KDU Engineering Society “bridging” into the Malaysia Book of Records |

KDU Engineering Society “bridging” into the Malaysia Book of Records

The enthusiastic organiser of Charity GG Hunt 2014 posing at the press conference. Dr Chong Beng Keok, CEO and Principal of KDU Penang giving opening speech. From Left: Dr Wendy Chin (Engineering Lecturer), Mr Oon Chun Chieh (Organising Chairman), Dr Chong Beng Keok, Mr Bertie Tye (General Manager of Eden Handicap Service Centre), Dr Yeap Gik Hong (Academic Department Head of Engineering) .
GEORGE TOWN, Feb 11 – Engineering students of KDU Penang are organizing yet another fun and exciting charity event this year. “Charity GG Hunt 2014” is scheduled on 20 April 2014 at the Penang UNESCO World Heritage site in conjunction with Visit Malaysia Year 2014.

Adhering to the call from Penang state government, KDU Penang is partnering with St. Xavier Institution Penang and Eden Handicap Service Center in creating a cleaner and greener Penang as well as to observe the International Earth Day which falls on 22 April 2014. Besides, the organizing team also aims to achieve 4 goals through this event which is to instil the engineering innovation among secondary school students, cultivate recycling habit, encourage acts of charity and promote edu-tourism in Penang.

Mr Oon Chun Chieh our second year UNN Bachelor of Engineering student who is the organizing chairperson of the event explained that there are two parts in Charity GG (Go Green) Hunt - a treasure hunt and a modelling game of the second Penang Bridge replica using recyclable items.

“There are 2 categories for the treasure hunt. The Secondary School Category for students aged between 13 and 17 and the Open Category for adults aged 18 and above. We are targeting to have 500 participants with 5 members in each team. Those interested are invited to register with KDU Penang before 4 April 2014.”said Mr Oon Chun Chieh. “Our treasure hunt is attentively planned and will definitely put your knowledge to test as it covers your familiarity with the beauty of George Town, your knowledge on green awareness as well as your understanding of engineering. We particularly wish to highlight to the public the fun and practical knowledge of engineering!” Mr Oon elaborated during a press conference held on 11 February 2014.

The event will kick start at St. Xavier Institution at 7:30am. Participants will be given a map and a certain timeframe to explore for clues and treasures while enjoying the many interesting sites of George Town. The first team to return to St. Xavier Institution with the precise treasures collected will emerge as the Champion of Charity GG Hunt 2014.

Dr Chong Beng Keok, CEO and Principal of KDU Penang who attended the press conference also announced that the Grand Prize winner will have the opportunity to complete the final piece of the Second Penang Bridge model and collect a cash prize. “The 50-meter bridge model will induct KDU Penang into the Malaysian Book of Records for the third time with the endeavour of creating the longest bridge model using recycled materials.” said Dr Chong elatedly. She further elaborated that the bridge model will be dismantled after the event and all recyclable items will then be sold. Proceeds generated from the treasure hunt as well as the sale of recyclable materials will be channelled to Eden Handicap Service Centre.

There are also loads of prizes for runner-ups as below:
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

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 the event. There will also be plenty of lucky draw prizes for teams that do not make it to the winner groups,
Bearing the slogan “engineers jio you to a greener and sustainable Penang”, Dr Wendy Chin Siew Wen, the lecturer of KDU Engineering Department is calling for all treasure hunt enthusiasts to join this event. “It is the involvements that count! So, hurry up to register and be part of the record-breaking 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: