Dr Paul Chan and His Excellency, Dr Yu Hyun-Seok with Korean students and guests at the Launch in Subang 2.
Subang 2, HELP University’s campus at Subang Bestari played host to the 2nd HELP Korean Carnival, with crowds being entertained throughout the day to Korean K-Pop, delicious Korean food, Korean fashion make-up and last but not least, a Korean Quiz.
Indeed, the fun-filled day in early June, was launched by His Excellency, Dr Yu Hyun- Seok, the Korean Ambassador to Malaysia, accompanied by Prof Datuk Dr Paul Chan, Vice-Chancellor and President of HELP University. The Korean Embassy has played a key role in the success of the Carnival with its sponsorship of the Korean K-Pop band and the Korean Quiz.
The traditional drum beat known as Samulnori being played at the Launch.
The Faculty of Communication also participated in the whole event by setting up a mini news studio and invited visitors to read samples of Korean news. The newly recruited student presenters enjoyed themselves reading out the news against a backdrop of Seoul, the capital city of Korea.
Korean and Malaysian students dressed in traditional Korean Hanbok
The campus was filled with students trying out Korean beauty products under the Laneige brand, while feasting on Korean delicacies such as Tteok-bokki, Kimbab and BBQ rice-bowl.
Anggi Tan, one of the students who attended the event said it was one of the best carnivals she had attended as the K-Pop music and dance proved exhilarating as well as the dancers as they moved to the music.
Students from the Faculty of Communication engaging with newly recruited radio announcers.
The launch of the event was unique with a grand display of traditional Korean drum music known as Samulnori and was well attended by HELP Korean students who took the opportunity to wear the elegant Hanbok, the national dress of Korea.
The Korean Carnival served as a unique window into the world of Korean culture, food and music and cemented HELP’s role in creating a diverse and international culture at its campus.