Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) sang and danced its way into the hearts of the judges when it emerged champion in the men’s solo singing and dancing categories at the 1 World Culture competition last week.
The event, which saw the participation of its international students, was held at the Nilai College University.
A UniMAP student from Yemen, Shehabaddin Galal Hael, who sang ‘Mimpi Laila’, won in the solo category, grabbing a RM1,500 cash prize.
He also won the best vocal prize, taking home RM1,000, trophy and a certificate of participation. According to a UniMAP statement yesterday, the university’s dance team which performed the Endang and Yashaain dance also emerged champion, taking RM3,000, trophy and a certificate of participation.
A total of 36 singing participants and 10 dancing teams from 10 universities took part in the competition. National Department of Arts and Culture (JKKN) director-general Datuk Norliza Rofli gave away the prizes.
The 1 World Culture is an annual competition organised by the Nilai College University, in collaboration with the higher education ministry and the JKKN.