A GROUP of employees from the Bosch Car Multimedia plant in Penang turned their annual team building event into a gotong-
royong effort to clean up Monkey Beach and nearby hiking trails on the island.
The 50 technical functions staff members, led by department head Matthias Lipkow, combed the popular recreational area for litter.
Lipkow, from Germany, said that since he was posted to the company plant in Bayan Lepas in 2012, he had enjoyed countless hiking trips to Monkey Beach but was upset of the rubbish left behind by irresponsible people.
“It pains me to see plastic bottles, food wrappings and other types of garbage strewn all over the place.
“Thus, we decided to add value to our team-building efforts by cleaning up the area and it turned out to be a rewarding and satisfying experience for everyone involved.
“The team had a good workout. We were able to appreciate nature along the trails and were rewarded by the sight of a beautiful beach and cove.
“My wish is that everyone who visits the place will demonstrate their love for the natural surroundings by not throwing their rubbish indiscriminately,” Lipkow said.