Hi, welcome to DAP Air Itam Branch Community weblog, an informal bulletin and information site created especially for our members and friends. Here is where we share with you some of those many wonderful moments we had, working and learning together as one big family of the DAP Air Itam Branch community.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Berbuka Puasa with our Muslim brothers and sisters...

August and September were hectic and full of activities for us.  Muslims and non-Muslims members in our close-knit community attended many Majlis Berbuka Puasa dinner gatherings hosted by the various JKKKs of our constituency as well as other related activities of the holy month of Ramadan.

Majlis Berbuka Puasa -

YB Wong and members at Majlis Berbuka Puasa  
JKKK Zoo Road.

 Members with YB Wong Hon Wai at Majlis Berbuka Puasa  
JKKK Jalan Mesjid Negeri 

CM YAB Lim Guan Eng, YB Wong Hon Wai and YB Koid Teng Guan  
arriving at Majlis Berbuka Puasa JKKK Kg. Melayu
Members at Majlis Berbuka Puasa  
JKKK Kg.Melayu

Pretty girls in ethnic costumes waiting for the arrival of the VIPS
at Majlis Berbuka Puasa  JKKK Kg.Melayu

 YB Wong Hon Wai presenting hampers at Majlis Berbuka Puasa  
JKKK Sungei Dondang

 YB Wong Hon Wai and our Sdr. Ariffin having dinner 
with children of Wisma Anak Yatim Air Itam.

YB Wong Hon Wai and members ( Sdr.Ang and Sdr.Chow) 
welcoming and giving Merdeka flags to children of 
Wisma Anak Yatim, Ayer Itam.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Merdeka Holidays VOTER registration Campaign

For those who have yet to register themselves as voters please take note that DAP Penang is running statewide 5days Voters Registration Campaign for this Merdeka festive period from 27th to 31st August.

Thus, in addition to our regular Farlim Night Market VR operation on every Wednesday, our Air Itam VR Team will be at Gurney Drive on the eve of Merdeka Day (30th August) as well as at Sunshine Farlim on Merdeka Day itself (from2pm-10.30 pm on 31st Aug.,2010) to serve you.

So, if you have not registered, hesitate no more... make a date with us at one of these venues. All we need is your IC (updated with your current address) and just 2 minutes of your time. It's all done in a jiffy and as easy as ABC... we assure you, it's entirely a painless process getting you your right to VOICE YOUR CHOICE!


Thursday, July 8, 2010

Celebrating the 25th VR operation.

(from left: Sdr.Tan Joon Choo, Sdr.Ramalingam, Sdr.Khoo Kay Chee, Sdr.Cheah Poh Seng, YB Sdr.Wong Hon Wai, Sdr. Ang Say Teik, Sdr. Joseph Tan, Sdr. Lee Eng Oo and Sdr.Ernest Chee.)

On June 12th, our DAP Air Itam branch Voter Registration team gladly posed for the above group photo at Sunshine Farlim Bandar Baru Air Itam as we ‘commemorated’ our 25th operation that evening.

It was not the statistical satisfaction of 2,500 registrations our branch VR team netted over the 3 months since we started the campaign in April that gave us a sense of pride to commemorate the occasion but rather, it was the joy of having successfully fostered a close-knit team of diligent branch members during the course of the campaign operations that gave us a more meaningful reason to celebrate.

Here are some pics showing the relentless effort of our 'happy family' VR team at the various venues of our operation to get as many of the 200,000 eligible but yet to register fellow Penangites to sign up.

 At our weekly Wednesday's Farlim Pasar Malam operation...

... our weekly Saturday's Sunshine Farlim operation.

...at the occasional Sunday morning Air Itam Market operation
  (just in front of our ADUN service Center).

 and ad hoc operations such as Wesak Day at the Malaysian Buddhist Association, Burmah Road.

On every of the 25 operations we had, it was clearly the awareness of the nuturing presence of joyful teamwork as well as the earnest patronage of our Air Itam ADUN, YB Wong Hon Wai that gave this community service project such a relentless driving force.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Changing Voter's constituency Service.

In response to the many inquiries and requests we have been receiving pertaining to Changing Voter's constituency from people who have relocated, we are happy to inform that SPR representatives will to be with us at our weekly JOM DAFTAR UNDI Community service at Sunshine Farlim supermarket in Bandar Baru Air Itam on this Saturday 12th June 2010 to provide changing of Voter's Constituency service.

NOTE: Changing of voter's constituency can be done at all POST OFFICES during their operation hours.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Kg Melayu Warga Emas Registration Day

The Air Itam community had two events running simultaneously on the morning of Mothers Day (9th of May).

While our regular Voters Registration Team members were up and sprightly doing their stuffs at Sunshine Farlim, Bandar Baru Air Itam that morning, just about a kilometer away, Pakcik Ariffin (pic on right) and his JKKK Kampung Melayu members were equally busy running the Warga Emas Registration service at the residents' community hall there.

With the village loud speaker making periodic announcements inviting senior citizens of the kampung to the community hall for this event', folks soon started arriving and members of the JKKK in red uniforms were there at hand to assist and to welcome the senior citizens into the hall.

Folks were given queuing numbers before they took their seats.

  By 10am most of the seats were taken and reporters seated at the front row, armed with their notebooks and cameras were all set and ready ...

