2012 Project AWARE Beach Cleanup with local residents of Dungun, Terengganu, Malaysia. This year's event is sponsored by BANK ISLAM Malaysia and expected to draw more than 500 participants.
The starting point of the event will be at Teluk Gadong, Dungun, near UITM at 8.00am on 13 April 2012, where a briefing will be given by Mohd Halimi Abdullah, Ocean Elements' Director and Scuba Instructor. Participants will then be assigned the "zone" to cover along the 8.5km stretch of beach, from Teluk Gadong to Teluk Lipat. The event is expected to end by 11.30am.
For the past four years, Ocean Elements Sdn Bhd had organized Project AWARE coral reef conservation programs on Tenggol Island near the town of Dungun, in the State of Terengganu, Malaysia. Most of the programs have been participated by our own divers and their families and friends, who traveled from Kuala Lumpur and other major towns to the island. However, participation from the local community had been very minimal.