Yes indeed, the UM I knew then was very much on par with SU (University of Singapore). UM of old had its medical campus in Singapore and many of the top students came from all over then Malaya and Singapore. Some of these old student ties are still maintained through annual dinners and the occasional get-togethers. English was the medium of instruction. During my undergraduate days our top badminton players came from Penang and SU became champion in badminton during our Biennual Inter-Varsity Games, beating teams from Indonesia, Thailand and Hong Kong. Although Singapore parted company with UM, about 25 years ago this special relationship was renewed through what is now known as the annual PAUM-NUSS (National University of Singapore Society) Games. I have reported on these games here. This year's event will be special since we are celebrating our 25 years' anniversary. Unlike before when the games were held alternately in KL and Spore, this year we'll meet halfway in Malacca.