"The RM100 may be just a paltry sum but it is nevertheless, our small token of sincere appreciation for your contributions to the Penang state in one way or another during your younger days. We have not forgotten you and what you have done for the state and country...."

The registration service began immediately after the opening speech and YB Wong personally attended to some of the Warga Emas applications and inquiries .......

before rushing over to Sunshine Farlim to give moral support to our Voter Registration volunteers there....

YB Wong having a chat with some young eligible
voters who were waiting for their turn to be registered at Sunshine Farlim...

Thursday, May 13, 2010

VR service EVERY SATURDAY at Sunshine Farlim!

In view of the good response we had for the past 2 weekend 'JOM DAFTAR UNDI' (Voters Registration) campaigns at SUNSHINE FARLIM, we are happy to announce that our VR Team is continuing this community service there EVERY SATURDAY from 5pm to 10pm.

Please relay this good news to your friends, colleagues, relatives, neighbors or anyone and everyone you meet ........ Remember, your action and small effort today to get them registered & vote will help determine a better tomorrow for all Malaysians!

 Our Air Itam Voters Registration Team @ Sunshine Farlim on Labor's Day.

Saudara YB Wong assisting a shopper to register.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

JOM DAFTAR UNDI venues on Sunday 9thMAY

Here is the list of venues for the JOM DAFTAR UNDI campaign to register new voters on Sunday 9thMay2010.

Also, please note that SPR officers will be at Sunshine Farlim from noon to 5pm to attend to voter’s change of address.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Pre-Launch publicity @ Night Market

Date: 28th Apr.2010
Venue: Farlim Pasar Malam 
Upon catching wind that citizen Journalist from Malaysiakini, Mr.Jimmy Leow and other reporters from the Chinese media were coming to interview our ADUN on our weekly night market operation, our VR (Voters Registration) team decided to make that April 28 Wednesday night a mini pre-launch publicity event for the then forthcoming statewide 1st MAY VOTERS REGISTRATION CAMPAIGN.....
(Pic above: CJ Jimmy Leow video-taping sdr.YB Wong Hon Wai)

Sdr.YB Wong Hon Wai discussing with Sdr.Chow 
as Sdr.Khoo and Sdr. Joseph Tan got in the thick of action....

With a larger than the usual team of volunteers from our Air Itam branch and a dozen more comrades from Sri Delima and Paya Terubong branch turning up and bustling around in their bright red new campaign uniform, we were obviously a head-turning sight there. 

As we expected, the hustle and bustle of our 'men in RED' and our periodic loudhailer announcements attracted many curious visitors passing by and that gave us the opportunity to spread greater awareness of the week-long VOTERS REGISTRATION campaign.

the smiling ADUNS ...Sdr.YB Wong Hon Wai (Air Itam) 
and Sdr. YB Yeoh Soon Hin (Paya Terubong)

While our 'red soldiers' were busy filling out the registration forms, answering inquiries or spreading out to woo potential eligible voters, our two ADUNs (Sdr.YB Wong Hon Wai and Sdr.YB Yeoh Soon Hin) were seen stationed at the forefront distributing colorful campaign balloons to little children and exchanging smiles and greetings with their parents and other passersby. 

It was indeed a night well-spent and the great teamwork of our close-knit members once again reiterated our belief that  
when we have fun  
working and bonding as a team..... 

Way to go, mates!

Here's the link to CJ Mr.Jimmy Leow's video reporting on that night-

Monday, April 26, 2010


There is currently an estimated 4.3 million eligible but unregistered voters out there and 80 per cent of these are people below 30. These are people who can help make a CHANGE for a better country if they are registered to exercise their voting rights.

So, let’s help to spread the message by asking relatives, friends and acquaintances beginning today whether they have registered as a voter.

If they are eligible but have yet to register, please inform them that we are having a statewide VOTERS REGISTRATION CAMPAIGN at major shopping malls and other venues on the 1st and 9th, May 2010.

On the island side, we are at the following venues to register NEW VOTERS-

 and on mainland Penang we are at -

Please note that we can only assist to register NEW voters and registration is according to the address stated in the I.C.
We are NOT able to change your voting address.

For those who wish to change their voting address, they have to change the address in their I.C with JPN and then proceed to the nearest post office 
or directly to Pejabat Pilihan Raya Negeri Pulau Pinang, Tingkat 36, KOMTAR, Penang 
for the change of voting address.  

For more info, visit http://www.spr.gov.my. You may check your existing details at http://daftarj.spr.gov.my.

Friday, April 23, 2010


Guys, if you happen to see someone with a loudhailer blaring “ Lai lai..tengki suan koo jit paeng!” at the Farlim big pasar malam on Wednesday nights (and also at the smaller one down the road opposite Sin Kang Chinese school on Thursdays) … that ‘walawala’ man is none other than our Sdr. Tan June Ju, who is part of our branch's VOTERS REGISTRATION Team there.

Operating with just a plastic table, 3 stools, a chargeable fluorescence lamp, 2 SPR banners, but a bigger group of 4-6 volunteers now, our team is fast making our operation presence at these pasar malam venues known and felt. ….

Not only we are now successfully reaping between 80-100 applications per night there, our ‘Operasi pasar malam’ is becoming a fun activity! So if you are free on such nights, join us there and have fun fostering closer ties with the other members of our DAP Air Itam community!