Thursday, April 21, 2016

International Trip to Dental Faculty of Trisakti University, Jakarta, Indonesia.

This 4days-3nights trip was totally one of the amazing events that has been organized by UKMDENSTA of the year! After months of paperworks, meetings, dance practice and so on, finally we were able to go to an International Trip to visit the Dental Faculty of Universitas Trisakti in Jakarta, Indonesia! Yeay!

With about 8 representatives from each batch (except for Fifth Year students), and including the UKMDENSTA members, there were about 30 of us who went on this trip. 

10th April 2016

The first day of the trip, all of us gathered at Kuala Lumpur International 2 Airport (KLIA2) as early as 6am. Our flight was at 9.50am, therefore we had breakfast at the airport first, performed our Subuh prayers for the Muslims, and ensured to check in the flight tickets.

                              Here we are, taking a group photo before going on-board. 

        Here's a picture of us taking a group photo, when we have finally arrived at the Indonesian
                                                International Airport, Soekarno Hatta. 

The students from Universitas Trisakti were already waiting for us at the arrival gate! And I have to say this; THEY WERE ABSOLUTELY AMAZINGLY VERY WARM AND NICE! They treated us like we have known them for years, and their hospitality was superb! Thumbs up for Trisakti Dental students! 👍🏻

After we have changed our greetings with the Trisakti students, they took us to Lembur Kuring; a very nice and famous restaurant where seafood is the main food sold there. 
Oh God, the food there was so delicious, it made my mouth watery again just thinking about them.

                       Some of our students taking a we-fie with the students from Trisakti.

After that, we all went to Kota Tua, a very famous place in Jakarta, where the place is actually wide open under the scorching hot Sun. The fun thing about Kota Tua was that, there were assorted museums very near to the place, and it just costs us about 3000rupiah per person. 
As it was almost 4pm, and we arrived there at about 3.25pm, we only had time to visit one museum, which is the 'Muzium Wayang'. Here, we saw many assorted kinds of mannequins and tools used for wayang kulit, all of them were pretty interesting. After a moment in the museum, everyone was like so tired, and therefore, we headed to our hotel, and managed to settle down till night time. 

   Us taking a group photo again, at Kota Tua. This place reminds me a lot of Chow Kit Road back in
                                                                    Malaysia. 😂

11th April 2016

Well, this is the day where the real objective of going on this trip is all about; it is the day to visit the Dental Faculty of Universitas Trisakti!! Yeay!

We had an official ceremony first, where the Dean of Dental Faculty of Universitas Trisakti, and some of their lecturers, and their student body representatives, welcomed us with big hands. We were amazed as their Dean mentioned about their amazing students, a little history on their faculty, and she even made us laugh out loud with lots of jokes and humorous statements! Thumbs up for the Dean of Universitas Trisakti! 
   Our beloved advisor, Dr Nor Atika Md Ashar, is giving away a token of appreciation to the Dean of
                                                  Dental Faculty of Universitas Trisakti. 
                                                     We took a group photo, AGAIN! 
After that, we were divided into two groups, and took a tour around their campus. It was really interesting, as we get to see the different tools they used in the clinic to treat patients instead of what we normally use back in Malaysia. Also, maybe due to them being a private university, they also have a lot of rooms to be used for OSCE, for answering their examination and so on. We were amazed, truly. 

                                           Wow, wished we had one of these in UKM. 

  I forgot what the name of this room is, but this place is used for histology session. Each student gets
                                    their very own microscope to observe the slides. Wow! 

In the evening, we had our Cultural Night, where the students of Trisakti and UKM, showed some performance to the whole crowd watching. The Trisakti Dental students prepared an amazing choir performance, and two traditional but still very elegant and great dance performances! Bravo Trisakti!

Meanwhile, UKM on the other hand, prepared a wushu performance, an Indian dance and a traditional Malay dance followed by the singing and dancing to the song, 1Malaysia.

                                                    It was a totally fun evening! Truly!

 After that, we got up and got back to our hotel.
12th April 2016

Today was the D-day; SHOPPING DAY! It was the day to finally get to know some of the places in Jakarta, and by some souvenirs to bring back to our beloved back in Malaysia. Yay! 

