NBL Asia had the privilege to host a visiting basketball team from the National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), Taiwan from July 4 to 13, 2018 at the House of Champions in Gem In Mall, Cyberjaya. The 10-day visitation and tour led by Coach Jenny Cheng Chih Jen, was joined by 14 players from Taiwan, aged 18 to 21 years.
July 6 – NCTU vs. Selangor Basketball Team
July 7 – NCTU vs. MKYC, Kuala Lumpur
July 9 – NCTU vs. Multimedia University (MMU) Boys Team, Cyberjaya
July 9 – NCTU vs. NS Matrix, Negeri Sembilan
July 10 – NCTU vs. Sunway Basketball Team
The objectives of the visitation were to expose the team to international exchanges, skills development, opportunities for friendly matches as well as to immerse into the Malaysian culture through team activities and tours to several educational institutions in the country.
Throughout the 10-day tour, the NCTU played in friendly matches against the following teams:
Additionally, the team also visited several educational institutions, namely the Multimedia University (MMU) in Cyberjaya, Tunku Abdul Rahman University College in Kuala Lumpur and Sunway University College in Petaling Jaya. The accompanying educational representatives from each institution gave brief introductions of the respective universities and colleges, their history, culture and courses that are available for enrolment.
On the last few days of the tour, the NCTU team took the opportunity to visit places of interest in the city centre, as well as a visit up to Genting Highlands. The team has benefitted so much from this visitation, from forging closer ties with fellow sports enthusiasts from Malaysia as well as bridging the gap in cultural understanding through sports and visitations.