Monday, April 30, 2007


prepared by Engr. Wong Chee Hong
Blogged by Yoke Mei

1st Row (from left to right): Chairperson: Engr. Yau CF, Vice Chairperson 1: Engr. Ho WL, Vice Chairperson II: Engr. Ngeow YW, Hon Sec/Treasurer: Engr. Wong CF, General Member: Engr. M. Karthigesu

2nd Row (from left to right): General Members: Engr. Kok YK, Engr. S. Mahendran, Engr. Low KC, Engr. Wong CH, Sdr. Alex Tan

3rd Row (from left to right): Co-opted Members: Sdr. Chin YM, Engr. Cheong Sze Yin, Engr. Peter Lim, Engr. Ng TM, Sdri. Heah HK

4th Row (from left to right): Co-opted Members: Engr. Ivan Tan, Engr. Hareiny, Sdr. Mah WS, Engr. Nur Fatihah, Immediate Past Chairperson: Engr. Y. Suresh.

5th row: Co-opted member: Engr. Nor Husna binti Mislan

Hiking / Canopy walk - Visit to FRIM

Perpared by Engr. Low Kok Chang
Blogged by Lee Mei Ping

G&S Fellowship: Canopy Walk At Forest Research Institute, Malaysia (FRIM)
Date : 22nd April 07 (Sunday)
Time : 9am to 2 pm
Venue: FRIM, Kepong

9 am - Gather at FRIM Visitor Information Centre
9.30am - Briefing by Natire Guide and start Hiking up to canopy
10.30 am - Briefing at Entrance Hut - start canopy walkway
11.30 am - Gather at Exit Hut, start decending
12.30pm - Arrived at Terengganu House for lunch, sharing session
2pm - End of Activity

On the beautiful Sunday of 22nd April, the Social & Community Portfolio of IEM G&S organized a fellowship to Forest Research Institute of Malaysia, or better known as FRIM. The fellowship was well attended by both committee members and some new friends from professinal bodies.FRIM officially became a statutory body governed by the Malaysian Forestry Research And Development Board in the year 1985. It covered an area of 1528 hectare - - not a small area, considering Kuala Lumpur city center are just 16km away!Our journey start with a quick lecturer in the museum by Mr. Ang, our nature guide for the day. After that we head straight to the trails, only to find ourself surrounded by tall dipterocarp trees, giant bamboos, precious plant like Tongkat Ali and buzzing sounds of cicadas. Being an experienced guide and long time staff or FRIM, Mr. Ang gave a meaningful and interesting guided tour, easy enough for layman like us to understand.

One of the highlight in the trails was the "WOW" spot - - No one would expecte the phenomena known as crown shyness display by the Kapur tree, or Dryobanalops Aromatica. Looking up from the understorey the canopy of the tress seems to shy away from the surrounding one, leaving a gap among themselves. When crushed the leaves offers an aromatic camphor refreshing! Now we are ready for longer walk.Getting off the muddy trails infested with mosquitoes, everyone will be happy to walk on rover tracks paved with crushing stones. This road is wide enough for a jeep to cross, but only officers vehicle are allowed. Instead, visitors can bring in their mountain bike, cycle on this hilly tracks can be challenging. Else, like what we all did that day, we walk the walk.

The lighlihght of the whole trip is certainly the canoply walk - - a bridge suspended 30m above ground level, spaning 220m in the mid-air, here we walk on the tree tops, from one tree to another getting a glimpse of the city view from the altitude of 1000 feet a.s.l. Originally constructed as observation platforms for fellow researcher, canopy bridge opens to public now come here to with few strick rule like keeping a distance of 3 meters away from the person in front of you. The idea is, you stop when the person in front of you stop. But when he/she jumps, please don't do so!

Hiking down hill was equally challenging as the trails are slippery and at some part rather steep. The bonus was we are actually descending parallel to a river. It brought us to FRIM's popular waterfall picnic area where our adventure is close to an end. Members were served delicious chicken rice (everything is good when you are hungry) before our Chairman finally call it a day.
Thank you everyone for participating in this fellowship and hopefully we can meet again soon!

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Karthi's Big Day!

Congratulation Karthi from all of us in IEM G&S!

Marriage Joins Two People
In The Circle Of It's Love

Edmund O'Neill (b. 1929)
Marriage is a commitment to life, the best that two people can find and bring out in each other.
It offers opportunities for sharing and growth that no other relationship can equal.
It is a physical and an emotional joining that is promised for a lifetime.

Within the circle of its love, marriage encompasses all of life's most important relationships.
A wife and a husband are each other's best friend, confidant, lover, teacher, listener, and critic.
And there may come times when one partner is heartbroken or ailing,
and the love of the other may resemble the tender caring of a parent or child.

Marriage deepens and enriches every facet of life.
Happiness is fuller, memories are fresher, commitment is stronger, even anger is felt more strongly,
and passes away more quickly.

Marriage understands and forgives the mistakes life is unable to avoid.
It encourages and nurtures new life,
new experiences, new ways of expressing
a love that is deeper than life.

When two people pledge their love and care for each other in marriage,
they create a spirit unique unto themselves which binds them closer than any spoken or written words.
Marriage is a promise, a potential made in the hearts of two people who love each other and takes a lifetime to fulfill.

Once again Karthi, Congratulation!!!

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Engineering Society of University Malaya's Ir Nite - The Annual Dinner & Dance 2007

Blogged by : Lee Mei Ping
Prepared by : Yau Chau Fong

Engineering Society of University Malaya's Ir Nite - The Annual Dinner & Dance 2007

Date: 4th March 2007

Venue: USJ Summit Hotel

Description: Group photo of G&S Committees attending the event.

G&S CNY Gathering

Blogged by: Lee Mei Ping
Prepared by: Yau Chau Fong

G& S Chinese New Year Gathering:

Date: 24th February 2007


Annual Festive Gathering….this year at our ex-committee Cham Kok Soon’s place.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

G&S CNY Gathering

Blogged by Lee Mei Ping

Prepared by Yau Chau Fong

Date: 24th February 2007


Our Lou Sang session at CafĂ© De Sky Garden…

This year we have invited the young professionals from MPS and NYLC to make the event merrier and more fun…