They visited Borobudur, Prambanan, Mendut and the other temples scattered throughout the Dieang Plateau.
Integrating History and Geography topics, students attended pre-trip lessons on the civilisations which existed in Java during the ninth century. Viewing audio-visual presentations, the on-site visits provided explanations on the construction, functions, collapse and re-discovery of the great architectural monuments in Java.
Delving further into history, the guide explained the consequences of the fall of the Mataram Dynasty, the emergence of the principalities of Jogjakarta and Suryakarta and how Jogjakarta came to be vested the status of special Regency with the Sultan as Governor of the Province. The Kraton and Taman Sari visits were insights into the grandeur of the early empires which ruled in Java.
There were more than hundred applications from students who applied for the Dato’ Lee Chong Wei KDU Education Group Scholarship 2012. Some were merely a fan of his, some were sports enthusiasts, some were enthusiastic about their dreams and making it real, some wanted to show their inspirational side of story, and some, were students who dare to dream.
However, only ten selected ones received the scholarship. The scholarship presentation ceremony took place at KDU University College, Damansara Jaya campus on 18th January 2012.
Dato’ Lee Chong Wei, the KDU Education Group brand ambassador, has been an inspirational icon to many, despite the age of different generations. He has a huge following of fans and followers. He has been through thick and thin, faced many challenges and obstacles, but his strong spirit and will made him one of many that stood out. Today, he is the World’s number 1 Badminton Player.
About Dato’ Lee Chong Wei - KDU Education Group Scholarship 2012:
The scholarships are awarded to applicants who are able to demonstrate their determination to achieve their dreams. The scholarship covers the tuition fee as well as the registration fee for the entire duration of the programme offered. Upon announcement of the scholarship, applicants send in a personal statement to demonstrate his/her determination and perseverance to realize his/her potential. Applicants with the most inspirational personal statement will be short-listed for an interview with the scholarship committee.
“I’d like to start by congratulating Dato’ Lee on his superb start to 2012 by winning the Korea open and Malaysia Open Championships consecutively! Let’s give him a big hand! This scholarship was mooted with the intention to motivate students to set challenging personal goals for themselves and to work hard towards achieving these goals. This scholarship is different from other scholarships in that it is not an academic scholarship - nor a sports scholarship - nor a scholarship for needy students.”
Datin’ Teh Geok Lian (CEO, KDU Education Group) continued,
“To those who have not been selected, I urge them not to give up on their dream.Among today’s scholarship winners, we have those who aspire to be doctors, lawyers, engineers, chefs and both national and international sportsmen. All of them come from different backgrounds, but what they all have in common is that all of them ‘dare to dream’ and ‘dare to achieve’. Thank you everyone for being here today to support our educational aspirations and nation-building initiative. We will now continue with the scholarship presentation,” Datin Teh said during her speech.
Ten deserving students were chosen after the selection rounds and interviews. These students are students who dare to dream and has successfully demonstrated their will, determination and drive to achieve their ambitions.
The scholarship certificate was presented by Dato’ Teo Chiang Quan (Executive Chairman, KDU University College) and Dato’ Lee Chong Wei.
From left: KDU UC scholars (Dylan Tan, New Su Ann, Por Yit Kent, Priscilla Balakrishnan, Shanti Melanie Lerk Nee), Mrs AK Chan (Academic Director, Sri KDU Schools), Mr Ong Keng Siew (Director, KDU UC), Datin Teh Geok Lian (CEO, The KDU Education Group), Dato’ Lee Chong Wei, Dato’ Teo Chiang Quan (Executive Chairman, KDU UC), Prof. Dr Teoh Kok Soo (Vice Chancellor, KDU UC), Sanjay Govind Nair (Sri KDU scholar), Dr. Tan Hui Leng (Deputy Vice Chancellor, KDU UC), Falonnie Chin (Sri KDU scholar), Lim Ai Lynn and Raj Krishna Roshan (KDU Penang scholar)
We are very proud indeed of the ten scholars that made it through. They deserve the scholarship by dreaming big and daring to dream. Not only did they had the passion and will, but strong determination as well. Shall these students enjoy the success of the award, towards achieving their goals and dreams. We wish them all the best!
Ong Ee Fen of S4 has been selected to represent Malaysia in the World Schools Debating Championship which will be held in South Africa in January 2012.
She is one of 5 students selected from government, private and international schools in Malaysia.
The selection process included workshops and many rounds of eliminations from an initial list of more than 60 shortlisted students.
A very elite group.
What an honour to have one of our students make the cut.