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theSun | MONDAY DECEMBER 15 2008 13

Going green at Zoo Negara

SOME 4,500 children were
treated to an outing at Zoo Ne-
gara recently, courtesy of ING
Insurance Bhd in conjunction
with ING Day and the zoo’s 45th Nirmala and
anniversary. Mohamad
People turned up in droves Ngah cut
to visit the zoo, and took part a cake to
in “green activities” such as a celebrate the
Go Green relay race, packaging zoo’s 45th
test, food web, can crushing anniversary.
competition and treasure
hunt, in a day of environmental
awareness and education.
ING Insurance president and
CEO Datuk Dr Nirmala Menon opportunity to remind Malay- community.
said the event was a milestone sians of what the national insti- Zoo Negara director Dr Mo-
for the company and the zoo. tution stands for – conservation, hamad Ngah said the zoo will
“Our aim is to educate chil- education and recreation.” continue to raise its standards
dren on the importance of na- She said the initiative was to become a world-class zoo in
ture, environmental issues and also in tandem with ING’s Go the future.
how we can take responsibility Green campaign, which is He thanked ING for the
to protect the environment. one of the three key initia- support and all volunteers for
“We believe Zoo Negara’s tives undertaken by the group helping to raise awareness on
45th anniversary is a wonderful worldwide to give back to the various environmental issues.

We can’t whitewash
history, says PHT
by Opalyn Mok As for Shabudin’s suggestion that PHT change the historical facts to state that the
historical enclave is also a meeting point
HISTORY is based on facts, and Penang for those wanting to perform the haj, Dr
Heritage Trust (PHT) will abide by the Choong said there is already another board
historical fact that Campbell Street was with this fact on it at another road.
once known as Jalan Nona Baru because “We have more than 100 boards
of the availability of “fresh chickens” throughout the heritage core zone and each
(prostitutes) in the area. has historical facts of the street and area so
Its president, Dr Choong Sim Poey, said each board contains different information,”
history encompasses everything and this he said.
means the good and bad. The board that had Shabudin all riled
“Wars are bad too, but they are part up listed all the historical names of Lebuh
of history and those are facts. No one can Campbell as Jalan Nona Baru (street of new
change that and we can’t avoid the truth of maidens), Jalan Makau (street of people from
the past,” he said. Macau), Sin Kay (Hokkien for new street),
Responding to State Islamic Religious San Kai (Cantonese for new street) and Fa
Council president Shabudin Yahaya’ s Kai (Cantonese for Flower Street which is a
statement that an information board put refined term for prostitutes).
up by PHT had depicted Penang as a haven Below the list is a short explanatory
for prostitution, Choong said it is a fact that paragraph in four languages.
Campbell Street was known as Jalan Nona The Malay version is:
Baru or Street of New Maidens. “Nona baru” merujuk kepada gadis-
“We can’t whitewash history to get rid gadis yang baru sampai dari pelabuhan
of what we don’t like and put up what we ke rumah tumpangan di Jalan Campbell
like. This will take away the interesting untuk bekerja sebagai pelacur. Pendatang
part about history,” he said. Kantonis yang berlabuh disini biasanya
However, he acknowledged Shabudin’s berlayar dari pelabuhan di Macau’.
displeasure over the board being placed on The English version is:
a council-owned building and said it will A play on words sin kay refers to a
be removed from the building. “new street” created between Pitt Street
“We will remove the board and place it and Penang Road in mid-19th century.
somewhere else along that street but we Also refers to “fresh chickens” (prostitutes)
will continue to stand firm on the historical straight off the boats. Cantonese migrants
facts on the board,” he said. often left through port of Macau’.

Kenny Heights community outreach programme

KH LAND Sdn Bhd, Persatuan Rumah Kanak- enable us to pool our resources, knowledge and
Kanak Ini Disayangi (Rumah Kids) and PIBG SK expertise to address the needs of our community
Seri Hartamas jointly launched the Kenny Heights and to deliver deserving charitable activities to the
community outreach programme at the Kenny disadvantaged,” said Jennifer Chow, KH Land head
Heights Estate’s show of marketing and corporate
villa near Sri Hartamas in communications.
Kuala Lumpur recently. As the lead sponsor, KH
As the primary corpo- Land will help raise funds
rate social responsibility for community service
initiative of KH Land Sdn projects and charitable
Bhd, the programme in- activities, with Rumah
tends to be a charitable Kids and SK Seri Hartamas
trust dedicated to com- as the beneficiaries.
munity enrichment and Rumah Kids will also
charitable contributions, receive furnishing and
particularly to children fittings from KH Land,
and women in the ar- including a book and toy
eas of general welfare, library for the new Rumah
health, and educational and environmental Kids in Subang Jaya, a home for 50 underprivi-
development. leged boys and girls.
“I am delighted that both Rumah Kids and the In addition, KH Land will support SK Seri
PIBG SK Seri Hartamas share our vision for the pro- Hartamas’ Green Earth Project, which is part of
gramme. We hope our tripartite collaboration will the main curriculum next year.

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