ELPP and Cultural Experience for Tokyo Metropolitan University Japan Students

February 29th-March 25th, 2016

The University of Malaya Centre for Continuing Education recently organised an English Language programme which included a study tour component for 12 students from the Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan.

The students were registered for English Language Proficiency Programme (ELPP) from 29th February to 25th March 2016. Besides classroom learning, various outdoor activities were organised for them.

On 05th and 06th March 2016, they met with students from Ambang Asuhan Jepun (AAJ), University of Malaya, for an introduction to Malaysian cultures. This was especially significant for it enhanced the relationship with both their fellow Japanese and local students. Over a two day period, they had an orientation programme, traditional Malaysian games, KL city visits, traditional fashion shows, handicraft amongst others.

The students were then treated to a home-stay programme at Kampung Sungai Sireh, Tanjong Karang, just outside KL. They were very excited to be there and took part in all the activities with great enthusiasm. On the first day they were introduced to their adopted families, after which they were taken to a rice field for a hands-on experience with rice growing activities. They then visited a traditional village house with traditional harvesting tools for rice. Fishing, batik painting and coconut leaf folding were the other activities which they enjoyed tremendously. At night, they visited a village, Kampong Kuantan to view first-hand the spectacular phenomena of fireflies. The following day, the students took part in jungle trekking and kayaking activities.

On 20th Mar. 2016, the students visited the historic city of Malacca, learning of its history, and the various places of interests and sampling its local food and delicacies.

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