GOOD FOR ALL: The national sewerage company treats staff and their families to a series of healthy, green events
JOHOR BARU: IN conjunction with World Environment Day, Indah Water Konsortium (IWK) Skudai held a Big Walk at its sewage treatment plant in Taman Desa Tebrau, Johor Baru.
About 150 IWK staff and their families took part in the 1.5km walk as well as other activities such as aerobics, drawing competition for children and lucky draws.
The highlight of the event was a tree-planting ceremony led by IWK's unit operations manager Syed Yassin Syed Mohamed. Eighty plants of different species were planted at the event which was held before Ramadan.
Hanida Abdullah had a good time during the 40-minute aerobics session, trying to keep up with the moves demonstrated by the aerobics instructor.
"I am certain everybody benefited from the workout," she said.
Breakfast was served to the guests before the Big Walk. Though it was a big walk event, most of the participants were seen strolling leisurely along the trail nearby Taman Desa Tebrau.
The slower pace allowed them to appreciate what Mother Nature had given as they admired the rows of trees and plants.
Most of the participants were seen waving their hands to residents of the neighbourhood as they headed for the finishing point.
Children too were busy with the Earth-themed colouring contest. The younger ones were each given a printed drawing of a bird while their seniors were each given a black and white picture of a girl watering plants in the presence of butterflies, clouds and sun.
All contestants were rewarded with goodies in appreciation for their participation.
Syed Yassin said IWK Skudai has been organising the event annually since it began operations in 1996. He said the programme was aimed at creating environmental awareness among the people.
IWK Skudai, which is in Taman Tampoi Indah, Johor Baru, supplies treated water and services areas under the jurisdiction of the Johor Baru Central Municipal Council, Kulaijaya, Mersing, Kota Tinggi and Pontian.