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Sunday, 15 July 2018 00:00

Music and Martial Arts Cultural Exchange

Written by  Kiew Li Wen & Ho Sook Yin, KL & Selangor / Translated by Lee Hui Yieng

Students and teachers of Tzu Chi Senior High School Affiliated with Tzu Chi University (TCHS) came to Malaysia to have a cultural exchange with Tsun Jin High School. Picture shows students of TCHS in a sign language performance. [Photograph by Lee Kwee Yap]

Led by Principal Lee Lin-Hui, a group of 50 students and teachers from Tzu Chi Senior High School Affiliated with Tzu Chi University (TCSH), Taiwan, visited Malaysia from July 12 to 16, 2018, for a cultural exchange with students of Tsun Jin High School (TJHS), Kuala Lumpur.


In the past, TCSH students had been coming to Malaysia yearly for various exchanges. During the 5-day exchange programme this year, students from TCSH and TJHS also jointly staged three sessions of a performance that brought together martial arts and Chinese orchestra at TJHS, SJK(C) Sam Yoke, and KL Tzu-Chi Jing Si Hall respectively. The performance at SJK(C) Sam Yoke also raised funds for the school, which has classes for special children.

The excellent performance, which included a sign language performance by students of TCSH, drew rounds of applause from the audience. It was evident that students of TCSH are well-versed in both literature and physical activities.

Principal Lee hoped that the music and martial arts performance, which showcased the results of the students’ years of learning, could allow the audience to gain a deeper understanding of the humanities education taught at Tzu Chi schools.

Principal Cheng Ah Swee of TJHS fully acknowledged Tzu Chi’s humanities education. He said, “I hope that this exchange will give our students an opportunity to see the humanities quality in TCSH students and learn from them. I believe this will have a great positive influence in their future learning path.”

In addition to the cultural exchange, students from TCSH and TJHS also visited Silver Jubilee Old Folks’ Home as part of the community services and learn to care for the elderly. It is hoped that more of such exchanges can be organized so that the students can learn from each other and inspire one another to be better people.

 

A joint Chinese orchestra performance by students of Tsun Jin High School and Tzu Chi Senior High School Affiliated with Tzu Chi University. [Photograph by Lee Kok Keong]   Students of Tzu Chi Senior High School Affiliated with Tzu Chi University gave a martial arts performance. [Photograph by Lee Kok Keong]

A joint Chinese orchestra performance by students of Tsun Jin High School and Tzu Chi Senior High School Affiliated with Tzu Chi University. [Photograph by Lee Kok Keong]
 
Students of Tzu Chi Senior High School Affiliated with Tzu Chi University gave a martial arts performance. [Photograph by Lee Kok Keong]
 
A performance by students of Tsun Jin High School’s Martial Arts Club. [Photograph by Lee Kwee Yap]   The Sutra Hall in KL Tzu-Chi Jing Si Hall was packed with audience. [Photograph by Lee Kok Keong]

A performance by students of Tsun Jin High School’s Martial Arts Club. [Photograph by Lee Kwee Yap]
 
 
The Sutra Hall in KL Tzu-Chi Jing Si Hall was packed with audience. [Photograph by Lee Kok Keong]
 
Principal of Tzu Chi Senior High School Affiliated with Tzu Chi University, Lee Lin-Hui, hoped that the performances could enhance the audience’s understanding of Tzu Chi’s humanities education. [Photograph by Lee Kok Keong]   Sun Chen Hsiang, Chinese orchestra instructor-cum-conductor of Tzu Chi Senior High School Affiliated with Tzu Chi University, was impressed by the outcome of the cultural exchange. [Photograph by Lee Kok Keong]

Principal of Tzu Chi Senior High School Affiliated with Tzu Chi University, Lee Lin-Hui, hoped that the performances could enhance the audience’s understanding of Tzu Chi’s humanities education. [Photograph by Lee Kok Keong]
 
 
Sun Chen Hsiang, Chinese orchestra instructor-cum-conductor of Tzu Chi Senior High School Affiliated with Tzu Chi University, was impressed by the outcome of the cultural exchange. [Photograph by Lee Kok Keong]
 
Jen Pei Chen, student of Tzu Chi Senior High School Affiliated with Tzu Chi University, shared that besides learning from the strengths of others, she has also learnt to adapt to changes in the trip. [Photograph by Lee Kwee Yap]   Lee Yee Ling, leader of Tsun Jin High School Chinese Orchestra, shared that in addition to learning of technical skills, she was also happy to meet new friends with common interests. [Photograph by Lee Kwee Yap]

Jen Pei Chen, student of Tzu Chi Senior High School Affiliated with Tzu Chi University, shared that besides learning from the strengths of others, she has also learnt to adapt to changes in the trip. [Photograph by Lee Kwee Yap]
 
 
Lee Yee Ling, leader of Tsun Jin High School Chinese Orchestra, shared that in addition to learning of technical skills, she was also happy to meet new friends with common interests. [Photograph by Lee Kwee Yap]
 
Students from both schools found the cultural exchange an enriching experience for all. [Photograph by Lee Kok Keong]  

Students from both schools found the cultural exchange an enriching experience for all. [Photograph by Lee Kok Keong]