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Chinese and Arabic calligraphy on show at SEGi University

CHINESE New Year is a celebration to mark the start of a new year. The festive season is all about Fortune, Career, Health and Love Prospects.

In conjunction with the Chinese New Year festive season, the Confucius Institute at SEGi University Kota Damansara hosted a three-day Calligraphy and Art Exhibition by Ma Wei Wei.

The exhibition was held from Feb 21 until 23 at the lobby of the campus. This event served as an important platform for social and cultural interaction between China and Malaysia, and to promote a greater understanding and appreciation for arts and culture.

Ma is well known for his Chinese calligraphy works in the city of Qingzhou, China. He also specializes in Arabic calligraphy. His artworks have been presented to politicians, celebrities and many more.

During the event, various calligraphy works written in Chinese and Arabic by Ma were exhibited at the lobby. The highlight of the exhibition was a calligraphy demonstration by Ma, beautifully written with black strokes, elegant lines and smooth forms.

Ma customised an Arabic calligraphy for the Dean of Faculty of Dentistry, Associate Professor Datuk Dr Khairiyah Abd Muttalib, Deputy Dean of Faculty of Communication and Creative Design, Dr Wan Puspa Melati, as well as a Chinese calligraphy for the Deputy President of the Malaysian international Contemporary Ink Painting Association, Dr Cheah Thien Soong.

Local and international students were amazed with Ma’s work.

Also present were SEGi Group Chief Executive Officer, Hew Moi Lan, Director of Cultural Office, Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Malaysia Zhang Jie Xin, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs, SEGi University Prof. Dr. Azrin Esmady Ariffin, SEGi College Kota Damansara Principal Norman Chu, Local Director of Confucius Institute at SEGi University, Lydia Foong Yoke Yean, Chief Representative of Malaysia Overseas Study Service Center Liu Guo Qing, Pioneer of Malaysian Institute of Art, Prof. Chung Chen Sun, and Acting President of Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Alumni Singapore, Loo Foh Sang.

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