Press Release by Chief Minister of Penang
During Site Visit to SPICE
(Venue of PISF 2015)
12 November 2015
A very good morning to all present today and a very warm welcome to SPICE (Subterranean Penang International Convention and Exhibition Centre). We are here at the venue of the largest Science Fair in Malaysia, the Penang International Science Fair, 2015, which will take place this Saturday, November 14th, 2015 and Sunday, November 15th, 2015, from 10am to 7pm. This is the second year the fair is being held at SPICE, because we are expecting another record crowd of at least 60,000 visitors. The fair has grown so large that it can only be accommodated in a Sports Stadium like the SPICE.
Penang International Science Fair (PISF) is an event organized as part of the Penang Science Cluster's (PSC) mission of “Inspiring Innovation”, which focuses on developing young minds and exposing them to science and engineering through a unique, stimulating and innovative experience. This event is a collaboration between the Penang State Government and the manufacturing industries that form the backbone of the PSC as part of Public, Private Partnership (PPP).
This year, Motorola Solutions, as the organising chair, is providing the leadership to make this 4th Penang International Science Fair another milestone for Penang.
This year's fair promises another 2 days full of fun activities with exhilarating learning experience. There will be a total of 45 different exhibitors, hands-on workshops with 4000 slots to choose from, various competitions such as Lego Robotics, Kung Fu Robot, Soccer Robot and Space War, and the National finals of Young Innovate Malaysia. Hands-on workshops are open for registration online, or on the day of the event. Entrance is free for all.
The Penang International Science Fair is truly a very unique event with active support from every segment of the community ranging from industry, government, universities to individuals. The fair is the culmination of all the thousands of activities that were organized by the Penang Science Cluster at schools, at our science cafes and outreach initiatives over the course of the year and leveraging on our dynamic electronics and medical devices cluster in Penang.
I strongly encourage all of you to participate in the activities, together with your children so that they can be inspired by science and be motivated to take up STEM-based careers.
We are here at the RM350 million subterranean Penang International Convention and Exhibition (SPICE) Centre. I would also like to bring your attention to the announcement on a new 4 star hotel that will be built here, called the SPICE Hotel. It’s a RM300 million project undertaken by SP Setia, to be ready in 2019, consisting of 25 storeys and 453 rooms. Details will be furnished by Mr Yeoh and his team, from SP Setia.
LIM GUAN ENG
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《槟城国际科学展》是“槟城科学圈”（Penang Science Cluster）其中一项“启蒙创意”的任务。这项活动透过别致又刺激的创新体验，开发年轻一代对科学与工程的思维。这项国际科学展是槟城州政府与槟城科学圈内的各跨国厂商共同努合作以公私营伙伴计划成立槟城科学圈所带来的成果。