Land of Memories at FEStival

A colourful ceremony was held on 16 March 2015 at KL campus to mark the closing of the annual Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science (LKC FES) festival themed UTAR FEStival 2015 – Land of Memories.

UTAR Student Representative Council (SRC) and the clubs and societies of KL Campus, jointly organised this FEStival 2015 which comprised fun filled activities in culture, music, songs, sports and talks.

Held from 9 to 16 March 2015 at KL campus, the FEStival 2015 aimed to bring together staff, lecturers and students from LKC FES to celebrate the university life, and to appreciate what the University has offered to them. It was also a platform to showcase the creative side of our engineering, math and actuarial students’ talents through a poster and photo exhibition, stage performances of songs, band music and dance, sports competitions and talk presentations.

“The FEStival 2015 celebrates our varsity experiences. It is also a fond farewell to KL campus which holds wonderful memories for all of us. Hence we chose the ‘Land of Memories’ as our theme for the festival to cherish our times together at KL campus,” said Daniell Dylan Toidy Daniell, the organising chairman and a third year mechanical engineering student. He expressed hope that the FEStival celebration culture would continue at the new Sg Long campus and enthused that organising the event was an awesome experience for him, especially in juggling work and studies and managing a ‘crew’ team of over 25 students. 

Present at the closing ceremony were Vice-President (Internationalisation and Academic Development) Prof Ewe Hong Tat, Vice President (Student Development & Alumni Relations) Dr Teh Chee Seng, Deputy Dean of LKC FES (Student Development and Industrial Training) Dr Lai Soon Onn, Assistant General Manager (Dept of Student Affairs Klang Valley campuses, Sports & Recreation Unit) Lim Gim Hock, Organising Chairman of FEStival 2015 Daniell Dylan Toidy, Chairperson of Student Representative Council (SRC) KL campus Jason Lam Kah Siang, support staff, lecturers and students.

In his speech at the closing ceremony, Dr Lai said that a university education was much more than learning from books. It should include the development of the mind through experiences in community engagements and event management such as this UTAR FEStival 2015 – Land of Memories.  

Dr Lai also congratulated the organising committee for doing a great job and in extending the traditional one-day festival to a one-week festival for this year, which made it even more memorable and meaningful to the LKC FES community.  

The closing ceremony saw the presentation of awards to lecturers and students as well as the prize presentations to winners of the sports competitions. Providing the entertainment were K-pop dancers, musical bands and a Chinese yo-yo performance.

The highlights at the closing were the release of colourful balloons and the melodious singing of the UTAR song which attracted more spectators to join the camaraderie.   

The other activities of the 7-day FEStival 2015 included ‘Talent Search Mini Concert’ organised by Music Club, the ‘Sparks with Movement: Prequel’ by Dance Club, the FES Night 2015: Retro Night”, a treasure hunt, tug-of-war and talks by clubs and societies.

Standing from left: Jason, Daniell, Dr Teh, Prof Ewe, Dr Lai and Lim with the basketball gold medallists

Memories etched in the display of photos

All smiles from the organizing team

Dr Lai delivering his speech

Award presentations to students

Colourful balloons depicting the joyous mood

Joyful release of balloons

Talented band and K Pop dancers

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