Students’ Made-Global Village

Hello everyone!

It has been a long time since I pen the last post regarding nearing to the verge of madness which generally tells about the past situation of my life in the campus back here located at Melaka.

As for the post, I’ll be penning about my experiences on becoming as one of the organising committees for the recent “Festival Tradisional 2013 / FETAL2013” (or in English – Traditional Festival 2013) organised together with the rest of 2nd Semester Students of Faculty of Communication and Media Studies of UiTM Melaka where I was in-charge of the event’s security and protocols flow throughout the day.

Photo by Siti Nur Suraya
Photo by Siti Nur Suraya

The event was held at Dataran Sungai Melaka on the 19th of March, 2013. The event organised in collaboration with 11 Government Divisions including the Ministry of Higher Education (1Malaysia For Youth unit), Melaka State Government, and Ministry of Information Communication and Culture, GLCs, NGOs, and 11 higher education institutes that are based in Melaka.

Regarding the event, it was organised with the aim to ignite awareness among the society to preserve and inherit the diversity of art, culture, food, and dance of various races in Malaysia through the involvement of the community and the approach of 1M4U together with the volunteering culture in maintaining the recognition given to Melaka as one of the World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.


Below is what we call it as a Global Village, where people from different backgrounds of life showcasing their cultures to the public with proud. This was captured back in 2010 when I was a Form 4 student and also a part of the Global Model United Nations – one of the yearly yet highly-acknowledged conference by the United Nations where back then, Malaysia was the host of it. Attended it together with my mentor which is Michael Teoh.

Global Model United Nations 2010 | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

FETAL2013 was considered as a Global Village as well because of the students that have promoted 8 cultures throughout the event which is Malay, Chinese, Indian, Sabah, Sarawak, Baba Nyonya, Javanese, and Portuguese. Dance, Arts, and Food are the contexts of their exhibition in promoting those cultures!

We even proud to have tourists and surprisingly Teachers and Year 5 Students from Nexus International School, Putrajaya to come to the event and visit those exhibition booths set up by the students as well!

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Artistes that were invited to perform at the event are Caprice (Ariz Ramli) and Dem Lepak Boyz, Sheikh Eamir of Revellers Band, 90 Degrees, and Mysara Nasir.

90 Degrees
90 Degrees
Mysara Nasir
Mysara Nasir
Sheikh Eamir
Sheikh Eamir
Caprice (Ariz Ramli) and Dem Lepak Boyz
Caprice (Ariz Ramli) and Dem Lepak Boyz

Below are feedbacks from the artistes and also from the 1Malaysia For Youth unit of the Ministry of Higher Education:

1Malaysia For Youth |
1Malaysia For Youth |
Caprice |
Caprice |
Sheikh Eamir |
Sheikh Eamir |

As for the rest of the pictures, all of you can look it here too!

Behind The Scenes – Before The Event (Moments among the Organising Committees)

Moments During The Event

Postmortem/Moments After The Event

Here will be my penning for one of the divisions of the Commonwealth Secretariat’s Office known as “YourCommonwealth” under the Commonwealth Youth Programme – “A student-created global village”

Well, that’s all from me. Thanks for dropping by and may all of you have a fruitful weekend ahead, dear fellow readers! đŸ˜€

Muhammad Hafiz

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