UUM ONLINE: Punting refers to boating in a punt. The punt is a long, narrow and flat-bottomed boat with a square-cut bow and straight sides, designed for use in shallow waters. The punt is made of white pine, white cedar or cypress wood.
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.
UUM ONLINE: The local communities which surround Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) including of those in Changlun and Sintok are able to enjoy free wireless Internet services known as UUMWiFi, which is provided by UUM as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) project.
The UUMWiFi initiative aims to provide the facility at selected public areas as an effort to encourage local daily online activities as well as to support the teaching and learning activities in schools nearby UUM.