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The Officiating Ceremony of The Penang Graffiti Park

SPEECH BY THE RT. HON. MR. LIM GUAN ENG,

CHIEF MINISTER OF PENANG IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE OFFICIATING CEREMONY

OF THE PENANG GRAFFITI PARK

ON 20TH SEPTEMBER 2012 AT 3.00 PM AT THE MUNICIPAL PARK, PENANG.


The Hon. Dato’ Patahiyah binti Ismail, President Municipal Council of Penang Island

Mayors, Vice Mayors & Delegates

President & Members of The Rotary Club of Penang

Members of the Press

Ladies & Gentlemen

First and foremost I would like to take the opportunity to wish a warm welcome to all the delegates attending the 5th TPO Forum 2012 to the Municipal Park, Penang.

I would also like to take the opportunity to congratulate the Rotary Club of Tanjung Bungah and the Municipal Council of Penang Island for their initiative to create a Graffiti Park in the Municipal Park or popularly known as the Youth Park.

The Graffiti Park is part of the Corporate Social Responsibility project between the Municipal Council of Penang Island and The Rotary Club of Tanjung Bungah which cost RM150,000 and is a dollar to a dollar project which covers the built up areas approximately 750sq. meter.

With this graffiti Park, the youth, universities and publics who would like to showcase their talent in graffiti art may send in an application to the Municipal Council of Penang Island to use this park. Their masterpiece will be displayed for a period of 1 month before it is painted over with white paint to serve as a new platform for other groups or individuals.

Indeed, I must congratulation The Rotary Club of Tanjung Bungah and Municipal Council of Penang Island for creating such a unique Graffiti Park in the Municipal Park.

Ladies & Gentlemen,

The Municipal Park has been selected by The National Landscape Department as the best Recreation Park in Malaysia. Such efforts is in line with the Penang State Government's aspirations to be the first green state in Malaysia not just with no plastic bags rulings but additional green parks.

On this auspicious day, I would like to record my sincere thanks to the Rotary Club of Penang which has, since 1976, been cooperating with the Municipal Council of Penang Island to provide recreational facilities in the Municipal Park. Many recreational facilities of international standard were sponsored by the Rotary Club of Penang in this Park, among others, the Dr. Mukai Reflexology Track, Penang International Skate Park, Children’s Playpool and today I am going to officiate the Penang Graffiti Park.

Ladies & Gentlemen

I am confident that with the support from all parties concerned the Municipal Park will be an international standard Recreation Park and will become a tourism product together with the Botanical Gardens, Penang. The Penang State Government will ensure recreation parks throughout Penang will be upgraded and eventually Penang will be the best Garden City in this region.

With this, it is my pleasure to officiate the Penang Graffiti Park in the Municipal Park.

Thank You.


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