On 13-25 January 2019, UPF welcomed Korean Sun Moon University students to the Asia Leadership and Cultural Exchange programme. Thirty-eight students accompanied by their professors spent two weeks in Malaysia to take part in team-building activities, community service projects and cultural exchange programmes organised by UPF.
The students spent their first week in Penang rendering community service by conducting a mural painting activity in SMJK Phor Tay, where they also shared with school pupils the joy of Korean traditional music, performances and handicrafts. The students also paid a visit to and helped tidy up the Wadda Gurdwara Sahib Penang.
AK Academy hosted a one-day programme to share the uniqueness of Malaysia’s culture with the Korean students. The following week, the students journeyed to Kuala Lumpur. The national mosque of Malaysia welcomed the Korean students and explained the Islamic culture to them. The students also explored Hindu culture through a visit to Batu Caves.
At the opening ceremony, YB Kumaresan A/L Aramugam, ADUN of Batu Uban, welcomed the Korean Sun Moon University students with warm greetings, and remarked that this cultural exchange would promote peace and understanding of the cultures of both countries. Tokens of appreciation from SMJK Phor Tay are presented to Prof. Moon Sun-Ae and Prof. Lee Jae-Il from Sun Moon University.