Merdeka Hiking 2023 Unites Participants in a Day of Camaraderie and Exploration

Corporate Communications Department


On 20 August 2023, a total of 54 individuals gathered to take part in the Merdeka Hiking 2023 at Beruang Hill in Ayer Keroh, Melaka. Organised by the Students’ College Committee (SCC), this event aimed to celebrate unity and togetherness in conjunction with the upcoming National Day.

The serene and lush surroundings of Beruang Hill served as the perfect place for this event, where participants from diverse backgrounds came together to embark on a journey of camaraderie and exploration. Led by the SCC, the event saw the participation of 47 enthusiastic hostel students and was accompanied by 7 dedicated staff members from the hostel itself. Additionally, members of Student Lifestyle & Experience (STyLE), lent their support by guiding and assisting the participants throughout the hike.

The main objective of the Merdeka Hiking 2023 event was to foster a sense of unity among the participants, transcending national boundaries. In an era where connections are more important than ever, this initiative served as a platform for individuals to form lasting bonds regardless of their nationality or origin. The event successfully managed to bridge the gap between the SCC, hostel residents, and the accompanying staff members, reinforcing the sense of community within the college.

The Merdeka Hiking 2023 event was more than just a physical activity; it symbolised the power of unity and collaboration. With the success of Merdeka Hiking 2023 echoing through the trails of Beruang Hill, it is clear that the spirit of togetherness can triumph over any challenges, reminding us all of the importance of standing united, no matter where we come from.