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APLC Chinese New Year Celebration

In conjunction with the Chinese New Year festival, APLC organised a colourful Chinese New Year event which took place in Auditorium 1, APIIT recently. It was an event filled with exciting games and performances by none other than the wonderful students of APLC. The event was organised by Ms. Saskia and Ms. Nur Faheemah with the help of other teachers who put up a tremendous effort to make the event a success. 
The event started off with a surprise flash mob by Level Two (Group 2) students to capture the audience’s attention and as a gimmick to the celebration. The flash mob performed by 14 students from various countries who danced to a famous Chinese song managed to boost the Chinese New Year atmosphere in the auditorium. During the event, two students (Mohd Amir and Gao Yiqi) presented in the background. They beautifully provided some insights on this wonderful celebration around the world. To spice up the event, the audience was also entertained by delightful performances presented by APLC students.
Besides the event being filled with performances, fun games were also prepared to inculcate the different Chinese New Year elements. The games conducted were Peeling Oranges using One Hand, Chopstick Game and Zodiac Charade.
During the orange peeling game, students were put into two groups, male and female with an orange placed on the table in front each student. On the count of three, students had to use one hand to remove the plastic off the orange and peel off its skin. The crowd cheered exuberantly as students competitively tried to win the game. The Chopsticks Game was one of the highlights of the event. A high-spirited crowd watched over two groups of students desperately trying to move five different pieces of items from one table to another. The items included a paperclip, a peanut, an orange, a peg and a piece of string. Students were divided into groups according to their skills of using chopsticks. Hence, they were on par with their challengers. Through this game, students who were not used to using chopsticks were able to challenge themselves in using the tool to win the game. Last but not least, the onlookers had a lot of fun watching the Zodiac Charade as they got to see their friends acting out the different Chinese zodiacs. The game challenged students’ creativity and vocabulary in order for them to emerge a winner.  All participants enjoyed themselves and did their best in each game they participated.
It was a great pleasure that the auditorium was filled with cheers and laughter till the end of the event. All in all it was apparent that students were also highly entertained by all the activities held. It was a good day as everyone had so much fun together. The objective of the event was successfully achieved.

Fostering Multiculturism

The Asia Pacific Language Centre (APLC) recently brought the world together, as they organized the APLC Cultural Day at APIIT & APLC Campus @ TPM recently.  During this prosperous event, there were many exciting performances and booth displays. Students and teachers worked hand in hand to provide an interesting learning experience of cultures around the world for everyone at the event.
Booth displays were arranged by the students who were enthusiastic to not only work together on how to best represent their cultures, but also to learn from others. Each booth provided a myriad of information, decorations, traditional attires, games and food from their respective countries. Students had the opportunity to learn about different cultures in a fun and competitive manner. There were a total of 8 competing booths out of 9 where the Malaysian booth was represented by the teachers.
Hampers were presented to the Best Booths by Mr. Vijay Reddy, the Senior Manager of Special Projects. The winners for the booth display competition are:
First Place:       Africa
Second Place: Central Asia
Third Place:     South East Asia, India and Bangladesh
Fourth Place: Middle East
On the other hand, total of 10 amazing performances by the students not only showed the aesthetic beauty of their cultures, but also their profound talents and love for their nation. The performances included traditional and modern dancing, singing, playing a traditional musical instrument, calligraphy and fashion show from the Middle East, African countries, Kazakhstan, China, South East Asia, Bangladesh, India and Japan. Lastly, a demonstration of the Malay traditional martial art called the ‘Silat Seni Tari’ by our guest performers, the members of APU Malay Cultural Society (AMCS) wrapped up the colourful and culturally mesmerising event.


It was definitely a fantastic experience and opportunity for students, teachers and attendees of the event to learn about the many cultures around the world. The success of this event was made possible through a common language, English, which united people from different parts of the world under one roof. It is with high hopes that this event will always be cherished as one of the many beautiful memories of the students of APLC.

APLC International Food Festival 2016 - Flavours of the World Under One Roof

APLC hosted yet another colourful and flavourful event on 25th August, 2016. The event which is organised for the 8th year and is one of the biggest much awaited events is none other than the APLC International Food Festival! With participants from more than 20 countries, namely Malaysia, China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, Bahrain, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Bangladesh, India and countries representing the African continent; Libya, Djibouti, Egypt, Somalia, Sudan, Eritrea and Chad, the event was much bigger and better than previous years. 


Everything started going underway one month before the event with each APLC teacher taking charge of a few countries under the co-ordination of Ms. Sharen Kaur. Meetings were held each week to follow-up on progress and students were given responsibilities to decide on how they wanted to decorate the booth and what dishes to prepare to represent their country. Teachers guided their students on preparation of posters, costumes as well as some scripts on their food presentation. Everyone put in their best effort to ensure the success of this event. 

As hoped, the turn-out for the event was amazing. APLC and APU staff and students came together to enjoy the festival and find out about different dishes and cultures. Spirits were high with singing, dancing, chit-chatting and laughing that could be heard and seen all around while guests were savouring the delicious traditional dishes from each booth. All in all, the event truly captured the essence of camaraderie and mutual respect amongst different cultures!