July 10, 2013

2nd Malaysian Waikato Postgraduates Colloquium 2013 + Dinner

10.30am, 27 April 2013

S Block, University of Waikato (colloquium),

Special guests:
Prof. Dato' Dr. Wan Rafaei,
Datin Dr. Siti Maimon

This colloquium was held to finish the Malaysian postgraduates journal made by Dr. Sazali. It was organised to complete the last year's colloquium. This time, we had two great presenters, which were Izhar bin Abdul Aziz and Mazura binti Anuar. After that, the event continued with talks and panel discussion by our special guests. The topic discussed was 'Projecting Good Reputation of International Malaysian Students'.
During the night, we had a dinner together at Biryani House Hamilton on Victoria Street. It was held to know each other since some of us are new to New Zealand. It was fully supported by Chair of Malay Studies, thanks to Prof. Wan Rafaei. Eventually, we also had a cake to celebrate Datin Dr. Siti Maimon's birthday in two days after. It was a surprise for her!

More pictures here.

Wuma Bowling Team Tournament

Time: 3.00pm, 24 March 2013
Participants: All Malaysians around Waikato region

     The participants were divided into groups of 6. To be fair, they cannot choose their own teammates. Instead, we randomly divided them (5 groups total, with another group for kids). Everyone had to play for two rounds.
     The winner received a hamper. Congratulations to the 5th group which got the total highest score. Furthermore, Cikgu Mad Noh (group 5) got the highest score among all players, followed by abg Kimi, and me..(hehe guess who I am?).

 All the participants

Tough guy's turn

 Hanan playing a table game (i don't know its name)
 Shocked of my score?
 Dr. Syed was going for a strike (but failed)
There is our champion

More pictures here.

July 9, 2013

The new WUMA committee for 2013/2014


Naib Presiden:



AJK Media & Komunikasi:

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Tahniah kepada mereka semua yang telah dilantik menjadi ahli-ahli baru WUMA. Semoga mereka dapat menjalankan tugas dengan baik.

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March 4, 2013


Dear Malaysians in Waikato,
WUMA Committee of 2012/2013 cordially invites you to attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM) as follows:
Date: 16 March 2013 (Saturday)
Time: 10 am
Venue: Namaste Kitchen Hall, University of Waikato, Hamilton
We kindly ask you to confirm your attendance with Nelson Cyril ( by 8 March (Friday) for the purpose of food arrangement. Please kindly give your details as per format below.

e.g.    Full name             No. of adults       No. of children
        Nelson Cyril                    1                       0

Thank you for your support!

Awareness on Safety and Emergency Plans in New Zealand

On 20 November 2012, Malaysians in Hamilton had the opportunity to get to know better about what to do during emergency situations due to natural disasters in New Zealand.

The briefing was given by Mr. Chris Hattingh, an Emergency Management Officer from the Hamilton City Council. Among others, the speaker shared about history of natural disasters in the country and how to create and practice a household emergency plan.

September 10, 2012

Such an Inspiration!

It was such an inspiring moment to listen to the public lecture by our Sasterawan Negara or Poet Laureate, Prof. Muhammad Haji Salleh, on 5th September 2012 at the University of Waikato, Hamilton. A truly humble and warm person, Prof. Muhammad captured the attention of the audience during his lecture on "The Relevance of Literature in Modern Society".

One of his most memorable quotes was "Yang indah itu tidak akan selalu indah jika tidak dijaga". (Beauty will not remain beautiful if it's not looked after).

 Pictures courtesy of Azila Adnan

Hari Raya Aidilfitri 2012

WUMA organised the Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration on 19th August 2012 (Sunday) at the Silverdale Normal School Hall, Hamilton. Although so far away from home, Malaysians in Hamilton had a grand time celebrating Raya together. :)

Pictures courtesy of Shahrir Nordin and Mokhtar Mohd Yusoff

Iftar Ramadhan 2012

Here are the moments captured during the Iftar Ramadan pot-luck event which was held on 4th August 2012 (Saturday) at Silverdale Normal School Hall, Hamilton. 

Pictures courtesy of Shahrir Nordin and Mokhtar Mohd Yusoff

April 5, 2012

Reminder : AGM WUMA 2011/2012

Assalamualaikum & Hello Friends !

Just a reminder. 

The Annual General Meeting (AGM), WUMA 2011/2012 will be held on :

Day: Saturday
Date: 7th April 2012Venue: GAURA Foodcourt (situated in Student Union Building)
Time: 10.00am-1.00pm

Have a lovely day ahead. Thank you !