech was delivered by Dr. Norrihan binti Sulan, the Deputy Dean of Centre of Modern Languages and Human Science. She claimed that learning language was never a waste. She was pleased to see UMP students showing high motivation in learning different languages and getting involved in different cultural activities.
The ‘Yushang Preparation’ was introduced to all the participants later. Around 80 UMP students participated in it.Eating Yu Sheng during Chinese New Year is a cultural activity for the Chinese living in Singapore and Malaysia. Putting the Yusheng on the table symbolises the act of offering good luck and prosperity throughout the year. The esteemed event finally ended with loud cheers of greetings.