Beach cleaning towards a liveable place



SUNDAY is usually a time to relax but a team from Dalat International School comprising six students and 34 staff members, sacrificed part of their leisure time to join in the Flamingo Hotel Beach cleaning campaign.

The campaign was intended to make beaches, which are part of state’s places of interest, cleaner.

Yeoh speaking to reporters after the beach cleaning campaign.

Commenting on their effort, Penang Tourism Development, Heritage, Culture and Arts Committee chairman Yeoh Soon Hin, in his speech, said the state government encouraged private sectors to work together to make the state a cleaner and greener place.

“This is one of the activities which can be done to make the state a liveable place for both locals and tourists,” he said.

“As the state government, we aspire to ensure that our people share the same belief in keeping our environment clean.

Yeoh and Ong (in black) cleaning up the beach.

“I believe that this activity is part of the effort to send a message on the importance of caring for our environment and beach.

“This is also the objective of Flamingo Hotel’s beach cleaning activity. As we know, our beaches are one of our tourist attractions, besides Penang being known as a food capital. I hope more people will come forward to join such event in future.”

Volunteers busy cleaning up the beach.

The event also helped to build better teamwork among the participants and instil a spirit of volunteerism.

Also present in the campaign was Flamingo Hotel general manager Ong Hai Leong.

Story by Edmund Lee
Pix courtesy of YB Yeoh’s office