Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC) has always been devoted in bringing a face and voice for originality. Educating students both academically and vocationally, TAR UC has nurtured young and brilliant minds for over 48 years of excellence.
This time around, the Year 3 students of Bachelor of Public Relations (Honours) in collaboration with Media Prima, and in support of the ‘Original Kami’ movement will hold a three-day 'Original Kami' themed Bazaar in efforts to recognise and uplift our many local creative talents and their quality works. Be it content, art and crafts, musical compositions, film productions, accomplishments, handmade merchandises and more, the Bazaar that seeks to rally support from the masses for local 'Ori' productions and creations will be held from the 6th to 8th of January 2017 at Dewan Utama, Tunku Abdul Rahman University College Kuala Lumpur (Setapak) Main Campus.
The Event is aimed to encourage students, families and communities in the surrounding Setapak, Wangsa Maju and Taman Melawati areas in recognising the many local creative breakthroughs in the local arts scene and Malaysia's production industry. The ‘ORIKAMI’ acronym originates Inilah Original Kami, Jom Support!’ from none other than the words ‘Original’ and ‘Kami’; and through the movement, the Bazaar serves as a platform to appreciate the abundance of stunning talents in our nation who are making a mark in various industries, both from TAR UC itself and beyond. One of the greatest things that binds us together is our authenticity and originality, as a nation and for this sole reason, TAR UC, home to over 100,000 Alumni and dozens of local celebrities, talented individuals and success stories in Malaysia, has taken the initiative to be the first tertiary educational institution to support the ‘ORIKAMI’ movement and rally support for Malaysian productions.
Through the Bazaar, a line up of various activities and exhibitions that highlights local brands; such as Lewré, San Francisco Coffee, British India, Fipper, Fion Poon, just to name a few; and local vendors as well as their local works under the theme of ‘Original Kami’ will be featured.
Exhibitions will consist of original Malaysian comic works by local authors such as the widely
popular 'GeMeiLia', a selection of widely popular Malaysian brands as well as various Success Stories of TAR UC's Alumni across industries; which will include the journey of TAR UC students; Bryan, Daniel Lai, Adrian Yeo and our Alumni across industries and professions; Dato' Chan Wah Kiang, Tan Sri Dato' Barry Goh, Tan Sri Dr. Lim Wee Chai from successful business owners, entrepreneurs, famous artists and many more. Other than that, local entrepreneurs selling ‘Ori’ handicrafts, handiworks, souvenirs, accessories and handmade merchandise will also be featured, and the booths lined up for the three day Bazaar also includes local entrepreneurs Zen Kaoru, MM Handmade Souvenir, Shoppee, A Little Bit Nana, Hanabi Flowers, B’Nottee, Chalkapella, and other unique offerings!
In remembering and uplifting the ‘TAR UC Originals’ the Bazaar will also feature a live
studio segment for local artistes and celebrities to showcase their musical talents. Other than that, MP3 music-stand stations will be featuring original compositions of student talents from TAR UC’s Red Bricks Society (红砖音乐), TAR UC Choir Society and songs from 8TV's
Finalists of ‘I Wanna Sing’ television programme. Local artists and celebrities that have made international waves will also be making an appearance to complement the Event and show their support towards creativity and originality in local productions, by engaging the attendees of the Event in various staged performances. Various talents will be making an appearance; celebrity guests Jeffrey Cheng and Yise Loo for a meaningful Musical Showcase collaboration with TAR UC's 'Lin Xi' Dream Theatre Society students, local artistes such as Daniel Chezi, Alycia A and Jyin Poh as well as contestants Adrian, Kay and Penny from 8TV’s ‘I Wanna Sing’ local television programme.
In order to encompass the many areas that ORIKAMI aims to highlight, their programmes will also include the ORIKAMI Mini Theatre, which will showcase short films produced by TAR UC Broadcasting students and also an ORIKAMI Fashion Showcase, in which selected designs from the creative minds of the Fashion Design students will be paraded, as well as the display of TAR UC Alumnus' clothing brand, Lorddaddy by Sam Ooi.
For all their Event guests, fun and nostalgic traditional Malaysian games with an ‘ORIKAMI’
twist such as the ORI-U & I, ORI Shooter, ORI-Impian, ORI-Comic are meaningful activities and game booths that will not only will bring a lively atmosphere but will surely bring both the younger attendees and adults alike to the games of their childhood! There will also be a handful of interesting workshops for Event attendees to choose from; while food trucks will also be parked at the side foyer of the College Hall for guests to have their pick of scrumptious delicacies throughout the three-day Event.
In conjunction with the 2017 Chinese New Year spirit in the month of January, the second day (7th January) of the Bazaar will also be graced with Chinese New Year activation programmes for attendees to take part in and win some awesome prizes. Attractions include a mega-sized Chinese New Year themed Games Truck, performances by local artistes and the introduction for upcoming CNY movie titles such as ‘Little Lion Dance’, ‘Into the Phoenix’ and ‘Star Avenue’ will all be organised by Media Prima for the entertainment and delight of the public. The Bazaar will serve as a reminder for every Malaysian to take pride in their origins through their support towards locally produced artworks and productions; and for TAR UCians to be proud of their very own alumnus who have made a mark in various industries such as technology, business, mass media and film. It is hoped that ORIKAMI TAR UC, to be held in the month of January will bring audiences and attendees back to the good ol’ days, in appreciating raw Malaysian talents all under one roof.
‘Inilah Original Kami, Jom Support!’