ISM celebrates midautumn festival
TAWAU: The Institute of Science and Management (ISM) celebrated the Mid-Autumn festival for the first time to promote the harmony of ethnic diversity since moving into its new campus recently.
The event was organized by the 1Malaysia Club of ISM with the aim of preserving traditional Chinese culture and providing more communication platforms for students and staff.
Shim Ka Yee, the chairperson of the organizing committee, kick-started the event at 7 pm with a welcoming speech. She said the Mid-Autumn Festival is an important date for family reunion; thus they have gathered there as a big ISM family to celebrate and have fun. She also thanked all the helping staff for their attendance and support given to the 1 Malaysia Club.
The event was then enlivened by a series of activities such as glutinous rice ball relay race, paper-cut art competition, riddles and so on. The organizer also prepared a snow-skin moon cake workshop to give participants a chance to experience the fun of making the festive delicacy.
Later on, the guests were invited to enjoy simple refreshments such as glutinous rice balls, moon cakes, and moonlight biscuits. To promote environmental awareness, the organizer encouraged everyone to bring his or her own dinnerware. After the meal, everyone strolled around the campus with lanterns illuminating the surrounding.
The evening ended after the photo taking session. The organizers hoped that such merry celebration had provided the staff and students with some fun outdoor activities and at the same time, created memories worth keeping.
Some of the students participating in a quiz contest.