Curtin Bowling, Leo clubs come together to clean up Tanjong Lobang with Mariott Resort
By Mary Francis
“The main objective was to help maintain the cleanliness of one of Miri’s most popular beaches while raising awareness on the importance of preserving the environment.”
– Curtin Bowling Club President, Henry Ngu Chu Lik
MIRI: Some 40 students and staff members of Curtin University, Sarawak Campus (Curtin Sarawak) and Miri Marriott Resort & Spa braved the scorching sun to clean the whole stretch of Tanjong Lobang Beach here recently.
Divided into five groups, they managed to collect more than 10 large bags of rubbish and debris. Apart from that, the also took part in fun activities throughout the day.
The `Beach Whitening’ event was initiated by the Bowling Club of Curtin Sarawak, and carried out together with Curtin Sarawak’s Leo Club and the Department of Science and Foundation of the university’s School of Engineering and Science, as well as event sponsor Miri Marriott Resort & Spa.
The ceremony was launched by Curtin Sarawak’s chief operating officer and advisor to the Curtin Leo Club – Nicholas Ching Lai Hock, Miri Marriott Resort & Spa general manager Marcel Hinderer, Bowling Club advisor and engineering mathematics associate lecturer – Jameson Malang and club president, Henry Ngu Chu Lik.
“This is the first such campaign initiated by the club involving students and staff members of Curtin Sarawak and Marriott Resort & Spa.
“The main objective was to help maintain the cleanliness of one of Miri’s most popular beaches while raising awareness on the importance of preserving the environment,” Ngu explained. He is a fourth-year mechanical engineering student.
Hinderer, commented that the event brought both parties together to act as important players in the Miri community with a `spirit to serve’.
“It’s not about getting credit or to aim for profits, but to raise awareness and share the passion for a cleaner and brighter environment with the locals”.
At the closing ceremony, Ching praised the student clubs for the initiative to organise the meaningful campaign, saying it was a good opportunity to enhance relations and build friendships, as well as work towards a common cause.
Jameson Malang thanked everyone for their support, particularly the Miri Marriott Resort & Spa for sponsoring the event.
The Curtin Bowling Club will be organising the Curtin Open Bowling competition on Oct 12.
Participation is open to all and those interested may contact Bobby Tie at 018-9738872, or Patricia Choo at 016-8768197.
Alternatively, visit the club’s Facebook page for updates on its activities.