Sunday, June 19, 2016


with their invention
"Easy Tugal"

Kota Kinabalu,Sabah - SINDEX, The Sabah Invention and Design Exhibition, is excited to showcase the 20 finalist entries for this year event. SINDEX is a competition for young inventors with prize money up for grabs of RM200 for the third place, RM300 for second place and RM500 for first place.

Event venue at Institut Sinaran

SINDEX is a bi-annual event run by nine Rotary Clubs from Sabah and Labuan.

There are the:

1.Rotary Clubs of Kota Kinabalu
2. Rotary Clubs of Kota Kinabalu South
3. Rotary Clubs of Kota Kinabalu Pearl
4. Rotary Clubs of Kota Kinabalu Luyang
5. Rotary Clubs of Kota Kinabalu Penampang
6. Rotary Clubs of Kota Kinabalu Tanjung Aru
7. Rotary Clubs of Kota Kinabalu Likas Bay
8. Rotary Clubs of Kota Kinabalu Sutera
9. Rotary Clubs of Kota Kinabalu Mandrin

Suppor for SINDEX also comes from the ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Jabatan Pendidikan Negeri Sabah and Institut Sinaran. Its is open to all secondary school students in Sabah and Labuan who are studying at SPM or equivalent level.

Guest Of Honor
YB Datuk Seri Panglima Madius Tangau
Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation

SINDEX was born out of a project initially spearheaded by the Rotary Club of Likas Bay in 1998 - The Young Inventor Competition. The founders of that event were Rotary District Governor Philip Chong and Past President of the Rotary Club of Likas Bay Tsen Kui Loi. DG Chong is extremely proud of the calibre of past entrants and is excited to see what new inventions will come from this year's event. Many of the past young finalist and winners of the SINDDEX competition have achieved excellent international result in their chosen fields.

Contestant with their invention

Closing date for entries was 27 May 2016. Twenty finalists have been selected from these submission. Today, on 18 June, after reviews by two panels of judges, the winner is to be announced at the SINDEX Exhibition and Award night. SINDEX 2016 is proud to have these events hosted by their partner Institut Sinaran in Kota Kinabalu.

Contestant with their invention

To enter, students had to supply an A4 page write-up and a 3-minute video of their presentation/ prototype. A tutorial to guide contestants in how to make their video was available at

Contestant with their invention

The Chief Judge of the competition is noted Sabahan inventor, Professor Dr Tam Hwa Yaw. Professor Tam is Professor of Photnics at the Department of electrical Engineering and Director of the Photonic Research Centre at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is also the Thrid Prize Winner of the Prestigious Berhold Leibinger Innovations 2014 for his Laser Sensing Network for Railway Monitoring.

Contestant with their invention

The organising Chairperson of the event, Kok Ann of the Rotary Club of Kota Kinabalu, says "Civilisation evolved using inventions that directly change the way we live. For thousands of years, innovative individuals played a main part in such change. A teenager invented something as ubiquitous as the television. SINDEX is here to play a role in that evolution - to give young inventors a platform to show their incredible ideas'.

Contestant with their invention

SINDEX continues to be amazed and astounded by the talent of our young inventors here in Sabah.

One of the largest group of school participating
ST Michael School

Top 20 Finalist 
1. KV Keningau - Tiles Installer (Later selected in Top 10)
2. SMK Tenghilan - Easy Tugal (Later selected in Top 10)
3. KK High School - Multi Hook
4. SMK Tenghilan - Domon
5. SM Tshung Tshin - Bambae
6. SM Tshung Tsin - Spectalistic
7. Maktab Sabah - Soniceye (Later selected in Top 10)
8. St Michael - Colour Petals (Later selected in Top 10) 
9. St Michael - Simple Slide Beg
10. SMK Tenghilan - Botol Penyiram
11. SMK Limbanak - Anti Ant Gel ( Later selected in Top 10) 
12. SMK Tenghilan - PF Multi Product (Later selected in Top 10)
13. SM Tshung Tsin - Climaxcool ( Later selected in Top 10)
14. KV Kenigau - Grip Battery Charger (Later selected in Top 10)
15. SMK Kundasang - Multifunction Whiteboard Cleaner 
16. SMK St John - Phone Speaker 
17. St Michael - 2 in 1 Pitcher (Later selected in Top 10)
18. St Michael - 2 in 1 Supply Companion (Later selected in Top 10)
19. SMK St John - Kind Heart Tag
20. Sanzac - Selipar Berus

Token of appreciation to the judges

One of the token of appreciation prepare for Guest of Honor

Trophy award to the winner

Top 20 finalist will receive "Silver Medal"
Top 10 finalist will receive "Gold Medal"

Chief Judges
Professor Dr Tam Hwa Yam
Professor of Photonics at the department of electrical engineering and director of the Photonic Research at the Hong Kong
Polytechnic Unversity.

another judges receive the token of appreciation from
YB Datuk Seri Panglima Madius Tangau

another judges receive the token of appreciation from
YB Datuk Seri Panglima Madius Tangau

Special appearance by Roger Wang
Artis and also KuBeat inventor

Special appearance by Roger Wang
Artis and also KuBeat inventor

Together with Rotary Club Kota Kinabalu Pearl
Secretary Committee Ms Vivian Chu  at SINDEX 2016
Thank you for the invitation stories coverage by FAVSTYLE Magazine and Meja Rasa KK Blog

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