Thursday, 13 October 2016 18:09
The Curtin University Sarawak Malaysia Open Day was held on 8 October from 10am-5pm. This year's approach to the Open Day leaned towards a more fun and festival-like experience. The day included activities such as competitions, exhibitions and food stalls. Curtin aimed to showcase not only the campus facilities, courses, but the vibrant student community.
I could sense an air of excitement as I walked through the car park to the campus building. The first thing we were met with was an exhibition of courses available at the university. Each booth had its unique way of showcasing the courses. What I particular liked about this showcase is the demonstration that each booth had. The public could also take part in some of the demonstration carried out at these booth. Campus tours were also held to promote the facilities for the prospective student.
Moving on further into the heart of the campus, we walked into the open field where the festival was held. There were many food vendors carrying a variety of food choices. There were games for people to participate in, and also lucky draws and performances by the students. This concept for the Open Day proved to be an attraction for the younger crowd.
Personally, one of the highlights was witnessing the annual Mr & Miss Curtin competition. There were a total of seven male and seven female contestants chosen from the university. A local Malaysian designer was involved in dressing the female models for the competition. To my delight, the panel of judges included local Brunei personalities - Qamaruz, Farhanna and Phoebe Chok.
More information on Curtin Sarawak Open Day 2016 is available at openday.curtin.edu.my. One can also call Curtin Sarawak’s Corporate Communications Department at +6085-443806 or email
For more information on Curtin Sarawak, visit its website (www.curtin.edu.my), its Facebook page (Curtin University Sarawak Malaysia), Twitter profile (curtinsarawak), YouTube channel (CurtinUniSarawak) or Instagram (curtinsarawak).