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Limkokwing University’s Cultural Festival gets Malaysia Book of Records recognition

2nd June, 2018

CYBERJAYA: For the sixth time, Limkokwing University’s students hold the world’s largest cultural festival by University’s students recently featuring arts and crafts from its culturally-diverse students’ bodies.

In line with its record-breaking history, the Limkokwing University’s Cultural Festival once again received recognition from the Malaysia Book of Records for The Most Number of Countries Delegates Participating in A Cultural Festival, breaking the previous record by having 110 countries delegates.

This year, Limkokwing University aimed for Guinness World Record for World’s Most International Cultural Festival by a University title. Highlighted “Be Fly” as its main theme, the 2018 Limkokwing University’s Cultural Festival was an opportunity for students of Limkokwing University and the general public to travel the world without having to leave Malaysia.

Visitors were able to visit booths from over 40 countries constructed by more than 600 students. It was a testimony of the cultural diversity found at Asia’s most international University and in Malaysia.

The excitement of the event inspired students from all over the world to travel and attended the unique celebration of arts and cultures. For instance, students from Sunderland College in the United Kingdom flew to Malaysia solely to take part in the festival, where they performed a beautiful dance that mesmerized the crowd.

Throughout the day, students were competing in several creative categories such as best cultural booth, best cultural performances, and best cultural costumes, where the results were announced at the Main Concert in the night session.

Malaysia won the best cultural performance with their tribute to Malaysia’s legendary performer, Tan Sri P. Ramlee.

Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) and India & Pakistan won the second as well as the third place prizes respectively. Meanwhile, the best cultural booth award was awarded to Bangladesh followed by Pakistan and Turkmenistan with Libya received the consolation prize. In the best cultural costumes category, Brazil won the top prize, followed by Sri Lanka and China.

During the main concert, Joe Flizzow took the stage and performed a slew of his hit songs to 15,000 audiences. In addition, DEFAM also provided a powerful performance that brought the audience at the World Stage into a frenzy. Earlier on the day, visitors of the festival were also entertained by various performances that happened at The City Scape and The World Stage.

Iraq, Yemen, Morocco, the Philippines, Namibia, and Limkokwing University’s DJs as well as singers mesmerized the visitors with their performances. The event was graced by HRH Sultanah Pahang Sultanah Hajjah Kalsom, Chancellor of Limkokwing University; Yang Amat Mulia Tengku Abdul Fahd Mu’adzam Shah Ibni Sultan Ahmad Shah Al-Musta’in of Pahang; Deborah Henry, Co-founder of Fugee School and former Miss Universe Malaysia; and Norman Shay, a Creative Movement Director and Fashion Choreographer that has worked with Madonna and Victoria’s Secrets. Leading University in Innovation and Transformation In addition to cultural showcase, the Limkokwing University’s Cultural Festival was a platform for students to participate in innovative activities in sound and Music design, stage design, performing arts, event management, communication, project management, journalism, business, architecture, performing arts that transformed them with wealth of knowledge and skills.

With campuses in 14 countries across 3 continents, students of Limkokwing University are given with the opportunities to create global friendships by studying together with students from more than 165 countries. As a proof of its leading creative education approach, Limkokwing University is the only Malaysian institution invited to be a part of the United Nations’ Academic Impact program that highlights a commitment to provide educational opportunity for all people regardless of gender, race, religion, or ethnicity, a commitment to encourage global citizenship through education, and sustainability.

   
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