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UM Explorace 2023 Kicked Off UM Research Carnival to Promote Eco-and-Edutourism
8 January 2023 (Sunday)
8 am - 1 pm @ UM Research Carnival (UMRC) & UM Campus

Universiti Malaya hosted the three-day annual UM Research Carnival (UMRC) in early January 2023. As part of this Carnival, two centers, UM Sustainability and Development Centre (UMSDC) and UM Community Engagement Centre (UMCares), co-organized the UM Explorace 2023, a kick-off event of UMRC. 

 The Explorace challenges the contestants to work in a team of five based on eight checkpoints on UM campus. Contestants are physically and mentally challenged to win the coveted title of the UM Explorace Champion 2023. 

Main objectives:
1. To promote research elements of Universiti Malaya while introducing edu-and-ecotourism destinations for contestants from UM and the public. 

2. To engage UM community with the external community in healthy and recreational activities.
3. To serve as a platform for the public to learn about Universiti Malaya in an informative and informal setup. 

There are 13 teams of five (65 participants) with 40 student and staff volunteers participating in this UM Explorace 2023.

Winners of UM Explorace 2023 are as follows:

1st place: RM1000 (CoC - Leader Mr. Mohamad Azarulazuan Omar - UM Alumni)
2nd place: RM700 (Unstoppable Pacemaker - Leader Mr. Mohd Azam Abdul Halim)
3rd place: RM500 (Ninja Warriors - Leader Han Tai Seng)
Consolation Prizes (4th and 5th): RM250 
(4th - TheChemyG - Leader Mrs. Noor Aimi Othman @ Ghazali & 5th - Supa-Triad - Leader Mr. Afiq Danial Mustapha)

Other participating teams:
JSJ Negeri Sembilan, five (5) teams from Youth Care Malaysia (YCM), Fivelit, and Hangry Bear +


On behalf of the organizer, congratulations to all the Winners! Special thanks to all the staff and student volunteers for making this a successful kick-off program. All participants received official t-shirts, e-certificates, and bags comprising UM merchandise and Grab vouchers. 
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