Monday, 27th Oct –Themed “Phantasia”, the Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)’s Multicultural Night took place on the 18th of October 2014 (Saturday) in Dewan Sri Putra, Bukit Jalil. With over 800 students and staff attending the event, the hall was filled with anticipation and excitement as the Multicultural Night in known unofficially as the University’s biggest event.
Traditional and modern performances which ranged from cultural dances to modern pop culture was fused together to create an amazing event. The audience was entertained throughout the night by over 20 mesmerising performances from different countries and ethnic backgrounds. One of the highlights of the night was the debut performances of Tae-robic by APU Taekwondo Club and the ‘Soran Bushi’ performance by APU Japanese Club. The “Ms. Phantasia” performance showcased the beauty of different cultures as models graced the runway with their nation’s traditional outfits.
Apart from that, the results of the “Phanstagram Selfie Awards” – APU’s first ever Instagram photo competition – was announced. The photo competition, organised by the APU Social Media Team, saw entries from APU’s students and alumni. The “PhanstaGrammy Awards” were awarded to the best photos taken, “Walk the Talk” Award for the best caption, and “People’s Choice Award” was awarded to the photo that obtained the most ‘Likes’ on Instagram. The winners even took a ‘selfie’ on stage with APU’s Vice President of Operations, Mr Gurpardeep Singh!
The event was a rousing success thanks to the coordination and hardwork from the Student Activities and Representative Council (SARC). “It was one of APU’s biggest events. I am glad that the event went on smoothly and everyone enjoyed themselves very much. I would like to specially thank all lecturers, performers, staff, crew and the committees for making this happen,” said Teo Wai Lun, president of APU’s SARC. “It was a fun-filled night; it was exciting to see so many cultural performances in one night! Bhutan, China, Afghanistan, Malaysia, India, South Africa, Zimbabwe, and the list goes on!”, exclaimed Saad Naseem, an international student who also won the “PhanstaGrammy Award” that night.