Phillip Island road trip with RUMA

Phillip Island road trip with RUMA

RMIT University’s Malaysian Association (RUMA) helps connect the Malaysia community with university experiences. Hear from Jamima who recently joined 75 RUMA members on a road trip to Phillip Island.

I hope you had a lovely Easter break!

My name is Jamima, and this year not only am I doing my third year of studying the Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations), but I am also celebrating my third year as a RUMA club member and committee member! 

As a Malaysian living abroad, I like to find home by surrounding myself with the people and culture that I love. 

Being a part of RUMA, I get to connect with my culture through its people.

There are always new people eager to befriend you at every event and the club committees are always friendly and welcoming.

We are always hanging out and experiencing new things together making my stay here feel more like home away from home.

It’s safe to say that I’ve made some of my most valuable connections from RMIT University through RUMA this year.

Social clubs like RUMA are always doing fun events like game nights, movie sessions, outings, picnics, brunch out, trips and many more! 

In fact, we just had our first road trip in three years during Easter Break!

This time, we saw animals roaming around the Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, after that we drove down to Philips Island where we enjoyed our time at The Nobbies.

There we got to enjoy the breath-taking scenery of coastal views that I will for sure treasure and went to The Penguin Parade where we get to see adoring penguins make their way back home up close. 

Although the day was cold, rainy, and windy, I still had the time of my life being able to explore life outside of the CBD and suburb areas after being in and out of lockdown for two years.

But what made the road trip experience more fun was the people involved! 

RUMA experience photo collage RUMA enjoyed their first road trip in three years over Easter.

Below are some ways you can get involved with RUMA and other clubs and societies.

27 April 2022


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