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Penang Automall Pakelo Lubricants Autofest 2014 - Street Challenge

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Speech by Penang Chief Minister 

Penang Automall Pakelo Lubricants Autofest 2014 - Street Challenge

Automall, Persiaran Karpal Singh

14 September 2014 (Sunday), 12.30pm

Good afternoon, Salam Bahagia and Salam Bersih.

 

It is a great pleasure to be invited here today to officiate this special event, and to share a few words before the roaring start of The Pakelo Lubricants Autofest Street Challenge 2014 at the newly named Karpal Singh Drive. This, ladies and gentlemen, the return of the four wheel auto racing to the streets of Penang after a 20 year hiatus is another historic milestone for auto racing in Penang. 

 

Younger generations may not know this but the State has been a popular venue of the Penang Circuit Races back in the 70’s and 80’s. Back in the days when we see sandbags put up around the Esplanade area means the races are back in town, and it got our adrenaline all worked up. Today, with the dedication of many fine men and contributions from various corporations in Penang, we are all fortunate to again feast our eyes on the excitement that is about to begin.

 

We could see that the popularity of this form of motorsport is growing fast, and that is because of its ease of accessibility, and relatively low cost of participation. The Pakelo Autofest 2014 - Street Challenge offers the perfect venue for young, avid racers to show off their skills and mental mettle in a comparatively safer environment under the supervision of professionals.

 

I was duly informed that the highlight of today’s event is the auto gymkhana. It is no less historic where you will witness it being held for the first time on a street along Persiaran Karpal Singh. The term auto gymkhana might be less familiar to some, and to shed some light it is a form of autocross, and the goal is for the driver to memorize the course to achieve the fastest time possible. It is to test not only the car’s performance but also the driver's physical skills and mental concentration in navigating their way around the course.

 

Finally, I wish to congratulate the organizer Pakelo and LCT Oilmaster Sdn Bhd and Automall for a job well done, may the day be as fabulous as the event for all of us. Thank you for having me, salam sejahtera and have a great day.

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Flag Off Ceremony of Journey of Hope Charity Fun Ride @ Padang Kota Lama

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Speech by Y.A.B. Tuan Lim Guan Eng, Penang Chief Minister 

On 14th September 2014  @ 7.00am

at the Flag Off Ceremony of Journey of Hope Charity Fun Ride 

@ Padang Kota Lama ( Seaside near Basketball Court)

 

Cycling has becoming the new cool sport in Penang for several years and today, Junior Chamber International Entrepreneur Metropolitan has make this healthy sport a central piece of their charity drive.

 

Journey of Hope Charity Fun Ride, is one of the major fund raising activities for the “Hearts for Hope Partners against Poverty Program”. This is the 4th year Hearts for Hope Program is hosted to raise funds to provide education supplies for underprivileged students from 10 selected schools in Penang State open to all regardless of race. This program has adopted more than 600 students so far. 

 

The state government has provided full support to Hearts for Hope all these 4 years and we are proud that JCI E-Metro Hearts for Hope Program was awarded the Best Local Project of the World from Junior Chamber International in 2013. 

Thanks to all the cyclists who has registered for Journey of Hope Charity Fun Ride to help the underprivileged students in Penang. 

 

Poverty Ends when Educations Begins. 

 

Sekian Terima Kasih. 

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槟州国际图书博览会开幕典礼

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槟州国际图书博览会开幕典礼

12/09/2014(五)下午1时,SPICE

槟州首席部长林冠英致辞稿

欢迎大家来到槟州国际图书博览会,一个城市的发展必须在硬体发展及人文建设取得平衡。槟城获得前十名最适宜居住的城市的排名肯定了槟城政府在这方面的努力与成就。

 

槟州政府除了提供工作方便、生活舒适,环境优美、安全稳定的物质环境,也尽力提供居民安静和谐、活泼快乐、礼让互助、精神高尚的文化环境。

 

一个城市发展的高度并不是由楼房的高低或大小来衡量的,扮演更重要角色反而是居民的知识水平与文化层次。城市的文化资源、文化氛围和文化发展水平,在一定程度上体现出城市的竞争力,决定着城市的未来。

 

一个城市居民的文化素质往往和优厚的阅读风气成为正比。最近有一篇网上文章讨论德国阅读的文化力量,文章里头提出了读书设施的概念,涵盖图书馆,流动图书馆,传统书店,复合式的书店,甚至家里的书架,来检验一个城市的阅读环境。有鉴於此,槟州政府除了改善加强现有的阅读设施,也支助各类推动阅读的活动。就如槟城国际图书博览会,从2011年第一届开始,槟州政府就给予各类的辅助。

 

槟州是雪隆以外,唯一可以成功举办大型书展的州属。槟城国际图书博览会除了联合各独立书商展出大量新书,也展现了和大型连锁书店良性竞争的能力,也辅助了大型连锁书店能力涵盖不及的各类书种,让居民的阅读变得更丰富。

 

槟州政府希望建设的是一个拥有城市记忆,重视众多物质的与非物质的文化遗产;拥有自己文化特色的城市面貌;重视物质环境及人文环境。书店,大型书展都是人文环境里头的重要元素。槟城政府乐于推动及支持。

 

最后,希望大家踊跃参观槟城图书博览会及参与里头精心安排的各类节目。顺祝大家阅读愉快!