On 13th until 17th of December 2010, Universiti Putra Malaysia has organized the annual Assembly of Landscape Architecture Students Malaysia which known as ALAM 2010. This program was held to gather all landscape students from all over Malaysia including the community college students. ALAM 2010 is the fourth assembly after ALAM was organized by Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia in 2007, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in 2008, Universiti Teknologi Mara, Perak in 2009. ALAM is one of the educational and social programs for landscape students from various local universities allowing students and academics to gather and discuss on landscape architectural issues. It also affords students to establish friendship and networking.

For 2010, all public universities and a few community colleges has been called for program briefing at UPM about two months earlier before the program started. UTM was represented by Encik Mohd Farid Azizul and a few students. The theme given was There is No Place like Home, and students were required to do an environmental issue sculpture or visual arts. Seven universities participated in this program including UiTM Shah Alam, Uitm Seri Iskandar Perak, UTM Skudai, UIAM Gombak and UPM Serdang, and the colleges were Kolej Komuniti Selandar Melaka, Kolej Komuniti Masjid Tanah Melaka.

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Skudai was represented by 22 students. The preparation of the program started after Hari Raya AidilAdha. They discussed on the ideas of how to present something that can move people to aware about the environmental issues like pollution and development. Lead by Muhamad Zaimudin Azman, they finalized the ideas after one week discussion and presented it to Dr Sapura. The preparation was not going so well at first because there was not much budget to do the sculpture on a space of 3m x 3m. With a faculty fund RM3000, the students managed to come up with a brilliant sculpture. The preparation continued nights and days until Saturday before we leave to UPM on Sunday night.

About 180 students have joined this program at UPM. With sponsorship helps from many landscape companies and ILAM, the program which was led by Mohamad Aliff Bakar and his team was successfully organized. Many joyful activities were held for the week. The students also learned from an environmentalist, Karam Singh Walia, on matters how to care the natural environment. Even though UTM sent the least number of participants, the team managed to win the first place of the overall competition program.

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