Celebration of Unity and Gratitude

(From left): Mr Bobby Tan, TAA Vice President, Dato’ Yap Kuak Fong, President of TAA, Tan Sri Dr Lim Wee Chai, Honorary Advisor of TAA, Datuk Dr Tan Chik Heok, Dato’ Chan Wah Kiang, Deputy President of TAA and Organising Chairman of ‘Colours of TARCian’, Mr Teo Kah Chin, Secretary General of TAA.


Presentation of TARCian Run 2017 mock cheque. (From left): Dato’ Chan Wah Kiang, Datuk Dr Tan Chik Heok, Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Barry Goh Ming Choon, TAA Executive Advisor, Tan Sri Dr Lim Wee Chai, Dato’ Yap Kuak Fong, Mr Lim Kok Eng and Mr Bobby Tan.


The exchange of tokens between Mr Lim Kok Eng (in red shirt) and Dr Chook Ka Joo (in green shirt) to signify TAR UC as the new official event organiser for the subsequent TARCian Run.


Presentation of mock cheque for the TAA “Sing for Charity” Fund-Raising Dinner. (From left): Mr Lim Kok Eng, Dato’ Chan Wah Kiang, Datuk Dr Tan Chik Heok, Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Barry Goh Ming Choon, Tan Sri Dr Lim Wee Chai, Dato’ Yap Kuak Fong,  Mr Bobby Tan, Datuk Gerald Goh, Chairman of TAA Sabah Charter, Mr Elvin Leong, Chairman of TAA South Charter, Dr Chook Ka Joo.


Presentation of mock cheque to the inaugural TAR UC - TAA Scholarship recipients (From left): Mr Lim Kok Eng, Dato’ Chan Wah Kiang, Datuk Dr Tan Chik Heok, Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Barry Goh Ming Choon, Puteri Nurul Afiqah Bt Farouk Khan, Sabrina Chong Xin Thung, Tan Sri Dr Lim Wee Chai, Dato’ Yap Kuak Fong, Mr Bobby Tan, Datuk Gerald Goh, Mr Elvin Leong, Dr Chook Ka Joo.


A captivating array of performances by TAR UC students and alumni to keep the audience entertained throughout the dinner.


It was a night of celebration and merriment during the TARCian Alumni Association (‘TAA’) Chinese New Year cum TAR UC Staff Appreciation Dinner which was held on 18 March 2018 at Top Glove Tower. The joyous affair brought together the TARCian community to celebrate Chinese New Year and reconnect with old acquaintances and their alma mater.

“I would like to commend the great efforts taken by TAA to host this annual dinner to celebrate the Lunar New Year with the community in TAR UC as a gesture of their appreciation to their alma mater for providing them with education,” said Datuk Dr Tan Chik Heok, President of TAR UC, in his speech. “It is important to highlight that our alumni will remain vital in the growth and progress of TAR UC now and even after we have achieved university status. This is where I would like to express my hope that the strong bond between TAR UC and TAA will continue to be strengthened for the greater good of everyone, especially for TAR UC, our alumni and Malaysia”.

Highly talented TAR UC students and alumni showcased a myriad of talents and aptitude as they put together captivating performances while guest feasted on a scrumptious 9-course dinner. Among the highlights of the performances were a unique combination of live calligraphy by TAR UC alumnus Adam Ng and saxophone performance by Jourzan Tan. Apart from that, energetic dancers hit the floor in an upbeat hip-hop performance and TAR UC students belted out melodious songs as well as a jaw-dropping yoga performance by Mr Allen Cheong, TAA Treasurer, which drew a roaring applause from the audience.

In between the performances, recipients of the inaugural TAR UC – TAA Scholarship were awarded with mock cheques representing the contributions from the TAA Educational & Development Fund, to enable them to pursue their tertiary education at TAR UC or recognised local or overseas universities. Datuk Dr Tan was also invited to receive the mock cheques of the funds raised for the development of the Student Centre through the TARCian Run 2017, which raised RM50,000 and the “Sing for Unity” Charity Dinner, which raised RM100,000. 

Following the success of the past three instalments of the TARCian Run, a special hand-over ceremony was conducted to signify the passing of the baton of key organising role to TAR UC whilst TAA will continue to be the permanent event partner. Dr Chook Ka Joo, Vice President of TAR UC and Mr Lim Kok Eng, TAA Vice President and the Organising Chairperson of TARCian Run were invited onto the stage and exchanged three medals and two sets of T-shirts to recognise TAR UC’s new role as the official event organiser.

Continuing the spirit of philanthropy, TAA also took the opportunity to roll out the TAR UC Going 50 Fundraiser 2018/2019, in conjunction with TAR UC’s Going 50 countdown. With the slogan “U 50 and I 50, Make A Perfect Pair”, the fundraiser aims to not only raise funds for the construction of the Student Centre, but also to fund scholarships for deserving students.

Adding to the night’s hype, 20 lucky TAR UC staff went home with prizes when their names were chosen during the lucky draw. The singing of the iconic “La Man Song” marked the closing of a spectacular night of celebration invigorating the renewal of friendships, new bonds and camaraderie in the spirit of TARCian.