Cultural Announcements

Malaysian Festival: Pasar Malam

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Event 2 of Malaysian Festival was a Pasar Malam. Every Malaysian knows that going to a Pasar Malam meant being squeezed around with the amount of people in the same area. But we also know that it meant FOOOOOOOOOOOD. So much food.

Our vendors hard at work 😉

On the night, we had about 8-10 sellers selling a variety of Malaysian dishes that we all love and miss. All of our sellers were talented cooks and we are so thankful to have them participate our first Pasar Malam. Some of our students also saw this as a chance to earn some quick bucks!

I can smell the kuih-muihs even from behind the computer screen ❤

‘Sold out, sorry guys!’



We want to thank everyone for coming along to Pasar Malam. We hope you enjoyed it and ate to your heart’s content! See you at our next event.



Malaysian Festival: Malaysian Expo

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This year, UMSA and Auckland UMNO Club (AUC) collaborated to present Malaysian Festival where it consisted of a Malaysian Expo, Pasar Malam and the highly anticipated Makan Night. Both UMSA & AUC committee members have worked hard throughout the year to bring this to the members of both clubs.

Here’s some of our committee member from both clubs preparing for the expo! 

We set up booths that had traditional games and activities such as Congkak, Batu Seremban, Kolam, Henna and Diabolo (Chinese Yoyo). This was to attract local students to get them interested in some of the Malaysian traditional games and activities. Some of them were fascinated with the colourful Kolam!

Our ‘bride’ and ‘groom’ for the day during the Berarak (Wedding Parade)!

While the expo was happening at the Quad, there was a showcasing of a Berarak. Even from the Quad, we could hear the sounds of kompang! Heaps of people were taking their phones out and taking photos/recordings of the parade. It must have peaked their curiosity or reminded them of home!

Our talented dance performers 🙂

We thought the best ways to introduce people to Malaysian cultures was through our amazing food and some dance moves! 

Our talented Vice President, Kah Yee, and her friend performing Diabolo 🙂

On and all, it was an awesome day. Special thanks to Uncle Man & Newton Cafe for bringing and selling some of their delicious homemade food. A huge thank you to everyone who came and supported our first day of Malaysian Festival. We hope you enjoyed it and will see you at the next event!


Jalan-Jalan Cari Makan 2.0

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You got it! Jalan-Jalan Cari Makan is back with 2.0!

We had a little switch of plans compared to last year. This year was all about cafe and dessert hopping adventures!

Lunch is served! Everyone gathered at The Quad to have a delicious Malaysian meal from Newton Cafe and Uncle Man. The fried rice was delightful as there were loads of ingredients all combined together and the pastry of the curry puffs were so soft and the filling was mouth-watering. It was a satisfying lunch indeed!


After when everyone’s tummy was full and satisfied, we hopped on the bus to head our first destination at Parnell to begin our Jalan-Jalan Cari Makan 2.0 journey. We first arrived at Patissirie Vaniyé. It was a glorious dessert store where the fanciest chocolates and the finest cakes were sold. The desserts that were neatly displayed in the cabinet were delicious and satisfying.

The second stop was Mövenpick. It is a gelato store where people get to pick a variety of great ice-cream flavors. There is a lot to choose from, decision making was hard!

The next stop was Casa Del Gelato. This place had full of surprises. The gelato flavors were all unique and delicious. Not to mention, they also serve crazy large freak shakes! The diabetes game is real but indulging these amazing desserts is a great life opportunity. Everyone grabbed their own gelato ice-creams while one of us had ordered a fancy espresso milkshake and apparently you have to do the mixing yourself!



The espresso milkshake wonder!


New ride, anyone?

The last cafe for our journey is the Chocolate Boutique. This place had so much great chocolate desserts and products to offer. Ranging from chocolate beverages to cakes and such. It was definitely a chocolate factory indeed!

After, we headed to Parnell Rose Garden for an afternoon stroll after a long day of eating. The sun was shining and the garden was filled with colorful and beautiful roses.


And that’s a wrap for our Jalan-Jalan Cari Makan 2.0 adventure! We hope to see you in the next upcoming event.