A large crowd in excess of 10,000 is expected to descend on Ipoh on Friday, September 7 to witness the colourful Citra Perak Amanjaya street procession commencing at 8pm. The procession, consisting of some 1255 participants representing 36 contingents from the 10 districts of Perak, will assemble at Bangunan Maju UMNO opposite Gerbang Malam along Jalan Sultan Idris Shah and will wind their way to their finishing point at Dataran MBI (MBI Square).
“This is one of the largest events organised to celebrate Visit Perak Year 2012 (VPY 2012),” said Dato’ Hamidah Osman, Executive Councillor for Tourism during a morning talk-show at Perak FM on Tuesday, September 4. With her were Hj Musa Dun, Chief Executive Officer of Perak Tourism and Hj Odzam Abdul Kadir, President of Perak Tourist Association. Besides the districts contingents, teams from Negeri Sembilan, Melaka, Pahang and Terengganu will also take part,” she added.
Two rehearsals will be held prior to the big day. One is on Wednesday, September 5 beginning at 5pm till 10pm. The following roads will be closed to traffic – Jalan Abdul Jalil, Jalan Dato’ Seri Ahmad Said and Jalan Persiaran MBI. The second rehearsal will be held on Thursday, September 6 beginning from 2pm to 10pm. Three other roads will be closed to traffic, they are: Jalan Sultan Idris Shah, Jalan Raja Musa Aziz and Jalan Hospital.
On Friday, September 7 the roads mentioned will be closed in stages beginning at noon till 3pm and from 3pm till midnight. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes to reach their destinations.