World Water Day 2008

20 April 2008

Water Watch Penang was organised World Water Day - Penang State Level Celebrations on 20 April 2008 at Penang Botanic Gardens. The event was officiated by the Honourable Chief Minister of Penang YAB Tuan Lim Guan Eng. Other VIPs include YB Lim Hock Seng (Penang EXCO for Infrastructure), Y.Bhg. Dato' Dr Anwar Fazal (WWP Advisor), Y.Bhg. Dato Suppiah Binti Md. Yusoff (Penang State Treasury Officer), Y.Bhg. Dato Dr Lee Yow Ching (Ex-Penang Water Department Head), Y.Bhg. Ir Jaseni Maidinsa (PBA General Manager), Datin Tengku Idaura (Chairperson of Friends of Penang Botanic Gardens, Datin Zaini (USM), Mr Muniandy (Assistant Head of DOE), and others. A World Water Day Talent Competition was advertised but there were no takers (see brochure below). However, the painting competition saw a total of 250 competitions in 5 categories taking part. Accompanying these competitors were another 250 odd parents and teachers. Total staff of Water Watch Penang and PBA, staff of other exhibitors (SPAN, Forestry Department, Malaysian Nature Society Penang Branch, PEWOG, Regional Centre of Expertise Penang, School of Biological Sciences Universiti Sains Malaysia, Department of Environment Penang State) was about 100 people. It was estimated that the total number of public people attending was about 200. There were also about 100 people or so visiting the PBA Waterfall Treatment Plant inside the gardens. Overall, the event was a great success.

Winners of Drawing Competition World Water Day 2008

Category                            Placing                  Name                                                       Kindergarten/School

A (6 & below)                          1                     Tan Yen Xin                                                            na

                                                2                     Toh Zhi Fei                                                             na

                                                3                     Tan Min Yi                                                              na

B (7-9 yrs old)                         1                Elizabeth Yap Mei Lan                                    SJKC Chong Cheng

                                                2                     Lee Qiao Li                                                    SJKC Chio Nan

                                                3               Alexandra Yap Jia Ling                                    SJKC Chong Cheng

C (10-12 yrs old )                     1                     Yeoh Sze Jing                                                          na

                                                2                    Soo Xiang Ling                                               SJKC Convent

                                                3                 Alice Chong Lee Cin                                         SJKC Sum Sum

D (13-15 yrs old)                      1                     Yeoh Sze Chee                                                        na

                                                2                       Ng Chia Wei                                               SM Pendidikan Khas

                                                3                      Chew Wan Yii                                                         na

E (15-17 yrs old)                       1                 Nor Asila Bt Abu Talib                                      SM Pendidikan Khas

                                                2                  Alicia Tan Joo Wen                                          SM Pendidikan Khas

                                                3                   Jeslyn Ooi Shiyun                                         SMJK Perempuan Cina

Five consolation prizes were also awarded in each category

@Water Watch Penang, Organisers of the event