We first went to see the Monumen Kebangsaan (MONAS) and managed to take a lot of selfies throughout the journey. 😊

                  Behind us, that is the MONAS tower! Yay! Looks a lot like Menara KL doesn't it? 

 There we were, taking group photos at the base of MONAS. FYI, MONAS has three levels; the base, the cup, and the roof. The roof had an immensely beautiful scenery, and the wind was so strong up there, we didn't feel like going down! 

Then we went to Thamrin City, where it was said to be one of the shopping heavens in Jakarta. And of course, I BOUGHT A LOT OF THINGS! 

After that, we went to Ancol and took our time to go to Ancol Beach. It was nearly sunset at this time, therefore we took a lot of selfies; some of us were playing with the oceanwater, some of us just playing eith the beach sand, and some of us didn't even want to get themselves dirty with all those sands in your shoes! Haha

The beautiful sunset of Ancol Beach

                                              The beautiful scenery from Ancol Beach.

We had our dinner there, and went back to the hotel, feeling exhausted but still very happy to have filled the day with a lot of sight seeing. 

13th April 2016

It was our last day in Jakarta, and some of our friends from Trisakti came to the hotel to bid us goodbye, and we did took some photos together. Some of us were hugging, the others were making jokes and some were inviting the other to come to Malaysia next time in the future. 

                              The 'goodbye' hug. We are so going to miss all of you guys! 
 Our flight was at 2.30pm, and we managed to get on board safely, and or course, landed safely in Malaysia. 
The memories of being in Jakarta Indonesa, and of course to Universitas Trisakti, will forever be bounded to our minds and hearts. Thank you for the warm welcome Trisakti, and we surely welcome you all to Malaysia, and of course, to our UKM Dental Faculty. 

It was a wrap. Thank you all to those who participated. 

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

National Dental Inter-Varsity Sports Competition

2-3rd April 2016, were the days when UKM Dental students athletes travelled to USM Penang to participate in the National Dental InterVarsity Sports Competition (NDISC) 2016, organised this year by the dental students from Penang International Dental College (PIDC).

The 'should-be-6-hour-trip-but-turned-out-to-be-more-than-8-hour' trip felt so long. (Well it was, truly). Finally, we've arrived there! Yay to the beautiful USM Penang! 


UKM Dental students athletes, or as they call themselves, UKM Badgers; Sweet like Honey, Army like Badgers! 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻

On the first day, almost all games started simultaneously, excluding for the track and fields race. Our Exco of Publicity (aka Me!) went to almost each games venue just to snap a picture of the team for each event. It was scorching hot and USM Penang was HUGE, so this was really one hell of a job. 😂

Introducing, the guys and gals who rocked the NDISC from UKM! Go Badgers!

                                                                   Male Futsal Team

                                                                  Female Futsal Team

                                                                    Netball Team

                                                          Female Volleyball Team

                                                                Male Volleyball Team

                                                                  Basketball Team

                                                                    Swimming Team

                                                                   Tabletennis Team

                                                                  Badminton Team

Everything went well. Well, it went REALLY WELL for UKM Badgers! Some of the teams managed to get medals for UKM, and this was truly amazing! It was a lot of hard work, and they've managed to show us how hardwork really do pays off in the end. 

For the first time ever, UKM Netball Team managed to get a BRONZE MEDAL! Hurray for them! 🎉

The preliminary rounds of the Track And Fields race was done that night at 7.00pm. Our athletes are amongst the best; all the female atheletes managed to proceed to the finals round which was going to be held the next morning. For males athletes, they did their best, and managed to be in the finals for 200m, 4x100m, and 4x400m races. Hurray to all of them! 🎉

                                    The preliminary rounds of the Track and Fields race.

The next morning, the final rounds of the Track and Field was held at the stadium, simultaneously with Frisbee competition, which was held at a large field near the entrance gate of USM Penang. 

Our atheletes put up a lot of fight. Many of them managed to get medals for UKM. YEAY! 🎉

                                                   1500m race Female: First Place

                                                      100m race Female: First Place

                                                       200m race Female: First Place

                                                       200m race Male: Fourth Place

                                               800m Female race: Second & Fourth Place

                                                  400m Female race: Second Place

               Our ace, Rabiatul Adawiyah, securing the First Place for the 4x100m Female race. 

                                   The male athletes for 4x400m, securing the Third Place.

Everyone did their best, and we truly appreciate that. Throughout the two days under the hot sun, and putting your all into the game just to get the best rank, that was totally amazing! Hurray for all UKM Badgers! 🎉🎉🎉

Our Exco of Sports, Joshua Peh Jian Ren, summarize the whole event:-


And, in order to revive the spirits of those athletes that might be feeling down, due to them not being able to get gold medal or so on, Joshua made it very clear of how he felt towards all of them. 😊

So yeah, overall we did get Fifth Place, and it really WAS amongst the best achievements UKM has ever made.


It was a wrap. 
UKM Badgers, YOUR ROCK! 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻


On 20th March, many students of UKM Dental Faculty have volunteered to become a part of this World Oral Health Day event, which was held in IOI City Mall. Some prepared the gimmick act, some entered the video making contest, and some became entertainers by performing lots of performances such as dancing singing and so on. Hooray for UKM Dental students! 


The event started with an opening act by students from PIDC, who did a toothbrushing dance. It was a lot of fun! 


                                              Those PIDC students were rocking it!

After that, the gimmick ceremony was launched by the Deputy Minister of Health, YB Dato' Seri Dr Helmi bin Haji Yahaya. The gimmick was also done by our UKM Dental students, and it was remarkable!

The gimmick act was done by Dato Seri Dr Helmi brushing a giant tooth, with a giant toothbrush, then puts the toothbrush in the tooth's hands, which will then light up the tooth itself. WOW AMAZING! 

                                                       Done cleaning up the tooth! Yay! 


Free dental checkups were available in 'Klinik Pergigian Bergerak'. The Deputy Minister also went to try it out, and after him, many of us went to line up for the check up. Not only that, once you get the doctor's signature after the check up, you can get two goodie bags with lots of assorted chewing gums (WRIGLEY's EXTRA chewing gums) for FREE! Totally amazing! 

                 The Deputy Minister of Health is registering himself after he had the dental check up. 

A dentist is checking on the oral health status of one of our student. 

Then, some of the dental crew from Kelantan who called themselves 'Abang Sado' went on stage and blew everyone's heart away by performing a dance while singing! They DO have incredible voices, I might add. 😁
                                  The 'Abang Sado' crew were performing on stage. 
After that, they announced the winners for the video making competition. The winner was a student from Lincoln University, but our UKM Dental student, Liew Nyan Fatt, managed to get second place, which was equally amazing! 

 Liew, posing along with his prize for getting 2nd place in the video making competition. 

Then after that, there were many performances which took the attention of many people from every floor of the mall. 

Students from MAHSA University did a winderful job in dancing to assorted songs; there were a Bollywood song, Korean song and even a funky English song! They truly did a great job!

Our UKM Dental students (The First Year juniors) did a wonderful job in acoustic performance, whereby one sang three songs, one played a keyboard, and one was playing the guitar. After that was the choir performance,and truly, it was done beautifully. Great job guys and girls! 

Our mascot, the toothpaste and an electric toothbrush, finally made their appearance, and took this little kid's attention, who insisted on taking a picture with them. 😂

A flashmob done by the Kelantan dental crew was superbly amazing! They were dancing to the beat of the 'Watch Me' by Silento, which was a really exciting and fun!

 Our First Year UKM Dental student, performing a modern dance and took the attention of so many! Hooray for all the girls involved!

 Two of our students, who were also very amazing dancers managed to steal most of the crowd's attention while they were performing a dance to the song 'What Do You Mean' by Justin Bieber, and 'Dessert' by Dawin ft Silento. Hooray! Hooray!

The event ended with a flashmob, done by our UKM Dental students also. The flashmob was the most thrilling part of the event as many people in the mall were watching. To see how we actually did it, you can just Google 'UKM WOHD flashmob'! And there you have it! 
We did pur best, and we of course, had loads of fun! Thank you to everyone who participated! 

All in all, it was a wrap