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Official Launch of Eden Handy-CAB

The Eden Handy-CAB, two specially manufactured vehicles for the transportation of wheelchair users, was officially launched by the Rt. Hon. Mr Lim Guan Eng, the Chief Minister of Penang, at Gurney Plaza, on Sunday, 31 July, 2011.

The two Toyota vehicles were acquired at a cost of RM95,000 for the Toyota Ractis and RM150,000 for the Toyota Noah. They have to be imported from Japan for which Approved Permits were required. The launch of these vehicles is a realisation of the dream of Eden General Manager Bertie Tye, who had persevered in getting the vehicles into the country despite numerous rejections from the licensing bodies.

With the launch, Eden Handicap is now able to provide Dial-A-Ride services for wheelchair users. The Handy-CAB is operated on Mondays to Fridays from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm and on Saturdays from 9:00 am to 11:30 am.

The Eden Handy-CAB is provided free of charge to wheelchair users on a first come first served basis. Priority is accorded to those who need to go to the hospital on Penang Island to seek medical treatment.

Eden welcomes contributions and donations to help in the maintenance of the two vehicles. Those who wish to contribute may contact Ms Elreen Wong at 04 229 5648 and make cheques payable to "Eden Handicap Service Centre Bhd".

The following are some of the photos taken during the launch.


Front view of the Eden Handy-CAB
Front view of the Eden Handy-CAB (31 July 2011)
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Side view of the Eden Handy-CAB
Side view of the Eden Handy-CAB (31 July 2011)
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Chairman of Eden delivering his speech
Chairman of Eden delivering his speech (31 July 2011)
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General Manager of Eden delivering his speech
General Manager of Eden delivering his speech (31 July 2011)
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Chief Minister of Penang delivering his speech
Chief Minister of Penang delivering his speech (31 July 2011)
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Souvenir orchids as gifts for special guests
Souvenir orchids as gifts for special guests, made by the people with disabilities at Eden Handicap (31 July 2011)
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Sunflower bouquet, gift for the Chief Minister
Sunflower bouquet, gift for the Chief Minister, made by the people with disabilities at Eden Handicap (31 July 2011)
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Bouquet presented to Chief Minister
Bouquet presented to Chief Minister (31 July 2011)
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Mock cheque presentation
Mock cheque presentation (31 July 2011)
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Cutting the ribbon
Cutting the ribbon (31 July 2011)
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Cutting the ribbon
Cutting the ribbon (31 July 2011)
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Chief Minister officiating the Handy-CAB
Chief Minister officiating the Handy-CAB (31 July 2011)
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Demonstrating the use of the Handy-CAB
Demonstrating the use of the Handy-CAB (31 July 2011)
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Chief Minister viewing the interior of the Handy-CAB
Chief Minister viewing the interior of the Handy-CAB (31 July 2011)
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