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Launch of e-Fiesta Bahasa 2021 and Malay Language Learning and Promotion Committee's 15th Anniversary Celebration

Published Date: 12 July 2021 10:00 AM

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From 10 July 2021 to 31 August 2021, the Malay Language Learning and Promotion Committee (MLLPC) will be organising Fiesta Bahasa (Language Fiesta) virtually for the first time. Held biennially since 2015, this event aims to promote the use of Malay language beyond the classroom and enthuse students in the learning of Malay language.

2. The theme for this year's e-Fiesta Bahasa is Kembara Maya, Teroka Bahasa (Language Discovery through Virtual Exploration) and various activities have been lined up for students, teachers, and parents to be immersed in the learning of the Malay language, literature, and culture. Activities include the following:

  1. Learning booths designed by teachers to highlight a game-based learning approach that promotes critical thinking and problem-solving skills through interactive games;
  2. Pre-recorded sharing sessions by speakers from various fields on topics ranging from how parents can support their children in learning the Malay language at home to the impact of social media on Malay language learning;
  3. Virtual tours of Singapore River and Kampong Glam; and
  4. A 3D Escape Room Game that allows players to play language games and explore language learning in a fun and immersive environment.

3. At the launch of e-Fiesta Bahasa 2021, Second Minister for Education and Chairman of the MLLPC, Dr Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman, the Guest-of-Honour for the event, also unveiled MLLPC's 15th anniversary commemorative logo. Due to the COVID-19 situation, the celebration for MLLPC's 15th anniversary in 2020 had been postponed till 2021. In its 16th year of running this year, MLLPC will continue working with community partners and educational institutions to roll out activities and programmes that encourage the learning and use of Malay language in students' daily lives. A visual of the logo can be found in the Annex.

4. For more information on e-Fiesta Bahasa 2021 and to access the online games, virtual tours, 3D Escape Room and sharing sessions, please visit http://fiestabahasa.sg. For more information about MLLPC's events, please visit http://www.mllpc.sg.