That’s right… I am in the land beneath the wind, the home of beautiful coral reefs and the tallest mountain peak in
Curtin agreed to help us with transport to M.I.A. (
Place of rest
Summer Lodge, is a neat backpackers lodge, clean & is situated in the heart of KK town... Jalan Gaya 5min walk away from Burger King (my main purpose for going to KK…partially). I am quite impressed with the lodge, for two reasons; 1) The rooms are neat and clean, way better then some 2 or even 3 star hotels, 2) I am very particular about toilets, if i have to go i will find a 4 star hotel and do my business but at the Summer Lodge I had no problems!
Rating of Summer Lodge would be 4 stars out of 5.
There were 18 teams in total. Some institute sent two teams to this event, sort of if team ‘A’ does on get in then team ‘B’ has a higher chance of getting in (vice versa)…sort off.
Institute listed were:
- UMS (2);
- UiTM Sabah (3) &
- Swinburn (2);
- UNIMAS (2);
- Curtin (1);
- Sinaran (1);
- ATI (1);
- Swing (1);
- Sanzac (2);
- Keningau (1).
This debate was a parliamentary style debate, where on the government side was the Prime Minister (speaker 1), Assistant to the PM (2nd speaker) and the government official (3rd speaker) or also known as the whip (to backlash the opposition). On the other side was the Opposition Leader (speaker 1), Assistant to the opposition leader (2nd speaker) and the opposition member (3rd speaker- the oppo. whip).
Each team will grade by their manner, matter and the amount of P.O.I.’s taken and given.
Manner is the way they argue, behavior during the whole debating session, and the approach and structure of their speech. Matter is the content of the their speech, and not just hot air.
Round one started and we were matched against Swinburn 1, naturally we were all nervous, esp. when I heard that this team was good, had two great speaker, one who participated in the golden debate, (not too sure if this is the correct name) a team visiting UK and went head to head with debater from Oxford and Cambridge and the likes…WOW. Another who was a fierce debater.
Some images of the others participants:
Images from the 'Grand Dinner'
When ever anyone goes abroad, they must take advantage of the things that can't be found in the area where one lives. In my case I am currently living in Miri, Sarawak, and we have a lot of things that can't be found here...
Evey Sunday in KK, locals would set up stalls to sell their trade to other locals and tourist, Sunday Flee market...Before leaving KK the team decided to take a look around and see what is there in this flee market as it was just at our door step. Miri does not have an actual flee market, the closes they would have to a flee market would be the pasar malam & veggi market on Sunday mornings.
KK.... I will be back!
Special thanks to Shu Qing & the camera person at UMS for passing me the pictures.