BULAN sukan EVENT (1)
MSAS × MSAFJ × MSAGX
MSAHUN × MSASD × AMSISX × MSAZ
Bulan Sukan 2021, supported by Education Malaysia Beijing (EMB), Malaysian Students Association in China (MSAC) and coordinated by Malaysian Students Association in Shanghai (MSAS), was successfully launched on October 1st with the active facilitation of 7 provincial student associations in China.
In commemoration of the Olympic Games and Malaysian Sports Day, this event was planned with the following goals in mind:
- To relieve the stress of students facing the epidemic and schoolwork.
- To encourage Malaysian youth to exercise to fight against COVID-19.
- To develop the spirit of sportsmanship among students.
- To improve the visibility of jointly organized provincial student associations.
- To establish a good cooperative relationship between provincial student associations.
After brainstorming with the co-organizers and a month-long preparation by the executive committee, the month-long Bulan Sukan Event had 5 series of activities successfully carried out. These include sports knowledge quiz contest, endurance challenge, E-sports tournament, online marathon, and sharing sessions of famous Malaysian athletes.
Let’s have a recap about these fun activities!
1. BRAIN-SPORTS KNOWLEDGE CONTEST
The aim of this sports knowledge contest is to allow participants to gain sports knowledge in an interesting competitive atmosphere and develop sports and competitive spirit. Besides, the purpose of this event is also to enrich the life of studying at home of Malaysian students in China during the epidemic and bring students from different provinces together so they can widen their social circle.
There are 39 groups of contestants in total in the preliminary round. The contestants were required to answers questions about health, sports, Olympics and other related fields, by using Kahoot! (a game-based learning platform).
After an intense competition, 10 teams with the highest scores were promoted to the semi-finals that was held on the other day. The semi-finals not only added a make-up quiz session for mistyping, but also the ability to choose the difficulty (corresponding to different cash prizes) and a point deduction mechanism, which instantly raised the difficulty of the contest.
Lastly, the final was held on October 2, 2021, at 8p.m. The finals consisted of 10 multiple-choice questions and 16 essay questions, all of which were answered using a grab-and-go mechanism. In addition, there were two power cards for each team, which are a hint card and an outside helper card. This made the tense and exciting finals become more interesting.
The two groups of contestants in the finals finally decided on the results of champion and runner-up after a brain-burning session of 26 questions. The winners received huge cash prizes.
2. RECORD BREAKER
The aim of this event is to raise the awareness of the importance of physical exercise and promote sportsmanship among Malaysian youths.
Four rounds of competitions were held in the whole month of October. Thirty-six participants from seven students associations, including AMSIB, MSAFJ, MSAJS, MSAH, MSAS, MSAZ and MSAT, took the challenge. Each participant was given one chance for discipline(s) challenged per round.
With no limit to the number of disciplines to be challenged per person, the highest number recorded is five. “Plank” appears to be female category’s favourite while “push-up”, a discipline added according to participants’ will, appears to be the most famous in male’s category.
Record Holder list was then renewed every week according to the latest result. During the final week, Best Player and Best Challenger for the whole event in each discipline was born.
3. THE BATTLE OF E-GLORY
The Battle of E-Glory was held to promote E-Sports as a new form of competitive sport among the youth, meanwhile bringing students together to create a healthy E-Sports environment.
This tournament gathered 40 teams consisting of Malaysians and China students. Teams first went through group stage, where Top 2 of each group advanced to the play-off of 16 teams. Then, the top 16 went through the single elimination format to decide the champion.
Live broadcasts were held for the Top 4 matches on MSAGX’s Facebook page, and with the witness of all, the champions were crowned on the 24th of October.
Malaysian Students Association in Shanghai (MSAS)
Malaysian Student Association in Fujian (MSAFJ)
Malaysian Student Association in Guangxi (MSAGX)
16 Oct 2021 – 24 Oct 2021
Malaysian students studying in China
Chinese college and university students (including Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan)