On the 13th and 14th of December, MMU’s Business Society held an event called La Charite Du Carnaval V. La Charite Du Carnaval is French for Charity Carnival, and the V at the end shows that this is the fifth time this carnival is being held.
This carnival was introduced in 2012 and has been one of the annual events in MMU. The main objective of this event is to raise funds to help welfare organisations in Malaysia. Basically, it’s an exciting event done for a good cause. The tickets were sold for RM13, with RM3 from it going to charity.
On the first day of the event, there were some station games held in Mosque Square from 10 in the morning to 4 in the evening. Then, at 8 p.m., there was a pre-event game called “Who is the Killer?”
There were 14 teams who participated in the game. The objective of the game was to find the murderer. Station games were placed around in CLC Concourse, CDP and ACR Building. The participant had to run all across campus to find clues and be the first to complete the mystery.
The second day, however, the sales of scrumptious food and beverages were held at Mosque Square. Many vendors, among them Tea Tea Tree which selling, well, tea and Sangkaya (of #nutsaboutcoconuts fame selling coconut ice-cream), set up booths in Mosque Square along with some stalls by the students. There was even a booth selling more coupons, just in case you ran out of coupons. The most popular booth was Sangkaya which had students queuing up at peak times. I had the opportunity of trying the Korean Chicken Toppoki from the Seoul Jam booth which was really something different. This mini food fair started at 10 a.m. and went on till 11 p.m. Meanwhile, in the Exam Hall at 7 p.m., the closing of the event was taking place. There were stunning performances and some lucky students even got some amazing prizes from the lucky draw.
To sum up, La Charite Du Carnaval V was an amazing, fun-filled event with a genuine cause. I applaud the initiative by the Business Society of MMU Melaka in making this event a success and hoping a better and more improvise event next year and the following years to come.