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Thursday, November 3, 2011

145) The Pantai Sewage Treatment Plant Project

Project Pembinaan Loji Rawatan Kumbahan Pantai 2
Venue: Pusat Komuniti Bukit Bandaraya Bangsar
In attendance: 
YB Dato Seri Peter Chin (Minister of Energy. Green Technology & Water, Malaysia)
YB Dato' Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin (Minister of Federal Territories and Urban Well-being, Malaysia)
Mr. Xuan Guoxing (Economic and Commercial Councellor of the Embassy of the People's Republic of China to Malaysia)

Date: 3rd November 2011

 Speech by YB Dato's Seri Peter Chin Fah Kui, Minister of Energy, 
Green Technology & Water, Malaysia

Monday, October 31, 2011

144) Talk at University Tenaga (UNITEN)

Creativity and Innovation Talk at University Tenaga
Venue: COIT Lecture Theater
Topic: What Box ?

Date: 19th October 2011

IMechE Malaysia
Universiti Tenaga Nasional Student Chapter

Report on Uniten IMechE Student Chapter Talk Series
Subject : Innopreneur
Speaker : Mr. Robest Yong
Venue : COIT Lecture Theatre, Uniten
Date : 19th October 2011
Time : 2.00-3.30pm

On the 19th of October 2011, the Uniten IMechE Student Chapter with the help and support from the YMS of Malaysia organized a lecture session to complement the lecture series the student chapter had going on regularly since its inception in Uniten in 2007.

This time, the talk was delivered by an established innovator, Mr. Robest Yong. Mr. Robest Yong has won numerous awards in the field of innovations as his brilliant mind knows no limitations. Some of his many awards that celebrate his success in innovation are the 1994 National Invention of the Year, 1997 National Youth Award, 2000 Outstanding Young Malaysia Award and even international awards in many countries, including a gold medal at the International Invention Fair in Geneva, Switzerland and multiple other countries from Russia to Papua New Guinea. One of his innovations that gathered worldwide recognition was the POLYCLONE Machine, internationally patented, which uses the photo-polymerization technology that enables rubber stamps of the highest quality to be produced in less than 5 minutes. This innovation revolutionized the art of making rubber stamps worldwide making the invention a common sight now at every print and stationary shop offering rubber stamp services.

During his talk in Uniten, Mr. Yong explained that the necessity to be creative is of highest importance. Children and adults or students aspiring to make a difference must dare to dream but they should be realistic. Ideas too big sometimes do not even see the light of day. We must also not lose the ability to think, letting our "will to follow‟ take over. He explained that presently, the culture of thinking has unceremoniously declined in Malaysia, resulting in less revolutionizing ideas and efforts from people who are more comfortable to "use and not create‟.

It is important to plan big, but plan rationally. To make a living in innovations and entrepreneurship, one must understand the concept of „money making ideas‟. Ideas that do not garner the interest and wants of the customer will not take off. Without a user, an invention would remain useless. Therefore, it is important to conduct a thorough market survey. Market survey allows the inventor to find out the probability that his invention will survive and thrive out there in the market. Otherwise it would just be an idea that sits shelved.

Besides explaining about the importance of thinking outside the norm, Mr. Yong also shared with the students some of his inventions such as the Green Whizzard Probiotic Plant Nutrients which enables the local guava to grow to the size of a human head. He also showed some other innovations from local inventors such as the toothbrush holder, a special kind of toothbrush that enable users to brush their teeth more effectively from the concept of hoe digging. These inventions sparked the students interest in seeing how a simple but effective idea could be a great idea and profitable at that too.

All in all, we are sure that the students and even some academic staff learnt a lot during his one plus hour presentation based on the positive feedbacks. With the enlightenment presented by Mr. Robest Yong, hopefully, more people will be inspired to break the habit, and invoke the culture of thinking and creating and simply, be creative.

“When they tell you to think outside of the box, I say, What box?” – Robest Yong, 2011.

Prepared by:
Wan Muhammad Djawad Wan Dzahanurin
Institution of Mechanical Engineers UK
Uniten Student Chapter

Friday, October 21, 2011

143) Talk at Sunway University

Talk at Sunway University
Creativity and Innovations

Venue: Audi3 Sunway University
Date: 21-10-2011

Email from Dr. Yau Kok Lim
Sunway University

From: Dr. Yau Kok Lim [mailto:koklimy@sunway.edu.my]
Sent: Friday, October 21, 2011 2:25 PM
To: robestyong@gmail.com
Subject: Thank You for Coming to Sunway University

Dear Robest Yong,

Thank you again for coming to Sunway University, and the speech was indeed very inspiring! It was indeed a major event, and as according to Ms. Lum Wan Feng, never before had she seen a lunch talk with such a high attendance rate (near to 100 people) at Sunway University.

Just want to share with you the many interesting comments from staff and students:
1. He is a great man, and an awesome guy!
2. He is a great man, and his topic is very interesting to learn. Thank you for coming Mr. Robest Yong.
3. The talk is great and awesome.
4. Very interesting! The Char Koay Teow picture makes us hungry
5. Very good information delivered enthusiastically! Speaker has good communication skills.
6. He also think like me but the different is he got money I only got an empty wallet J
7. The topic was interesting and very entertaining. The speaker was loud and clear about the topic he was talking about. Slides was well prepared. Total it is very good and excellent J
8. Excellent!!
9. The speaker is very good, provides some useful tips and very informative. Helpful tips and also very inspiring.
10.Give free samples J
11. Motivating, inspiring and interesting talk.
12. Very interesting talk and motivation.
13. Very creative ideas invented.
14. Related to Final Year Project.

Once again, thank you for coming to Sunway University. I shall inform you the students who wish to be your mentee.

Thank you.