Malaysian Night


Malaysian Night

Malaysian Night is a show that filled with the passion and spirit of the unique Malaysian culture. It is a show that is usually done by a Malaysia-related society within many tertiary-education institutions outside of Malaysia, to promote and introduce the Malaysian culture to the international community. It is also commonly known as Malaysia Night, Malaysia Country Night, and Malaysia Culture Night.

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History

There is no exact definition as to what Malaysian Night is really about. Some go by other names - the London School of Economics Malaysian Society holds a "Malam Bakti" or Charity Night at the end of the year. Essentially it is about entertainment and promoting Malaysia and its culture - even though, more often than not, the vast majority of attendees of such events are Malaysians. It usually contains any number of the following: a play or a series of sketches, Dikir Barat, fashion show, formal dinner or a Malaysian food festival, among others. It is almost always held in the evening, hence the name.

Malaysian Night is especially popular in the United Kingdom, where it is the most important function after Malaysian Games that brings Malaysians together - either internally (in that particular institution) or regionally (involving students from other institutions). It can also be seen in Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, and the United States, especially in institutions that have a large number of Malaysian students studying there.

Australia and New Zealand

Known Malaysian Night in Australia and New Zealand
University Society Theme Date

United Kingdom and Éire

Malaysian Night is the most important function for almost all Malaysia-related socieites within the United Kingdom, after Malaysian Games. While almost all societies have their own rendition of Malaysian Night, only quite a few number of them are open to the participation of members from other societies.

Known Malaysian Night in the United Kingdom and Éire
University Society Theme Date
University of Reading Reading University Malaysian Singaporean Society (RUMSA) BUTA 2007-02-20
University of Reading Reading University Malaysian Singaporean Society (RUMSA) SEPADU 2008-02-22
University of Reading Reading University Malaysian Singaporean Society (RUMSA) NEGARAKU 2009-02-13
University of Reading Reading University Malaysian Singaporean Society (RUMSA) GETARAN JIWA 2010-03-06
University of Bristol Malay Cultural Society Malaysia Night 2007-01-20
University of Cambridge Cambridge University Malaysia Society Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet 2007-02-24
University of Cambridge Cambridge University Malaysia Society A Malaysian Odyssey 2008-02-16
University of Cambridge Cambridge University Malaysia Society Stranger Things Have Happened Here 2009-02-21
University of Cambridge Cambridge University Malaysia Society The Chalkboard Wars 2010-02-20
Cardiff University Malaysian Students' Society of Cardiff Festival of Diversity V 2007-02-17
Imperial College London Imperial College Union Malaysian Society Diamonds 2009-02-27
Imperial College London Imperial College Union Malaysian Society Born to be Vile 2010-02-26
Imperial College London Imperial College Union Malaysian Society Hero : Wanted[1] 2011-02-26
King's College London King's College London Malaysian & Singaporean Society BEAUTY WORLD 2009-03-02
University College London UCL Union Malaysian Society It's Not Just Love! 2006
University College London UCL Union Malaysian Society Sell Out! - Jual Kawan, Jual Kampung, Jual Ketam? 2007-02-10
University College London UCL Union Malaysian Society There's Something About Jerry 2007-11-10
University College London UCL Union Malaysian Society Clock Shock 2009-02-21
University College London UCL Union Malaysian Society PG-18 2010-02-17
University College London UCL Union Malaysian Society Class of '69 2011-02-25
University of Nottingham Nottingham Malaysian Society Mythical Malaysia 2007-03-10
University of Oxford The Oxford University Malaysia Club ROJAK 2006-03-04
University of Oxford The Oxford University Malaysia Club KAMPUNG BOY 2010-03-06
Queen's University of Belfast Malaysian Student Society of Northern Ireland  ? 2007-03-10
University of Manchester Malaysian Students' Society of Manchester Full Circle 2008-04-12
University College Plymouth St Mark & St John Malaysian Association of MARJON Journey of an Englishman 2008-06-04
University College Dublin Malaysian Society Malaysia Night
University College Plymouth St Mark & St John Malaysian Association of MARJON The Sound of Unity 2010-05-21
University of Warwick Warwick Malaysian Students Association May I... [2] 2011-02-18

United States and Canada

Known Malaysian Night in the United States and Canada
University Society Theme Date
University of British Columbia, Canada Seri Malaysia Club Malaysia-Singapore Night 2007-02-03
Cornell University, USA Cornell Malaysia Association Interactive Malay Wedding 2009-02-22
Cornell University, USA Cornell Malaysia Association Colors of Malaysia 2010-02-07
Drake University, IA, USA Malaysian Students Association 1001 Malaysian Night 2007-03-31
The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA Malaysian Students Association of OSU Malaysian Cultural Night 2011-05-14
Drexel University, PA, USA Malaysian Students Association Pasar Malam 2010-01-21
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA Nebraska University Malaysian Students Association 7 Wonders of Malaysia 2009-02-28
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA Malaysian Students Association of Rensselaer Malaysian Night: A Heritage 2002-10-25
Stevens Institute of Technology, NJ, USA Malaysian Student Association Batik Night 2006-09-29
Stevens Institute of Technology, NJ, USA Malaysian Student Association Traveling around Malaysia 2011-11-11
Winona State University, USA Malaysian-American Chapter Malaysian Dinner 2006-10-21
Iowa State University, IA, USA Malaysia Students Association Malaysian cultural night 2011-11-05

Other Places

Known Malaysian Night in other places
University Society Theme Date
Tohoku Prefecture universities, Japan Malaysian Student Association in Tohoku Prefecture Malaysian Night 2002-01-19
Nizhny Novgorod State Medical Academy, Russia Malaysian Student Association in Nizhny Novgorod When Culture Meets Cuisine 2008-12-13
MSAJ - Kanto Branch, Japan Malaysian Student Association in Japan (MSAJ) Malaysian Night - Stars [3] 2010-12-23

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