Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Earth Hour 2009 - How Did Sibu Do?

Sibu Gateway before the lights were off.
Sibu Gateway observed the hour with solemnity.

Paramount Hotel and Wisma Sanyan before the lights were switched off.

Premier Hotel at 8:15 p.m.

Paramount Hotel and Wisma Sanyan sank with Sibu into darkness during the hour.

Sibu was not too far behind in this environment awareness campaign which took the whole world to join in to switch off lights for 60 minutes on March 28 from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. as a manifestation of our concern for the worsening climate change.
This year was the first time Sibu standing hand in hand with the rest of the world to observe this hour of solemnity.
You may twit about the campaign, saying iy is just a publicity stunt. But never underestimate the power of such environment conservation movement.
SMC was the driving force behind to get Sibu into Earth Hour 2009. But for it to gather greater momentum, more thoughtful planning might help.
Much as I wished to snap some photos of the splendid dim hour of Sibu, I couldn't make it as I was with my family for a gathering.
Meng Lei was keen enough to arm himself with his sophisticated camera and hopped around to shoot the historic moments.
The shots of Earth Hour in Sibu were fine and fascinating, giving very contrasting views of the town during and before the hour.
The last photo shows Premier Hotel at 8:30 p.m.
(Photos: Meng Lei)

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