On Wednesday June 20, students from the School of Business and Marketing, School of Business Information Systems and School of Interior Design from Sunway College, Ipoh went on a study tour of the Sultan Azlan Shah’s Gallery and Mariwasa Kraftangan Sdn Bhd in Kuala Kangsar.
Prior to the visit the students were advised by their respective lecturers to do a background study on the venues objective of the visit as part of their coursework assessment.
Students visiting the Sultan Azlan Shah Gallery were in for a “Royal” surprise as it coincided with the Sultan’s visit to his gallery on that day! When the Sultan arrived he noticed the young visitors and granted audience to a group photograph with in front of the gallery. The royal couple mingled freely and engaged in friendly conversations with the students. A couple of international students from China were taken by surprise
when the Sultan spoke to them in fluent Chinese.
The Sultan Azlan Shah Gallery was first occupied by Sultan Idris 1 in 1903. It was restored in 2003 and named after the present Sultan. The gallery houses an extensive collection of the Sultan’s personal belongings, documents, mementos, family photographs, trophies, state regalia and his cars, among others. They are on display for public viewing.
The students later paid a study visit to the Mariwasa Kraftangan facility and were briefed by the administrator. Mariwasa has over 30 years of experience in the manufacture of medals and awards. They were taken on a tour of the facility which included a lively question and answer session.
Students came away with a wealth of out-of classroom knowledge which they will document in preparing their coursework assignments.