Thursday, February 26, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Earth Hour is an annual international event created by the WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature/World Wildlife Fund), held on the last Saturday of March, that asks households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights and electrical appliances for one hour to raise awareness towards the need to take action on climate change. It was pioneered by WWF Australia and the Sydney Morning Herald in 2007, and achieved worldwide participation in 2008. Earth Hour will next take place on Saturday, March 28 2009 at 8:30 pm, local time.
With 35 cities around the world participating as official flagship cities and over 400 cities also supporting, Earth Hour 2008 was a major success, celebrated on all seven continents. Iconic landmarks all around the world turned off their non-essential lighting for Earth Hour which included the Empire State Building (New York City), Sears Tower (Chicago), Golden Gate Bridge (San Francisco), Bank of America Plaza (Atlanta), Sydney Opera House (Sydney, Australia), Wat Arun Buddhist Temple (Bangkok, Thailand), the Colosseum (Rome, Italy), Royal Castle (Stockholm, Sweden), London's City Hall (England), Space Needle (Seattle), and the CN Tower (Toronto, Canada).
The official website for the event, earthhour.org, received over 6.7 million unique visitors in the week leading up to Earth Hour. Other websites took part in the event, with Google's homepage going "dark" on the day Earth Hour took place.
According to a Zogby International online survey 36 million people participated in Earth Hour 2008, with an estimated 50 million doing the same around the world. The survey also showed there was a 4 percentage point increase in awareness of environmental issues such as climate change, directly after the event.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
We are pleased to announce that The Fellowship of Former Scouts and Guides (FOFSAG) Malaysia have been selected to host the Asia-Pacific Regional Gathering on the 16th - 21st July 2009.
A total of 300 people, from all over the Asia-Pacific Region are expected for this gathering, would be spending at least one week in Malaysia.
The FOFSAG Malaysia. in conjunction of Founder's Day cum Thinking Day, will be organizing a get together dinner and officially launch the Publicity Campaign for the Asia-Pacific Gathering, scheduled as follows:
|Venue||:||Oriental Pearl Restaurant, Bukit Kiara Equestrian Club|
|Date||:||21st February, 2009|
|Fee||:||RM 100 per person|
Grand lucky draw - 2 tickets to Perth, Australia by Air Asia to be won and all the details of the said event can be found through: Dinner Poster.
Monday, February 02, 2009
25 – 30 April 2009
Participants should arrive at the campsite on 24th April 2009, one day before the Opening ceremony and depart on 1st May 2009
“Moral and Friendship”
Trang National Scout Camp or “Thai Chalerm Prakiat Scout Camp” located at Huay-Yod District, Trang Province, the south of Thailand, about 828 kilometres from Bangkok.
The Camp compound with a beautiful natural scene of hillside and 2 lakes on the area of 2,000 rais (800 acres) which enough to accommodate 10,000 scouts and suitable to do adventure and water activities.
Trang is a famous province in its cultural heritage, the mix of Chino-Protugese and Thai with its long, beautiful coastline by Andaman Sea with numerous fascinating beaches, caves, islands, mountains and waterfalls.
For visitors interested in adventure, you will have the remarkable experience
if you visit the outstanding tourist attractions such as the Emerald Cave which
accessible by only water sea, Ko Petra National Park which some of the dive
sites are world-class, Trang Hot Spring etc.
Open for young scouts and guides age between 12 – 17 years old who apply through their National Scout Associations (should apply in a patrol which comprise of 9 scouts + 1 leader). We expect to have 9,500 participants both Thai and overseas in this Jamboree.
US$ 100 per person (both Scout and leader)
The fee will cover all meals during camp (from dinner of 24th April 2009 to Breakfast of 1st May 2009), tent accommodation, activities programme, Jamboree souvenirs, Insurance and transportation (from Krabi Airport, Phuket Airport, Trang Bus Terminal or Trang train Terminal)
A wide variety of activities which designed to suit young scouts will be offered, both on-site and off- site such as: Adventure, water activities, Hiking, Community Services, Arts & Cultures, Science & Technology, Pioneering, Education Tour, Free Time Activities, Exhibitions, Games etc.
Post programme tour can be arranged upon requested with moderate price, not more than US$ 50 which cover accommodation, meals, city tour, and Transportation to airport.
The temperature in Trang all year round is warm with an average 20 – 36 celsius. But in April, the temperature is the hottest period of the year. The best time to visit Trang is between December– May which is not the Monsoon season.
Transportation: Transportation will be arranged from Trang, Phuket or Krabi airport to campsite and also from Trang railway station and Trang bus terminal.
How to reach Trang:
By Air :
There are direct flights from your country to Phuket and the transportation to pick up from the airport to campsite will be organized .
The most convenience way is to take a flight from Donmuang Domestic Airport to Krabi and transportation will be arranged to pick up to campsite.
By train From Bangkok:
Rapid or Express trains from Bangkok Railway Station (Hua Lampong) to Trang are available daily at 5.05 p.m. and 6.20 p.m. The trip takes about 15 hours.
By bus From Bangkok:
Air conditioned buses from Southern Bus Terminal to Trang are available everyday. The trip takes about 12 hours.
What you should bring:
Participants should bring personal camping equipment, including sleeping bag, meals kits, cutlery, flashlight, raincoat etc. Please do not forget to bring your national flag and national costume for international programme.
Please kindly send the Application Form not later than 15 April 2009.
For more information please contact:
Mr. Sutham Phanthusak
National Scout Organization of Thailand
Rama 1 Street, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Tel. + 66 2 – 6286365 / 2192731
Fax:+ 66 2 - 6286365 / 2192108