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Discover: Living Bridges

Nov 09, 12 Discover: Living Bridges

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The Root Bridges of Cherrapunji, found in the Cherrapunji rainforests of Meghalaya, India, are woven from the roots of living rubber trees. Taking ten to fifteen years to become fully functional, some of the root bridges are over a hundred feet long.     For more information, images, and video, check out the following...

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50 Years of James Bond

Nov 14, 12 50 Years of James Bond

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The latest James Bond movie, “Skyfall” (currently showing in cinemas) marks the 50th anniversary of the longest-running movie franchise in the entertainment industry. Yes, it’s been 50 long years since everyone’s favourite secret agent made his first appearance on the silver screen in 1962’s “Dr. No”, starring Sean...

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The Power of Volunteerism

Dec 04, 12 The Power of Volunteerism

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What comes to mind when we mention the word ‘volunteer’?  Doing something for free at his own time, and link it with charity or community work, right?  Yes, that is normal.  Well, the definition of volunteer according to Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary is, ‘someone who offers to do something without being forced to...

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2013 PSDC BlogFest

Jan 07, 13 2013 PSDC BlogFest

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We are organising our first ever blogging competition and if you are a student of the PSDC, we would like to invite you to be part of this endeavour. To enter, submit a blog entry, in less than 1,000 words, on your most memorable moment at the PSDC. The top 2 winners of this contest will receive a cash prize of RM50 and RM30...

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Discover ‘E’ @ The PSDC

Apr 02, 14 Discover ‘E’ @ The PSDC

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On 22 & 23 March 2014, the PSDC hosted its annual ‘open day’ weekend at its premises. Re-branded as the PSDC Discover ‘E’ Day (E for Engineering) this year, the main intent of the 2-day event was to enable SPM graduates and their parents to discover options in the field of Engineering studies. Over a...

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Happy Retirement, Dato’ Boonler Somchit!

Mar 06, 14 Happy Retirement, Dato’ Boonler Somchit!

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28 February 2014 will live long in the memory of everyone associated with the PSDC, as it was the day that the man behind the organisation’s 25-year history finally called it a day. Dato’ Boonler Somchit, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) who has led and managed the PSDC since its inception in 1989, retired from the PSDC, just a...

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Made in PSDC

Jan 08, 14 Made in PSDC

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We recently launched our 2nd limited edition PSDC T-shirt and this time, the design was made by one of our students, Yong Yik Fong from the Diploma in Mechatronic Engineering program. In this short write-up, Yik Fong shares on the concept and inspiration behind the design. I named this t-shirt design Engineering Inspiration @ PSDC....

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Lessons from a Marathon

Dec 02, 13 Lessons from a Marathon

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The Penang Bridge International Marathon 2013, which was held recently on 17 Nov 2013, was a personal milestone of sorts for yours truly, as it was my first ever attempt in the Half-Marathon category (21km). Incidentally, that also happened to be my longest ever run so far. I signed up for this year’s run with the original...

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PSDC’s Deepavali Celebrations

Nov 27, 13 PSDC’s Deepavali Celebrations

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On 14 November 2013, our Indian colleagues feted us to a sumptuous Deepavali breakfast. Here are some photos from the party. Feast your eyes on the amazing spread that we had that morning! ...

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‘Kolam’nisation

Nov 13, 13 ‘Kolam’nisation

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It’s the Deepavali season! One of the common things that we get to see a lot during this season is the Kolam. Kolams are the colourful works of art that you can usually see in front of the homes of Hindu devotees, Hindu temples, as well as shrines. They are usually drawn using coarse rice and coloured rice powder or chalk...

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