Naming of the Den [Dec 5, 2009] Sunday, Dec 6 2009 

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Kwai Choong and Piang Fah

Phang Piang Fah

Continued with scouting in MBSKL after the second world and rekindled the scouting spirit in MBSKL. During his tenure as Group Scoutmaster, 10th KL was merged with 15th KL to form the enlarged 10th Kuala Lumpur Air Scout Group.

His nurture of the boys produced the successors of many scout leaders in 10th Group.

MBSKL “lost” Piang Fah to the Jalan Kuantan School on his promotion as headmaster to that school. His love was still for 10th Group where he returned often and delivered many a yarns to the younger generations.

Piang Fah did us proud when he was appointed the Camp Chief of Selangor.

Piang Fah went home on 2006.

Liu Kwai Choong

Succeeded Piang Fah as Group Scout Master in 1962 whilst a teacher in the MBS primary school and continued on when transferred to the secondary school. Many years of MBS scouts benefitted from his training, camps and journeys he initiated.

Kwai Choong is best remembered for giving birth to the idea of 10th Group’s den. He is credited with raising the clarion call to his peers and charges for a permanent home for 10th Group.

With his leadership, permission was granted by the school authorities for the site. The fund raising led by Kwai Choong raised more than RM150,000 to build the den.

10th Group is proud to name the den after our GSM who has spent more than 50 years with the group.

Organising Committee:

  • Captain (R) Ho Fooi
  • Fong Yuen Hoe
  • Ho Chee Wah
  • Wan Heng Yuen
  • Dr. Wong Tuck Meng
  • Low Kong Ming
  • Tam Chee Keong
  • Dr. Anthony Foong
  • Chan Mei Fui
  • Choo Chon Ming
  • Gary Lee
  • Yap Hoy Hoong
  • Charlie Ng
  • Wong Hsien Loong
  • Richard Kong
  • Hooi Weng Cheong

Logbook

The event started off with flag break like what we do during our regular scout meetings. Captain (R) Ho Fooi, the organizing chairman of this event welcomed the guests and the investiture of honorary scouts is started.

The purpose of this investiture is to welcome the honorary scouts into the brotherhood of scouting. They have been obeying the scout laws,  joining the scouts for activities like camps and hikes. For a myriad of reasons, they did not get a chance to be a scout. The idea of this investiture is originated from Mr. Liu Kwai Choong, the key person of this event.

The Group Scoutmaster Wan Heng Yuen conducted the investiture by reciting the scout promise which is followed by the honorary scouts. The 10th KL scarves are then put on the honorary scouts and the Tenderfoot Badge (Lencana Keahlian) pinned on their shirt.

Dedication speeches are given by Captain (R) Ho Fooi, Mr. Chu Tham Sang, Mr. Charlie Choong and Dr. Wong Tuck Meng. All of them talked about the leadership, commitment and contributions of Mr. Liu Kwai Choong to the group.  Mr. Liu Kwai Choong is the one who came out with the idea to build the Scout Den, now known as Kwai Choong Den with the main activity hall, Piang Fah Hall, named after late Mr. Phang Piang Fah.

Days before this event, Mr. Liu Kwai Choong was interviewed by the New Straits Times to profile him in the newspaper. It was published on the 6th of December. The story of Mr. Liu Kwai Choong is available  here. This online pages do not carry all the photographs. The original pages in the newspaper are here: page 1 page 2.

Several old scouts gave testimonials  on Mr. Phang and Mr. Liu.

After that, this event is continued by acceptance speeches by Mr. Liu and Ms. Phang, followed by unveiling the plaques symbolizing the dedication ceremony of the Scout Den and the main activity hall as completed. Last but not least, dinner was served to the guests to warm their stomachs.

The organizing committee would like to acknowledge to all who helped out in this event full heartedly and of course thanks to the guests who attended.

Photos of this event are available in the gallery here.

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Mooncake Festival Party [Sep 26, 2009] Wednesday, Sep 30 2009 

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It’s that time of the year again when we celebrate upon the beauty of the Moon. As part of our Rover Crew’s annual programs, we organized the Mooncake Festival at the MBSOBA.

First, some background summary of pre-event preparations. The organizing committee encountered some major issues, especially with the booking of caterer for the event. Friday was an awfully busy day with all the final preparations and checking of equipments being done. Everyone involved stayed up late to wrap the presents.

