MONASH University Malaysia kicked off its 20th year celebration with a heart-thumping, groovy party recently.
The event began with fun-filled activities in the afternoon for its 800 academic and professional staff and their families.
There were balloons, party hats, face-painting and henna art, as well as food served by local chefs. Satay-in-a-cup was a hit among the adults, while the children satisfied their sweets craving with fluffy cotton candy.
The kids also got to watch movies on the big screen and mingle with heroes like Iron Man and Captain America.
The 1Malaysia Drum Symphony set the mood for the evening with its amazing fusion of Malay, Chinese and Indian drums.
In welcoming guests to the celebration, Monash Malaysia president and pro vice-chancellor Professor Andrew Walker thanked everyone who had contributed to the Malaysian campus.
“Happy birthday, Monash! It’s been a wonderful 20 years and we are going to have a wonderful next 20 years. Happy birthday to everyone who has contributed to Monash University here in Malaysia,” he said.
Keeping up the beat was the main highlight of the night, popular homegrown singer-songwriter and rapper SonaOne got the crowd screaming and bopping along to his tunes.
Spinning foot-tapping and dance-inducing hits was DJ Bate, who had everyone grooving late into the evening.
Established in 1998, Monash Malaysia is the third-largest campus of Australia’s largest university and the first foreign university campus in Malaysia that operates in partnership with the Sunway Education Group.