mOSAic@NUS 2023

mOSAic 2023: Recap the highlights!

We had a blast at mOSAic 2023 celebrating, learning and appreciating diversity on campus.

mOSAic@NUS brings together individuals and communities from various backgrounds in the NUS community to learn, celebrate and appreciate the diversity among us.

From an interfaith exhibition and conversation, experiential simulation to a human library to better understand people with disabilities, through eight different programmes. We hope that the two-month long festival has grown your perspectives on inclusivity and forming meaningful exchanges with people from different walks of life!

What you missed

1. EXPLORING mOSAic 2023

Presented by: NUS Office of Student Affairs

Kick off the celebration by discovering more about mOSAic programmes and why you should be part of this annual February fixture in NUS.


Presented by: NUS iCARE, NUS Indian Cultural Society, NUS Enablers, Korean Culture Enthusiasts 

Searching for something chill to do with your friends? Take this opportunity to learn about another culture through a film! 
1. Minari
A tender and sweeping story about what roots us, Minari follows a Korean American family that moves to a tiny Arkansas farm in search of their own American Dream. Amidst the instability and challenges of their new life, Minari shows the undeniable resilience of family, the experiences of cultural adaptation and what really makes a home.  
2. Josee, the Tiger and the Fish 
Josee, the Tiger and the Fish is a Japanese animation film that explores the unlikely friendship between Josee and Tsuneo. Tsuneo is a university student and Josee is a young adult who has rarely gone out of the house by herself due to her condition of being unable to walk. The two meet when Tsuneo finds Josee's grandmother taking her out for an evening walk, unravelling into a surprising connection and relationship between the two. Regardless of one’s background and circumstances, explore the similar dreams, fears and yearnings in one’s youth that binds Josee and her newfound friends, in this film.
3. English Vinglish 
English Vinglish is a heart-touching Hindi family drama movie about Sashi, a quiet and sweet-tempered housewife whose struggle to speak and understand English is ridiculed by her own family. On a trip to visit her sister in Manhattan she decides to enrol in an English learner's class and meets a host of new people who teach her to value herself beyond her family. Watch “English Vinglish” to witness the transformation of Sashi, who tries to overcome language and cultural barriers in the discovery of herself.

3. mOSAic FEST

Presented by: NUS Office of Student Affairs

Visit the fun-filled cultural booths put up by NUS students and student organisations and dive into the various cultures through traditional food, games and costumes. 


Chinese Culture by Project Xellent 
Unleash your inner child by having a go at traditional Chinese games such as Cat’s Cradle and Pick the Stick! Sample delicious Chinese snacks and beverages. 

Cultures Around the World by iCARE
Challenge yourself with trivia questions from around the globe! Learn fun facts from various cultures and countries and tantalise your tastebuds with a variety of cultural snacks.

Filipino Culture by NUS Filipino Cultural Club
Curious to find out what is a “Sari-sari” store in the Philippines? Find out and get a taste of Filipino childhood snacks and food.

Indian Culture by NUS Indian Cultural Society
Henna art dates back over 5,000 years and is used today to express luck and happiness. Have a hand in creating your own henna art! Try out delicious Indian cuisine such as samosas and masala chai.

Korean Culture by Korean Society @ NUS
Ever heard of Jegichagi or Gonggi? Play traditional Korean games and activities enjoyed by children and grown-ups.

Malay Culture by NUS Malay Language Society (PBMUKS) 
Dress up in Baju Kurung, the official attire for the Malay community, worn by the Malays for both every day and formal occasions, and pose for the camera at the photobooth. Find out what’s a “Songkok” and “Kain Songket” and who wears them.

Myanmar Culture by Myanmar Community @ NUS
Make and apply Thanakha, a Burmese traditional skin cosmetic, and dress up in traditional Burmese clothing. 

Sikhism by NUS Sikh Society
Get together at Langar, a free community kitchen for people from all walks of life. Learn the significance of Langar in Sikhism.


Dikir Barat 
The performance by NUS Malay Language Society (PBMUKS) – Dikir Barat consists of four unique components that showcases a typical dikir barat performance. Combining traditional and modern forms of dikir barat, the Malay cultural performance includes seamless synchronised movements, poetry, singing and accompanied by live percussive music. 

Modern Indian Dance 
Be enthralled by the dynamic performance of NUS Indian Cultural Society – Naach, fusing Bollywood and other dance styles to tell stories through dance.

Bhangra is an energetic and dynamic dance that you do not want to miss! Step to the beat of the drum in this traditional folk dance of Punjab.

Chinese Diabolo Performance 
Hold on to your seat as this dazzling performance of diabolo, or more commonly known as the Chinese yoyo, spins you round and round. A traditional toy and popular exercise, the diabolo has now become a major sport.



Presented by: NUS Interfaith

In collaboration with and Inter-Religious Organisation Youth, Harmonyworks Circle presents the lived experiences of individuals in a respectful, diverse and inclusive space. Join us for an insightful conversation with people from different cultural and religious backgrounds! 

5. Windows of Perspective Exhibition

Presented by: NUS Interfaith, NUS Catholic Students' Society, NUS Cru, NUS Muslim Society, NUS Varsity Christian Fellowship

Windows of Perspectives, an art exhibition, invites you to perceive the world through different lenses. Curated by NUS students and student faith and religious groups, learn about students’ personal experiences with their faith through art.

6. Inclusivity Fest: Human Library & Carnival

Presented by: 
NUS Enablers

This Inclusive Fest, NUS Enablers hopes to foster within our community, a better understanding towards the lived experiences of people with disabilities. Join hands with us by participating in engaging activities such as an in-person human library, experiential simulations and insightful sharing booths featuring organisations supporting disabilities. Come, and find out how we can all do our part!

7. Spectra Sports Carnival

Presented by: NUS Tamil Language Society

Organised by NUS Tamil Language Society, Spectra Sports Carnival introduces you to various cultural sporting activities such as carom, goli, seven stones, paramapadham and pallanguzhi.


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