Dragon boat racing as a sport normally only takes place over a distance of 200m to 1000m. However, a unique event will take place where Penang Forward Sport Club and others Dragon Boat Team in Penang like Anak Malaysia, PIPC, Chung Ling DB Team, Cancerlink and so on will attempt to row a 20-crew boat for 80km in 12hrs (approximately the same distance as around Penang island).
Our aim is to raise fund for local charities and also to list in the Malaysia Book of Record for the ‘longest distance paddling relay in a dragon boat’.
When: 18th July 2009 (Saturday)
Where: Seafront, Queensbay Mall, Penang
The event endorsed by our Penang State Tourism, PIDBF together co-organized by Intel Malaysia will mark this symbolic gesture into the history of Penang dragon boating.
Fund raised will donated to:
1) Community AIDS Service Penang (CASP) – CASP is non profit organization involved in public education, counselling, training of volunteers, outreach work with marginalized communities and providing emotional/psychological support to People Living with HIV/AIDS as well as many other HIV/AIDS-related activities.
Address: 46, Jalan Thomas, 11600 Penang
2) House of Hope – Managed by ORA Malaysia Berhad and is dedicated to serving underprivileged families in Penang irrespective of race, gender, politics, or religion focusing towards families living in Rifle Range area.
Address: 49-U Lorong Sempadan 2, 11400 Ayer Itam, Penang
3) Relau Rumah Charis Bhd Home for the Senior Citizens – Rumah Charis was officially commissioned on Oct 31, 1998. It is a non-profit organization founded as a home to server the old and the aged.
Address: Lot 29, Mukim 10, Relau 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang
4) The Mental Health Association of Penang – The Penang Mental Health Association (MHA) is a registered local NGO in the Registrar of Societies with the Number 2097, registration date 20.08.1979. MHA has been actively involved in mental health awareness and support activities since then.
Address: CO-35-GF, Kompleks Masyarakat Penyayang, Jalan Utama, Penang.
How you can Support?
PFSC is seeking for generous donations to make this event be successful. Your care and concern will certainly give these organization the ability to continue to do their much needed charitable work.
Should you have any enquiries regarding Paddle for Hope 2009, Please contact:
2940, Jalan Perai Inderawasih, 13600 Prai, Penang.
Tel: +604-3805228 Fax: +604-3805229
Mon-Fri: 9am – 5pm
That not all for the event, On that day itself, beside the Dragon Boat 12 hours Relay Challenge, you can get on the dragon boat to experience rowing for yourself and at the same time contribute to this charity row. With Donation of RM50, you can join Paddle for Hope team for a fun row. Besides that, there are Aerobics, Dance performance, Live bands, Indoor rowing, Magic show, painting competition and more will be held at Queensbay Mall. An event that you can’t afford to miss….:-)
Come and join the fun and be ready to get wet if you would like to try out dragon boating for yourself.
At night we went to The Grand Canal Shoppes
Asia’s most unique and Opulent shopping Experience. Surrounded by the world’s finest brand, stroll along winding cobblestone walkways, or relax with an authentic gondola ride. Here have over 330 boutique stores, offering the best in fashion, jewellery, accessories, gifts, services and sporting goods. Delighted in one of many world class restaurants, bars and cafes or dine casually in 1000 seat international food court.
As you shop around, you will also be enthralled by the serenading sounds of Streetmosphere performers and singing gondoliers who transform the Grand Canal Shoppes with the romantic sounds of old world Venice.
The Artiste Del Arte, or Streetmosphere program, is comprised of classically trained vocalists, musicians, visual Artists and living statues, dressed in authentic and elaborate Venetian costumes. They will bring you back in time to Renaissance Venice. These truly entertaining performances make the Grand Canal Shoppes even more unique.
Gondola Rides. No trip to Venice – or the Venitian Macao Resort Hotel would be complete without a graceful and romantic glide down one of the three canals in an authentic Venetian gondola, accompanied by a singing gondolier.
That it for Days 2 in Macau.
Macau Casino tycoon Stanley Ho, has an estimated worth of $7 billion US asset. Also father of Hong Kong actress Josie Ho own all these antique. Right in front of lobby of Grand Lisboa, there is his Status
Behind of Stanley Ho’s status is the bronze horse head of the summer palace. Which is worth almost seven million HKD was the world record for any Chinese Qing Dynasty Sculpture. In September 2007, Dr Stanley Ho Hung Sun purchased through Sotheby’s the Bronze Horse head of Yuanmingyean and going to donate it to China.
