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13 September 2017
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New Students Are Urged To Be Prepared For Industry 4.0

13 September 2017
New Students Are Urged To Be Prepared For Industry 4.0

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06 September 2017
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06 September 2017
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UUM ONLINE: Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) has continued to be the university of choice for students wishing ...

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30 August 2017
THE VICE-CHANCELLOR’S AIDILADHA 1438H MESSAGE

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UUM Receives A 4-Star QS Rating

29 August 2017
UUM Receives A 4-Star QS Rating

UUM ONLINE: Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), for the very first time, received an overall rating of Four Stars...

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LET'S GO PUNTING IN SINTOK RIVER!

The punt is propelled forward with the use of a long pole made of spruce wood or aluminium and composites. The punter generally propels the punt by pushing against the river bed with the pole.

Punts were originally built as cargo boats or platforms for fowling and angling. According to the history of punting, the punt became very popular on the Thames, England between 1860 and 1880. In addition, around the 1900s, the punt became popular in Cambridge that is on the river Cam and on the river Cherwell in Oxford.

It was in Cambridge that the first company devoted to providing pleasure punting, Scudamore’s Punting Company, was established by Maurice ‘Jack’ Scudamore in 1910. Other than in Cambridge and Oxford, punting is also popular in London, Durham, Lancaster, Canterbury and Yorkshire.

In conjunction with Discover UUM 2016, two punts were introduced to the UUM campus community and exclusively confined to pleasure trips on the Sintok River and the punts fit four passengers.

Yang Berhormat the Minister of Higher Education, Dato' Seri Idris Jusoh, who present to officiate the launching ceremony of Discover UUM 2016,was taken on a punt ride while enjoying the unique view of the campus.

The two punts in UUM were named after the two well-known rivers in UUM namely the Badak River and the Sintok River. The punts were especially designed and made in Pulau Duyung, Teregganu. The punts were made of the Seraya wood, measuring 18 feet long and four feet wide.

All UUM campus community are invited to experience the pleasure punt rides. For enquiries and further information, please contact the Business Management and Siswaniaga of the Student Affairs Department at 04-928 4091/4093/4096/4097.

Translated by Nurul Nazifah Mat Noh

 

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