MEMBERS of the visiting Taiwanese Youth Ambassadors yesterday awed students of the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) with the cultural performance.
The show kicked off at around 9am to a packed Panatina Pavillion.
The show was organized by the Taiwanese government as part of a cultural exchange program.
Local cultural students also performed at the event.
Speaking before the show His Excellency Ambassador Vector T.S Yu told the student that this was an opportunity for the Taiwanese youth ambassadors and SINU students to get to know each other through cultural experiences.
Professor Basil Marasinghe Acting Vice Chancellor who spoke in three different languages namely; English, Pijin and Mandarin said, Taiwan has been assisting SINU in a number of ways.
He said currently three SINU staff are conducting postgraduate studies in Taiwanese Universities with the support of Taiwanese Government.
The Embassy is also supporting Mandarin language program at the university.
Locals have been encouraged to study Mandarin which is believed to have many advantages.
There were number of excellent performances from both the visiting Taiwanese youths and Solomon Islands students.
The highlight of the event which took audience by surprise was the exciting display of dancing performed by the students from Choiseul which got the audience out of their seats.
BY BIRIAU WILSON SAENI