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Eid ul-Fitr & Diwali Open House 2009

Posted by illie on Sunday, 22 November 2009 , under | comments (0)



Eid ul-Fitr - Forgive and Forget

Eid means festivity in Arabic and Fitr means breaking of the fast and so Eid ul-Fitr symbolizes the breaking of the fasting period. It marks the end of a month fasting and it is the beginning of Syawal where muslims around the world celebrate it with joy and forgiveness. Throughout Syawal as well, muslims will usually visit their relatives and held 'open houses'. Friends, colleagues and neighbours are invited to partake in the festivities and delicious treats, regardless of their race and background.

Diwali - Let There be Light!
Diwali which is derived from Sanskrit means 'rows of light'. It is a very exciting and colourful event. Homes are cleaned to welcome the New Year and windows are opened so that the Hindu goddess of wealth, Lakshmi, can enter. It is believed that she cannot enter a house which is not lit up, so every household burns special Diwali clay lamps (diyas) to light the way for the goddess, which is why the event is also known as the Festival of Lights.

Eid ul-Fitr and Diwali are 10 of the biggest festivals celebrated in Malaysia. And this year, the Malaysian MARJON students wish to bring the heat of the celebration to the wet and windy Plymouth. On the 18th October 2009, an open house was held from noon till 3pm, where Malaysians across Plymouth, other international students and locals partake in the celebrations. To heat up the festivities, colourful traditional cultural outfits were worn on that day and special dishes like Nasi Beriyani, Nasi Hujan Panas, Tandoori Chicken, Chicken Curry, Soto and a whole lot more were served on that day.

A picture (in this case a few pictures ^_^) worth a thousand words.Enjoy looking at the pictures and judge for yourself.

Fiqh Musafir

Posted by illie on Monday, 2 November 2009 , under | comments (0)




Fiqh Musafir is an event specially organised for the new juniors. The objective is to enlighten the new students on how to perform the teachings of Islam in foreign countries. It is also to equip them with the skills needed to survive abroad. Basiccally, this event is to ensure their well-being as and how to cope with their everyday life as Muslim students in UK.

when? 1st November 2009, 10.30 am - 4.30 pm
where? HDC 101
given by who? Ustaz Mohd Erfino Johari
for whom? The new comers (juniors)









Open House! Open House!

Posted by Hafiz Abdullah on Thursday, 1 October 2009 , under | comments (0)



It is undeniable that there were not many students left in MARJON during Eid day, as most of them either going back to Malaysia or going for tour elsewhere. But, that does not mean we cannot celebrate it the Malaysian way!. Open house events were organized by few Malaysian Houses in Marjon Student Village. From the very first day of Hari Raya, till the new students came, open house is still going on. Dissertation, Lesson Presentation and other assignments does not seem to bother us from celebrating Hari Raya and strengthen our relationship.

We from MAM would like to use this opportunity to say our thank you and appreciation to the members of houses below for organizing open house event, and made the celebration millions away from home still meaningful.

House 38 and House 34 on 20th September 2009

House 20 on 21st September 2009

House 9 on 22nd September 2009

House 12 on 25th September 2009

House 32 on 4th October 2009

House 38 on 4th October 2009







New Students Arrival

Posted by Hafiz Abdullah on Sunday, 27 September 2009 , under | comments (0)




27th September 2009 will be one of the most unforgettable days for Malaysian Marjon. It was a day when the new 49 Malaysian students from IPGM Campus Gaya and Campus Kota Bharu arrived at MARJON. This mean, our family is now bigger! (and they might need to change our accommodation name from “Student Village” to “Malaysian Village”).

Few representative from MAM, together with Michelle Charlick, one of the officer at International Education Centre went to pick them at the Heathrow Airport on 27th September.

They arrived at Marjon around 12.45pm, and the seniors were busy in order to make sure they settled down well in MARJON.

On 27th Night, MAM organized a small Welcome Dinner for the new students

. This Welcome Dinner was intended for the old and the new students to get know each other. The new students were also introduced to MAM officers, and the President also briefed them about their induction week.

Thank you to all seniors and MAM officers, for helping in with the junior arrival. Thank you also to seniors who have involved in preparing food for Welcome Dinner and to all other seniors who have given help and support in order to make sure our new family members are settled down well.

