Young explorers unearth hidden treasures at Straits Green Park, Penang

Young explorers unearth hidden treasures at Straits Green Park, Penang

Penang, 23 November 2015  Straits Green was a hive of activity when 94 students turned the public park into a scavenger site during the recent Think Green Treasure Hunt. 

The students from SK Tanjung Tokong, SJK (T) Azad and SJK (C) Hun Bin had a fun time trying to outdo one another at the 4-acre park which was built and maintained by Eastern & Oriental Berhad (E&O) in Seri Tanjung Pinang here.

Jointly-organised by E&O and the Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP), the outdoor adventure saw exuberant youngsters from the participating schools forming 10 teams to test their mettle at four game stations based on the Think Green environmental theme.

Among the hurdles that they had to clear were nature quizzes and tricky tasks to observe, collect and count items as well as some physical challenges.

Participants were also tested extensively on their awareness and knowledge on recycling and composting throughout the hunt.

After two hours of vying down to the wire, the exhausted explorers recharged and refreshed with a light lunch courtesy of E&O.

The winning team walked away with RM700 worth of book vouchers and RM300 worth of food vouchers while the second and third places bagged home book and food vouchers worth RM720 and RM540 respectively.

Another two consolation prizes of RM180 in food vouchers went to the groups that finished fourth and fifth.     

Team leader Lau Jin Shen, 11, of SJK (C) Hun Bin from Team Eight did not expect his group to emerge as the champion.

“The hexagon counting part was one difficult challenge so this win really came as a big surprise to us.

“We were later told that we managed to score the most points for joining up the longest straw,” he said, adding that he was looking forward to more of such Think Green activity.

Lau said the team would try to arrange for a get-together with their new-found friends to enjoy a sumptuous meal with the food vouchers won.

Others in his team were Ch’ng Yu Hang, Ryan Lee, Khoo Chien Hang and Jacob Michael Low Keng Heng from SJK (C) Hun Bin, G Saillesh, S. Megharubyni and G. Nageshwary from SJK (T) Azad as well as Nur Safiah Emealda and Siti Nur Afiqah Mohd Ashraf from SK Tanjong Tokong.