Photo by Colman Cheung
Text by Aditi Bharade
From Feb 3, students can order Halal food from external food vendors at no delivery cost and collect it from designated collection points in North and South Spine, NTU Student Union (SU) announced in an email.
The initiative increases the number of Halal food options for Muslim students, who previously had to turn to two Halal-certified stalls and six Muslim-owned stalls across campus for their meals.
The joint initiative by NTU Muslim Society, NTU-NIE Perbayu and SU is called Makan², set to run from Feb 3 to April 29 this year (week four to 15 of the semester).
Priced at around $5, food options include dishes such as Salted Egg Chicken, Cereal Fish, Nasi Lemak and more.
To order the meals under Makan², students can submit a form found on NTU Halal’s Instagram, a new account managed by NTU Muslim Society’s executive committee.
The form requires students to select their meal preference, fill in their contact details and make an online payment via PayNow.
They will be notified that their food has arrived through a telegram channel called NTU Makan². They can then show their email receipts to volunteers at collection points outside LT19A at North Spine and at South Spine’s Car Park B study area to collect their food.
Lunch meals will be delivered from noon to 1pm, and dinner meals from 6pm to 7pm.
“Makan² is an initiative created to bring more halal food options on campus, and serves as a short-term solution while the school works towards increasing the number of physical halal stalls on campus,” said the SU email.