GEORGE TOWN, Jun 12 – Penang state exco member for Welfare, Caring Society and Environment, Phee Boon Poh officiated the first ever Heroes of The Ocean (HOTO) Water Carnival, themed “Save the Shark”, which held at Setia SPICE Aquatic Centre on Saturday.
About 250 people visited here yesterday morning. Also present were Thomas Lee, Director of TAD Solutions and Evaine Khoo, Vice President of Sharksavers Malaysia. Phee said organising this event is to educates people on the importance of saving sharks to protect the food chain of the ocean.
“This protects the environment for the future and it’s not only for Penang, not only for Malaysia but for the whole world because there is only one Earth. Although they cannot fully ban the selling and intake of sharkfins but they can do their part in raising awareness on what happens to the sharks whose fins are taken away just to cook a delicacy,” Phee said during the launching of HOTO Water Carnival Saturday.
Davina Goh and friends swam the whole length of the pool with her arms and legs tied to represent a shark swimming without fins. She had just swam and kayaked 18km in open waters, as part of the Raleigh Round Island Challenge at Perhentian Island, Malaysia, in May 2016. The carnival was also filled with various games for visitors of all ages such as Aqua Fitness, Aqua Zumba, Body Surfing, Kayak, Water Volleyball, Water Tug of War, Aladdin Race, Water Balancing Games and many more.