To foster deeper friendship and connections among colleges in the Greater Bay Area, on March 31st, 2024, Dr. Stanley Chan, the Resident Fellow of Ma Man Kei and Lo Pak Sam College (MLC) at the University of Macau (UM), led a delegation of 10 students, including 5 from MLC, to Shenzhen to participate in the 2024 GBA College Sports Gala: Chinese Sports Game, organized by Harmonia College of the Chinese University of Hong Kong – Shenzhen. The delegation was joined by teachers and students from UM’s Stanley Ho East Asia College, Shuren College of Southern University of Science and Technology, and Dawning College of Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology.

Photo of Resident Fellow Stanley Chan with students from Ma Man Kei and Lo Pak Sam College and Stanley Ho East Asia College of the University of Macau with Prof. Shiping ZHU, Vice President (External and Student Affairs) of CUHK, Shenzhen and Prof. Simon Pun, College Master of Harmonia College, CUHK, Shenzhen.

MLC students enthusiastically participated in the event, which was filled with traditional Chinese music and dance performances, as well as game booths featuring Chinese art crafts, games, and costumes. MLC students also took part in the “Ancient-Themed Team Relay Game,” with the team captained by MLC student Lai Zhenni coming in second place. The event concluded successfully, and the students enjoyed a scrumptious dinner with students from other colleges, where they exchanged experiences as students of residential colleges at different universities.

Team captained by MLC Student Lai Zhenni (second from left) winning second place in the team relay game

MLC student Qian Zixi making her lotus lamp

By participating in this event, MLC has deepened its friendship and connection with Harmonia College, and the students have also benefited from gaining a better understanding of the cultures of other colleges. This successful experience has laid a strong foundation for future cooperation between MLC and colleges in other universities.

Group photo of teachers and students from all participating colleges