Southeast Asia Festival 2021


18 Oct 2021 - 29 Oct 2021



Tel.: 3943 1874

Event Details:

The Southeast Asia region, composed of more than 10 countries, is a treasure of diverse cultures. To experience cultural vibrancy of the region while staying on campus, you just cannot miss the Southeast Asia Festival with a wide spectrum of activities organized by the Office of Student Affairs.


All the events will be conducted in English unless specified.


  • Diversity & Inclusion Week Opening Ceremony

10:30am-11:30am, 21 Oct 2021 (Thu) | Cultural Square, main campus

Content: Performances, cultural booths

No prior registration is required.


  • Cooking Workshops

Indomie Varieties

7:00pm-9:00pm, 18 Oct 2021 (Mon) | i-LOUNGE, 3/F YIA

Refundable deposit: $50*

Talking about food, Indomie is definitely one that many people associate with Indonesia. Join this workshop to learn the creative yet tasty Indomie recipes from our Indonesian students.


Vietnamese Egg Coffee

6:30pm-8:00pm, 26 Oct 2021 (Tue) | i-LOUNGE, 3/F YIA

Refundable deposit: $50*

Fancy a cup of coffee with a twist? Then the signature egg coffee in Vietnam is something not to be missed. The cultural tour on the palate led by the Vietnamese students awaits your participation!


  • Indonesian Batik Workshop

6:30pm-8:30pm, 27 Oct 2021 (Wed) | LG13AB, Benjamin Franklin Centre

Refundable deposit: $150*

Batik (蠟染) is an ancient fabric wax-resist dyeing tradition of Indonesia, which has been added to UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list. Grab this opportunity to try your hand at making your own unique batik piece while unleashing your creativity.


  • Stories of Outlanders in Hong Kong

Filipino Singer Jennifer Palor

4:00pm-5:30pm, 25 Oct 2021 (Mon) | i-LOUNGE, 3/F YIA

Jennifer is one of the iconic Filipino musicians in Hong Kong. In this sharing, she is going to talk about how she achieved her career success and the history of the cultural tide between Filipino musicians and Hong Kong.


Malaysian Entrepreneur Nicole Wong

6:30pm-8:00pm, 29 Oct 2021 (Fri) | Cultural Commons@I-House 4

Language: Putonghua

In this event, Nicole will share how her Southeast Asian background helped her build her successful career in Hong Kong. As an outlander, Nicole will also talk about her different perspectives compared with local people on various aspects, such as parenting.




  • Party Nights

Initiated by the student groups at CUHK with Southeast Asian backgrounds, a series of Party Nights will be hosted to promote the diverse and unique cultures of the Southeast Asian countries.


Thai Loy Krathong Night

7:00pm-9:00pm, 21 Oct 2021 (Thu) | Cultural Commons@I-House 4


Malaysian Night

7:00pm-9:00pm, 22 Oct 2021 (Fri) | LG13AB, Benjamin Franklin Centre

Host: Malaysian Students’ Association (MSA)


Indonesian Night

7:00pm-9:00pm, 28 Oct 2021 (Thu) | i-LOUNGE, 3/F YIA

Host: Indonesian Student Association (PEMICU)


Details and registration: (Registration deadline: 19 Oct 2021)


  • Cultural Fun@i-LOUNGE Workshops

The Cultural Fun series has a string of workshops for CUHK students and staff to feel the exciting beat of cultural exchange while staying on campus.


Southeast Asia Demystified

5:30pm-7:00pm, 22 Oct 2021 (Fri) | i-LOUNGE, 3/F YIA


History and Politics of Myanmar

6:30pm-8:00pm, 25 Oct 2021 (Mon) | i-LOUNGE, 3/F YIA


Details and registration: