Student Discovers Nasi Lemak Course In Universiti Malaya & People Are Cackling Over It

"Chapter 5: Innovation of Nasi Lemak Cheese," joked one commenter.

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Choosing an area of study to major in once we've reached university can often be a tedious and difficult process.

Sometimes, the scope of subjects offered by the schools are so wide that it helps make our decisions... easier?

A recent TikTok by a university student has been going viral after she shared a remarkable course that was being offered at her place of study.

Attending the University of Malaya (Universiti Malaya), Nadia Felica posted a TikTok to her page regarding a discovery she stumbled across while browsing courses on the university's official website.

In the 11-second video, Felica scrolls across what appears to be a list of subjects within a course module. At one point, she stops to reveal that one of the courses being offered is titled, "Nasi Lemak And The Food System".

Captioned across the screen, Felica wrote, "What is with this Nasi Lemak course??".

Screen grabs from the TikTok.

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Garnering major attention on TikTok, many people expressed their astonishment over the availability of such a subject

A few people said that they've found their course and would like to register for it immediately

"I can try this out next semester!" said one person.

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Others even asked Felica what she learnt in the course, assuming that she took it, saying that they'd be interested to know more about it.

"Why weren't there subjects as great as these in my day?" said one user, who is presumably an alumni of Universiti Malaya.

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One person even candidly expressed how it is not unusual for universities to offer interesting courses such as this.

"When I studied at the National University of Malaysia (UKM), there was a course called Basics of Love. It was a course that filled up so fast, the server clock didn't have time to put in all the registered names," she wrote.

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Some couldn't help but make funny jokes at the course's expense

"This is what they mean when they say, 'This course is eating me up'," joked one user, while another imagined what it would be like to explain this course to aunties and uncles.

One user stated in a humorous way that the reason why the course was initiated was probably because many people's nasi lemak making skills are not up to par.

"I hope this course will help people," he kidded.

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A couple of others also stated how they'd constantly get spectacular grades if they had taken this subject.

"I'd be on the Dean's list every semester," penned one person.

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Meanwhile, others even gave their take on what different chapters in the curriculum would be called, and what examination questions students would have to answer

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One user even said that students who took this course can apply for the role of "Theoretical Nasi Lemakist" once they graduate.

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In a brief conversation with SAYS, Felica revealed that the course is open to all students of Universiti Malaya who'd like to study additional subjects outside of their primary major

Referred to formally as Student Holistic Empowerment (SHE), Felica stated that the course works in a manner where students are allowed to choose a maximum of four subjects.

As for how she discovered this specific course, Felica noted that she had been scrolling through the list of subjects on her registration day at the university, before coming across 'Nasi Lemak And The Food System'.

"I was in shock that there was a nasi lemak course, so I randomly took a video of it to put on TikTok," she said to this SAYS writer.

Well, that's one way to keep students interested in their coursework!

Watch the full TikTok below:

@neydiawang GQH Nasi Lemak and the Food System course in Universiti Malaya? #malaysia dawet jembot ireng - ovt.

Just last month, Malaysians were divided over this local entertainer who mentioned how he loves to eat nasi lemak with half boiled eggs:

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