We hope that as our family is bigger now, our bond will also grow stronger!.













Marjon International Night 2009

Posted by Hafiz Abdullah on Wednesday, 22 July 2009 , under | comments (0)





"another great night where I can see the whole world in one small place"


Date : 22 July 2009
Venue : Le' Cafe Rendevous Marjon
Performances by Malaysian Students : Silat and Traditional Musical

Organised by INTED of Marjon, the International Night is always one of the highlights of the calendar. It is the magical night of melting pots and sharing of cultures, talents and entertainment. Bringing together the wide range of multi-cultural talents, the International students- namely the Malaysians, Spanish, Omani and others- work very hard to entertain the audience and it has become a tradition of fun, dance, song and bright lively colours.




Officers 2009/2010

Posted by Hafiz Abdullah on Monday, 20 July 2009 , under | comments (0)



PRESIDENT
MUHAMMAD HAFIZ ABDULLAH

DEPUTY PRESIDENT 1
MUHAMMAD AZAR SYAFIQ AZNI

DEPUTY PRESIDENT 2
PREENA NAIR D/O UNNIKRISHNAN

SECRETARY 1
KU NURUL NABILAH BT CHE KU PENGIMRANG

SECRETARY 2
NUR ISWANAH ISMAIL.

TREASURER
NORHASMIRA BT BAHAMAN

RELIGIOUS AFFAIRS OFFICER
MOHD AIZAT BIN AZIZ

FOREIGN AFFAIRS OFFICER
UMMU ATIKAH BT ADNAN

DOMESTIC AFFAIRS OFFICER
ADAM JAY S/O ROBERT

ARTS AND CULTURAL OFFICER
IBRAHIM BIN YUSOF

ACADEMIC OFFICER
NG CHEE LOONG

SPECIAL DUTIES OFFICER
MARYAM FATIN HANISAH BT HAZNI

SPORTS AND RECREATIONAL OFFICER
MUHAMMAD SYAFIQ MOHAMMAD

JUNIOR OFFICER 1
HAZIQ ABD HALIM

JUNIOR OFFICER 2
ABDUL MUIZ ABDUL AZIZ

New Malaysian Association of UCP Marjon blog!

Posted by Hafiz Abdullah on Saturday, 18 July 2009 , under | comments (0)



yeah, tats right!

2009/2010 Committee

Posted by Hafiz Abdullah on Thursday, 16 July 2009 , under | comments (0)



On 16th July 2009, the new Marjon Malaysian Association committee was selected.

President : Hafiz Abdullah
Deputy President : Azar Syafiq

For practical reasons, members gave the new President and Deputy President power to select and organised the rest of the committee members, then present to other members.

Below is the selected committee as suggested by the President and Deputy President, and also has been aggreed by other members of MAM.

Religous Affair: Aizat
Foreign Affair : Ummu
Domestic Affair: Adam
Arts and Cultural: Ibrahim
Academic: Ng Chee Loong
Special Duties : Maryam
Sports n Recreation : Syafiq

For practical reason also, the President and Deputy President have removed ICT and Welfare Portfolios, and added 2 new portfolios which are Foreign Affairs and Special Duties.

Malaysian Festival 2009

Posted by Hafiz Abdullah on Saturday, 30 May 2009 , under | comments (0)



"the festival is bigger than ever"

Here it comes! Marjon MFest 2009 is bigger than ever! Started as Malaysian Night, this event has always been successfully held in the UCP Marjon, Plymouth each year. Our aim is to bridge a gap between the Western and Eastern culture, while trying to let people know more about this little country Malaysia. Each year we improvise, and each year we try to get more people participating in this wonderful event. To sum up, this festival rocks! In the morning, the festival took place in Marjon Sports Hall, as it was raining outside and we could not set up at the same place like previous year. Still, it did not blocks people from coming to the festival. People enjoys Malaysian foods sold and also Malaysian games and blab la bla. There are also two performances were at kskajks jahsjak between the Western and Eastern culture, while trying to let people know more about this little country Malaysia. Each year we improvise, and each year we try to get more people participating in this wonderful event. To sum up, this festival rocks! In the morning, the festival took place in Marjon