Thursday, August 7, 2008

CM signs miniature boat - Star

Aug 6, 2008

A MINIATURE dragon boat made of aluminium cans caught the attention of spectators at the Dragon Boat Races at Teluk Bahang Dam on Sunday.

And the owner was eagerly waiting for Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng to autograph the boat.

Construction worker Yeoh Seng Hoo was waiting for Lim to arrive at the 6th International Dragon Boat Federation Club Crew World Championships (IDBF CCWC) and 8th Asian Dragon Boat Championships.

Lim (centre) autographing Yeoh's miniature dragon boat.

Lim was accompanying Penang Yang di-Pertua Negri Tun Abdul Rahman to grace the function.

“It took me three months and 30 aluminium cans to complete the miniature boat,” Yeoh said, referring to his masterpiece that was made of recycled materials.

Aluminium cans were used to make the base of the boat, tissue paper for the dragon’s head and tail and newspapers to make the six dolls sitting in the boat.

“I hope this boat will remind the Chief Minister of the need to promote recycling,” he said.

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