380 Treasure Hunters support KDU charity event |

380 Treasure Hunters support KDU charity event

GEORGE TOWN, Apr 20 – “Charity GG Hunt 2014” organised by KDU Penang Engineering Society has officially kicked-off on 20 April 2014 at the Penang UNESCO World Heritage site in conjunction with Visit Malaysia Year 2014.

Adhering to the call from the Penang state government for a cleaner and greener Penang and to celebrate the International Earth Day which incidentally falls on 22 April 2014, KDU Penang has partnered St. Xavier Institution Penang and Eden Handicap Service Centre with the support of Penang Green Council to organise this worthy event. The event is also aimed to instil engineering innovation among secondary school students, cultivate the recycling habit, encourage acts of charity and promote edu-tourism in Penang.

The Charity GG (Go Green) Hunt was a 2-in-1 event which included a treasure hunt and an activity which saw the students use their, creativity, innovation and resourcefulness to replicate the second Penang Bridge using recycled items. With such well-planned and thrilling activities, the Charity GG Hunt managed to attract 77 teams from the both Secondary School Category (students aged between 13 and 17) and the Open Category (adults aged 18 and above) and to take part they had to form a team of 5 members in each team.

‘Treasure hunters’ were to find clues and complete games prepared at four different stations set within the George Town heritage site with a specially-designed “passport”. The “passport” consisted essential keys for each team to complete the hunt and the first 3 teams to solve all the clues were eligible to enter the final station in order to get the final piece of the “treasure” to complete the 50-metre long second bridge replica created by the KDU Engineering students.

The second bridge replica modelling was officiated by YB Ng Wei Aik, Member of Parliament for Tanjong together with Dr. Chong Beng Keok, CEO and Principal of KDU Penang and Dr. Yeap Gik Hong, Academic Department Head of KDU Penang Engineering Department. The 50-metre bridge model has inducted KDU Penang into the Malaysian Book of Records for the third time with the endeavour of creating the longest bridge model using recycled materials.

Dr Wendy Chin Siew Wen, a lecturer of KDU Engineering Department who is also the Advisor for this event explained that the bridge model will be dismantled after the event and all of its part will then be sold. Proceeds generated from the treasure hunt as well as the sale of recycled materials will be channelled to Eden Handicap Service Centre which is also the co-organiser of this event.

In supporting of this meaningful event, Honey Green Resources, the recycling sponsor for the event is donating RM1 in addition to every RM1 of recycled items sold to them to Eden Handicap Service Centre.

“This event wouldn’t be a success without the kind sponsorship and support from various organisations and individual sponsors. I would like to sincerely thank each and every one of them who has contributed towards the event,“ said Dr Chong Beng Keok, Principal and CEO of KDU Penang. “There are Platinum Sponsor who sponsored RM10,000 but prefer to remain anonymous. Bronze sponsors are reputable businesses like Good Year (M) Sdn Bhd, RoomMate, MyArte Café, Justlife, ControlEZ, Onwards Paper Industries Sdn Bhd and Emerald Systems. Other sponsors include E&O Hotel, Eastin Hotel, Danai Spa, Camera Museum, Escape Theme Park, Eu Yan Sang, Tambun Lost World, Nukleus Innerwear and Nyonya House for the lucky draw prizes. Other supporting partners are DeliverEat.com, Gohkaki Café, Roti Bean and Town Bike. 
At the end of the day, the Grand prize winner for Open Category walked away with RM2, 500 cash per team, followed by RM1,800 and RM1,200 cash prizes per team for the 1st and 2nd runner-up respectively.

As for the Grand Prize for Secondary School, the winner bagged home with RM1,500 and 50% scholarship whereas 1st runner-up went home with RM1000.00 cash and 30% scholarship and finally RM500.00 cash and 15% scholarship for 2nd runner-up winner. The scholarship entitlement is only applicable for the Diploma in Engineering programme offered at KDU Penang and is valid for 5 years from the date of event.
The event ended with a lucky draw session where the lucky winner walked away with a Grand Prize of a one-night stay in Victory Annexe Studio Suite with breakfast for two sponsored by E&O Hotel.

It was indeed a fun and meaningful event with the support of many generous people.

For further information about this event or any of our programmes, please contact 04-2386368 or visit www.kdupg.edu.my for further details.

Open Category

Grand Prize RM 2,500 cash per team
1st Runner Up RM 1,800 cash per team
2nd Runner Up RM 1,200 cash per team
2 consolation prizes RM 500 cash per team


Secondary School Category

Grand Prize RM 1,500 cash per team + 50% scholarship
1st Runner Up RM 1,000 cash per team + 30% scholarship
2nd Runner Up RM 500 cash per team + 15% scholarship
2 consolation prizes RM 300 cash per team


For more information on the activity, go to http://gghunt.kdupg.edu.my

- Charity GG Hunt 2014 Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/GoGreenHunt2014/ and email: gghunt2014@kdupg.edu.my