On 5th – 8th July, the annual National Summit was organized at Johor Bahru and led by Southern Branch chairman, Engr. Tan Ee Fan. It was attended by all branches’ representatives from all over Malaysia. They are from Penang, Perak, KL, Sarawak, Miri and Sabah branches. About 10 committees from IEM YES KL took part in this happening event. This year’s National Summit is different than even as it is jointly organized together with student’s National Summit. Therefore the number of participants of the event was about 100.
On 5th July, we arrived and checked in at one of the hotels at Sutera Utama, Johor at about 11pm after a long driving journey. The event began on next day with a breakfast at Taman Tun Aminah at a special location, Police Station. After the breakfast, we boarded bus to UTM for interbranch meeting.
The representatives in the meeting room concentrating on the agenda
The meeting started with an opening speech by Engr. Tan Ee Fan, chairman of Southern Branch who warmly welcomed the presence of all branches despite busy workload. Then it was followed by a speech by KL branch chairman, Engr. Mah Way Sheng. After that, every branch presented their activities of the year which took about 5min each. Discussion on ways to improvise this event started after the presentation. One of the highlights is to have a National Summit fund contributed by every branch to the organizing branch of the year to ease the financial burden. This idea was agreed by all and will be implemented after further discussion in KL.
Student representatives from all over Malaysia had meeting at the next room concurrently
Engr. Mah Way Sheng, Chairman of IEM YES KL presented on KL branch’s past activities
After the long hours of meeting, we were invited by the organizing committees to take a group photo and then followed by a lunch.
Group photo of all branches’ representatives attended National Summit
The day was not ended but continued with a visit to Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA), Danga Bay where we got a chance to explore various projects headed by Iskandar Malaysia. We were briefed by the person in charge of the role of IRDA. It was presented in an interesting and interactive method. We were then proceeded to visit the centre with lots of interactive games which helps to elaborate the developments. After that we headed to Puteri Harbour and followed by dinner at Damai Seafood Village. We were glad to dine together with the president of Southern Branch and received appreciation awards.
A group photo at Puteri Harbour
A picture at IRDA after listening to the introduction by the person in charge
A speech dedicated by the president of Southern Branch
After the fruitful first day event, next day we had a tour at Tanjung Piai National Park. Its unique geographical position at the southern tip of mainland Asia, at 1° 16.00’ North and 103° 30.46’ East coordinates, is the reason the park is proudly referred to as the Southernmost Tip of Mainland Asia.
Finally on 8th July, it was time to bid farewell. After breakfast together, we had group photo and exchanged contacts with each other. There were souvenirs given by organizing committees as well. Of all we appreciated the great effort by Southern Branch’s chairman and organizing committees. It was a very well-planned event. We will see you again in KL for National Summit 2013!
Prepared by Engr. Mei Wong