Malaysian Alumni Group

Malaysian Alumni Co-ordinator: Danny Yap Seng Peow

Danny organises social and networking events for Lancaster alumni in Malaysia.

To receive invitations, please ensure that your address details on the alumni database indicate that you live in Malaysia. Update your details online (requires log on) or by emailing alumni@lancaster.ac.uk

To find out more about the group, please email Danny directly.

 


What I'm doing now

I have taken over my family business, running a timber goods manufacturing company, FAMOUS-ED SDN BHD. We specialise in decorative doors, solid timber doors, timber flooring and more. Basically, anything you can think of that is made in timber we will try to accommodate if it meets our minimum quantity requirement. 

In addition, I am also a regular volunteer with Worldvision Malaysia helping to promote their child sponsorship programme. With our help, families and communities can break free from the cycle of poverty.

My best Lancaster memory

Every bit of it really! I am born and raised in Kuala Lumpur so I have never lived in a countryside before. Since the first day I arrived in Lancaster in Oct 2008, the heritage town never failed to surprise me. I have to admit I did doubt my decision after being picked up by LU volunteer from Manchester Airport. On the journey back to campus, we passed countless farms and sheep which shocked me as I thought I was going to study in the middle of them! Everything just got better and better. I love the cosiness and friendliness of Lancaster. It makes me appreciate and enjoy simple little things in life!

What Lancaster means to me

Lancaster is definitely my 2nd home! As for where to get the best food in town to best night life (deals and promotions at different nights), I know them all like the back of my hand (almost).  Most importantly, I found my faith in Christ in Lancaster so it is like my 'Mount Sinai'! 

Why I volunteer as an alumni group co-ordinator

I was nominated by my ex-colleagues from LUSU which was a great honour to me. I am glad to hear that Lancaster still needs my service. Actually, I have been doing this role since I came back, welcoming overseas friends who studied in Lancaster when they come to KL for work or leisure. I still can remember my first time was just three days after I came back for good. She was one of the students in my group when I was heading the LUSU Overseas trip to China in 2012. In July 2012, a newly married couple with whom I am good friends from university came to visit me for their honeymoon! I enjoy the fellowship of welcoming friends from overseas and gatherings with fellow alumni in Malaysia. We shared our best memories in Lancaster!