Saturday, February 26, 2011

PIES 2: 21- 25 Feb 2011

The state has ordered the Fisheries Department to investigate claims that whales and sharks are being killed and processed at Mabul Island – which is next to the world-renowned diving paradise Sipadan island.
Therefore, the Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Masidi Manjum wants the state Fisheries Department and the Semporna district office to check out the alleged activities which he said would tarnish the state’s tourism industry. Pulau Mabul , which also housed a number of resorts catering to tourists heading to Pulau Sipadan, was not within the jurisdiction of the Sabah Parks, an agency under his ministry.
“Nature lovers and global conservation community are fast becoming very influential lobbyists whose actions could hurt the state’s tourism industry in the long run if they decide a boycott Sabah to protest against activities perceived to be cruel to whales and sharks.” He said: “Any small mistake or perceived inaction could have a major repercussion on the tourist industry.”
Masidi also called for more coordination among various law enforcement agencies to curb illegal activities in Sabah waters such as fish bombing.
Theme: Environment ( Adapted from

1. investigate
3. paradise
4. alleged
5. housed
6. catering
7. influential
8. lobbyists
9. cruel
10. inaction
11. coordination
12. various
13. enforcement
14. curb
15. illegal

Instruction: Listen and write down the definitions of the words given.

1 probe
2 tarnish
3 jurisdiction
4 perceived
5 repercussion

State Essay Writing Competition

MOZAC sent 3 students to this competition despite the very short notice given by JPN.The letter was received in the afternoon, a day before the actual competition in which students need to bring their first drafts. MOZAC could have sent more students if the letter reached us earlier because many students were interested to join the competition had they knew about it earlier...half a day is such a short notice amongst their busy schedule with other SBT programmes going on in school.

The State Essay writing competition in conjunction with the Teacher's Day celebration 2011 was held at SMK Teknik Jasin on 22 February 2011. The theme is Thank you Teacher. Students had to write an essay of 500 words for lower secondary and 1000 words for upper secondary. MOZAC was represented by:

1. Umar Hakeem - The Unsung Hero (lower secondary)

2. Adlina Rahim - ( Upper secondary)
3. Jananeswary Servai - (Upper secondary)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

PIES 1 : 14 Feb - 18 Feb 2011


Kota Tinggi, an area gifted with natural resources and scenic settings, is set to become a major tourist attraction in Johor.
Located just over 40km from Johor Baru, the district exudes a fresh, calm and relaxing ambience. The stunning beaches of Desaru make it a popular international destination.
The attractions include the Kota Tinggi waterfall, Johor Lama Fort, theme museums, seafood villages and historical sites.
Johor Tourism, Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Committee chairman said that Kota Tinggi had everything for a perfect holiday. “We see Kota Tinggi is a potential southern getaway as it is near Johor Baru, the southern gateway to Peninsular Malaysia.Tourists arriving at Senai international Airport will have easier access into Desaru when the Senai-Desaru Expressway is opened this year,” he said.
Hoo said the state had re-structured travel packages and tourism attractions in Johor. He said the attractions had been divided into nine categories – eco-tourism, culture and heritage, islands and beaches, shopping, food and entertainment, health and education, sports and recreation, homestay and agro-tourism, golfing and accommodation, meetings, conventions and exhibitions.
“We must make changes and repackage our products from time to time to attract tourists,” he said.

Theme : People (Adapted From STAR Online)
Instructions: Listen and say these words out loud.

WORD LIST 1. gifted
2. resources
3. calm
4. destination
5. sites
6. potential
7. gateway
8. packages
9. attractions
10. heritage,
11. recreation
12. homestay
13. accommodation,
14. conventions
15. repackage

Instruction: Listen and write down the definitions of the words given.

1 lure
2 scenic
3 excudes
4 ambiance
5 stunning