Chinese student loves Malay dance
21 Nov 2018
Article featured SP’s diploma in applied chemistry student, Nicholas Ho, who has been involved in Malay dance for 10 years. Nicholas shared how his journey in the art form started, and why he continued to stay on. In fact, the 18-year-old developed such a high ability in Malay dance that he applied for the Direct School Admission to Anderson Secondary School based on his CCA and was accepted. He was also given the opportunity to join the Dance Talent Development programme, which is managed by Lasalle College of the Arts to provide students the access to quality training by professional dance companies. His experience in the programme deepened his interest, and he eventually joined the Malay Language Society (MLS) in SP. Through the society, he found out more about the culture, such as dikir barat (a style of Malay choral singing) and the Arabic language. Nicholas also recently performed in a production called Pusaka under the SP Arts Fiesta, a month-long celebration of dance, music and theatre held annually in the school.
[The New Paper, online]