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The flags of the world on stage during the universitys International Cultural Festival 2017.

The flags of the world on stage during the universitys International Cultural Festival 2017.

LIMKOKWING University of Creative Technology has made it to the record books once again.

It has broken its own record for organising the Most Number of Country Delegates Participating in a Cultural Festival.

The university received the same accolade from The Malaysia Book of Records with 93 countries participating in 2016.

The 2017 edition of their International Cultural Festival featured competitions, booths and performances by students, alumni and guests from over 100 countries.

The annual event promotes meaningful cross-cultural interactions, holistic international education, as well as a vibrant and dynamic showcase of the university’s diverse student population.

The main theme of the event was “The World In One Place” and the culturally-diverse students did not disappoint in delivering the message.

The university prides itself in being a “totally global university” with its 80% foreign student population.

The students made full use of their creative skills, to showcase the best of their cultures and heritage through architectural design, communication, branding and fashion design.

The highlight of the festival were the 36 performances held throughout the day and night, featuring dances and songs by the many nationalities at Limkokwing University of Creative Technology.

There were performances and appearances by local and international stars including Joe Flizzow, SonaOn, Emir Hermono and Raline Shah.

Lim (middle) posing with the international students at the event.
Lim (middle) posing with the international students at the event.

The university’s founder and president Tan Sri Lim Kok Wing said the festival is organised annually to celebrate the cultural diversity and creativity, peace and harmony that is found on campus.

It is also to showcase and appreciate the immense talent from across the world and to promote unity and harmony, he added.

“Limkokwing University students are vibrant, dynamic, young changemakers with an impressive track record of representing the institution in all of its activities and programmes.

“Their energy and commitment to various causes is impressive.

“They come together to promote the spirit of universal brotherhood and create a better world with peace and harmony.

“I am immensely proud of them,” he added.

Deputy Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Mas Ermieyati Samsudin said the day-long event was “very energetic, vibrant and full of pride.”

“The university’s festival is a good example of the strategic partnership between the ministry and the private sector to boost Malaysia’s tourism industry.

“(This festival) strengthens visitors’ experiences, thus promoting Malaysia as a must visit destination in the region,” she said when launching the event last week.