Mujur lah juga ada anak buah silat di Melbourne, dieorang bawak 17 biji Kebab untuk kami yg kelaparan. Berkat silaturrahim GAYONG...
The race started with the team registration, solarcar static scrutineering, solarcar dynamic scrutineering and the race itself from Darwin in the north to Adelaide in the south for 3000 km. We started the race on Sunday morning and arrived at Adelaide on Saturday noon. Every team celebrated their success of finishing the race by showing their solarcar at the Victoria Square and having fun playing the water in the fountain! Every team put their country flag at the fountain and swapping the t-shirt with the other team members.
During the race, we were accompanied by one observer each time. We had 5 observers through out all time. The dryness, the heat, the sunburn, and the coldness, and more obstacles we faced during the race (we were hold for 4 hours due to the bushfire and twister) just made our team become harder and close.
We came with a really modest solarcar, and must come again with a far better "KILAU 2". I spent much time to visit and share the info with the other team managers. Each of them have a solarcar that cost more than 100 000 USD. The electrical engine itself cost more than 30 000 USD. If UMP SOLARTEAM want to come again in the WSC 2013, then we should have more or less RM 1 million for the project.
I beleive in the solar energy as our future energy. I beleive that the money spent in this industry will bring lot of benefit and wake the people up the importance of this energy. This event, not only giving the award for the team who had finished the line in the first place, but also the various awards like Technical Award, Design Award, Safety Award, and the Best Newcomer Award.
My hope is that UMP will be dare enough to invest into this project as one of the effort for a better future. Our experience for almost one month there is so priceless and the support from the public and private sectors are needed. I do dream a new and energy efficient of KILAU 2....
Many thanks for all UMP Hicom members, FKP Hicom members, and KILAU members.