Miri – 30 August 2013 – Corporate sponsorship for the annual Open Day of Curtin University, Sarawak Malaysia (Curtin Sarawak) to be held at its campus this 14 September 2013 is most encouraging, reflecting the fact that it has gone beyond being just a university event to becoming a community one with significant support and participation of local business establishments, government bodies and NGOs.
Event organising chairman Nicholas Leong, who is the university’s corporate communications manager, said this when receiving a contribution of room and meal vouchers from Eastwood Valley Golf & Country Club recently. Presenting the vouchers on behalf of the club’s management was Senior Operations Manager Ambrose Chan.
Eastwood Valley Golf & Country Club will also be among a number of local business establishments opening booths at the event.
“Establishments like Eastwood continue to be keen supporters year after year, showing their commitment to supporting not just Curtin Sarawak, but also the Miri community,” said Leong, adding that the Curtin Open Day attracts thousands of visitors keen to discover all that the university has to offer, as well as celebrate its achievements and contributions to education, R&D, human capital and social development in Sarawak through the years.
He disclosed that to date, over 30 corporate bodies have contributed in cash and in kind to the event, which also promotes environmental and charitable causes.
They include A. Clouet & Co. (Ayam Brand), First Graphic Advertising, Jong Seng Motor, Kai Nguong Nursery, Little Laundry, Lonpac Insurance, MindSmack Event General Trading, Miri Printing, Office-Tech & Supplies, One Borneo Enterprise, Polar Light, Saratim Insurance, Sarawak Shell, See Hua Marketing, Solid Advertising Company, Tenby International School Miri, Total Water (Miri), Typhoon Digital Imaging, Unity Media Malaysia, and Yu Hui E&M Enterprise.
Supporting the event’s ‘Kiddies Corner’, in particular, are Global Art, Maybank, Pustaka Miri and Wonders of Balloons, while Ajisen Ramen, Ideal Advertising, MerveilluexM Production, Tan Chong Motors (Nissan), Magic Beauty and Perfect Stage Make Up Academy are supporting the ‘Miri Got Talent’ and ‘Mr & Miss Curtin’ contests.
Meanwhile, Air Asia is sponsoring return airfares to Singapore for the event’s two grand lucky draws’, complementing prizes sponsored by Aim-Exact Services, Mandara Spa, Miri Marriott Resort & Spa, ParkCity Everly Hotel Miri and others. The grand lucky draw prizes will also include Sony Bravia 32” TVs, Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0s and iPad Minis.
Another key supporter of the event is the Miri City Council, which is lending its support for the fourth consecutive year, including promotional support and showcasing its Local Agenda 21 programme in the event’s ‘Environmental Corner’.
A number of NGOs are also showing their support by participating in the ‘Charity & Community Corner’ and other showcases. They are Agensi Anti Dadah Kebangsaan, Columbia Asia Hospital Miri, Human Life Service, JCI Lutong, Melanau Association Miri, Mental Health Association of Sarawak, Miri Division Health Department, Miri Wellness Clinic, MRC Sunflower Centre, Palliative Care Home Programme, Persatuan Kebangsaan Autisme Malaysia (NASOM), Peryatim, Piasau Animal Welfare Support (PAWS), PIBAKIS, Sarawak Children’s Cancer Society, Sarawak Family Planning Association and Spine and Joint Specialist Centre (TAGs).
The Curtin Sarawak Open Day 2013 will be open from 10 am to 5.00 pm, with some activities extending until 6.30 pm.
For more information, visit the event website at www.curtin.edu.my/openday2013, or call the event secretariat at +60 85 443806, or e-mail [email protected]
For more information on Curtin Sarawak, visit its website at www.curtin.edu.my, its Facebook page at facebook.com/CurtinUniversitySarawakMalaysia, Twitter profile at twitter.com/curtinsarawak, YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/CurtinUniSarawak, or Instagram at instagram.com/curtinsarawak.