After a brief rest and shuteye, again we began to work at breakneck speed, moving equipments from the Scout Den to MBSOBA, finalizing the registration list and so on. Tables and chairs, shelter, PA system and projector, everything including lighting and decorations were set up till we only had lunch at 3 pm.

By 6 p.m. we finished the setup and opened the registration booth.  Arriving guests were seated down and our emcees for the event, Au Yong Min Hao and Tai Weinan started the event off with a welcoming speech. Soon, food was ready and everyone began feasting.

Various food were served along with the roasted pork and lamb. Mooncakes were also being cut and passed around the guests. A slide show specifically about Bukit Takun that was done by Kar Wai by compiling all the old photos and new ones was shown. All the old scouts were in camaraderie as they sat discussing and reminiscing the past. They gleefully pointed out who is who in the slide show. We were not left out as the slide show included photos of our undertaking of the Bukit Takun Hike.

An energetic and “high” song session was led by Kwai Choong, who even though drunk, was still full of vigour and energy. Classics and oldies with some retro songs from the likes of ABBA and many others were sung with gusto by the old scouts and guests present.

Later on, a lantern riddles session was conducted. 10 riddles, 5 in Chinese and 5 in English were written and pasted to lanterns hanging around the compound. Everyone had a  good laugh at the wild guesses and ridiculous attempts. A highlight will be a riddle about balloons. It was suggestive and many people laughed out loud when Mr Fong Yuen Kit, “Ah Kit” shouted “Condom!“.

The song singing session was continued and soon after, it was time to bid adieu as the night grew older and the Moon dimmer. Guests were leaving, saying their goodbyes to each other as they were leaving. We stayed back to clean up and keep the equipments. What a long night, yet it was enjoyable.

Special Moments:

Tai Weinan and Au Yong Min Hao are now in England, studying .

Tai Weinan’s other half, Debra Yap, was serenaded by Kwai Choong on behalf of Weinan. Weinan did not complete his rendition of Taylor Swift’s “Love Story”.

Visit our gallery for photos on this event.

Malaysia Dog Day Duty [June 28, 2009] Sunday, Jun 28 2009 

Puppy.com.my is the organizer of this whole event.

Okay so the event starts at 10am so we have to gather at the scout den at 9am. Was planning to move to Chin Woo hill where the event was held by 9.30am but many were late. And we chose to wait.

And at 9.45am, we have less than 10 men as opposed to the expected 23. Despite that, we moved on anyway, hoping that the rest will turn up later. Probably they were stuck in some jam caused by the KL Marathon and a Bomba event at our dear neighbour school.

*Walks up the hill*

*Lots of cars*

*Meets the organizer*

*He gasped at our puny turnout*

Anyway, work starts. Me and Fuat Wai were assigned to be the frontmen. Fronting lots of cars at the bottom of the hill………..The others went into the stadium to help the competitions.

Okay so we were given the task to firewall the incoming traffic because the parking lots are all filled up. We had to direct every car that bore the intention to run us down, to some other parking lots. Sounds easy.

Man I tell you, some drivers are so “assertive”. So we let them through la. Anyway our firewall got breached a few times because some cars managed to zip past us by roaring their engine onto the lane with opposing traffic. Totally disregarding us. Respect man. *Salutes*

Some of them even funnier. Told them there’s no more space to park their car, so he nods and drives into our school. Next thing you know, he comes back, this time faster! And there you go, he’s behind you. Totally pwn3d us man……..We must be lousier than Windows XP’s Firewall…

Anyway.

After this, we went into the air-conditioned stadium to check out the athlete dogs. Most of them look adorable, and miraculously they don’t seem to shit in the stadium like they do on the tar roads! Too cold probably?

After all that competition, cleanup time~ Packed stuffs for them, they gave us some goodies. And we were heading home already.

Overall, nice experience.

  • Got to deal with various drivers with all kinds of personalities and looks. Yup. Some were a pretty sight.
  • Saw many dogs and got to know what kind of things that their owners make them wear!
  • Lastly, it doesn’t smell like a pet shop!!! Thank God!

AND. I think those who managed the traffic have improved on their assertiveness too, no idea what was the magnitude of improvement though. Good experience for them anyway, first-hand experience of the real world that awaits us upon graduation from our studies.

Lastly. Pictures. None unfortunately =(( See how dependent we are on our dear Zhi Hao? Good luck in Malacca =D

Christmas Party [Dec 27, 2009] Saturday, Dec 27 2008 

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