Hosted by University of Malaya, this year marks the 50th anniversary of the UM-NUS Inter-University Tunku Chancellor Golf Tournament, celebrating the long-established friendship and camaraderie between the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the University of Malaya (UM).
Held on 18 and 19 September 2018 at the Mines Resort & Golf Club, the two-day tournament participated by more than 120 golfers from the two universities. Both contingents, led by Professor Dr. Noor Azmi Mat Adenan (UM) and Mr. KC Lim (NUS), the respective golf captains, have a mutual aim to further cement long-standing ties (and of course to take home the trophy).
This annual tournament, which first took place in 1968, gathered all the faculty members and alumni of both universities, and is a platform to foster and strengthen relationship among the two parties and provide opportunities to share ideas, experiences and even to discuss future research collaborations.
As stated by Datuk Ir. (Dr.) Abdul Rahim Hj. Hashim, the Vice-Chancellor of UM in his speech during the tournament official dinner, “The tournament epitomizes the close relationship between the University of Malaya and the National University of Singapore, and reflects the common history, heritage and our common goal for the future, while at the same time instilling a deep and sincere sense of friendship among everyone involved.”
The trophy presented by the UM Chancellor, His Royal Highness Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah, the Sultan of the State of Perak Darul Ridzuan in a ceremony and graced by Her Excellency Madam Halimah Yacob, President of the Republic of Singapore and NUS Chancellor observed its return to the University of Malaya (the 2017 tournament won by NUS).
Being the class of its own, the golden jubilee is the first time H.E. Halimah Yacob as the President of the Republic of Singapore and also the NUS Chancellor to grace this well-founded and much anticipated tournament.
And to add to that, this year, our UM contingent has successfully brought home the Tunku Chancellor Challenge Trophy, back to where it started 50 years ago (the first of this tournament being hosted by UM at Subang Golf Club in 1968). But more than that, each party is sure to have brought home friendship and memory well-forged, better than what a single pewter cup could attest.