Tuesday 29th April 2014 marked a momentous occasion for Australian National University (ANU) and the Singapore Students’ Association (SSA). On this day, SSA organized the largest multicultural food carnival in the history of ANU, SSA’s Annual Night Market 2014. The Night Market was started in 2012 where it was well-received by the students of ANU. Since then, the Night Market has grown in scale each year.
Night Market 2014 saw participation from 25 ANU clubs (a marked increase in participating club from last year) that includes the Brazilian Students’ Association, African Students’ Association, Pakistan Students’ Association and many others which were just as wonderful. Each club had something wonderful and unique to offer, with clubs selling traditional delicacies from their country or food and desserts that reflected the essence of their club. The effort of every single club and attendee made the event a huge success. The attendees were simply spoilt for choice with the types of food offered.
Night Market 2014 was also a night filled with energetic performances and exciting mini-games. The event was estimated to have been attended by 1000 people. The ambience was amazing, befitting the name Night Market. The layout of the Night Market was an improvement from the previous year. The use of marquee tents and available space was done effectively. The strategic placement of tents gave the event a more cosy and enclosed feel while the open space allowed attendees to sit down and enjoy the live performances. Of course, much credit has to be given to the performers for their effort!
SSA would like to extend their gratitude to the 24 other clubs as well as all attendees who helped to make the event a massive success. The SSA organising team responsible for planning this massive event deserves a shout-out, with President Mr Iswan Ismail and Vice-President Mr Muhd Aidil Ilham leading the entire event as well as the Executive Committee Mr Syed Faisal (Liaison Director), Mr Gary Low (Treasurer), Ms Evelyn Low (Events Director), Ms Andrea Arul (Sponsorship Director), Ms Nur Amalina (Secretary) Ms Nurul Sakinah (Publicity Director) and the entire SSA Committee.