2016 News Highlights
Limkokwing University hosted the 4th installment of Malaysia’s biggest cultural extragavanza on 20 May 2016 at its flagship campus in Cyberjaya, Malaysia.
Themed, “Be a Global Citizen”, this year’s festival echoed the message of unity and diversity among young people. It aimed to foster a better understanding of the increasingly multicultured and globalised world.
The festival attracted a culturally-diverse crowd of over 10,000 from nearly 100 countries. Also in attendence were international representatives from over 20 embassies, industry guests, local and international schools, members of the media and the general public.
The festival kickstarted with a Cross-Cultural Bazaar featuring nearly 60 different countries in creatively-decorated booths that reflected the countries’ national symbols and architecture. The booths displayed authentic traditional delicacies, cultural trinkets such as jewellery and craft designs.
During the evening, the Cross-Cultural Showcase brought together performers from 50 different countries where they celebrated their cultural heritage and traditions through song and dance performances. Malaysia’s popular artists, SonaOne, Najwa and Resh, also entertained the crowd with electrifying performances.
Director General of Tourism and Culture Malaysia, Datuk Seri Mirza Mohammed Taiyab applauded the University for putting together an event of such magnitude.
“I am impressed yet I am not surprised, knowing it is Limkokwing. The University has a reputation for doing things outside the box, they are not only creative and innovative, they put a lot of effort to emphasise the finer details,” he expressed.
The festival concluded with a prize-giving ceremony where the University recognised students’ efforts in sharing their culture creatively. Malaysia bagged the first prize for the Most Exciting Cultural Performance followed by China and India.