UTAR Alumni Annual Dinner 2019

From left: Prof Choong, Kent Chin, Koh, Toh Puan, Tun Ling, Prof Ewe, Prof Faidz, Lim and Chuah Li Li during the opening ceremony

With the aim to keep the alumni connected with the university and update them on the current events at the university, Department of Alumni Relations and Placement (DARP) organised UTAR Alumni Annual Dinner 2019 at Novotel, Melacca on 19 October 2019. Participated by more than 300 participants, the event was supported by UTAR Alumni Association of Malaysia.

Besides providing a memorable night of entertaining performance, the event was a great chance for the alumni to expand their networks of professional contacts, catch up with their university friends and enhance their connection with each other through the sharing of their experiences and knowledge.

Present at the dinner were UTAR Chancellor Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik and his spouse Toh Puan Ena Ling, UTAR President Ir Prof Dr Ewe Hong Tat and his spouse Chuah Li Li, UTAR Planning and Development Committee Chairman Ir Academician Emeritus Prof Tan Sri Dato’ Dr Chuah Hean Teik, UTAR Vice Presidents Prof Ts Dr Faidz bin Abdul Rahman and Prof Dr Choong Chee Keong, UTAR Registrar Yim Lin Heng, Faculty of Accountancy and Management Dr Sia Bee chuan, Dean of FAS Dr Lee Lai Ming,  Dr. Tan Kee kong, DARP Head Lim Swea Jen, Head of International Student Services Department of Sungai Long Campus Foo Wai Wai, Head of Soft Skills Competency Department of Sungai Long Campus Fook Oi Yee, Head of DSA Ms. Loh Yuk Leong, UTAR Alumni Association President Koh Fook Huat, Vice President of UTAR Alumni Association Malaysia Kent Chin, committee members of UTAR Alumni Association, sponsors, alumni, staff and students.

Prof Ewe explaining the importance of alumni network

Prof Ewe in his welcome speech said, “The alumni network plays an important part in the university’s development. It is for this reason that our Department of Alumni Relations and Placement, together with the UTAR Alumni Association of Malaysia, strive to keep our alumni network updated and strengthened through various activities and initiatives such as festive gatherings, career fair, workshops, overseas trips, outdoor events, local tours and more. Although years have gone by, we have remained committed to establishing a strong alumni network and I hope that you will continue to carry the university’s good reputation and help to share the good word of the university’s development to your colleagues and own network of contacts.”

Standing, from left: Prof Choong, Kent Chin, Prof Ewe, Foo, Koh, Chia Koh Yee, Simon Chong Weng Yeap, Fook and Tan Sri Chuah with Tun Ling (seated, left) and Toh Puan Ena Ling (seated, right)

Many entertaining events were lined-up for the night, which included a musical, song and dance performances as well as a stand-up comedy. One of the performance highlights was the energetic dance that was brought by the UTAR Dance Club. In a cornucopia of dazzling light and music, the professional dancers showed off their impressive dance skills on stage which was followed by a thunderous round of applause from the participants. There was a lucky draw session held to add excitement to the event.

The SRC donated RM45,615.90 to UTAR Hospital

From left: Prof Choong, Michelle Hong Mui Yan, Lam Jeen Yee, SRC Chairperson Leo Cheong Zhe, Tun Ling, Prof Ewe and Prof Chuah

Uni Suites donated RM10,000 to UTAR Hospital   

From left: Prof Choong, Jason Ho, Lee Yan Yaw, Tun Ling, Prof Ewe and Prof Chuah

A prize-giving ceremony was held for the winners of Charming Uni Suites Poster Design Contest 2019 by Uni Suites. The event also witnessed the presentation of mock cheques by the Student Representative Council (SRC) of UTAR and Uni Suites for the UTAR Hospital project. Uni Suites donated RM10,000 whereas the SRC donated a total of RM45,615.90. The donation from SRC was collected from various fundraising activities that were held throughout the year.

UTAR Alumni friendly badminton match

UTAR Alumni team in action


Networking session for UTAR alumni

Prior to the dinner, an alumni badminton friendly match was held to cultivate the relationship between the alumni and the students. UTAR Alumni Network Fuses, a time for socialising and mixing, was also organised for alumni to network and interact with one another from various industries.

The platinum sponsor of the event was Vistana Jati Sdn Bhd whereas the diamond sponsor was Protech Builders Sdn Bhd. The gold sponsor was Silverlake SPRINTS Sdn Bhd, followed by Jabil Sdn Bhd as the ruby sponsor. The garnets sponsors were OCK Group Bhd and Ikrar Jaya Bina Sdn Bhd. Sin Heap Lee Development Sdn Bhd, Ede & Ravenscroft (M) Sdn Bhd, PCCO PLT, SQ LMW Management Services, SCS Global Consulting (M) Sdn Bhd, Masterwealthfa Advisory Sdn Bhd, Js Valuers Property Consultants (Perak) Sdn Bhd, C Y Ng & Co, and Lifetime Property Sdn Bhd were the bronze sponsors.

Other sponsors include Brunsfield Engineering Sdn Bhd, Persatuan Insurans Am Malaysia, Fotorex Holdings Sdn Bhd, Ads Print Sdn Bhd, Qlic Solution Sdn Bhd, Emo Book Services Sdn Bhd, and Ruby Glamour Sdn Bhd.

The delightful night saw the presence of more than 300 guests at the dinner


UTAR Choir Team serenading the audience  


UTAR Dance Club performing their dance routine

Singing performance by UTAR alumna-cum-staff Nurul Izwazi binti Mohd Noor

Stand-up comedian Hindravel Chandrabose entertaining the audience with his waggish jokes

An energetic performance by Ryota, a Japanese-Malaysian singer and songwriter

From left: Prof Ewe presenting the grand prize to the lucky draw winner, Chan Pui Yee, a UTAR alumna

The first prize winner of Charming Uni Suites Poster Design Contest 2019 (under Most Liked category)

From left: Neoh, Lee and Prof Ewe

The second prize winner of Charming Uni Suites Poster Design Contest 2019 (under Most Liked category)

From left: Yeoh, Lee and Prof Ewe

The third prize winner of Charming Uni Suites Poster Design Contest 2019 (under Most Liked category)

From left: Tham (represented by Raadshini), Lee and Prof Ewe

The winners of Charming Uni Suites Poster Design Contest 2019 (under Most Shared category)

From left: Yeoh (Third Place), Tham (represented by Raadshini)(First Place), Lee, Prof Ewe and Neoh (Second Place)

The organising committee of UTAR Alumni Annual Dinner 2019

From left: DARP staff Kong Pui Ling, Loi Saw Ming, Ong Yin Hway, Norhaslinda binti Abdul Wahab, Leong Lai Pin, Mohamad Zaidee bin Mat Hashim, Lim, Naaresh Arumugam, Foo, Lim Kuan Hui and Lee Wan Poh

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