The concluding event for Water Watch Penang in 2023, Escape Rooms 3.0: River, Water, and Environmental Quiz, has successfully taken place at UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College, with the enthusiastic participation of 22 teams representing 14 schools across Penang.

The primary goal of this quiz was to incorporate environmental knowledge into the ‘e-sport’ format, providing a ‘fun learning’ platform for students to interact with the quizzes. Participants faced challenging questions covering local and international environmental and water issues, calculations on water consumption, and a diverse range of general knowledge related to environment and Sustainable Development Goals. These questions were presented in different captivating ‘escape rooms,’ creating an engaging environment for participants to respond.

For the first time in three years, this event involved two categories: Primary School (aged 10 – 12 years old) and Secondary School (13 – 15 years old). They took part in this highly competitive event that consist of two preliminary rounds and the final round for each category. The top 6 teams from each preliminary round then proceeded to the final round.

Mr. Arivananthen Odayar, the Assistant Manager, Environmental, Safety & Health, representing PBAPP, which is also the sponsor of this event, attended and observed the quiz. The top three winners from each category received cash prizes presented by Mr. Arivananthen Odayar, while other students will be awarded e-certificates of participation and WWP’s merchandise.

The Top 3 winners for primary school category were:

Champion: SJKC Kwang Hwa Sungai Nibong B (Water Solution)

First Runner Up: SJKC Kwang Hwa Sungai Nibong A (The Power of Three)

Second Runner Up: SJKC Poi Eng (Water Fighter)

The Top 3 winners for secondary school category were:

Champion: SMK Bukit Jambul B (The Liquid Groove Guys)

First Runner Up: SMK Abdullah Munshi B (Phoenix)

Second Runner Up: SMK Abdullah Munshi A (We Lit)

While the other participating teams/schools are:

Primary School:

SJKC Heng Ee (Genius Melody)

SJKC Union A (Eco Warrior)

SJKC Union B (Flying Union)

SK St Mark (M) Butterworth (Marvel Lion)

SJKT Subramaniya Barathee A (Water Splash)

SJKT Subramaniya Barathee B (Blue Wave)

SJKC Sin Ya (Water Sin Ya)

SJKC Shih Chung Cawangan (Aqua Guardians)

Secondary School:

Han Chiang High School A (M. Mehruto)

SMK Convent Bukit Mertajam A (Hydro Zen)

Penang Free School (The Kitsch)

SMK Bukit Jambul A (3 Solids)

Han Chiang High School B (Water Warrior)

SMK Convent Bukit Mertajam B (Water Whisperers)

SMK Datuk Hj Mohamed Nor Ahmad A (The Blue Ocean)

SMK Datuk Hj Mohamed Nor Ahmad B (Greenery Scent)

Water Watch Penang would like to thank PBAPP for funding the event, Jabatan Pendidikan Pulau Pinang and GREW for supporting this activity, and teachers and students for their participation.
For more information regarding water quiz/escape room competition, please contact Dr. Hong Chern Wern, Executive Manager of Water Watch Penang at

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