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The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (Penang Branch)

Level 5, 5-A, Northam Venture


37, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, 10050 Penang
Tel: 018-4627577 Fax: 04-2264490
E-mail: iempenangbranch@gmail.com
BEM Approved
CPD/PDP Hours: 3
Ref No: IEM16/PG/449/V

Technical Visit:
The Guillemard Reservoir
Date : 4 May 2017 (Thursday)

Time : 9.00 am 12.30 pm

Venue : The Guillemard Reservoir, Penang

Introduction
Penang water supply is under the state jurisdiction, is wholly managed by the state-owned but
autonomous PBA Holdings Bhd whose sole subsidiary is the Perbadanan Bekalan Air Pulau Pinang Sdn
Bhd (PBAPP). This public limited company provides reliable, round-the-clock drinking water
throughout the state. Penang was cited by the World Development Movement as a case study in
successful public water scheme. PBA's water rates are also one of the lowest in the world [190].
Penang's water supply is sourced from the Air Itam Dam, Mengkuang Dam, Teluk Bahang Dam, Bukit
Panchor Dam, Berapit Dam, Cherok Tok Kun Dam, Waterfall Reservoir (at the Penang Botanic
Gardens), Guillemard Reservoir and also from the Muda River of Kedah.

THE GUILLEMARD RESERVOIR


The Guillemard Reservoir, also known as the Penang Reservoir, is a reservoir built on a hillside in Vale
of Tempe, Penang, 246 feet above sea level.

Now officially known as Kolam Air Guillemard, it was named after Sir Laurence Guillemard, who was
the Governor of the Crown Colony of the Straits Settlements from 1920 to 1927. The reservoir
comprises two equal size ponds with two cupolas. Due to its shape like a pair of spectacles, the
Guillemard Reservoir became known in Hokkien as "Bak Knia Tee", meaning Spectacle Pond. They
were designed in the Art Deco style and constructed in 1929. The waterworks engineer heading the
project was J D Fettes, whose name is immortalised in Fettes Park. The Guillemard Reservoir (both
South and North) has a storage capacity of 7,578,000 gallons.

IEM Penang Branch is the administrator of the above activity


Programme

09.00 am Arrival of participants


09.15 am The Guillemard Reservoir briefing
10.30 am The Guillemard Reservoir Tour
12.00 noon Q & A session
12.30 pm End

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REGISTRATION FORM

Technical Visit:
The Guillemard Reservoir

Date : 4 May 2017 (Thursday)


Time : 9.00 am 12.30 pm
Venue : The Guillemard Reservoir, Penang

REGISTRATION FEES
Student Graduate IEM Member Non-IEM Member Senior IEM Member > 60 yrs
FOC RM20 RM30 RM60 RM20

Registration: on a first come first served basis.


Closing Date: 28 April 2017 (Friday)

Payment Mode (please tick where applicable)


1 online bank-in to: AMBANK Acct#: 002-201-101022-6 (please e-mail/fax receipt to us with attendee (s) name on it
2 crossed cheque in favour of: The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia
3 cash to: The IEM Penang Secretariat

Closing Date: payment should reach us latest by 28 April 2017 (Friday)

We wish to register the following person(s) for this Technical Visit. I/We understand that the fee is not refundable.
If I/we withdraw after my/our registration is accepted, substitution of
participants will be allowed. If I/we fail to attend the course, the fee paid will not be refunded.

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Note: IEM reserves the right to cancel the technical visit with full refund

IEM Penang Branch is the administrator of the above activity


Picture: The Guillemard Reservoir

Google Map: The Guillemard Reservoir