Traditions come alive at SHTCA mock wedding exhibition


KDU students held a multi-cultural wedding exhibition which brings participants a spectacular showcase of six different weddings, shown here is the Korean wedding ceremony.
The world is a melting pot as more interracial couples are encountering and combining two cultures through marriages. It is the trend of the future and industry players and wedding planners will have to equip themselves with knowledge of various cultures.

Recognizing that we are multinational country made up of various cultures, students from the School of Hospitality, Tourism recently held a Multi Cultural Wedding Event on the 19th May 2011 at its campus. The all-in-one traditional wedding exhibition brings participants a spectacular showcase of six different weddings namely, Malay, Indian, Chinese, Thai, Korean and Western wedding.

Dressed in brightly colored attires, the mock weddings portrayed how each culture celebrates their specific union from different music to dresses, rituals and dances. Stressing on the importance of healthy relationships, the exhibition involved an exchange of wedding vows by the couple, presentation of gifts such as offering, rings, symbolic items, flowers, money or a public proclaimation of marriage by an authority figure or leader. For example, like in a Korean wedding, the couple will ensue in tug-of-war using money to find out who will have better luck in money matters.

Dr Chong Beng Keok, Principal of KDU College commended in her speech, "It is a privilege for students to witness these specific cultural differences as this will garner an added advantage in their career".

The exhibition with a themed buffet included a number of interesting activities such as band performances, lucky draws, bridal fashion shows and a stand-up comedian performance.

For more information on the programmes and activities happening in KDU University College PJ, call 03-77288123 / email best@kdu.edu.my, or log on to their official website at www.kdu.edu.my.

For KDU College Penang, call 04-2266368 / email best@kdupg.edu.my, or log on to www.kdupg.edu.my.