The gold thingy at the back is the Lotus-Shaped Urn.
Next is Star of Stanley Ho. It estimated worth 1 billion HKD…..wtf!
Certified by GIA and has the color Grade of D which is the most clearest Diamond ever.
Another expensive stone. These 3 items place right in front of the entrance of Grand Lisboa.
An unique sculpture on Elephant tooth. when you look closely, it is the great wall of China
The imperial clock was made in the Qing Dynasty in the nineteenth century. It is a paste-set, striking, musical automation. It is made in gilt-metal.
Feel free to ask if you interest to know any of the above antique, sculpture and statue :-)
Monkey god’s birthday sculpture on elephant teeth.
look at the details work of the sculpture. Monkey god and all his anak-anak and cucu-cici…!
opposite of monkey god is friends come to celebrate his birthday. This is so cool.
Tai Chi Statue. it is one kind of material. the content of the statue is empty. this both Statue facing each others like playing tai chi together.
Besides all this antique, sculpture and statues, there are others interesting point of Grand Lisboa like the Dome, Egg of Fortune, Tokyo Night Show, Crazy Paris Show and some nice food from Noodles & Congee Corner. The chef was special hired to prepare the ramen which the ramen was never cut off.
After the tour, we went inside the casino. there is another great show on stage in the middle of Casino. A real show perform by dancers all around the world and it free! some members just stand there enjoy the hot and sexy dance perform by some Brazilian babes.
Let find out what we do at night on Macau trip 2009 Day 2 – Part 4 :-)
Continue from last post, we already arrived Ruins of St Paul. What a beautiful landmark in Macau. Some brief history of The Ruins of St. Paul. It refer to the facade of what was originally the church of Mater Dei built in 1602-1640, destroyed by fire in 1835, and the ruins of St. Paul’s College, which stood adjacent to the Church. As a whole, the old Church of Mater Dei, St Paul’s College and Mount Fortress were all Jesuit constructions and formed what can be perceived as the “Acropolis” of Macau. Close by, the archaeological remains of the old College of St. Paul stand witness to what was the first western-style university in the Far East, with an elaborate academic programme. Nowadays, the facade of the Ruins of St. Paul’s functions symbolically as an altar to the city.
I just wondering it is very hot in Macau in those old days. It had set on fire twice in 1595 and 1601. In 1835 the whole Church and College was complete destroyed by fire and left just the Pieces that currently you look at:
Behind of Ruin of St. Paul, there is a Museum of Sacred Art
Beside The Ruins of St Paul, there is a mount fortress.Built in conjunction with the Jesuits from 1617 to 1626, this was the city’s principal military defence structure. The fortress was equipped with cannons, military barracks, wells and an arsenal that held sufficient ammunition and supplies to endure a siege lasting up to two years. The fortress covers an area of 10,000 square metres, in the shape of a trapezoid. The four corners of the fortress protrude to form bulwarks.
Walk up to the top of the Mount Fortress, there is another museum called Macau Museum. We didn’t go inside but enjoy the air conditioning at the lobby only. There is another tourist spot at the right of the Ruins of St. Paul which we didn’t go as well called Na Tcha Temple.
another shot for the Ruins of St Paul before leaving this famous place.
Getting tired after walk around the city with a bag or two of almond cookie on hand.
Passby Senado Square again. Senado Square has been Macau’s urban centre for centuries, and is still the most popular venue for public events and celebrations today. The square is surrounded by pastel-coloured neo-classical building, creating a consistent and harmonious Mediterranean atmosphere
Next, we go to the most unique building in Macau, the Grand Lisboa.
The designed of the building is a lotus. You can notice Macau flag also a Lotus.
Opposite of New Grand Lisboa is old grand lisboa.
There is a unique design structure opposite the New Grand Lisboa but not sure what is that.
We take a tour provided by grand Lisboa to explain how the building was design and all the billion dollar antique stuff collected by the Gamble King – Stanley Ho.
Let stay tune for all the special antique in Part 3 :-)
FYI, they’re sitting on the million dollar Status.